NYCC: Marvel Announces New 'Loki' Series, New 'Avengers' Titles
New series puts Thor's arch-nemesis on the side of good, as he becomes an "Agent of Asgard."
For those who want more Loki in their lives, Marvel has heard you -- and at today's Avengers panel at New York Comic Con, announced a new comic tailor-made to appeal to those who fell in love with Tom Hiddleston's incarnation of the character in the movies.
Loki: Agent of Asgard sees the Trickster God restored to adulthood for the first time since 2010's Siege event -- he's been busy as a teen incarnation of himself in both Journey Into Mystery and Young Avengers since then -- and working, for once, on the side of the good guys… Well, kind of.
As the title suggests, the new series by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett has Loki working for the All-Mother -- the trinity of Freyja, Gaea and Idunn, current rulers of Asgard in the comic continuity -- as a spy in the service of all things Asgardian, no matter how dangerous the mission.
Loki, which launches in February, wasn't the only new series announced by Marvel at the panel. Also revealed were a new Black Widow series by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto; Avengers Undercover, a new series spotlighting Marvel's teen heroes as they try to infiltrate the underworld; and Avengers World, as Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli take Earth's Mightiest Heroes onto an even larger stage than they've previously been used to.
More new series are expected to be announced by Marvel throughout the convention this weekend.