Loki to be Pansexual and Gender Fluid in New Series of Marvel Anti-Hero Books in 2019

Loki to be Pansexual and Gender Fluid in New Series of Marvel Anti-Hero Books in 2019

Posted by December 11, 2017 Comment

Loki, Marvel’s go to villain besides Thanos of late and certainly the most popular complex bad guy from the films, will be presented as pansexual and genderfluid in a new series of Marvel novels coming in 2019, according to the series’ author.

Mackenzi Lee will be writing the book series, which will focus on Marvel’s anti-heroes, starting with the Asgardian God of Mischief themselves, Loki Laufeyson.

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Lee, writer of 2017 New York Times Best-Selling novel The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue will pen the three book historical-fiction series, each looking at the life and times of a particular Marvel anti-hero.

When the author was asked if Loki would be presented as queer in her novels via twitter, the author responded:

Of course, this being twitter and involving comics fandom, some fan took umbrage with the suggestion that the shape-shifting god could be presented as pansexual and gender fluid of all things. The upset fan said, “I don’t mind if there is evidence to support this claim. But I have a problem if the LGBT want to say he is just so they can feel represented”.

Lee responded quite knowledgeably on the matter:

As Lee states, there is plenty of comics evidence to back up the claim, and also evidence in the source Norse myths. Loki is a shapeshifter, and has shown themselves happy to exist as either gender a few times, sometimes with an ulterior motive and sometimes just for funsies. Similarly, in the Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie‘s Young Avengers run, he stated how Asgardians didn’t have concepts like straight and gay, and so such things don’t factor into his own sexuality.

In Al Ewing and Lee Garbett‘s Loki: Agent of Asgard, Loki changed shape and gender a few times.

Sadly, readers have a little while to wait for these adventures of the pansexual, gender fluid Loki, as the series isn’t looking to be released until 2019.

(Last Updated December 11, 2017 5:42 pm )

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Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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