Our first review for this Friday night? The latest issue of Journey Into Mystery, starring the awesome Kid Loki. With each passing issue I can't help but fear that we're getting closer to the end of the Kid Loki era, as you'd think Marvel would want full-grown Loki around for the movie... Whatever the case may be, I shall enjoy my Kid Loki while I still can.
Journey Into Mystery #635:
Summary: Loki, Leah and Hellstrom(currently VERY good) go around the world waking people up before Nightmare could kill them. Why would Nightmare kill them? Because their sleeping minds contained an enormous amount of fear due to the Fear Itself event, and Nightmare wanted to harvest that “fear stuff”, becoming the most powerful fear lord around. Besides that, Loki is being forced to stay awake since his mind contained the greatest amount of “fear stuff” due to his close proximity to the Fear Itself events. After lots of teleporting and traveling, Loki, slowly getting delirious due to lack of sleep, takes Leah to the side and tells her to pull the “fear stuff” from his mind. Leah is hesitant since that act could possibly kill Loki, but Loki forces her to preform the ritual. Leah's magic is successful and upon getting the large amount of “fear stuff” Loki calls Nightmare to him. Nightmare arrives, intrigued by what Loki was holding. Loki offers Nightmare the “fear stuff” from his head, since such a large amount would give Nightmare what he needed and as such Nightmare wouldn't have to go around murdering people in their sleep anymore. Needless to say, Nightmare happily accepts that offer and escapes back into the Dream Realm before Hellstrom arrives on the scene. Hellstrom is furious that Loki double-crossed him like that, but Loki explains that by giving Nightmare what he wanted Hellstrom would have the time needed to free the other people who were trapped in their nightmares. Hellstrom is pissed, and this issue ends with Hellstrom threatening to kill Loki for his antics.
Thoughts: Hellstrom, Loki, Nightmare, of course I enjoyed this one! Yeah, sure, I didn't fully get the way this issue ended, nor am I 100% sure of what Loki's plan is, but overall I enjoyed this issue, and really, that's all that matters.
Score: 8 out of 10.
Hellstrom is currently: Good in this issue.