Examples of comic-Loki’s ability to take the shape of a woman without stealing someone else’s body. These are all short, temporary appearances for convenience sake.
- 1: Thor #92 (Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott)
- 2: Thor Annual#18 (Ron Marz, Tom Grindberg, John Nyberg e.a.)
- 3:Wolverine vs. Thor. (one shot, march 2010) (Frank Tieri, Paco Diaz, Guillermo Ortega e.a.)
- 4 & 5: Thor and the warriors four #01 & #04 (Alex Zalben & Gurihiru)
pic 1: Neri is not Loki. I included this panel because thanks to Heimdall’s statement, we know Loki had this ability even in the early comics. Unless Heimdal is making shit up just so he can chat with Neri, that is. However, Heimdal also tells about Loki sneaking past him in snake-form, and one can see that is true in Thor #88, so I’ll believe the rest of his story too.
pic 2: One of the few instances to show the actual shape-shifting. Loki also took the form of a Dragon right before this.
pic 3: This Thor’s explanation for what happened to Wolverine. It isn’t contradicted anywhere and fits into the pattern of Loki-gets-some-poor -sucker-to-fight-Thor-stories, so it’s probably true, but still never 100% proven, as far as I know. But even if Thor is wrong, he would not have suspected Loki of this if he knew he couldn’t do it. A synopsis of the story can be found here.
Pic 4 & 5; no comment.
Edit (17 march 2014): As pic 6, I added some panels from Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 (Al Ewing & Lee Garbett). Even in the comics itself it’s pointed out Loki’s attitude to shape-changing has changed.