Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Angela: Asgard's Assassin Volume 1: Priceless [2015] by Phil Jimenez | Stephanie Hans

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin begins as she kidnaps the heir of Asgard and travels to Limbo We get a brief story about her background in the introduction and her actions within the story of how she settles her debts. For a new character to launch her own series this was a poor attempt to create interest as some of the issues were not addressed. It would have been nice to see things from her point of view instead of someone else narrating her story. 

The second issue of Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2 begins as the backstory of how Angela stole her sister from her parents. She escapes to Midgard where we learn Angela is a dealmaker and keeps the rules of Heven. She kidnapped her own sister to bring to the Angels of Heven as payment for what she owes them. As Thor and the other Asgardians are in pursuit, Angela heads to the world of the Dark Elves to find the solution to stop their pursuit. This is a much better story than the first issue as it explains more about Angela’s intentions for the kidnapping. 

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #3 finds herself on the run with her baby sister from Odinson and the other Asgardians. She travels to Vanaheim where they discover the ruins of a temple where marriages to place. Sera tells Angela to go beneath the temple to find an armored wedding dress that only the pure of heart could wear. She later hooks up with the Guardians of the Galaxy as Odinson and Loki travel to Hel to ask their Queen Hela for help. She dispatches hunters to track down Angela and Odinson asks he needs her alive however without the use of her legs. 

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4 Odinson had called reinforcements, Hela’s Valkrie tribe the Disir to stops Angela. However Angela has the Guardians of the Galaxy beside her to help her defeat the Disir. Angela reveals her kidnapped sister has the power of Surtur inside and only Heven can save her. Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #5 Odinson tracks her sister Angela to Heven and discovers why she kidnapped their sister. Odinson understands and Angela throws her sister into Heven’s furnace. Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #6 begins with Angela tossing her sister into the depths of Heven’s furnace where she restarts it and saves her sister. She has repaid her debts to Heven for raising her and to Asgard by removing the power of Surtur from her sister. Afterwards Angela confronts Sera who is really Malekith in disguise. He reveals how the All-Mother cursed the angels to Hel and Sera is there too. Angela plans to go to Hel to save her Sera. The final issue really brings the first arc to a respectable close after a rough start at the beginning.