Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers

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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers is a four episode motion comic from Marvel Knights Animation released in April 2011.[ needs update ] It is based on the 2004 miniseries Loki by Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic. [1] [2] [3]

A motion comic is a form of animation combining elements of print comic books and animation. Individual panels are expanded into a full shot while sound effects, voice acting, and animation are added to the original artwork. Text boxes and sound effect bubbles are typically removed to feature more of the original artwork being animated. Motion comics are often released as short serials covering a story arc of a long running series or animating a single release of a graphic novel. Single release issues of a story arc are converted into ten- to twenty-minute-long episodes depending on content.

Robert Rodi is an American novelist, playwright, comic book writer, essayist, and performance artist.

Contents

A DVD containing all four episodes was released on September 13, 2011 from Shout! Factory.

Shout! Factory American home video and music company

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Plot

Loki has become the ruler of Asgard. However, he does not have dominion over Hela, the goddess of death. Loki is demanding fealty from everyone in Asgard. Hela asks Loki for the soul of Thor for her "legions in Nifelheim". Goddess Sif is imprisoned at the ending of the first segment.

Niflheim Realm of primordial ice and cold in Norse mythology

Niflheim or Niflheimr is one of the Nine Worlds and is a location in Norse mythology which sometimes overlaps with the notions of Niflhel and Hel. The name Niflheimr only appears in two extant sources: Gylfaginning and the much-debated Hrafnagaldr Óðins.

Karnilla, the queen god of Nornheim meets Loki in the second segment. She pleads for the release of Balder from imprisonment. In the third segment, Loki orders the destruction of the Rainbow Bridge. In a flashback, Odin defeats Laufey in battle.

Karnilla fictional character

Karnilla is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Norns group of characters in Norse mythology

The Norns in Norse mythology are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men. They roughly correspond to other controllers of humans' destiny, such as the Fates, elsewhere in European mythology.

Bifröst burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods

In Norse mythology, Bifröst is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (Earth) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. The bridge is attested as Bilröst in the Poetic Edda; compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and as Bifröst in the Prose Edda; written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. Both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda alternately refer to the bridge as Ásbrú.

In the final segment, Loki refuses to execute Thor and spurns Hela.

Voice cast

According to producer Ruwan Jayatilleke, [4] the voice cast was drawn from the Broadway theater, but under pseudonyms. Nevertheless, the credited cast is:

Loki (comics) comic book character

Loki is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby, a version of the character first appeared in Venus #6. The modern day incarnation of Loki first appeared in Journey into Mystery #85. The character, which is based on the Norse deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of mischief. He is the adopted brother and often enemy of the superhero Thor, however over the years the character has been depicted as an antihero.

  • Barney Townsend as Young Loki

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