Last review of the night is what could either be a great comic, or a terrible one... This issue has all of the ingredients to be great, now it's just a question of whether everything will come together here...
Journey Into Mystery #634:
Summary: Figuring Loki was responsible for the recent Serpent/Dark Asgard inspired dram deaths, the suddenly NOT evil Daimon Hellstrom attacks Loki, figuring Loki had taken on the guise of a child to mess with his head. Leah comes to Loki's defense and casts some protective spells, at which time Loki and Leah bicker with each other. After listening to this bickering for a bit, Hellstrom realizes that Loki was telling the truth and that he really WAS a child again. Loki tells Hellstrom that he was also having the Dark Asgard nightmares so Hellstrom decides to go into Loki's dreams to see what was going on. With that, Hellstrom and Loki go to sleep, with Leah watching over them. The two are immediately separated, and Loki winds up having to face several of his nightmares, before Leah apparently comes to his rescue. The two travel through the dream dimension and Loki rapidly realizes that the Leah traveling with him wasn't the real deal on account of her being too nice to him... HA! Loki ends up linking with fake Leah's mind and discovering that Nightmare was behind the nightmares(I knew it!), and that he was using the residual fear from Fear Itself to fashion himself a crown of fear energy in an effort to become the most powerful Fear Lord. Upon learning who was behind the plot, Leah and Hellstrom wake Loki up and he tells them what was going on. Loki also reveals that since he was so close to what happened during Fear Itself, he had the largest amount of fear in his head, meaning that if Nightmare could kill him, he'd have all the energy he needed to complete his crown of fear.
Thoughts: I loved this comic! Hellstrom was written perfectly(for a change...), the villain of the piece makes perfect sense, as does his plan, and the story, dialogue and art all came together perfectly. Sure, this comic wasn't perfect, but it was damn good, and that's better than most of the books I read.
Score: 9 out of 10.
See, THIS is the Daimon Hellstrom I'm a fan of!