Angela: Queen Of Hel #1

Angela: Queen Of Hel #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Stephanie Hans, Aaron Kim Jacinto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Stolen from ASGARD, exiled from HEVEN, and robbed of SERA, her greatest companion - ANGELA plunges into the depths of blackest HEL to save her friend...and once there, the lost princess of Asgard will carve out a realm of her very own. All hail ANGELA, THE NEW QUEEN OF HEL!
Rated T

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Oct 27, 2015

    The only thing I could fault the writing of the issue is the amount of jumping around there is chronologically, usually I'm fine with this sort of thing but in twenty pages of story (by the way, twenty pages of story for 3.99?!) there is a total of five major time-jumps, including one into a memory/vision and one out of the same memory/vision. Overall, I'd say if you want to get started on what will be a great fantasy series, then look no further than Angela: Queen of Hel, with memorable characters and an interesting world it's sure to be an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 27, 2015

    Angela: Queen of Hel #1 plays to Bennett's strengths with a character-driven story tinged with horror and hints of sweeping romance. She handles sensitive moments with a delicate hand, and hones in emotional punches other writers might miss such as Sera's "where they called me by another name" as she confronts Angela. This may seem off-hand, but Bennett giving this line to a trans character haunted by nightmares of her past makes it especially poignant and jarring. Angela: Queen of Hel #1 has a strong creative team and an intriguing story that will certainly please fans of Angela's previous books, and will quickly hook curious newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Mad Moll Green Oct 29, 2015

    It makes me happy that this historic issue is going to inspire new readers to pick up this comic–and it makes me really happy that those readers are going to be rewarded by a creative team making such a beautiful book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Oct 29, 2015

    ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #1 is a strong debut in the All New All Different Marvel line up. The Asgardian writers, Aaron, Ewing, and Gillen can embrace Bennett with open arms, as she spins another legend the gods can be proud of! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 28, 2015

    All in all, this was a great start to another All-New, All-Different series. Im excited to see more of Angela, but also more of this era for Marvel. In what Ive read so far, theyve made good on expanding representation and using characters who havent had a spotlight in a while. Angela is a great jumping on point for anyone interested in representation, diversity, and women with swords who will quite literally fight the Hevens. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 27, 2015

    I was intrigued by the concept when this series was launched, and the first issue has me beyond interested now. The combination of writing and art is entertaining and has a very “Marvel” feel about it all. It also gives us something new, which as a reader I appreciate and enjoy. So far, it's one of my favorite debuts of All-New, All-Different, and feels like it's actually worthy of that moniker. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 29, 2015

    This first issue serves as a fairly easy gateway into the saga of Angela and her partner/friend/lover Sera. It deftly summarizes what's transpired now without losing focus on Angela's new status quo. The relationship between Angela and Sera is very much the heart of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 27, 2015

    I'm starting to get these characters and I enjoyed the character dynamics that were built up here. The issue is gorgeous through and through and the peek into Hel is exciting stuff. It didn't gel perfectly, but it's a nice start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 28, 2015

    The present as presented by Kim Jacinto and Israel Silva is something mediocre though. Jacinto applies a heavily detailed linework inspired by artists of the 90s in order to create something that feels far less realistic than what she is aspiring towards. There's nothing confusing about the action or drama shown in the present, but it alludes any sense of the organic or natural. If it were not for Hans' work in this issue, it could be tossed away. Yet the rich colors and beautiful love story shown in the past makes the present feel like a narrative worth paying attention to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 28, 2015

    The issue's standard cover by Julian Totino Tedesco is a minimally colored but fitting and eye-catching image of Angela on the queen's throne, laid out similar to one of Jacinto's images inside but with a decidedly darker vibe. "Angela: Queen of Hel" #1 isn't the most easily read series introduction, but it's full of highlights like good characterization and attractive art throughout, which makes it worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Oct 30, 2015

    "Angela: Queen of Hel" #1 is a very good debut but some art problems hurt it. It's accessible but continues the established storyline from "Asgard's Assassin" so for fans of this character, it's not something you'll want to skip. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Nov 2, 2015

    Angela and Sera's relationship is brought to the forefront in this issue, and it is firmly, visually established that the two are indeed a couple (despite Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso's refusal to speak its name). Previous issues have strongly hinted at their relationship status, but this issue removes all question from the equation. We get two big-time smooches: one of which takes up an entire page. Sera provides the narration, which helps to smooth the transition between a few (sometimes jarring) time jumps. Even though half of the comic's art leaves some to be desired, Bennett has given the series a fast-paced, enjoyable, and incredibly readable first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Oct 30, 2015

    Much like many of the other new number ones from the re-launch this is not a mind-blowing number one but it does gently place the reader into a comfortable position so they are ready for whatever event laden schedule that they have in the pipeline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Oct 29, 2015

    Angela, Queen of Hel #1 is a decent book that provides readers with interesting designs and gorgeous artwork. Unfortunately for brand new readers " which may be most of us " it tends to be a little overwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 31, 2015

    The art is fantastic, though, both with the present day stuff and the flashbacks. I definitely think I'll be giving Angela another try with this relaunch. Everybody loves a good Hel conquest love story. Read Full Review

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