Next up tonight? Journey Into Mystery. And seeing as that my last post ran kind of long, I'm going to try to balance things out by moving through this review at a brisk pace. Will I succeed? Probably not, but that's the plan!
Journey Into Mystery #632:
Summary: It's Yule season in Asgardia! Think Asgardian Christmas. So the Asgardians are celebrating and punching Loki, which seems to be a Yule tradition(as Loki himself said, no wonder he turned evil!). Loki goes to visit Leah and discovers that Hela had left him a package. Figuring it was a Yule gift from Hela, Loki opens it and discovers seven Hel-wolf pups. It seems when Loki had taken the Hel-Wolf to Hel to distract Garm, the beast the guarded the entrance to Hel, Hel-Wolf did some first class distracting... If you catch my drift! Since Garm was too busy to care for the pups, she sent them to Loki since he had been responsible for Hel-Wolf and Hel-Wolf was dead. Loki tells the All-Mother about this and she tells him that he had to find the pups a home since they were too dangerous to keep in Asgardia. Loki is successful in finding six of the seven pups a home, but is unable to find pup #7, a rather foul mouthed creature, a home. As such the All-Mother tells Loki to dispose of it by tossing it into the World Tree. Loki can't go through with it and takes it back to Leah, telling her the Hel-pup was now going to be her roommate. From there, Loki names it Thori(get it?) and that pretty much ends this one.
Thoughts: This comic was a light-hearted Christmas style tale, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I had a few good chuckles, the story and art were fine, no major complaints here. If you want to read a light-hearted Asgardian x-mas tale, this one was by far the best one I've ever read. Granted, it was the only Asgardian x-mas style tale I've ever read, but my point stands!
Score: 8 out of 10.Loki saying that line at the bottom of the page out loud and completely nonchalantly made me legitimately laugh out loud.