Watch Thor and Loki face off in the lushly animated Blood Brothers

Before the God of Thunder makes his way to the big screen this summer, Marvel is unleashing a four-part microseries that dares to imagine a world where Loki, the God of Mischief, rules in Asgard.

Based on Robert Robi and Esad Ribic's 2004 Loki miniseries, this four-part saga will be available to download on iTunes, XBox Live and the PlayStation Network starting on March 28. And judging by this trailer, which shows off animation that looks an order of magnitude better than any of Marvel's cartoon offerings in the past, it'll be worth the wait. There's a tactile, fully rendered feel to Blood Brothers that evokes fantasy illustration luminaries like Frank Frazetta and Joe Jusko.

Time will tell if the whole thing looks as epic as its trailer, but for now, my hair is good and blown back.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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