Angela: Asgard’s Assassin (Marvel)
Story by Kieron Gillen Art by Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Huns
I have been saying for quite some time that I am excited to see Angela get her own series. Ever since she debuted in the Marvel universe I’ve been waiting for her to be given her own little corner to set up shop. This week we got our first taste of Angela: Asgard’s Assassin and I have to admit to being kind of disappointed.
A good first issue gives the reader something to latch on to, sense of the characters and then throws something at them that will make them want to buy the next issue. In this issue, I got very little to latch onto; Angela was not particularly likable and the hook at the end didn’t make a whole lot of sense. Continue reading
This summer, as with every summer for the last seven years, I have found myself eyeballs deep in the latest comic book event. This year it is Marvel’s Original Sin, which to my surprise has been pretty enjoyable. What is even more surprising is how much I’m liking the tie-in, especially this week’s Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #2.
Gail Simone, the outspoken writer of Batgirl has started a new Tumblr page dedicated to giving advice to people who want to get into the comics industry. Even though it just started the page already contains several good articles covering a wide variety of topics from experts. I’d once heard someone likening breaking into the comics industry to breaking out of jail, in that once someone accomplishes it, their route is closed up behind them. Hopefully this page will take away some the mystery and help some creative folks get into the industry.
I’ve also heard other things compared to prison life, but they shouldn’t be repeated in polite company.
A little less than 10 months separates us from Avengers: Age of Ultron and although we haven’t seen much in the way of stills (and no trailers yet) fans were treated to a little preview thanks to Avengers director Joss Whedon. Joss states that both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be fighting with Ultron and that we will be introduced to Vision. Whedon wouldn’t go into details of course, but just that little bit has already sparked my curiosity.
For now, I’ll just keep calm and count down to Guardians of the Galaxy.
Finally here is an opinion piece from Comics Alliance about the wave of announcements that came out of Marvel this week. Starting with a female Thor and then Falcon taking up the mantle of Captain America, the internet has been abuzz with activity and rumors. I’ve go no issue with a new, black Cap, though I think the article’s author has a point that a new Falcon book would have been a better idea. What I’d really like to know is who the female Thor is. At first there were rumors it would be Angela, which I feel works out just fine, since she was still pretty out of place, but later images released show Angela and Fem Thor on the same Avengers team. So unless their screwing with us, I’ve got nothing.
I really hope we’re being screwed with.