Loki Reading Order

There are few moments in Marvel comics more enjoyable than the inevitable yet somehow still surprising Loki trick. Just when you think you can trust the character, just when you think it’s been long enough and there’s certainly no going back now, Loki reveals some wild scheme to overtake Asgard and ascend to his rightful place on the throne.

Loki’s family issues aren’t hard to fathom – Imagine if your Dad grounded you by tying you to a tree on an island with NO SOUND – but it’s his dedication to the destruction of Thor and ruling Asgard that make the trickster god what he is. This history makes more recent takes on the character by the likes of Kieron Gillen all the more fascinating.

Below you’ll find a complete chronology for Loki comics books throughout the Marvel Universe, from his beginnings as Thor’s archnemesis to more modern interpretations like Kid Loki and Teen Loki: Agent of Asgard.

Stan Lee Jack Kirby Thor and Loki

Loki Comics Reading Order

Thor Epic Collection: The God of Thunder

Collects: Journey Into Mystery (1952) 83-109

Jack Kirby and Stan Lee launch Thor, Loki, and the Gods of Asgard into the Marvel Universe!

Loki’s 1960’s Reading Order!

Journey Into Mystery #85

Journey Into Mystery #88

Journey Into Mystery #91

Journey Into Mystery #92

Journey Into Mystery #94

Journey Into Mystery #96

Journey Into Mystery #97

Journey Into Mystery #100

Journey Into Mystery #101

Journey Into Mystery #102

Journey Into Mystery #103

Journey Into Mystery #104

Journey Into Mystery #107

Journey Into Mystery #108

Avengers Epic Collection: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Collects: Avengers (1963) 1-20

See how Loki accidentally brings the Avengers together for the very first time in Avengers #1. Loki also makes a cameo in Avengers #7 as the Avengers face off against Enchantress and Executioner.

Doctor Strange Omnibus Vol. 1

Collects: Strange Tales #110 to #111, #114 to #146

Loki attempts to manipulate Dr. Strange into helping him take down Thor in Strange Tales #123.

Thor Epic Collection: When Titans Clash

Collects: Journey Into Mystery (1952) 110 to #113, Journey Into Mystery Annual #1, Journey Into Mystery #114 to #125, Thor (1966) 126-130

Loki’s in virtually every issue of Journey Into Mystery and then Thor from this time period, whether in the main plot or in the Asgardian Tales backups.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Volume 6

Collects: Thor #141 to #152

Loki centric issues can be found in:

Thor #142

Thor #147

Thor #148

Thor #149

Thor #150

Thor #151

Thor #152

Thor Epic Collection: To Wake the Mangog

Collects: Thor (1966) 154-174

After Thor issues #154 to #159, Loki makes a couple great appearances in an issue of Hulk and Silver Surfer, which you can see below.

Tales To Astonish #101

Silver Surfer #4

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor – Volume 9

Collects: Thor #173 to #183

Marvel Masterworks – The Mighty Thor – Volume 10

Thor #184 to #194

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor – Volume 11

Collects: Thor #195 to #205

Thor: Son of Asgard

Collects: Thor: Son Of Asgard #1-12

Now that you have the Lee and Kirby years well under your belt, it’s time for some modern reimaginings of Thor’s earliest days, here as a young lad!

Thor: First Thunder

Collects: Thor: First Thunder #1-5

Another modern retelling of Thor’s first year on Earth.

Thor: The Trials of Loki

Collects: Loki #1 To #4

The best modern look back of the bunch, in Trials of Loki Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Sebastian Fiumara retell Loki’s true origins and explain his motivations for Asgardian conquest.

Avengers Defenders War

Loki Comics In The 1970’s

Avengers/Defenders War

Collects: Avengers (1963) #115-118 And Defenders (1972) #8-11

Loki’s back to messing with the Avengers on behalf of his animosity towards Thor, this time teaming with mystical overlord Dormammu.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Volume 14

Collects: Thor #229 to #235, Thor Annual #5, Thor #236 to #241

Loki Centric Thor Issues In The 70’s

Thor #261 to #279, Thor Annual #8

Thor #293 to #295

Thor Epic Collection: A Kingdom Lost

Collects: Thor #303 to #319, Thor Annual #9 to #10

Thor Epic Collection: Runequest

Collects: Thor #320 to #336, Annual #11

Walt Simonson Loki

Loki In The 1980’s, Enter Walt Simonson’s Thor

Thor by Walter Simonson – Volume 1

Collects: Thor 337-345

My favorite Thor run of all time, Simonson does plenty of brilliant work with Loki as well!

Thor by Walter Simonson Volume 2

Collects: Thor 346-355

Thor by Walter Simonson Volume 3

Collects: Thor 357-363, Balder The Brave 1-4

X-Men: Asgardian Wars

Collects: New Mutants Special Edition #1, Uncanny X-Men Annual #9, X-Men/Alpha Flight #1 To #2

Loki messes with the New Mutants and X-Men (namely Dani Moonstar and Storm) in Asgard. This special confused the ever-loving pants off me when I read it outside the context of Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants.

Thor by Walter Simonson Volume 4

Collects: Thor 364-369, 371-374

In perhaps Loki’s greatest prank of all-time, he turns Thor into a Frog for three issues.

Thor by Walter Simonson Volume 5

Collects: Thor 375-382

Thor Epic Collection: War of the Pantheons

Collects: Thor #383 to Thor #400

Loki and Spider-Man eat hot dogs

Acts of Vengeance and Loki Comics in the 1990’s

Acts of Vengeance

Collects:

In classic Loki form, a mysterious figure coordinates the villains of the Marvel Universe.

90s Loki Comics

Thor #426 to #432, #440 to #442

Journey Into Mystery #504 to #513

Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers

Collects: Loki #1-4, Journey Into Mystery #85, Journey Into Mystery #112

Tells an out of continuity fantasy of Loki’s in which he rules Asgard! Brilliant art by Esad Ribic and a great narrative from Rob Rodi.

Amazing Spider-Man by JMS – Ultimate Collection Book 3

Amazing Spider-Man #503 to #504 of the J. Michael Straczynski features a two-part Spider-Man and Loki story.

JMS Thor

Asgard Disassembled And Loki Reborn

Avengers Disassembled: Thor

Collects: Thor #80-85

For the entire event, here’s my Avengers Disassembled reading order.

Thor, Vol. 1

Collects: Thor #1-6 (July 2007 – Feb 2008)

Thor returns following Ragnarok, and restores Asgards and the gods. Loki in particular comes back anew, and confuses the sexuality of every Thor reader ever.

Thor, Vol. 2

Collects: Thor #7 – #12 + #600 (March 2008 – Feb 2009)

 

Thor, Vol. 3

Collects: Thor #601-603, And Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1 (Apr 2009 – Sep 2009)

Dark Reign: The Cabal #1

Loki gets a seat at the table of Norman Osborn’s criminal cabal.

Thor by Kieron Gillen Ultimate Collection

Collects: Thor (1966) #604-614, Siege: Loki And New Mutants (2009) #11

Marvel’s 2010 event, Siege, proves surprisingly essential for Loki, and effectively concludes the stretch of Marvel events starting with 2004’s Avengers Disassembled. Full Siege reading order.

Journey Into Mystery Kieron Gillen

Loki by Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen

Thor: The World Eaters

Collects: Thor #615 – #621 (Sept 2010 – March 2011)

The Mighty Thor, Vol. 1

Collects: The Mighty Thor 1-6 (April 2011 – Sept 2011)

Journey into Mystery by Kieron Gillen: The Complete Collection Volume 1

Collects: Journey Into Mystery 622-636, 626.1 (April 2011 – April 2012)

Fear itself tie-ins.

The Mighty Thor, Vol. 2

Collects: The Mighty Thor #7 – #12 (Oct 2011 – March 2012), Fear Itself #7.2: Thor

The Mighty Thor, Vol. 3

Collects: The Mighty Thor: 12.1, 13-17

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen: The Complete Collection Volume 2

Collects: Exiled 1; New Mutants 42-43; Journey Into Mystery 637-645; The Mighty Thor 18-22, Annual 1 (Ends October 2012)

Exiled Reading Orders

Exiled #1

Journey Into Mystery #637

New Mutants #42

Journey Into Mystery #638

New Mutants #43

Everything Burns Reading Order:

The Mighty Thor #18

Journey Into Mystery #642

The Mighty Thor #19

Journey Into Mystery #643

The Mighty Thor #20

Journey Into Mystery #644

The Mighty Thor #21

Journey Into Mystery #645

The Mighty Thor #22

Loki

Loki in Young Avengers And Agent of Asgard

Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie Omnibus

Collects: Young Avengers (2013) 1-15, Marvel Now! Point One 1 (Young Avengers Story)

More Avengers, this time to keep everyone in the loop on Kid Loki, the newest Young Avenger!

Loki: Agent of Asgard

Collects: Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 to #5

Original Sin: Thor & Loki The 10th Realm

Collects: Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm 1-5

Original Sin reading order.

Loki: Agent of Asgard Volume 2: I Cannot Tell a Lie

Collects: Loki: Agent Of Asgard 6-11

Marvel Axis event tie-ins.

Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 3: Last Days

Collects: Loki: Agent of Asgard #12 to #17 (Secret Wars, Last Days tie-ins)

Secret Wars reading order.

Battleworld: Thors

Jason Aaron Mighty Thor

Loki With All-New, All-Different Thor (And Runs for President)

Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder in Her Veins

Collects: Mighty Thor #1 to #5

Vote Loki

Collects: Vote Loki #1 to #4

 

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