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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (October 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785161066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785161066
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Kieron Gillen is a British writer and journalist best known for his work in comics and entertainment media.

Gillen's first graphic novel, PHONOGRAM (with artist/co-creator Jamie McKelvie), was published through IMAGE COMICS in 2006. Since then he's found work writing for MARVEL, AVATAR, BOOM, TOKYOPOP and more that don't spring to mind right now.

At Marvel, he's written runs on books including THE UNCANNY X-MEN, THOR, YOUNG AVENGERS, IRON MAN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. He's also pursued his own creations, in books like UBER and THREE. His ongoing gods-as-popstar series with long time collaborators Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson THE WICKED + THE DIVINE launched to both critical and commercial success. In 2015, he'll be launching books including DARTH VADER and MERCURY HEAT.

In his previous life as a critic, his work has appeared in WIRED, THE GUARDIAN, PLAYSTATION MAGAZINE UK, PC GAMER, EDGE and far too many others to count. In 2007 he was one of the founders of ROCKPAPERSHOTGUN.COM, what is now the world's premier PC-centric games blog.

His website can be found at KieronGillen.com. He probably should remember to update this more often, but he does get distracted by shiny lights and sudden noises.

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He's such a little brat, and Leah has such awesome snark!
Wiccy
This volume is full of good fun, well drawn action, excellent character development and lots of decently and mostly- properly thrown in humor.
B. Clement
I recommend this book highly, but for the best place to jump in, don't start reading here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sean J. Slocum on August 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Good: Dialogue is brillaint, there is charm, humor, and dear god wit to this series which is a breath of fresh air. Characters are amazing and interpretations of established mythology is fantastic.

Bad: No bad at all. Some say that the banter between Leah and Loki may become too much but I always loved it. Either way there is very little bad to this series.

This title was a breath of fresh air from the sledgehammer that was beeing taken to the interesting mythology that had been established in Thor over the years. At times this reminds me of Hellblazer in fact I would jump for joy if Kieron Gillen ever did hellblazer because I could totally see Kid Loki as a young John Constantine who isn't a complete lovable ponce. Here Loki is quite earnest in his good will and doesn't really want to do bad things but he sometimes does questionable things to acheive goals for the good.

If you haven't read the other volumes than this is a perfect volume, each issue started with a brillaint recap featuring the characters talking in character which sets the tone and brings the reader up to date on the story so the information of the past volumes is given out in the first issue of this volume. Speaking of the first issue, it is great as it's done in a mostly poetic nature with tongue in cheek take on the holiday (Volstag dressed up as a mall Santa Claus, think on that) and introduces the hell-pup that will become a permanent member of the cast. The story is brillaint as well as how it relates to Loki.

The conclusion is also one of the most brillaint conclusions to any story I have ever seen and if you are a fan of Loki, good humor, good writing, Hellblazer, or even comics than you should pick this up. It is that good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Culleton on October 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
There may be spoilers ahead...

Kieron Gillen continues to create quality tales surrounding Loki and those he interracts with as he attempts to win the trust of his fellow Asgardians and prevent himself from becoming the Loki of old.

For those not in the know - Loki sacrificed himself to save Asgard after manipulating Norman Osborn and his cabal into attacking Asgard with his Dark Avengers. He was then resurrected by Thor but as a teenager. 'Kid' Loki is still mistrusted in Asgard, now a bunch of ruins situated outside the small town of Broxton in Oklahoma.

Odin's evil brother and Norse God of Fear The Serpent, imprisoned for millenia beneath the oceans, was freed by Sin, the Red Skull's daughter, and summoning his Worthy, attacked the Earth and Asgard. The Serpent was defeated but at a cost. Thor was also killed.

Loki's scheming during the Serpent War led to the Serpent's but also his brother's death. But it was all for the greater good.

Now that you're bang up to date with what's been going on in Asgard, the Terrorism Myth is the next phase of the aftermath.

After the Serpent's death, other Fear Gods convene at a cosmic council called the Infinite Embassy, outraged that a Norse Fear God boldly attacked the Earth (and nearly succeeded).

However, one of the Fear Gods, a being called Nightmare, was not present at this council. He was busy with his own plans, by harvesting the bad dreams of children around the world affected by the recent events caused by the Serpent and his Worthy. Harvesting these dreams will enable him to create a weapon that will help him to rule.

This is where Loki comes in, as he has nightmares of his own after helping cause the death of his brother Thor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jem TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 25, 2012
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I chose Journey into Mystery, Vol. 1: Fear Itself as a starting point for entering the Marvel universe (outside of movies) and so far have been delighted with this series. Volume 3 continues the engaging stories that first drew me in. Though Loki has been reincarnated as a young teen, with all the adventure and hi-jinks you would expect such an idea to entail, there is also a serious, sad tinge to them. Loki wanted a new beginning, but everyone else remembers the villain and he is constantly harassed for being someone he cannot remember. Perhaps the author is sneaking in a very subtle lesson on bullying? I'm not sure, but it gives these comics a depth I never anticipated.

Since losing Thor in Journey into Mystery, Vol. 2: Fear Itself Fallout, Loki now finds himself unprotected and under the thumb of the new All-Mothers of Asgard (Freyja, Gaia and Idunn), who seek to use him for their own purposes. In addition, children across the globe are having nightmares, tied to his own. Dreams have power, nigthmares especially. His nightmare reveals the guilt he feels over Thor, and his actions to save the world. Did the ends justify the means? Though there is a dark undercurrent, the story has a lot of humor. Much of it coming from Loki and Leah, and his use of modern terms and technology ("how can you be bored when you have the internet?"). But, still more is added when the author breaks the fourth wall - and addresses the reader directly at the start of each section.
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