Comic Review: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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