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Avenging the Angel Angela, Marvel Comics Superhero

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As conceived by Quesada:

Angela was pulled out from Heaven into the realm of Midgard as a result of the fracturing of space … She appeared on the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Earth signal. She is an angel and a bounty hunter, working under the auspices of Heaven to oppose Spawn.

She appeared in the Marvel Universe in the 2013 story “Age of Ultron”, and her character was expanded upon in the 2014 storyline “Original Sin”, where she was established to be the lost sister of Thor.

“I’m ridiculously proud of Angela: a hunter, a warrior, a take-no-prisoners kick-ass lady angel with whom you would never want to mess,” Gaiman wrote as an opening line. “Creating her was fun, writing her early exploits was a delight. It made me sad that her time in comics was cut short, and that people who loved her (including me) thought they’d never see her again. I am happy that, after a long time in the wilderness of non-existence, she has come back to us again.”

Angela of the Marvel Universe

Angela of the Marvel Universe

The e-mail was also figuratively stamped by old-school Marvel zeal with Gaiman’s closing statement about Angela: “And given what I know about how she’s come back and the role she’s going to be playing in the Marvel universe (not to mention the wonderful Joe Quesada designs) she is, as Stan Lee used to delight in saying, “Back…! And better than EVER!”

Quesada wouldn’t divulge the plot situation that delivers Angela into the Marvel mosaic, but he pointed to a landmark Marvel moment of the 1960s as an instructive lesson as far as mythology merger.

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