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Angela – Marvel Legends (Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2) (Titus Wave)

It’s Angela, of Spawn fame. In that universe, she was an angel and bounty hunter. She and Spawn fought against one another and together a few times. In the real world Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman went to court over who was the rightful owner of this fantastic lady. Well, Neil Gaiman won the real world battle. He would later sell the rights to Marvel.

From there, Marvel created a backstory where Angela is actually a daughter of Odin, therefore a sister to Thor. She is known as Aldrif Odinsdottir, but that is a mouthful, so we’ll stick with Angela. In the Age of Ultron storyline, she met up with and was attacked by the Guardians of the Galaxy. Welcome to your new universe. This is where the tie-in comes that allows us to feel okay with her being added to this wave of GotG Vol.2 figures.

Her body mold, and paint work are fantastic. She has a nice strong body. I am hoping we are continuing to move away from that skinny female body we saw for so long. Her hair is blowing in the wind, which is fantastic, and generally typical for how she is drawn.

She comes with two axes and a giant sword. The sword has a sheath that is on a belt around her waist. She has some added armor around her elbows. Those pieces tend to move around a lot, and don’t really stay in place. It is a similar problem we had back with Rogue and her boot tops. A very minor problem for a great figure.

Well, this is the first comic figure of the wave, and she is really well done. It is great to get a figure that has such a rich history, both in comics and the real world. I love that Hasbro spent the time and energy on making her, and getting her into our hands. It has been 4 years since her introduction into the Marvel Universe, so it is about time. There are plenty of others who have never seen the light of day in plastic form, but this one is out, and she is great!


Graphic Novel: Rat Queens – Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery

 

rat-queens-vol-01-releasesThis is an extremely well put together graphic novel. There is plenty of humor in the writing that drips with sarcasm. Kurtus J. Wiebe does a fantastic job of writing the dialog in a way that you know exactly how the characters sound.  I really admire the writers who can capture so well the humor of a conversation.  Wiebe has put together a great team of women to fight in this book.  They are all different personalities, and like any good fantasy team, they each have their own strengths, wether it is with a sword, or magical.

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This is definitely an adult book. There is a lot of swearing that helps portrait the women as warriors.  It seems about right for what you would expect from a group of warrior women.  Though this is the first volume, we certainly get a good glimpse of who they are.   Then you add in the bloody battles.  There are some great Conan type scenes.  Guys getting cut in half, or smashed with giant hammers.   The scenes do such a great job of either helping to convey the level of anger the characters are feeling, or the challenge they are going to be facing.

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The art, by Roc Upchurch, is great. From the solid drawings, to the fantastic coloring. Well done for the first volume. Can’t wait to read more.  If you are looking for a quick read that will make you laugh out loud, this is the book for you.  They do a good job of tying up the story at the end to make it a great one volume stand alone, but the good news is, there is more. Yay!


Ode to Frank Cho

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I got a new iPhone 5 last weekend, and of course I would need a cover to protect it.

I went with a Skinit cover since I could customize it any way I wanted. So many pictures I could choose from. I thought I would go with a personal favorite pic of mine.

Frank Cho is one of my favorite comic artists, and Liberty Meadows is one of the best comic strips out there. Put the two together and you have gold.

It doesn’t get much better than Brandy and her relationship with Truman the duck. I would love to have gotten all of Oscar in the picture too, but it is hard to get a square picture to fit onto a rectangle. Ah well, I am happy with it.


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