Marvel announced this Super Tueday afternoon that a new candidate has entered the race for President. Everyone’s favorite “God of Mischief” is entering a new political arena, that of the American variety. VOTE LOKI sees the fan favorite character make a run for the White House. The Marvel political machine launches its first issue campaign this June.
While the creative team wasn’t announced today, editor Wil Moss talked briefly with Marvel.com about the series, Loki’s popularity, and accessibility for new readers
“Loki decides to run for President of the United States,” spells out editor Wil Moss. “And somehow he attracts a lot of supporters! How? Why is he running? Will he actually win? How pissed is Thor? All will be answered!”
I’d say it’s been a combination of Kieron Gillen’s JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY comics and Tom Hiddleston and Joss Whedon’s take on him in the movies,” opines Moss of Loki’s surge in popularity. “They all kept Loki true to who he’s always been–trouble incarnate, basically–but they did so in a charming and relatable way. Loki went from being a scheming nuisance to a bad guy you couldn’t help but root for.”
“It’s the same Loki readers have come to know and love over the past few years, just with…new ambitions. The real reason he’s running is a mystery, but I promise it’ll be a satisfying one–to new readers, yes, but especially to existing Loki fans.”
We can expect to find out the creative team in the coming weeks, but until then we can ask the important questions. Loki’s not Constitutionally eligible to be President of The United States, right? Who would vote for someone that has tried to rule over them for a very, VERY long time? Who will be running the campaign? Who will be handling campaign finances? Is it fair that Roxxon will (presumably) take advantage of Citizens United and pour money into Loki’s run for America’s highest office? What would actually happen if Loki wins the election? The answers to these questions, and many more, will be answered when the first issue of VOTE LOKI is released in June. Until then, keep your eyes on The Marvel Report for all the latest campaign information.