Marvel Comics has unveiled a new “What If…?” comic book one-shot that will take readers on a journey to an alternate reality where Loki, the God of Mischief, is the ruler of Asgard. Titled “What If…? Dark Loki,” the comic explores what would happen if Loki gained control of Mjolnir, the mythical hammer wielded by Thor, and became the new leader of the Asgardian realm. The one-shot features the iconic writer Walter Simonson, who is known for his remarkable run on “Thor” in the 1980s, and penciler Scott Eaton.
“What If…? Dark Loki” imagines a world where Thor never became the ruler of Asgard, and instead, Loki did. The comic depicts the chaos that ensues as Loki rules over the realm with an iron fist. The cover art reveals a Mjolnir-wielding Loki standing in front of Surtur, the fire demon, who has broken free and attacked Asgard. The Midgard Serpent, another creation of Simonson, also appears on the cover art.
The Creative Team
Walter Simonson, the writer behind some of the most iconic “Thor” stories of all time, is back to explore a new twist in the “What If…?” realm. Simonson’s “Thor” run featured the introduction of the worthy hero Beta Ray Bill and the famous storyline where Thor is turned into a frog. The artist Scott Eaton, known for his work on “Fantastic Four” and “X-Men,” will provide the visuals for the comic.
The Character of Loki
The character of Loki has always been one of Marvel’s most fascinating villains. As the God of Mischief, Loki is known for his cunning and deceptive nature. The comic will explore how his rule over Asgard would differ from Thor’s, and the consequences that come with it. Given his checkered history, it is likely that Loki may be leading both the heroes and villains in the story.
“What If…? Dark Loki” promises to be an exciting addition to Marvel’s “What If…?” series, which explores alternate realities and what could have happened if key events in the Marvel Universe had gone differently. The one-shot will feature the return of Walter Simonson, who will bring his unique perspective to the world of Thor once again. “What If…? Dark Loki” will be available at comic book stores and digital platforms on August 18th.
Frequently Asked Question
What is Marvel Comics?Marvel Comics is a publishing company that produces comic books and other related media. It was founded in 1939 and is known for creating many popular superhero characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers.
Who is Walter Simonson?Walter Simonson is a comic book writer and artist who has worked on many popular titles, including Thor, X-Factor, and Orion. He is known for his distinctive art style and for creating memorable storylines and characters.
What is the “What If…?” comic series?The “What If…?” comic series is a Marvel Comics series that explores alternate realities and storylines within the Marvel Universe. Each issue imagines what would happen if a key event in Marvel history had happened differently, resulting in a new outcome for the characters and their world.
Who is Loki in the Marvel Universe?Loki is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe, based on the Norse god of the same name. He is primarily known as a villain and has appeared in many Marvel comics, as well as in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
What is the significance of Mjolnir in the Marvel Universe?Mjolnir is a mythical hammer in the Marvel Universe that is wielded by the superhero Thor. It is a symbol of his power and authority, and only those who are deemed “worthy” by the hammer are able to lift and use it.