hdanniel's review

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3.0

A estas alturas cualquier cosa que escriba Kieron Gillen está bien por mi.

amyjoy's review

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3.0

3.5 stars

Does anyone ever explain why Angela spends all her time in an armor bikini & why her belt is wider than her underpants?

Other than that, this was super enjoyable. I love that Angela's best friend(/lover?) is a chubby (for a Marvel comic book) trans woman of color, who is also sarcastic and hilarious. I love Kieron Gillen & Marguerite Bennett's writing, and I appreciated all the great feminist comments they worked into this book.

wyvernfriend's review

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4.0

Complicated politics. Cool warrior woman.

nightxade's review

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4.0

An Angela figurine sits on my bookshelf since the days when I used to collect just about everything Image. I never cared for the Spawn comics that Angela spawned from, but I did read her miniseries and was very excited to learn that she'd become a part of the Marvel universe. I did not read her introduction via the Guardians of the Galaxy, but that group does play a part here and reveals a slightly less steely but no less deadly side to Angela, injecting just the right amount of humour into an otherwise dark and focused story of a woman with a very significant mission that puts her at odds with both of the worlds that have rejected her. Initially, the story starts out a bit confusing, though as her friend Sera weaves the angel's tale, things become a bit clearer and the twists and turns the story takes as Angela forges her path become easier to follow. The panel art is very good, but I was far more interested in the various artist interpretations and painted covers that peppered the pages. Angela is one of the many scantily clad warrior women that permeate the comic industry, but, unlike other such characters, I found that every artist here captured the essence of her undaunted spirit, rather than waste time simply and uncreatively objectifying her.

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inlibrisveritas's review

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4.0

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.

acrasie's review

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2.0

Lots of twists and turns but nothing truly compelling that made me want to pick up volume 2.

geekery's review

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2.0

Really wasn't impressed, which is a shame. Angela and her hyper-capitalistic worldview is more annoying and frequently contradictory, the art quality and style seemed to change every other page, and it takes too long for much of anything to be explained, and her outfits are just so God awful. It's a constant visual metaphor for all of the frustrating shit, antiquated shit comics do.
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