Review: Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3 is about to continue the tale of two iconic Marvel siblings. This series is perfect for fans that adore either brother but have been hoping to see a more light-hearted version than what the MCU most recently portrayed (looking at you, Infinity War).

Thus far, Thor and Loki have been bouncing from one moment of chaos to the next. It’s almost as if Loki has planned all of this. Which, in hindsight, is entirely possible. Knowing the God of Mischief. And it looks like the latest issue is about to double that chaos, courtesy of a few other iconic heroes of the same name.

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble is the perfect balance between hilarity and pandemonium and will prove to be an entertaining romp through the nine realms.

Writing

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3 is very much an issue that modern Thor fans have been waiting for. In reality, it probably was only a matter of time before the Goddess of Thunder made her way into these pages.

Written by Mariko Tamaki, this issue is pretty much everything that fans could have asked for. Then again, my bias is probably showing there, as I am a fan of both Tamaki and the guest star of the issue.

The comedic timing in issue three is on point, with plenty of MCU references (one in particular fans will enjoy), banter, and some scenes that border on slapstick humor. It makes this pair seem much younger than they are, but that is half the fun of it. Mariko Tamaki has captured the essence of these characters. She whittled them down to more bubbly versions of the characters we’re more used to seeing and created something so delightful in the process.

As for the ending of this issue? Well, it promises more shenanigans, of the variety that only Loki can create. In short, it’s going to fit in quite nicely with the rest of this series.

Art

The artwork in Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3 is even more charming than the characters – assuming that is possible. Gurihiru’s artwork shines here, creating endearing and comical characters that steal the show.

In truth, every single panel of this series has made me crave to see the antics play out in cartoon form. Gurihiru’s artwork only compounds that craving. Much of the comedic timing is helped along with the artwork, providing subtle and nonverbal cues that land the jokes. The over-the-top reactions are just an added bonus—a significant one.

VC’s Ariana Maher’s letters are the final touch needed for this issue. While much of the writing itself looks proper Asgardian, the antics are anything but. Which is made clear through more subtle ways in Maher’s art. Or less subtle when it comes to portraying the sounds of a fight.

Conclusion

Thor & Loki: Double Trouble #3 is by far the most fun I’ve had while reading comic books in quite some time. That is saying something, given all of the comics that have been coming out in recent times.

The characters are adorable, quirky, and spirited, laying the groundwork for entertaining and memorable antics. While I can’t speak for everyone here, I can say with complete honesty that I will be sad when this series comes to an end.

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