Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)

WARNING: There are spoilers for Loki in the following article because we name characters that turn up in the TV show. This article doesn't explain how certain characters appear or their context but proceed beyond the image at your own risk. The "Special Thanks" credits for the final episode of Loki Season 1 Episode 6 read as follows. The further down you go the more spoilery it becomes.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)
Screencap Loki S01E01

Loki Created By Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, And Jack Kirby
With Special Thanks To Doug BraithwaiteSal BuscemaAl Ewing Don HeckLee Garbett • Kieron Gillen • Mark Gruenwald Ralph MacchioJamie MckelvieKeith Pollard Walter Simonson • Mark Brooks • John BuscemaKurt Busiek Dave CockrumOlivier CoipelPaul CornellSteve Englehart • Mike GustovichCarlos Pacheco J. Michael StraczynskiRoger Stern • Roy Thomas • Len Wein

Loki was created for the Marvel Universe by Stan Lee, Larry Leiber, and Jack Kirby for the Thor comic book  Journey into Mystery #85 in 1962 – though Stan Lee had written a very similar version of Loki for Venus #6 in 1949.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)
Fantastic Four and the TVA

Walter Simonson created the Time Variance Authority with Sal Buscema for Thor #372, paid homage to long-time Marvel writer/editor and continuity expert Mark Gruenwald as the TVA staff were all clones of Gruenwald. The look of Owen Wilson's character Moebius is modelled on Gruenwald.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)
Loki's journey by Doug Braithwaite and Kieron Gillen from Marvel Comics #1000

Kieron Gillen wrote the revived Journey Into Mystery series drawn by Doug Braithwaite that established the young Loki. Gillen also wrote Young Avengers, drawn by Jamie McKelvie that gave us the YA version. Al Ewing wrote Loki, Agent Of Asgard, drawn by Lee Garbett, that established the genderfluid Loki.

The Comic Book "Special Thanks" Credits For Loki S01E01
Avengers #12 1962
Ravonna Lexus Renslayer was created in Avengers #12 by Stan Lee and Don Heck as a reluctant love interest for and opponent of Kang The Conqueror.

The Comic Book "Special Thanks" Credits For Loki S01E01
Thor #300
Ralph Macchio, Mark Gruenwald, and Keith Pollard worked on the Thor comic around #300. There's something there, but I don't know what. Any suggestions? John Buscema drew this version of Old Loki in 1969, referenced in the previous episode.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)
Journey Into Mystery 1969

 Joe Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel, creators of the stories published in Lady Loki: Mistress Of Mischief as part of the Siege event, which saw Loki take possession of a body intended for Lady Sif.

Marvel Rushes To Publish Loki Graphic Novel By JMS & Olivier Coipel
Loki Graphic Novel

Steve Englehart, co-creator with Sal Buscema of Roxxon in the comic books, the multi-national conglomerate of Big Oil, Big Media, Big Pharma, and Big Politics, which has a retail outlet in the manner of Walmart in Loki, namely Roxxcart.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)
Dark Reign Young Avengers #4

And no, obviously not Enchantress, but the modern version of her was hidden in a person called Sylvie, and that's enough for her creators, Paul Cornell and Mark Brooks, to get added to the credits.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)

The Time Keepers first appeared in Thor #243, created by Len Wein and John Buscema. And Alioth was created by Mark Gruenwald and Mike Gustovich as a matter-destroying cloud that Ravonna Renslayer accidentally released while trying to expand Kang the Conqueror's empire of Chronopolis.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)

Because yes, you waited long enough, yes, Kang The Conqueror was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. as well as Rama-Tut and Doctor Doom. Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema created the early Avengers tales that saw the Avengers summoned through the void to the end of time.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Steve Englehart and Dave Cockrum created the Giant-Size Avengers issues that established his lineage.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode

Avengers Forever, the twelve-issue Kang series, was created by Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern, and Carlos Pacheco – though Jesus Merino appears to have been left off. The 1999 series saw Kang aids the Avengers as part of his 'rebellion' against his apparent destiny and reveals that the other version of himself, Immortus serves the Time Keepers, with his previous interactions with the team having been motivated by an effort to keep humanity limited to prevent them from developing into a threat to the universe… there are, of course, parallels.

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode
Avengers forever by Busiek and Pacheco

Forever indeed because we now also know there is a Loki Season Two to come…

Comic Creator Credits For Final Episode Of Loki Reveal All (Spoilers)

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