I’d Like to See Verity Willis Again

I’m not a fan of the Asgardian comics, those about Thor and his buddies, because I find the mythology overwhelming. But there was one aspect of the Loki: Agent of Asgard run a year or two ago that I really liked, and that was the introduction of Verity Willis.

She was created by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett in Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 (cover-dated May 2014), and she’s the perfect best friend for Loki, the god of lies, because she has the ability to see through any falsehood.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 page 4

That doesn’t make her happy.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 page 19

Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 page 20

The two meet at a speed dating event. She’s a supporting character through the following issues, until in Loki: Agent of Asgard #15 (August 2015), we find out why Verity has the superpower she has and how she’s managed her life so far.

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Then Loki came back as another version, the God of Stories, and took her soul, turning her into a ghost, in an attempt to protect her. The series ended with issue #17, with a meta-level tale about the different variations of the character and what stories mean, and she hasn’t been seen since.

I’d like to see her again, but only if someone got her right. I’m not sure many writers could deal with the implications of her ability unless they were willing to play with the nature of storytelling the way Ewing did.

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