Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4, #5, and #6 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #5, and Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #6 by Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen, Phil Jimenez, and Stephanie Hans
Average rating: 2.3/5 stars

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #4 Angela: Asgard's Assassin #5 Angela: Asgard's Assassin #6

Erica gives this comic three starsAngela: Asgard’s Assassin #4 by Marguerite Bennett and Kieron Gillen
Art: Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans

Well, I didn’t expect the baby Laussa to be super evil. But not entirely surprised. Babies are kind creepy in general; however, that’s my bias, not one that rules true in comics…

Except if the story centers around said baby, then it usually is kind of evil or at least causing chaos around it because it’s some kind of chosen one (Hope, Jenny Quantum). Really Danielle Jones Cage was the only neutral baby. Sure, she caused chaos in her parents’ life, but the normal baby kind, if your parents were superheroes.

Sera continues to be a rad character. I kind of wish that this would just be the adventures of Sera and Angela. I also have been enjoying the slow reveal of Sera being transgendered and how it’s worked into the plot without being a negative or full focus OMG.

The Guardians seen a little light here in substance. And perhaps this book is suffering from too many characters that we’re trying to make seem interesting.

Erica gives this comic three starsAngela: Asgard’s Assassin #5 by Marguerite Bennett and Kieron Gillen
Art: Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans

I really want this book to be about the adventures of Angela and Sera. Adding in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Odinson and family just clutter up the book. Like I get why this is happening with the plot around the child (of course, Odinson and family) and with the crossover stuff (Guardians needed to be together). But I’d rather have wacky space adventures.

Though maybe the writers think Angela is too serious for that.

Attacking Heven is a pretty bold move, even for the Guardians. Though I did not see Angela being able to get Odinson on her side. But they needed him. I suppose Angela mostly made this happen on her own with Sera’s help.

It also seems that those male angels weren’t as passive as once remembered. Or maybe they just saw how Sera changed her life, and while they may not be trans, they want agency too. Even if that agency means ringing an alarm.

This issue did get a little needlessly lyrical for me.

Erica gives this comic one star.Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #6 by Marguerite Bennett and Kieron Gillen
Art: Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans

Ugh, I just can’t with this story anymore. Seriously, you can’t just erase Sera’s existence from the action by making her actually Malekith, the Dark Elf. Fucking “Dark Elves” (racism and elves) and Asgard. Yeah, just totally make your only trans character, actually an evil male elf, in disguise. I can’t even get into what the ease of gender change as a no biggie for an evil plan makes transgender people’s experience look manipulative and of whimsy.

Then Sera’s supposed to be in the worst pain of pains in Hel. Sera has no agency whatsoever.

Yes, Angela needs to go save Sera. But unfortunately, I’m going to have stop reading this title.

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