Saturday, June 4, 2016

Graphic Novel Review of Angela: Asgard's Assassin Vol. 1: Priceless by Kieron Gillen

Read for: Graphic Novel Challenge
Synopsis: "All her life, Angela -- the finest warrior of Heven -- was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor's sister. She is an Asgardian. Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own! But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it? Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe's most dangerous inhabitant!"

My Review: Of course when I saw this graphic novel I had to pick it up, it is Norse Mythology and my name. It took me a while to really wrap my head around what was going on, the storyline jumps around a lot so you really have to pay attention to if you are current or in the past. Also, like I have complained before, every super hero style graphic novel seems to be connected. This is the first volume but you need to have read the Guardians of the Galaxy, and several others in order to really know what is going on. I think after I finish my stack of graphic novels, I will be avoiding any in connection to super heroes in the future!
My Rating: Yup, while I enjoyed this one for the artwork, I am pretty much done trying any super hero GNs I am so tired of having to refer to previously released ones of a different series to understand much.  Anyway, I give this one a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.


  1. Well, dang! It sounded promising. I do hate that they're so closely tied that you can't just pick one up and read it without having read others.

    1. I am really throwing my hands in the air with super hero graphic novels, it would take far to much research to figure out a good jumping on point and to read up on backstory information.