Things were so much simpler when Angela thought she was merely an avenging angel and clashed with Spawn. Once she found out she was actually the daughter of Odin, the same being who once banished her entire home realm, life got a little more complicated.
Now Angela finds herself no longer welcome in the Tenth Realm and still harboring a big grudge against Asgard. What’s a powerful angelic warrior to do? Find her own path, which is exactly what she’ll be doing under the guidance of writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett and artists Phil Jiminez and Stephanie Hans in Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1.
As Marvel puts it, Angela wants “a clean slate. And she’ll cut down anyone in the Ten Realms who stands in her way!”
“The story is Angela is basically on the run,” Gillen said of the first arc in an interview with Marvel.com. “It gives her a chance to interact with a lot of different people so by the end of the first arc we really get a sense of who Angela is vis-à-vis the Marvel Universe. This is how she interacts with Asgardians, this is how she interacts with Angels. This is how she interacts with the Guardians and the cosmic stuff. Here is how she interacts with the Earth. You get a sense of who she is and where she fits into the larger picture.”
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 hits comic shops and digital in November as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, and it’s almost guaranteed to make a splash in several parts of the Marvel Universe when it does.