COMICS: Marvel Unveils Joe Quesada's Design For Neil Gaiman's 'Angela'

'Angela' first appeared in the pages of Todd MacFarlane's Spawn, but the character will make her "Marvel NOW!" debut in Age of Ultron #10. Hit the jump to check out her new look - as designed by Joe Quesada - and comments from Marvel E-i-C Axel Alonso.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/9/2013

'Angela' will make her debut in the Marvel Universe in a story by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Gaiman in the pages of Age of Ultron #10 (with artwork from Joe Quesada). "We took what Neil had laid down for the character and found a way to collaboratively fold her into the Marvel Universe in a seamless way," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonzo told Entertainment Weekly. "What’s fascinating to me about what we have done is Angela is clearly a part of the Marvel universe by the time people understand her back-story. It’s as if she’s always been there. It doesn’t feel like we’ve just opened some portal and brought something new and strange and completely different into our universe." What do you guys think of her new look? Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page for more comments from Quesada and Alonso.

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ekrolo2 - 5/9/2013, 12:12 PM
Yes and DC is apparently sexist when the new Storm costume has a boob window, don't get me started on Emma Frosts new costume, and now this. Hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me, especially when both companies are notorious for doing things like this.
PsyGuy - 5/9/2013, 12:17 PM
@ekrolo2

Marvel has been doing really well in this department. Just look at the new all-female X-Men series.

marvel72 - 5/9/2013, 12:18 PM
nice image,i want gaiman writing miracleman/marvelman or dr.strange.
MrE - 5/9/2013, 12:21 PM
What size belt is that?
DioFoRio - 5/9/2013, 12:22 PM
Seriously @MrE and what the phuck is it holding up?
DanteSparda - 5/9/2013, 12:27 PM
Niceee!! She's looking really good, a more simplified look but it certainly works.

@ekrolo2

-I don't remember DC or Marvel ever saying they female designs weren't sexist, where is the hypocrisy there?
-As long as the characters are complex, appealing and well written and their desgins match their personalities who cares if they looks sexy or not?
ekrolo2 - 5/9/2013, 12:28 PM
@PsyBoy

Im well aware of this, but Storms costume still has a boob window, Emma still looks like a complete and utter whore and Elektra still has her old costume, why couldn't they just give her a costume like they did with Psylocke is beyond me.
ekrolo2 - 5/9/2013, 12:30 PM
@DanteSparda

My comment was aimed towards the fanboys who use shit like this to start flame wars. I cant take it seriously when a character like Emma Frost walks around with that costume of hers, I just cant, its way too ridiculous.
PsyGuy - 5/9/2013, 12:32 PM
@ekrolo2

I agree I guess about Elektra...although I don't follow anything she's in.

also, Emma IS a complete and utter whore. #TeamJean
ekrolo2 - 5/9/2013, 12:32 PM
@Intruder

Spawn seriously needs a good writer already, the potential is there but most of the characters stories are crap, at least thats what I thought after I finished reading them.
mctrinket - 5/9/2013, 12:34 PM
That's one seriously huge belt buckle.
ParisSun - 5/9/2013, 12:35 PM
@ekrolo2

Are you an Imam or something? Stop trying to force your morals on others. There is nothing wrong with what Storm is wearing. There are women in my office who show more cleavage. Angela looks like a warrior goddess. You don't have to buy these comics.
astromerc - 5/9/2013, 12:37 PM
Yeah, I never really liked the impractical costume items like oversize belts and infinite pouches. She screams," Damn girl you so 90's!"
ekrolo2 - 5/9/2013, 12:37 PM
@ParisSun

I used those as an example of the fanboys that use stuff like this to cause shit storm flame wars on this site and of their hypocrisy. I honestly don't care how a cbc dresses as long as its some what believable and not entirely ridiculous.
BlackWarrior - 5/9/2013, 12:38 PM
She Ra She Raaaaa!
fortycals - 5/9/2013, 12:42 PM
I always never got the sexist complaint. Yes women are objectified in comics, but the men are to. Yes not all women look like ms.mavel, but not all men look like thor either. Men in comics have been wearing form fitting costumes since the begining. You dont hear me complaining about namor and his banana hammock. As far as looks goes tell me the difference between falcons classic outfit and powergirls.

Now if you want to talk about the womens personality traits in comics, or the role they play, being stereotypical, I can understand. Both companies have been behind the times. I just dont get the looks complaint seeing that all the characters male and female are pretty out there most times.
DanteSparda - 5/9/2013, 12:42 PM
ekrolo2: "My comment was aimed towards the fanboys who use shit like this to start flame wars. I cant take it seriously when a character like Emma Frost walks around with that costume of hers, I just cant, its way too ridiculous."

Well my friend, it looks like you are the one trying to start a flame war for that matter, talking about hypocrisy.
StarkAnthony - 5/9/2013, 12:44 PM
the belt is bigger than the pants
InfiniteMonkey - 5/9/2013, 12:46 PM
I like the boobs...

Oi, somebody start posting boobs pics already!
fortycals - 5/9/2013, 12:47 PM
Intruder

Why would you do that to DD? Spawn is to far out of DD league. What I always wanted to see is spawn vs ghostrider, or strange.
ekrolo2 - 5/9/2013, 12:47 PM
@DanteSparda

I was simply stating my opinion on Emma Frost and her costume, just because some people don't understand an opinion is not a fact of life like 2+2=4 and not get ass hurt when people have a different one to theirs and they don't understand this is not my problem.
InfiniteMonkey - 5/9/2013, 12:47 PM
If you look closely gentlemen, it looks like her costume has incorporated a little bit of everyone's from the X-Men.
comicb00kguy - 5/9/2013, 12:48 PM
that huge belt is really silly looking. What is it holding up? For that matter, what is it even attached to? I don't demand much realism in comics, but I do at least wants costumes to be functional.
yingyangpalms - 5/9/2013, 12:49 PM
@Intruder McFarlane never sold Angela to Gaiman. Angela and Medieval Spawn were obvious derivatives from Spawn. Yet Gaiman was able to get some Judge to decide Medieval Spawn was not simply a variation of Spawn and so Gaiman was awarded co-ownership.
McFarlane had some settlement with Gaiman last year and Gaiman came out of it with Angela.
So after he stole the character he goes to Marvel with it.
comicb00kguy - 5/9/2013, 12:50 PM
As for that headwear? 1993 called and wants it back.
ScionStorm - 5/9/2013, 12:50 PM
SO she's a ginger Sif with gold armor and more skin? Eh...

I like Sif's currentl look right now. She's not showing much skin at all but I think she looks great.
gaikinger - 5/9/2013, 12:54 PM
dont be such a boring prude
UltimaRex - 5/9/2013, 12:57 PM
Character design 101.

The pants should always be bigger than the belt.
DanteSparda - 5/9/2013, 1:00 PM
@comicb00kguy

LOL, the belt carries the sheath with the sword, and I supposed in just hanging in her massive hips.

@ekrolo2

And I'm just stating my opinion, and I really undertand yours, what I don't understand is why you criticize others opinions when you want yours to be respected.
jlabatman - 5/9/2013, 1:03 PM
Angela over Ms. Marvel? What-the hell-ever!
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Ms. Marvel FTW!!!!
HeadPool420 - 5/9/2013, 1:07 PM
Looks like a red headed mixture of Wonder Woman and Big Barda.
HeadPool420 - 5/9/2013, 1:08 PM
I like the old design better.:/
MyInnerDork - 5/9/2013, 1:08 PM
Lame, lame, lame, lame, dumb.
REDSTORM - 5/9/2013, 1:11 PM
I think the belt is for the sword.
ScionStorm - 5/9/2013, 1:13 PM
Emma Frost though, doesn't need much clothes. I always thought how awkward it would be to have a totally hot teacher who wore less clothes than 80% of the girls in my class and could read your mind.

But she's got diamond-skin powers. That protects her. Extra clothing just gets in the way. She's one of the few characters I would deem acceptable to wear so little clothes. That doesn't account for over sexualized taste. But then, all that cosmetic surgery... it kinda makes sense for her character.
j2cool2 - 5/9/2013, 1:14 PM
WOW! This is kind of a slap in the face to Todd Mcfarlane. She's one of the more titular characters from the early Spawn mythos. Too see her suddenly pop up in Marvel just seems WRONG. Especially, since Spawn is still ongoing. It's like why even use the character at all. It doesn't feel necessary, unless there was an intention to spite. SMH
thebearjew - 5/9/2013, 1:17 PM
I love how people get mad over how some women look in comics its so funny

ya women are shapped differently than men big deal get over it, women have curves
thebearjew - 5/9/2013, 1:18 PM
J2cool2 i go to my comic store every week for the past 3 years or so and i just noticed not 3 weeks ago that spawn is still going. Does anyone read spawn?? Like ever?
j2cool2 - 5/9/2013, 1:22 PM
@ekrolo2 I'd have to disagree about Spawn. They have a pretty good storyline going on right now. My main issue is the pace, but as they flush out what's going on it becomes increasingly engaging. The story of Jim Downing is full of well placed surprises. It feels as if it's building to something quite monumental, and probably will see the return of Al Simmons and/or the series finale.
j2cool2 - 5/9/2013, 1:27 PM
@indigobolt956 it's still a pretty good read. I think Spawn fell victim to the oversaturation of the 90's indie market that saw the downfall of many popular characters (ie. Malibu Comics, Savage Dragon etc.) All the elements are still there especially for those who've been following since Al Simmons ended and rebirthed the world, just not as popular as it once was. People's love affair was over once people were used to it and stopped talking about it as much.
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