Saturday Issue Review: Angela – Asgard’s Assassin Vol.1 – Priceless

 

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23546870Source: Purchased 
Publisher: Marvel
Series: Asgard’s Assassin #1-6
Edition:
 Paperback, 136 Pages
Genre:
 Science-Fiction Comic
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository*
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Rating: 3.5/5

All her life, Angela — the finest warrior of Heven — was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian. Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own! But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it? Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous inhabitant!

I already submerse myself in Asgardian comics, so I figured one more wouldn’t hurt…and I’m always looking for female comic book characters worth their salt. Angela is definitely one of those badass women.

Angela is Thor’s sister, considered to be dead and the reason that no one has heard from the kingdom of Heven in years. Given all the other mythology incorporated into the Marvel universe, it’s kind of cool to see the Angels make a debut…in a really different way. I’m always a fan of angels being portrayed a soldiers, it just makes more sense…but in this they are ruthless mercenaries and believe everything they do comes with a price. To see an Asgardian practicing these same ideals as she leaves Heven, is kind of cool.

Angela is a fairly rigid character, not int hat she doesn’t have depth but in the fact that she’s unyielding in her own ways. I really like her, and her backstory with Sera is definitely one I want to see more on.

I went back and forth on the art for this one though. Sometimes the style was gorgeous and really got the danger across in it’s bold and rough style…and other times you see a panel and wonder when Angela had time for plastic surgery.

Overall it’s a pretty good series, and I look forward to seeing what else becomes of this character.
3.5 stars

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