After meeting a gruesome end in War of the Realms #1, Marvel Comics is bringing the God of Lies and Mischief, Loki, back from the dead in a brand-new series by writer Daniel Kibblesmith (Black Panther vs. Deadpool) and artist Oscar Bazaldua (Mr. and Mrs. X).
The cover to July's Loki #1 also brings back an Asgardian artifact: Thor's enchanted hammer, Mjolnir.
Artist Ozgur Yildirim's cover for Loki #1 shows the revived God walking across a bridge with many colors of the Asgardian Rainbow Bridge behind him. Also hovering over Loki's right hand is Mjolnir, thought to be destroyed when Jane Foster tossed it and the Mangog into the sun during "The Death of the Mighty Thor" story arc. It's also important to point out that the Rainbow Bridge was also destroyed during Mangog's rampage across Asgard, which has prevented Thor from traveling across the Ten Realms in the lead-up to War of the Realms. It remains to be seen whether this is the real Mjolnir, and if it makes its return in Loki or as a part of War of the Realms.
Marvel.com's description of the new Loki comic can be found below:
After dying a grisly death in WAR OF THE REALMS, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities—and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time.
Loki #1, by Daniel Kibblesmith and Oscar Bazaldua, goes on sale in July from Marvel Comics.