Angela: Queen of Hel 6 review

ANGELA2015006-DC11-090ffThis issue pretty much conformed that Angela: Queen of Hel 7 will be the final issue in this series. That’s too bad, because Angela’s solo titles from Angela: Queen of Hel to this one have been an absolute delight. With such mythological writing in this series so far though, you might as well go nuts with the penultimate issue, and that’s exactly what writer Marguerite Bennet did here. Brace yourselves; this is a bit of a weird issue, in all the right ways.

Angela: Queen of Hel 6 pits Angela against the new Female Thor after a string of rather bizarre death scenes from across the city, of which Leah of Hel and her demonic dog seems to always be present. There’s a bunch of birds strangling a man with sausages, and a restaurant meal becoming a spaghetti monster that ruptures another man’s internal organs from the inside. Both of these characters are portrayed as jerks, but not enough so to deserve such a brutal death. That’s the normal part of this comic. The writing is jam packed with meta jokes, literary references that are actually funny and a complex plot that directly links this to 1602 Witch Hunter Angela. All in all, this is a very entertaining comic.

The art by Kim Jacinto is great. Everything is well detailed, whether it’s the scene in central park with the trees in the backgrounds, different people walking around and the poster that may or may not be foreshadowing the ending teaser. The demonic dog looks hilariously awesome when he unleashes himself against the spaghetti monster in what might be the best single panel I’ve seen this week. The chase scene between Angela and Thor makes great use of Angela’s tassels to emphasize how fast they’re moving. Israel Silva’s colouring is also great. Everything is bright, colourful and appealing to the eye.

It’s a shame this series didn’t last very long, but that’s what tends to happen with Marvel comics containing complex narratives these days. I guess it’s hard for these titles to find an audience. Still, this Angela run is delightfully weird from start to finish, adding a lot of creative mythology to Thor’s long-lost sister. If that sounds the least bit interesting, be sure to check this series out.

9/10

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Angela: Queen of Hel 6 review

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    I loved Sera’s heart-to-heart with Leah. That’s part of what I loved about this series: As weird and crazy as it could get, it always had these moments of sweetness. This issue really is hilarious, though. So weird and crazy and meta and fun. It makes for a great read.

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