journey-into-mystery:

Context reading of yore (if 2010 counts as yore)

Very Optional: Siege: Loki (for context), Siege 4 (for Old Loki’s death)

Super Optional: New Mutants 11 (for the Dísir’s first appearance), Thor 611-614 (for Dísir/Leah/Hela/Mephisto/Tyr context), Thor 12 (for Laufey context)

Pre-JiM shenanigans in Thor’s series

Optional: Thor 617-621 (Loki’s not in all of them. 617 is his origin. This arc starts on 615, in case you want to check earlier for context)

Optional: The Mighty Thor (2011) 1-6

Fear Itself

Journey into Mystery 622, 626.1, 623

Optional: Fear Itself 2 (for context), 3 (with Loki)

Journey into Mystery 624-630

Optional: Fear Itself 7 (for context), Fear Itself 7.2 (with Loki), The Mighty Thor 7 (for context)

The Terrorism Myth + the Trolling of Asgardia

Journey into Mystery 631-636

Optional (and parallel to the previous): The Mighty Thor 8-12, 12.1

Exiled + The Manchester Gods

Exiled 1, Journey into Mystery 637, New Mutants 42, Journey into Mystery 638, New Mutants 43

Journey into Mystery 639-641

Everything Burns

The Mighty Thor 18, Journey into Mystery 642, The Mighty Thor 19, Journey into Mystery 643, The Mighty Thor 20, Journey into Mystery 644, The Mighty Thor 21, Journey into Mystery 645, The Mighty Thor 22 (for context)

* Technically, you can stop on 645. But if you’re inclined to still follow Loki’s adventures after you finish Gillen’s run of JiM, keep reading the guide.

Post-JiM and Young Avengers

Marvel Now! Point One 1 (2012)

Optional?: A+X 5 (2013) [follow-up to Thor 601-606]

Young Avengers (2013) 1-11

Extra: cameos that are so out-of-canon I don’t know if they should count

(Probably not canon yet but might pop out in Young Avengers: Vengeance 4)

Last updated: October 31, 2013. If I’m missing something, let me know.

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