Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Vengeance of Loki

Season: 1
Episode Number: 1b
Season Episode Number: 1b
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Voices: Chris Wiggins (Thor), Bernard Cowan (Narrator, Odin), Len Carlson (Loki), (Man 1), (Man 2), (Asgardian).

Plot: With Thor's mind under Loki's control, Loki is free to use Earth as his own private playground!

Review (Warning! Spoilers!): Continuing the adventure from Journey Into Mystery #85 that began in the last chapter, Loki gets to show off his mischievous powers with Thor out of the way.

Loki doesn't come off as the incredibly evil god that we know him as in a modern context. It might be even surprising how simple Loki's plots are and how easily Thor gets duped. But comic book writing in the 60s was a whole different world back then, a simpler world where Loki's master plans involve getting Thor to let go of his hammer for more than 60 seconds.

Not much is different in this chapter compared to the comic book, save for a missing scene in which Loki turns himself into a pigeon and flees Thor under the cover of a flock of birds. My guess is that it was omitted simply to keep the chapter under six minutes.

The final scenes once Loki gets back to Asgard are the beginning of the Thor story from Journey Into Mystery #88, which will be continued in the next chapter!

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