Three days ago, while you were fiddling with your comets, I was holding a mortal woman in my arms as the cancer that had ravaged her brain slowly consumed what was left of her life. All I could do was listen as she prayed. She prayed to all the gods. And there are so very many of them spread across this cosmos, are there not? And oh, how each loves to boast of their own majesty and almightiness. Yet where is that woman now? Tell me, in what heaven does she reside? None of them. Because no god bothered to listen of care. If that is what you think it means to be a god, then you and all your teachings are welcome to do as the poor woman did. And vanish from these reamls forever.
There are a lot of sad moments throughout kid!Loki’s run, but this might be one of the most painful for me. This is a situation in which Loki actually didn’t do anything wrong - did the smart thing and eliminated the threat of Galactus by stealing the object he wanted and removing it from Earth (placing it in the World Tree). And this is…Thor’s reaction.
He apologizes later, but - god. I think a lot about the weight of old!Loki’s legacy on kid!Loki, this child who desperately wants to be good, and how it would feel to have that expectation hanging over your head, all the time.
“It doesn’t matter what I do.”
And the truly painful thing, of course, is that it doesn’t. In the end, Loki gets his fresh start, and kid!Loki is gone. Functionally dead. The game was always rigged.
The Mighty Thor #6 (2011) | w: Matt Fraction, a: Oliver Coipel
Some of my favorite new Marvel characters from some of my favorite new comic books! Kamala from the Ms. Marvel book, Miles from his new 616 Spider-Man book, Miss America and Black Panther from the new super sciency and super good Ultimates, X-23 from the All-New Wolverine (a title she well deserves), and the incredible kick ass female Thor from the new The Mighty Thor book. I love them aaaaaalll I want to draw them forever
STORYTIME! Rollo tells his little Normans about his favorite god! The mighty THOR! I can already imagine William being so impressed he buys a Thor comic book (because he can travel through time or whatever)
Oh and Gisla is listening with a smile bc in this AU, she is over this from a thousand miles.