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Review: Siege Loki

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  Siege is the current Marvel event about the fall and siege of Asgard. This one-shot issue takes the reader a little deeper into how everything came into play. So far, I haven't been that impressed with Siege, although I think the idea for the story is great. It's nice to see Loki have his own one-shot in this. He's a truly under-rated villain, and if you didn't know, he was the very first Avengers villain... and he's tricky and whatnot.
 

The Good

I loved how this story plays out. A plan coming together that may seem impossible to many. This book is more of a behind-the-scenes counterpart for Siege. It makes me a lot more interested in the overall Siege storyline and how Loki plays into the final act of the story. Anytime someone from Asgard talks, the font in the lettering is different. It's the little things like that I enjoy. Other than those two things, I wasn't too much of a fan. 

The Bad

The art reminded me of the that Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from the early 80s. It is plain and boring. The writing didn't do too much for me either. Other than three really exciting pages, this issue just bored me. I understand a lot of the stuff I didn't like about this book, which seems contradictory to what I said earlier, is part of the whole plotting and planning of Loki, but the actual execution wasn't that great. I'll reiterate it again, just so I'm not confusing anyone (or myself). I love the idea of this book, but the actual book itself was average at best. 

Verdict

If you're really into everything Siege, you're going to want this book. There is some great stuff in here, but only about three pages of it. If you think Siege is anywhere from "just ok" to "i like it" then you may want to pass on this. It's another Marvel tie-in to a big event that is nothing more than mediocrity with a really pretty cover.
 

2.5/5

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Emperor Gonzo Noir

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cover looks nice, Marko Djurdjevic?

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Edited By inferiorego  Staff
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: yes. good eye!
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Woah.... I didn't expect the verdict for this to be that bad!
I actually thought this comic was going to be good... Now I'm thinking if I should buy it tomorrow... Hmmm

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Edited By inferiorego  Staff
@sora_thekey said:
" Woah.... I didn't expect the verdict for this to be that bad! I actually thought this comic was going to be good... Now I'm thinking if I should buy it tomorrow... Hmmm "
2.5 isn't bad... it's average. .5-1.5 is bad
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@inferiorego said:
" @sora_thekey said:
" Woah.... I didn't expect the verdict for this to be that bad! I actually thought this comic was going to be good... Now I'm thinking if I should buy it tomorrow... Hmmm "
2.5 isn't bad... it's average. .5-1.5 is bad "
Let me rephrase: "I was expecting for the verdict to be higher than 2.5!" 
I mean if you look at it from a 1-10 scale 2.5 is 5/10... So it's neither there nor here!
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@sora_thekey said:
 I mean if you look at it from a 1-10 scale 2.5 is 5/10... So it's neither there nor here! "
Exactly. Completely forgettable.
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Edited By Korg

This book is mostly just a recap of what Loki's been up to during Dark Reign and Siege. There are a few interesting details, but they will no doubt be covered in other books anyway. I'd say skip this book. If you're following Siege closely, you already know 90% of what happens in this issue.

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That cover is gorgeous!

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I bought it, and hated it. Same with the Captain America tie in. Pitiful... only reason I'm buying the Spider-man tie in is for the new Venom.

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Edited By advocatefish

@inferioego Same here. Siege is just a bummer. I mean four issues? Nice way to flesh the story out Marvel. And an espicial let down for how great (in my opinion) Dark Reige had been.
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Edited By Caligula

not a siege fan. so i probably wouldv'e passed this up. 
 
is it just me or are the DarkAvenger's Siege titles better than the main arc? I think so
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I got Siege: Captain America today, and I think with all of the other tie-in's it's like G-Man and Babs were talking about with Blackest Night where you have tie-in's for these characters who are in the main story, but you don't have to read everyone one of those tie-in's to understand the main story.

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It felt like it should have been a back-up story in the Thor book.