Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Tricksters #4

Writer: Robin Kaplan Artist: A.L. Kaplan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 16, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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FINAL ISSUE

*  Can the Norse trickster god, Loki, get the legendary god of thunder, Thor, to embrace his feminine side?
*  When Thor's hammer ends up in the possession of the King of the Giants, only his clever brother will be able to aid him in retrieving it, but only if Thor can use his brains rather than his brawn.
*  Real-life siblings Robin Kaplan (The City on The Other Side) and A.L. Kaplan (Full-Spectrum Therapy) present the next standalone chapter of the Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series, with a different acclaimed creative team on each issue!

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    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jun 29, 2021

    A.L. Kaplan's interpretation of Thor, Freyja, Loki, and the Aesir pantheon is a playful delight for young and older readers. Thor's burgeoning belly, Loki's red hair and pointy nose, and Freyja's penchant for lounging before stirring to action are amusing. Their collaboration will bring a smile to the faces of and hearts of readers. Read Full Review

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    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 16, 2021

    After a thunderstorm, The Storyteller calms his old friend with a tale of adventure. In it, Thor asks Loki to help him find a missing heirloom. Loki then uses deceptive methods to aid in his search. He finds the missing object. But, when the new owner refuses to return it, Loki and Thor devise a dramatic recovery plan.The Story: I really like how this story forwards the discussion of what is gender normative. Thor is presented as burly and boorish with hyper masculine traits. However, when he pretends to be the Goddess Freyja, his potential suitor is immediately charmed. Then, those same traits are viewed as feminine and delightful. This is a fun story about transformations, and dressing to the nines, that is perfect for Pride month.The Art:Traditional drawings are complimented by bright colors that match the perfectly match the tone of the story. Character expression and form are highlighted. The action scenes are well done, and the panels are very engaging. Read Full Review

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