Marvel Comics First Look: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1
If you are an Image Comics fan then you will know Angela from her appearances in the Spawn comics. Angela, of course, is no longer property of Image and belongs to Marvel now .While her design is mostly intact, we know her origin has changed. How much has it changed? Allow this meme to clear things up:
Angela is now Asgardian and her origins are brought to light following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm. While the gender change of Thor is on the horizon, I do feel that expanding the Asgardian royal family tree will make things even more interesting when the change is in full effect. I am curious to hear how you fans feel about it since this definitely changes thing not only for Thor's stories but for Loki's as well. Angela: Asgard's Assassin hits shelves this November.
ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1 – The Explosive New Series Coming in November!
New York, NY—July 29th, 2013— This coming November, the Marvel Universe’s newest star is about to show you why she’s the most dangerous in ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1 – the newest ongoing series launching as part ofAvengers NOW! The star-studded creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans show you a side of Angela you’ve never seen before, as she cuts a bloody swath across the Marvel Universe!
The finest warrior of the Tenth Realm, she has been trained all her life to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm, she must confront the truth of her lineage. She is the daughter of Odin. The sister of Thor. An Asgardian. Now, she has been cast out from the Tenth Realm, and wants nothing to do Asgard. What does she want? A clean slate. And she’ll cut down anyone in the Ten Realms who stands in her way!
“The story is Angela is basically on the run,” says co-writer Kieron Gillen of the first arc in an interview with Marvel.com. “It gives her a chance to interact with a lot of different people so by the end of the first arc we really get a sense of who Angela is vis-à-vis the Marvel Universe. This is how she interacts with Asgardians, this is how she interacts with Angels. This is how she interacts with the Guardians and the cosmic stuff. Here is how she interacts with the Earth. You get a sense of who she is and where she fits into the larger picture.”
Superstar writer Kieron Gillen returns to Asgard following his critically acclaimed run on Journey Into Mystery along with rising star writer Marguerite Bennett and the out of this world art team of Phil Jimenez & Stephanie Hans! Each issue features a main story drawn by Jimenez with a second story drawn by Hans!
As the newest star of the Marvel Universe prepares to take center stage, no fan can afford to miss the ongoing adventures of the angelic warrior when ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1 explodes on to comic shop shelves and digital devices this November!
For more on Angela: Asgard’s Assassin and more of Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con announcements, head towww.marvel.com/SDCC2014.