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Review – Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 (Marvel Comics)

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 (Marvel Comics) main cover (detail) by Gurihiru
  • Writing - 8/10
    8/10
  • Art - 9/10
    9/10
  • Overall - 8.5/10
    8.5/10

Summary

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1
Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Gurihiru
Letterer: VC’s Ariana Maher
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Released: March 10th, 2021
Maturity Rating: T

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 once again throws Thor and Loki into the same series, but this time with the intent to cause as much mayhem as possible. Sounds easy, when Loki is involved.

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Chaos Ensues in Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1

Marvel just started another new series, and this one is perfect for all the fans out there in need of something a bit lighter. And a lot more fun! Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 is the beginning of a tale of chaos and adventures, all surrounding two iconic brothers.

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 (Marvel Comics) variant cover by Carmen Nunez Carnero
Variant cover by Carmen Nunez Carnero

It probably goes without saying that this series is going to be as entertaining as it is chaotic. Look at who we’re talking about here! Better yet, Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 is written by Mariko Tamaki, one of my personal favorites. So obviously I just couldn’t wait to give this series a try.

This is a series perfect for fans of Thor and Loki, but who want to focus a bit more on the entertaining side of the messes they create. As opposed to the dramatic side of things. It’s a refreshing change. And you have to admit that the two are well-suited to it.

Writing

We all know how the story goes. Loki, one way or the other, tricks Thor into getting into a whole mess of trouble. The end result is almost always chaos, a bit of screaming, and some tension between the two siblings.

On that note, it’s easy to have some expectations for what is about to happen in Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1. The title alone sort of gives it away: this series is absolutely going to focus on the erm…adventures…these two can get into.

I have to admit, Mariko Tamaki did a fantastic job of showing the lighter side of these two. Both Thor and Loki appear in the iconic ways we all know them. So much so that there’s literally no point in introducing them (but don’t worry, they do that anyway – because that’s kind of who they are).

That introduction sets the tone, and everything that follows is guaranteed to make fans laugh. Actually, looking back on this issue, it really makes me wish that there was an animated version of this adventure. That would be a delight to watch.

Art

I’m going to be upfront and honest here: I adore the artwork inside Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1. It’s light and a lot of fun, naturally. In many ways it reminders me of a cross between Lumberjanes and She-Ra, and who wouldn’t love to see that?

Gurihiru‘s artwork is actually perfect for this series, portraying Thor and Loki in a way that makes them look younger. And a bit more prone to sibling rivalry (in a teasing sense, as opposed to the trying to kill each other kind).

Their reactions are intentionally over the top, in a way that really does feel right at home. The colors are light and bright, giving an airy feeling to the whole series thus far. That also feels right, as this is Asgard we’re talking about.

VC’s Ariana Maher‘s letters were the final touch needed for this issue. For the most part, the lettering here is subtle and understated. With a few obvious exceptions – which make the depth of their mistakes feel very, very real.

Conclusion

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #1 is a fun and entertaining diversion from the normal heavier plot arcs found right now. Thor and Loki are the ideal agents of chaos. Regardless of what they actually intended to do.

If you love the sibling rivalry elements of their relationship, as well as the series I already mentioned above (Lumberjanes, She-Ra), then this really is going to be the perfect series to check out. Oh! And don’t forget about Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble! If you liked that, you’ll love this (same creators and everything).


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