Jennifer's Reviews > Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1

Angela by Kieron Gillen
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it was amazing
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December 5, 2014 – Finished Reading
December 9, 2014 – Shelved as: comics-graphic-novels
December 9, 2014 – Shelved

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message 1: by Jennifer (last edited Dec 09, 2014 11:19AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jennifer It feels like a good start to what I hope will be a strong series. There's plenty in here for both fans of Asgard stories and general comic readers, though the dialogue as always is a bit thick for non-Thor readers.

I think this issue effectively establishes some distance from her Original Sin origin story, which was basically the plot of the 80's cartoon She-Ra pilot (though I admit I kind of loved that). The values she was raised are really screwed up and I like the weird gray area she exists in morally.

This issue does have something of a Red Sonja feel to it, but I know we can trust writer Kieron Gillen to take that aesthetic somewhere new and interesting, if Marvel will allow it. Or put some clothes on her...

I look forward to next issue and reading what Kieron Gillen will do with this character.


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