While there is still no word on the official release date of the second season of Loki, fans can expect it sometime later this year. Coinciding with the release, it’s no surprise that Marvel has announced a 4-issue Loki miniseries. Due out in June, the Loki limited series comes from the creative team of writer Dan Watters and artist Germán Peralta as the god of mischief unleashes “his unique brand of mayhem on the Marvel Universe again.” Rod Reis provides the teaser cover art for the series. No other members of the creative team were listed in the announcement.
Here’s how Marvel describes Loki:
This exciting new chapter for the God of Stories will introduce a collection of ancient Norse weapons Loki crafted in his mischievous past. When they’re scattered throughout the realms, including Nidavellir, Kree space, and Earth, Loki must track them down to prevent them falling into the wrong hands. Throughout this twisting journey, readers will see Loki go head-to-head with iconic Marvel villains, provoke Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and be forced to confront the dark truth that lies at his center.
In a statement announcing the new series, writer Dan Wattersexpressed his enthusiasm making his Marvel Comics debut with this Loki miniseries:
“It’s hard to say what a delight it is to be making my Marvel debut, even more so to be doing it with the God of Stories himself—taking him all the way around the Marvel Universe and back again. I can’t wait for all to see the beauty Germán’s art is breathing into this tale we have to tell you, full of magic, danger—and if Loki can’t help himself (he can’t)—quite a smidge of mischief.”
Germán Peralta also spoke about the opportunity to work on the new series:
“Loki is one of the most interesting characters, not only in comics, but also in mythology, and his ambiguity in all aspects of his life makes him a very interesting character for an artist. I always say that I really enjoy drawing villains, but LOKI has everything. It was ‘love at first sight’ when I read the script. Dan is amazing, and I’m sure he’s having a lot of fun with it too. I can’t wait to draw Loki’s expressions, since there are always double intentions with him, and it’s going to be very entertaining to play with that, as well as everything related to his universe. Having the opportunity to draw LOKI is undoubtedly a beautiful way to start the year. It’s going to be a road full of challenges, but I’m sure it’s going to be a great journey.”
Loki#1 (of 4) is due out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, June 7th.