My name is Pat Loika.

I'm a writer, illustrator and podcaster based out of San Diego, CA. I also dabble in photography and way too many other activities to list.

This is where I do my personal blogging, with random thoughts, nonsense, art and photos.

 

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In a continued effort to bring new readers to the world of comic books, Marvel teamed up with ABC’s The View to promote the next story arc in Thor, God of Thunder. Looks like a new hand will be wielding the mighty Mjolnir, and it’s not the typical male archetype we’ve come to expect from our Asgardian hammer tosser. The new Thor will be a woman. 

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” said series writer, Jason Aaron. 

Aaron will be joined on the book by Cyclops artist, Russell Dauterman.

Just who will take up the mantle of the God of Thunder? Marvel may wait til San Diego Comic Con next week to drop that bombshell on us. But on The View, a little clue was hinted about her origins, “The story behind her is she created herself. She was saved by Thor and she came down to Earth, followed him, and made herself look like Thor and so now she’s taking over.” 

REALLY looking forward to this!

From Wolverine & the X-Men #34 by Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong, Laura Martin and Clayton Cowles.

From Wolverine & the X-Men #34 by Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong, Laura Martin and Clayton Cowles.

From Wolverine and the X-men 24 by Jason Aaron, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Morry Hollowell and Joe Caramagna.

From Wolverine and the X-men 24 by Jason Aaron, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Morry Hollowell and Joe Caramagna.

"And this is how it ends…" - From Thor, God of Thunder # 1 by Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, Dean White and Joe Sabino.

"And this is how it ends…" - From Thor, God of Thunder # 1 by Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, Dean White and Joe Sabino.

Loikamania 106: Jason Aaron

This week, Pat and Adam chat with writer Jason Aaron. We go through all of his current books, including the end of Scalped. We talk about him finishing his run on Incredible Hulk, and closing out the Avengers vs X-Men event. Plus, lots of Wolverine and the X-Men talk, some process talk, and we get into his upcoming run on Thor with Essad Ribic. WARNING: Scalped spoilers in the first 20 minutes of the interview!

Music by Steve Earnhart and the Alabama Shakes. Cover illustration by Jock, design by Chris Maze.

Jason’s twitter: twitter.com/jasonaaron
Jason’s website: JasonAaron.info
Adam’s twitter: twitter.com/adamwitt
Adam’s podcast: comicswillbreakyourheart.tumblr.com
Comic Impact: comicimpact.com

Loikamania 095: The AvX Special!

This week, Pat is joined by Travis Holyfield as we talk about Marvel’s big summer event, Avengers vs. X-Men. We start off with a debate on which side of the fight is truly right, with Pat representing the X-Men, and Travis rooting for those gaudily clad fascists known as the Avengers. We follow it up by discussing the entirety of act 1 of the event, talking about the plot, our favorite bits, and some tie-in talk as well. A very fun and spirited debate, so check it out!

Get the show at the link above, through Comic Impact, or through iTunes!

Music by Alan Silvestri and Henry Jackman. Cover illustration by Jimmy Cheung, Mark Morales and Justin Ponsor, design by Chris Maze.

Travis’ twitter: twitter.com/travisholyfield
Travis’ blog: travismholyfield.blogspot.com