Let me reiterate: The point of this two-part guide of mine is to point fans of movie!Loki to Loki comics that are of interest to us. The more Marvel comics I read the more I see why the comics fans think we Loki fangirls are insane. To them, watching the movie must have been something like this:
Comics fans: “What the hell? Why is Loki having normal emotions, like love and hurt? Why are they trying to make him three-dimensional and give him understandable motivations? Why isn’t he being completely evil? This is so OOC.”
Movie!Loki: *suddenly starts telling vicious pointless lies and killing everybody in reach, often without good reason*
Comics fans: “Finally, Loki’s in character! About time!”
Movie viewers who were sympathizing with Loki: “…Whuh? Why is he doing all this? Most of it makes no sense! The only way this makes sense at all is if he had a psychotic break from the trauma of finding out he was a frost giant and is now completely raving mad.”
So when they tell us Loki is just evil and not a sympathetic woobie, they’re talking about a completely different Loki.
Most of the comics just have Loki as a completely evil villain whose motivation is “because he’s evil”. The best one can usually hope for is to be impressed by the intricacy of his schemes. However, there are a handful of comics that present a Loki more in line with movie!Loki.