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of course this ends the Heartwrenching in Hindsight award
because spoiler
it’s actually the moral of little loki’s entire story.
and that’s a pretty understandable moral in the medium of American Comics, where wonderful characters can be in wonderful stories but will always, inevitably be abused and ruined by terrible writers and editors to the point where I just don’t even care anymore and never want comics to touch my perfect angel again (im talking about Cassandra Cain can you tell)
so I guess hats of to Gillen for getting that and finding a way to ensure little Loki won’t get ruined in the most HEARTWRENCHING MANNER POSSIBLE
and for telling this story with Leah that is actually about a female character being trapped as a poorly written stereotype but then little Loki sees that letting her have agency is more important than even the world and so she gets agency bc it’s BETTER FOR FEMALE CHARACTERS TO BE GOOD FICTION that is ALSO A REALLY GOOD MORAL
i just wish he didn’t have to work in a medium where he didn’t have to do something that drastic, where he could keep the story going longer without fear of someone else ruin it
even really good comics remind me of how superhero comics ultimately are terrible geez

of course this ends the Heartwrenching in Hindsight award

because spoiler

it’s actually the moral of little loki’s entire story.

and that’s a pretty understandable moral in the medium of American Comics, where wonderful characters can be in wonderful stories but will always, inevitably be abused and ruined by terrible writers and editors to the point where I just don’t even care anymore and never want comics to touch my perfect angel again (im talking about Cassandra Cain can you tell)

so I guess hats of to Gillen for getting that and finding a way to ensure little Loki won’t get ruined in the most HEARTWRENCHING MANNER POSSIBLE

and for telling this story with Leah that is actually about a female character being trapped as a poorly written stereotype but then little Loki sees that letting her have agency is more important than even the world and so she gets agency bc it’s BETTER FOR FEMALE CHARACTERS TO BE GOOD FICTION that is ALSO A REALLY GOOD MORAL

i just wish he didn’t have to work in a medium where he didn’t have to do something that drastic, where he could keep the story going longer without fear of someone else ruin it

even really good comics remind me of how superhero comics ultimately are terrible geez

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Loki: What is WRONG with the pair of you?
Leah: Bad boy. Everyone loves a bad boy.
Loki: I’m a bad boy!
Leah: Not actual boys.

It’s okay Loki bb I love you.

Loki: What is WRONG with the pair of you?

Leah: Bad boy. Everyone loves a bad boy.

Loki: I’m a bad boy!

Leah: Not actual boys.

It’s okay Loki bb I love you.

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Loki: You’re the nicest, B.F.F.
Leah: My pleasure, B.F.F.
Loki: You’re not Leah.
(he yanks her head off) Even in a dream, Leah wouldn’t be nice.

HOW DARE YOU IMPOSTER LEAH MY REAL BFF WOULD HAVE VERBALLY EVISCERATED ME BY NOW >:|.

Loki: You’re the nicest, B.F.F.

Leah: My pleasure, B.F.F.

Loki: You’re not Leah.

(he yanks her head off) Even in a dream, Leah wouldn’t be nice.

HOW DARE YOU IMPOSTER LEAH MY REAL BFF WOULD HAVE VERBALLY EVISCERATED ME BY NOW >:|.

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Loki: So, why the leather trousers and lack of shirt?
Leah: I like the lack of shirt.
Daimon: A guy’s got a certain reputation, you know.

I love that the letter column for the last issue is like “WE HAD A SHIRTLESS HELSTROM AND A SHIRTLESS VOLSTAGG. ALL YOU GUYS AND GALS WITH A THING FOR BAD BOYS, YOU’RE WELCOME”, then the introduction promises shirtless men, and then this panel.
How many comics are you going to find that blatantly cater to guys ‘n ladies who like guys? Or even admit they’re in the readers? And are also hilarious while doing it.
this is the best book.

Loki: So, why the leather trousers and lack of shirt?

Leah: I like the lack of shirt.

Daimon: A guy’s got a certain reputation, you know.

I love that the letter column for the last issue is like “WE HAD A SHIRTLESS HELSTROM AND A SHIRTLESS VOLSTAGG. ALL YOU GUYS AND GALS WITH A THING FOR BAD BOYS, YOU’RE WELCOME”, then the introduction promises shirtless men, and then this panel.

How many comics are you going to find that blatantly cater to guys ‘n ladies who like guys? Or even admit they’re in the readers? And are also hilarious while doing it.

this is the best book.

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Loki: Want to team up? We should totally team up.

Daimon: Peers team up. We work together, and you’re my sidekick at best.

Loki: Hmmmm, doesn’t that mean I’ll end up dying tragically to give you motivation to overcome the final adversary or some similar tragedy?

Daimon: Yeah, probably.

Loki: I like the sound of that!

Leah: Me too.

Loki, don’t fall for the lure of your own memorial case! O Leah you’re so cutting.

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Loki: But I gave you access to the world of online! The infinitely entertaining internet!

Leah: It is full of idiots.

Loki: …I’m on the internet!

Leah: Precisely.

asdfghjkl;

how much do I love that is actually canon that Loki is an intenet troll

he even goes on tumblr and is aware of his popularity there

it’s true

hang on I’ll post the panel

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Loki: You are the coolest person in all the nine realms, Leah! How did you know I was here?
Leah: Your lamp moved in your room. I decided to investigate.

THE COOLEST PERSON IN ALL THE NINE REALMS

Loki: You are the coolest person in all the nine realms, Leah! How did you know I was here?

Leah: Your lamp moved in your room. I decided to investigate.

THE COOLEST PERSON IN ALL THE NINE REALMS

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(Leah throws the guy through a window)
Loki:…it’s trickier to keep a low profile for you than I imagined, Leah.
(to the guy as they walk off) I’m incredibly sorry! She’s not from around here!
Loki’s hellhound: Murder?

My favorite part of this is that Leah doesn’t put down Loki’s her milkshake during the whole thing and even walks off with the glass.

(Leah throws the guy through a window)

Loki:…it’s trickier to keep a low profile for you than I imagined, Leah.

(to the guy as they walk off) I’m incredibly sorry! She’s not from around here!

Loki’s hellhound: Murder?

My favorite part of this is that Leah doesn’t put down Loki’s her milkshake during the whole thing and even walks off with the glass.

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Guy (about to punch Loki): Never kicked a god’s ass before!
(Leah grabs his wrist)
Leah: You never will.

Leah is the coooooolest
I am glad that Loki has a full-time bodyguard in her, the poor kid is a fist magnet.

Guy (about to punch Loki): Never kicked a god’s ass before!

(Leah grabs his wrist)

Leah: You never will.

Leah is the coooooolest

I am glad that Loki has a full-time bodyguard in her, the poor kid is a fist magnet.

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askleahandloki:

Fine. It’s going fine.

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