Hot damn! And I mean that. This is coming from a woman that appreciates femininity in comics, yet wants artists to be careful not to over sexualize their characters. And ANGELA, for the longest time, teetered toward the later….until now. Marvel’s Angela will be debuting a new costume designed by series co-artist Phil Jimenez, and I’m really stoked to show you the before and after images!
Angela has always been a badass. Let’s not forget that one little detail. No matter how she is dressed or how she looks when she’s kicking ass, one thing is certain – SHE IS KICKING ASS.
Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane created Angela in 1993. Since Marvel acquired the character in 2013, the character’s appearances have by-and-large followed the original design by McFarlane. And as you can see by the below, she is a force to be reckoned with: boobies, midriff, and all.
Since then, Angela has shown up in multiple cross overs and recently got a comic of her own. My first experience with her was when she joined the Guardians of the Galaxy by Brian Michael Bendis. And her brooding and very secretive style was intriguing. It added to her fury when needed in battle. But I was alway a little put-off by the lack of… shall we say…warrior armor.
But now the new design seen below is set to premier inside Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, and will begin being featured on the covers with #6. According to Newsarama:
“Angela’s new costume is an enchanted artifact whose appearance changes to fit the person wearing it. So this is basically a representation of Angela’s inner self,” says series editor Wil Moss. “She may no longer be an Angel of the Tenth Realm, but the wings on this costume — which are actually formed from the liquid gold metal of her Ichor blades — indicate at least some part of her still considers herself one of them. Working from rough ideas from Kieron Gillen, Phil Jimenez wonderfully brought this new outfit to life, giving Angela a powerful and elegant new look.”
Yeah – now that’s the warrior that I’ve always wanted and expected to see. Nice job Jimenez – I think there are many women (and men) cosplayers that can’t wait to tackle that brilliant armor and golden wings. As for me – I can’t wait to pick up the Angela and start reading a new chapter in women-ass-kickery.