PAGE 22 - PANELS
1. Loki sits atop a throne. He sits comfortably, casually. He's at home. Here we only see his right hand draped over the front of the arm rest. His nails are black.
Caption-Loki: How will you ever truly know you have won?
2. We have now moved our view out a bit to see Loki's right hand in the bottom left of the panel and his face up toward the top right. He looks up at us with his face cast slightly down. His helmet is off, his hair is tussled.
Caption-Loki: Which of your actions were really your choice?
3. We have moved completely back, this is the large panel of the page. Loki sits atop a throne that is positioned alone atop a thrust up and thin island mountain made of clumps of earth and broken ships and other debris. Behind and all around him sits a vast ocean. Waves bash against the base but that is far below Loki.
Loki: When and where does my long con end?
Yeah, I know...I live in a world where comics still end on a 22nd page. Ridiculous, right?
I wrote this one into Blogger about 2 hours before it was due. The impetus, Loki sitting on a throne. Then, him describing mischief. From there, I ended with Loki banished to this water world and though we don't know how or why it has happened what is more important is Loki's reaction to it all.
I also purposefully ended with Loki saying his last line aloud - to no one- because that's the sort of villain Loki is. He plays to the audience that isn't there - and yet it is.
I also think the idea of Loki psyching out his opponents by making out that a bad situation is part of his plan - when it isn't - is awesome. I'm sure it's been done before.