Angela: Asgard's Assassin #2

Writer: Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 12
7.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• What on Earth has made runaway Angela return to grimy old Earth?
• Is it fighting? It's probably fighting. It's usually fighting. You know what she's like.
• (Spoilers: It's not fighting. More spoilers: it does involve fighting, but she honestly wasn't planning it, no, really, honest.)

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 9, 2015

    It may be just a little hard for some readers to follow, but stick with it, for both the art and the attitude. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 7, 2015

    ANGELA: ASGARD'S ASSASSIN is shaping up to be a book full of action and characterization. We're finding out more about the potential of Angela's character and what she's all about. Kieron Gillen is crafting a fun and exciting tale with Angela going up against certain Asgardians and the flashback sequences by Gillen and Bennett add even more to who Angela is. While the flashback is informative, it did feel a little out of place in the time and moment it was told. If you've been craving some good old fashioned and bombastic action and storytelling, you need to check out what ANGELA is all about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Paul Jan 17, 2015

    I was kind of worried that this series wouldn't have the same magic as Gillen's previous series tackling Odin's troublesome brood, but this issue has alleviated all of those worries by giving us more info on the story while strengthening characterizations and maintaining the super visual style from the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 11, 2015

    Our story wraps up with a moment that clearly explains why Angela and Thor don't get along, as she gleefully leaps into battle against Dark Elves, reminding us that they're very similar creatures. Having limited experience with Angela as a character (mostly her Image/MacFarlane stuff), I wasn't in any way excited to see this series, finding her origins problematic and her nature boring. Gillen, Jiminez, Bennett and Hans (along with the rest of the team) have changed that for me, putting her in a situation where her nature is kind of fascinating and giving us lovely dialogue and some snappy plotting as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 10, 2015

    Angela is an interesting enough character, and she's on a pretty insane adventure. The art is also pretty fantastic. It's gritty, but bombastic. I just hope Gillen has gotten this out of his system. Angela's rich backstory should be sprinkled throughout the comic, with each revelation adding to the overall story. It shouldn't just be a big, painful info-dump in only the second issue. Read Full Review

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