Everything Feels - Journey Into Mystery #645

Everything Feels – Journey Into Mystery #645

Posted by October 25, 2012 Comment

So anyway, it was Journey Into Mystery #645 yesterday. Which means we have to check in on Tumblr, don;t we? Yes, yes we do. And wow. Here is a miniscule representation…

therestlessdead

I guess we should have known it would be temporary.

Brun and the disir leering at Hela and Tyr getting all romantic was hilarious.

THE CONVERSATION WITH THOR GUTTED ME.

ANYWAY

HE WON YOU GUYS. HE WON. He played the game and CHANGED and made his good name ;^;

BUT EVERYTHING WAS STILL TAKEN FROM HIM. EVEN LEAH. WHO WAS SENT BACK TO ORIGINAL LOKI’S PAST TO PULL THE SAME GAMBIT THEY DID ON THE SERPENT?!

“SWALLOW THE LIE”

NO. NO. I was expecting there be a victorious panel of him putting on the crown, but seeing him just laying slumped against the column, just holding it before the change was so much more painful.

NOW I AM INCREDIBLY STOKED FOR YOUNG AVENGERS. EVEN MORE THAN I WAS ALREADY.

I don’t really have better words than this now.

EDIT: SOMEONE ON THE TAG JUST POINTED OUT THAT LEAH BECAME HELA

SO THIS WAS A STABLE TIME LOOP

NO

I CAN’T

DEAL

WITH

THIS

DONNIE DARKO

SHIT
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latitans replied to your post: Another Theory JiM #645

This is interesting! But I just can’t cope with the idea of kid Loki not winning. Because that way he has nothing and nope. Him embracing Ikol as part of himself I’ve said before I would have liked. But on his own terms. This would be too cruel to bear.

I don’t think it’s a matter of Kid Loki not winning. He obviously did. He beat the odds set before him. As for accepting Ikol on his own terms, yeah, I would have preferred that. However, he did it willingly and tried to leave his friends/family the best prepared he could. It’s not the same, but it not as far as it feels right now.

I’m also not convinced that Kid Loki would either take in Ikol years down the road or not try to destroy him. His fear of turning to evil is breathtaking. Being tricked may be the only way.
mischievouslydelicious
I’m not sure I’m ok with this….
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jotunheimsprince

I won and you lost. Never forget it.
agentsandyquinn
This is what it is. This is happening.

Just ride it t
smiledesu

More JiM aftermath

  • Morphia: I’m ok
  • Morphia: it’s ok
  • Morphia: everything’s fine
  • Morphia: it’s just fiction
  • Morphia: I’m an adult who can deal with fiction
  • me: no you’re not
  • Morphia: no I’m not OTL Hold me.

xxthesmittenkittenxx

WELL, THE SHIP SINKS YET AGAIN…
Since Story!Leah is basically Hela and Hela is with Tyr…it appears that Kid Loki and Leah will never be together as, well, you know… (I’m gonna go and cry now.)

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agentsandyquinn

To everyone who says girls don’t read comics
FUCK YOU I DO AND I BET NONE OF YOU DO GROSS SOBBING LIKE THIS I CAN’T.

Okay so the ending of Journey Into Mystery has rendered me a little- emotional. I apologize in advance. Just going to crawl under my desk and.

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addertwist

HELP, MARVEL GEEKS (especially Thor or Loki geeks)
I JUST FINISHED JiM 645

WHAT

WHAT JUST HAPPENED

DOES IT CONTINUE

I’M

I’M SO CONFUSED AND CRYING A LOT PLS HELP

I thought I knew what was going to happen and I was sobbing and then…

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BUT I’M STILL SOBBING

what do I do what happens next how do I fix my internal high-pitched whining sound I’m legit whimpering every few seconds what
importantbusinessdinosaur

Given what just happened and how he has a couple of months until Young Avengers, I think the dude has deserved it.
fahrenheit-cosplay

So Kieron Gillen looks an awful lot like Dean Pelton. Not only do I approve, but I’m hoping for a team up between the two that ends like JiM and a lot of crying lol.

allfades

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY I CAN’T WHY OMG /SOBBING/

NO I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF OR MY FEELINGS

BUT HOLY CRAP THE LAST COMIC WAS LITERALLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLORED/DRAWN ONE AND IT ONLY MADE IT THAT MUCH MORE SAD AND BEAUTIFUL

INC JIM SPAM I’M SORRY

NOT SORRY

everyhourwounds

Time’s up, little Loki.
latitans

Literally every other post on my dash right now is people not handling JiM #645
I’m with you. I cannot handle this.

THIS IS SO NOT OKAY FOR KID LOKI

(I’m dying to know what Loki will do now…)

BUT THIS IS NOT OKAY

My poor bb, all alone and nobody mourning him or even knowing he’s gone. ;_;
faithsoprano

Hell on everywhere
I think that’s a pretty accurate description of the general emotional state of the JIM fandom right now.

lunikus

I was just starting to smile at things again when I decided all of a sudden to reread Journey Into Mystery 645.

Why am I now a masochist?
misscaptainmarvel
♕ But the hou
eyeballs-for-sale

This morning I decided to go back and reread Journey into Mystery 622 for the sheer pleasure of ripping my own heart out.

I was prepared to reread the magpie’s journey and Loki’s self-meeting in a new light.

What I wasn’t prepared for were these hidden moments:

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Volstagg. Volstagg no.
smilingoera

Journey Into Mystery 645

Loki is not evil .. kid Loki changed him .

Kid Loki’s heart is now a part of old Loki .
sprakles

madammadhatter replied to your post: Just leave me here to die.

Blood Brothers level of angst?

WORSE. BECAUSE LOKI WAS WONDERFUL AND LOVELY AND NOW HE IS GONE FOREVER ;A;

ALICE I NEED A HUG

misscaptainmarvel

No, that’s a pretty lie. It won’t be like that at all. I’ll be gone forever.
fanbrattery

Wake up,

eat breakfast,

Cry about Journey into Mystery #645.
ispeakhalflies

Moment of Truth
Kid!Loki:

  • sacrifice himself for Asgard. If so, he remains alive or he becomes amnesiac kid once again [Sure, he’s alive but he is not the kid!loki that I love]
  • goes to Midgard to do some soul-searching or self-exile
  • will fall into depression. If not, he will be a bit cynical.
  • is cursed to never set foot on Asgardia, ever again

Ikol

  • sacrifice himself for Loki
  • gets killed by whoever wants to kill him (my bet is Loki himself) [well, the magpie that was killed but it still counts.]

Thori

  • dies
  • stays with Volstagg at Loki’s request

Others

  • no more brotherly moments with Loki and Thor after this ;^; [still pending on this one]
  • Asgard(ia) will go back to the skies once again
  • Hela will reveal her true relation with Loki
  • There will be a Midgardian who looks and acts like Leah
  • Stephanie Hans’ artwork of 645 will be beyond AWESOME!!! [<=== expected]

Kieron, shoot me now and Hela/Leah, take my soul NOW!!!!!
missveryvery

  • missveryvery: god i never want to make a comic that sad
  • missveryvery: that’s terrible
  • missveryvery: i think if you made something this sad
  • missveryvery: i would have to kill you
  • missveryvery: to release all the witches inside you

missveryvery

i am literally drinking right now to calm myself down because of a fucking comic book.
vc-ness


I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make a Looper parody. That opportunity has not only arrived, but it has struck me down and off a cliff into a massive pool of heartwrenching emotion.
fromthesuncomesthelifeofastar

Dear Kieron Gillen,
I have had all day to calm down and I’d like to say sorry for all the awful things I”ve said about you on tumblr, twitter, facebook, and to my friends and family who don’t even read jim (but who I felt needed to hear about the menace that is you.)

Again, sorry that I tweeted you “hate forever” this morning. (Although it might still be true, it’s not a nice thing to tell someone.)

You’re a beautiful man and an wonderful writer and I hope Marvel keeps you forever.

<3 Skye

Ps: Please please please please please don’t hurt any of my baby avengers. Especially not wiccan and hulkling. I’ll be really good this year. I swear.
ghostsbygaslight

Alright. Journey Into Mystery 645 ruined my life. I’m sure we’re all on the same page here and quite honestly, I just wish the Kid Loki tag could take part in one huge group hug right about now.
Regardless, Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine came up on my shuffle, and it struck me as a Kid Loki /anthem/. Give it a listen, it might help you cope with your feels, too.

“Regrets collect like old friends, here to relive your darkest moments. I can see no way, I can see no way. And all of the ghouls come out to play. And every demon wants his pound of flesh, but I like to keep some things to myself. I like to keep my issues drawn, and it’s always darkest before the dawn.”

laufikols
Thor and Loki are the reasons for the tearsdrops on my key
oswinodinson
if I am not paying attention I start to think about how Kid Loki’s last words to Thor (that we get to see) are “you really are the biggest, sweetest idiot in all of the nine realms”

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jesuislegrandefromage

I’ve been personally victimized by Journey Into Mystery #645
But seriously, there is a black hole in my heart right now. My favorite series, my actual FAVORITE SERIES is over, and how does it end? With my favorite character being heavily hinted that he died. It’s not fair, for one; and two, from where the series began with Kid Loki, to where it ended, was such a fantastic growth and actual change of Loki’s character, he wasn’t Loki anymore he was his own self, a New Loki. He saved the world by sacrificing everything, more than once, and in the end he gave his life to save everyone. And the saddest part? No one will ever know he did, because his body didn’t die, just his soul, and it was (most likely) taken over by Old Loki, who honestly hasn’t changed at all, and now he gets to run around in Kid Loki’s body, and everyone will be none the wiser. It’s just so sad that he only got to say good bye to Thor and Hela, while we the readers just get to look on in sheer misery. I’m honestly heart broken to say goodbye to this series. It was the highlight of the month and I’m going to miss it so much, and I really hope that Young Avengers will be able to fill the gap that JiM is leaving. Until then, good bye Journey Into Mystery, you will be missed so dearly, and so will The Mighty Thor, but that’s a goodbye for next week.

Official “Journey Into Mystery” group hug post
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It’s been a fun ride, you guys.
ontinetine

I finally figured out why the JiM ending hurts me so much.

I wanted it to be a story of redemption, and it’s not.

I wanted a happy ending for once.

foolishmusingsandthings

Had to make this after reading JIM #645.
ideasareanadventure

EVERYTHING BURNS.
Actual burning. I stopped half way through Journey into Mystery #645 and worked on songwriting and homework and blogging and took an hour-and-a-half walk. And then I came back to it and finished it with feelings all over my face and curling up into a ball and minimising a lot.

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NO ONE TOLD ME I COULD BECOME SO EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN A COMIC BOOK SERIES.

And these characters. And it’s so frooping beautiful. The plot. The art. All of it.

And I’d happily talk about it. If you need me, I have an ask box…And I’ll be drawing Loki and Leah. A lot. And having more feelings. And hugging fictional characters. And repeat…

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hausofodin
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serrrure

Journey into Mystery is something you don’t talk about with me unless you want me crying into the floor

porkchopbby

somebody hold me, I Journey into Mystery’d and I can’t get up

; A ;

somebody make some “Gillen, you bastard” buttons and we can all sit around and cry together.
chocoho-liz

Journey into Mystery: A Comedy in Thirty Parts (Or a Tragedy in Thirty-One)

No.

No. No. No.

Nonononononononononono.

I am done. Oh god, I am so fucking done.

cakeandviolence

Canceled my Young Avengers Pre-Order
Let me save you the cost of the comics and the hours you’ll spend reading them, and your future emotional health.

Plot: Loki appears to be struggling to try and change. He backslides. He forms relationships. He makes progress, he backslides, he makes progress, it looks like he’s about to pull through, to be good and we’re all rooting for him… then we find out this was all a plan of his and he put the Young Avengers together because he needed each one for a specific reason and he’s still just an evil douche.

The end.

Edit: I think the reason I’m so angry about how JiM ended is because it was so cliche. Oh look, Loki is evil again. I just have no desire to keep reading anything of Marvel because all they do is kill off/get rid of anything new and keep drudging up the tired old shit.

passingfancies
“And he told his lie to the best of his ability. Because in the end, the lies you choose to tell define you. The lies you cling to because the truth is too horrible to contemplate. He prayed it was sufficient. Because he couldn’t bear to think he lived in a world were it wasn’t true.”
theramblingsofafangirl

I just realized
I’m a huge mess over JiM 645 right now. I started out shocked and shaken to my core, and now I’m still bawling my eyes out.

So if this is what it’s like now-

imagine how bad it will be next Wednesday?

Ever since I’ve started reading the Kid Loki comics, I would rush home from school on Wednesdays. I couldn’t bear waiting any longer than I had to. It’s one of the few things that could get me through the day, even when I knew that the next comic wouldn’t be the most joyful thing.

But next Wednesday, all that will be gone. I won’t have the unknown tales of Kid Loki waiting for me when I get home. All I’ll have is the reminder that the character, the one I related to so much, the one that looked out for his BFF to the very end, the one that got me into current comics, and the one that I love with all my heart…

That character is dead.

He became such a normal part of my life and I’m going to miss him so very much.

teavenger

Not even Thanos could make it through #645 with dry eyes…
homovikings


the journey into mystery fandom rn

i blame u audrey

finnians

All those pictures I drew of grown up kid Loki are physically hurting me, now.

frotu

Journey into Mystery 645: A Reaction Haiku
Shit oh lord what no

My body was not ready

Shoot me in the face
wickedbadsugar

Journey Into Mystery #645 Aftermath

  • So…after crying a pool of tears (damn u Kieron Gillen), I just remembered that this is Marvel (anyone can be resurrected) and Loki is a God (Gods can come back from nothingness). So please come back??

 

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(Last Updated October 28, 2012 5:21 am )

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