What can possibly go wrong with a pair of Thors and a Loki trying to locate a mysterious orb stolen right from Odin’s vaults? Well, the answer is a bit of what you’d expect and some of what you wouldn’t. But the biggest surprise of all comes when another Loki is added to the fray, and of course, she has the orb within her grasp. Now, trying to get this other Loki to part with the orb so that Thor and Loki number one can get home? Well, that’s certainly much easier said than done.
Don’t miss our reviews of the previous three issues of Thor & Loki: Double Trouble!
Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #4 is available now at your local comic book shop! Spoilers below!
Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Penciler: G Gurihiru
Cover Artist: G Gurihiru
It’s Thor vs. Loki for all the marbles! Or really, just one marble: the sphere that has the power to send Thor and Loki home! Will these two battling brothers find their way back to Asgard at last?
REVIEW – Two Thors and Two Lokis Provide Double the Joy!
In the conclusion of Thor & Loki: Double Trouble, we have Thor and Loki on a shared journey with their new companion, who is also Thor (Jane Foster), as they trek across various landscapes in search of the all-powerful orb that landed them in this other universe in the first place. Of course, there was mischief leading up to this moment and some more of it to follow, but the tale always remains grounded in its messages. Yes, it is lively and funny, but it also does a great job of exploring elements like the power of helping others, better understanding one’s self, and just how teamwork really does make the dream work.
Just like the three previous books in the mini-series, Mariko Tamaki continues with her superb storytelling and amusing banter between both sets of Thors and Lokis. I was wondering how the tables would turn with a pair of Lokis and I definitely loved it. The banter between Thor and Loki moved to Loki squared and it made for some mischievous and funny moments – particularly in one panel when the two Lokis are enamoured with each other, and have to let the Thors and readers know why Lokis are the best.
Once again, Gurihiru’s artwork brings everything together in perfect harmony, adding another amazing layer to an already fabulous series. While this may be the conclusion of Thor & Loki: Double Trouble, something tells me that this won’t be the last we see of these comic book brothers brought to life by Tamaki and Gurihiru. There’s so much more that could be explored, more shenanigans for the siblings to get caught up in, and ultimately, more fun and laughs for readers of all ages to experience. It’s a quick read that will allow readers to have a joyful distraction with some of their favourite characters.
As I said in my last review, Thor & Loki: Double Trouble would make for a perfect animated series, and I stand by that statement as the mini-series comes to a close. While I am sad to see that the end is here, I look forward to seeing what Tamaki and Gurihiru tackle next. There’s so much I can say about this four-issue gem of a series and if you haven’t checked it out, I would highly recommend it!
RATING – 4/5 Pocky
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