During the Avenger's NOW panel, Marvel revealed plans for the angelic assassin, in her new series titled Angela: Asgard's Assassin.
Original Sin seems to be the catalyst of most of the new changes coming in the near future of the Marvel universe. Thor loses his worthiness and can no longer wield Mjolnir’s power, and now Angela’s heritage has been revealed as the daughter of Odin, and a product of a secret tenth realm. Cue gasp! When readers were first introduced to Neil Gaiman’s angelic creation, Angela was an off-again on-again villain of interest for the Spawn books. Now hailing Gaiman’s return to Marvel, Angela made an appearance at the end of the 2013 Age of Ultron mini-series and was expanded upon in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, making her once again, a fan favorite.
Angela has had quite the evolution as a character, but she seems to be a welcomed change to the Marvel canon. Throughout her time in the Marvel universe, Angela was simply looking for answers, and now those answers have been revealed in Original Sin and further explored in Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm. But clearly this was not enough, as the half-Asgardian has a new solo series in the works. The new creative team which includes writers Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, and artists Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans will chronicle Angela’s journey of self-discovery, debt paying and sword slashing as she carves out a new destiny bound to neither Asgard or the Tenth Realm.
Angela could prove to be a valuable addition to the Marvel universe (she’s pretty damn good in the Guardians of the Galaxy), but could this be at the wrong time will all the drastic changes stemming from Original Sin, and the new Avengers NOW lineup?
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