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Milo Manara GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Angela Variant Cover Revealed

Angela is ready to make her mark on the Marvel Universe.

By now you should be aware that Angela, the character created by Neil Gaiman who appeared in the pages of SPAWN, has found herself in the Marvel Universe thanks to AGE OF ULTRON. It seems her first major appearance will take place in the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5. Marvel has just released a variant cover to the issue drawn by Milo Manara.

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She’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at Milo Manara’s jaw dropping variant cover to Guardians of The Galaxy #5, featuring ANGELA! Starting this July, Neil Gaiman teams with blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and fan favorite artist Sara Pichelli to take the angelic bounty hunter to the outer limits of the Marvel Universe in an all new arc starting in Guardians Of The Galaxy #5! Alongside Star-Lord, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot – Angela must help the Guardians take down threats putting the galaxy at risk, showing why she’s one of the most feared women in the Marvel Universe!

The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history! With a major player like the fearless warrior making her presence known – no fan can miss how her debut impacts the Marvel Universe and beyond! So what are you waiting for, reserve your copy of the Guardians Of the Galaxy #5 Angela Variant today!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 (MAY130589)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 ANGELA VARIANT (MAY130591)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by SARA PICHELLI

Variant Cover by MILO MANARA

FOC – 7/8/13, ON SALE – 7/31/13

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@citizenbane said:

What exactly is that belt holding up?

Better question is if there are no straps to that bra/giant metal pasties thing how exactly is it staying on?

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Posted By Mercy_

I'm stunned that it's Milo Manara!

I mean, he's not exactly known for his all-ages super-hero artwork...

However, it's nice to see that he's branching out from his typical fare.

He seems to be one of Marvel's new go-to variant artists, he's been doing a lot for Guardians lately. I think they figured they could capitalize on him that way since he's not err....exactly suited to interiors.

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@kuyamu: they will probably have a short intense "catfight" duel-skills and technique vs 100,000s of years worth of experience. Later they will be in Starlin's Bar drinking a girly drink with some alien fruit in it. They will be bragging and trying to 1-up the other with their war story accomplishments.

G: I punched a guy so hard his eyes exploded and he deficated himself.

A: I once let a dragon swallow me just so I could judy-chop its heart from the inside.

G: I jumped in molten lava head-to-toe just so I could get a finishing blow on some douche Badoon.

A: I pretended to be a poor defenseless maiden to lure a hellspawn...

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Posted By buzzfocus21

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Edited By ARMIV2

That ain't a bad cover. Got a pretty nice Heavy Metal vibe from it.

I do, however, regret looking up the artist's other works...

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Edited By crileyluke

Yeah, I think this is perceived more by the mid-thirty to forty-something persons who were there for the momentous occasion of the birth of Image Comics. All of the premium top-title artists/writers simultaneously left Marvel and forged a new standard for comics.

Founding of Image Comics: illustrators Todd McFarlane (known for his work on Spider-Man), Jim Lee (X-Men), Rob Liefeld (X-Force), Marc Silvestri (Wolverine), Erik Larsen (The Amazing Spider-Man), Jim Valentino (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Whilce Portacio (Uncanny X-Men); and longtime Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont.[2] This development was nicknamed the "X-odus", because several of the creators involved (Claremont, Liefeld, Lee, Silvestri, and Portacio) were famous for their work on the X-Men franchise. Marvel's stock fell $3.205/share when the news became public.

Angela and Spawn were epic for a couple years. It had an adult-yet-slapstick graphic novel feel with hands down the most gorgeous art and interesting layout of pages; really championed the computer graphics that are norm today. Before Image, comics pretty much looked just like they did in the 70's. (Not saying that is all bad)

AND never forget Neil Gaimen is the F'n man...

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sora_thekeyUnfollowSend PMForum Posts: 7895Wiki Points: 18400Followed by: 71847Reviews: 30 Lists: 8Posted by sora_thekey - July 05, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Let me just take a moment and remind everyone of this aritst's other works...

This X-women is a better representation of his work. The Angela cover is not the best. Seems plain. Ol'McF was a great artist for covers especially. Sword is not as zazzy as her huge-ass-lance-pike of old.

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Edited By Purgatory

How very.... generic.

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Edited By dan1509

How long before Stark tries to bang her?

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Edited By AskaniSon295

Tell a great story, draw great art. This story interests me so I will buy issues with Angela in them and the art looks great. Not sure why it has to be more complicated than that.

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Posted By bigboi100000

To all you Marvel fan boys, Its so funny to me how you guys think Marvel itself is "TOAA" ,no pun intended, in the comic book world. When actually I think Marvel is a commercialized product made for children. If you ask me, the only characters worth taking notice to are the Phoenix, the Hulk, and Thanos. One thing you guys are right about is the fact that Angela doesn't belong in the Marvel U. I think she belongs in the DCU. Marvel is way to bubble gum for her think of the universe where she came. And I really think Gaiman was being a childish douche by practicing such an act. Next we will Cogliostro at Darkhorse or maybe even DC. But not Mideval Spawn(idle character). I think he knows better to even try to do anything with that character. But in the end Todd Still wins. With a new Spawn flick in the works, A toy line, Still drawing for comics. . . And what does Gaiman have. The tables will turn in the end Gaiman. This time it will be egg in your face. I can't wait for the day Todd has revenge without really trying to get that revenge. Only this time, Gaiman won't be able to do anything about it.

Since everyone else is doing it. . . .. . . . Marvel. . . . . . . MEEEH!

Wow, it looks like you see the world through feces covered glasses. Which is funny as you also happen to be a giant steaming pile of shit too!

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Posted By Polemicalhero

@feargalr: You're not the only one. I love Angela. She and Maxima are my favs.

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Posted By Perfect 10

if you dont know about her READ about her. Angela is awesome. just went through all my angela books this week to prepare for her arrival. aw she is so cool. like magik without the magic lol. she has cool staff, sword and can teleport anywhere in the universe (which will help the guardians out in tight jams) why is she important? her first appearance was sold out. she was suppose to be a one oft character but they couldnt contain her awesomeness. im excited but this brings up a question: who could stand up to her in a fight? the woman has 100,000 years of experience and has fought every species you could imagine. no one can top her skills, Gamorra your titles is about to be taken!

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Posted By feargalr

I am I the only one that's like... who actually care's about angela?

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Posted By Kuyamu

Gamora vs Angela?!

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never liked that character...Marvel needs to do something with their Malibu characters and New Universe, and since Disney owns them buy the rights to Rom...I miss this character

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Edited By BumpyBoo

I don't even know why I keep reading these Angela articles. It's not worth the rage.

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Edited By FadeToBlackBolt

Guy should stick to drawing porn

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Posted By Polemicalhero

To all you Marvel fan boys, Its so funny to me how you guys think Marvel itself is "TOAA" ,no pun intended, in the comic book world. When actually I think Marvel is a commercialized product made for children. If you ask me, the only characters worth taking notice to are the Phoenix, the Hulk, and Thanos. One thing you guys are right about is the fact that Angela doesn't belong in the Marvel U. I think she belongs in the DCU. Marvel is way to bubble gum for her think of the universe where she came. And I really think Gaiman was being a childish douche by practicing such an act. Next we will Cogliostro at Darkhorse or maybe even DC. But not Mideval Spawn(idle character). I think he knows better to even try to do anything with that character. But in the end Todd Still wins. With a new Spawn flick in the works, A toy line, Still drawing for comics. . . And what does Gaiman have. The tables will turn in the end Gaiman. This time it will be egg in your face. I can't wait for the day Todd has revenge without really trying to get that revenge. Only this time, Gaiman won't be able to do anything about it.

Since everyone else is doing it. . . .. . . . Marvel. . . . . . . MEEEH!

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Posted By Killemall

What exactly is that belt holding up?

Her undies it seems.

Sad she cant get those in her own size ... poor Angie.

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Posted By bunkerbuster05

"The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history."

This is a very bold claim to make. Does anyone actually think this? Just curious as I'd never heard of her before all this, and I don't know why this is a big thing.

It's not. And I don't get it. I just hope it's good.

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Edited By V_Scarlotte_Rose

"The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history."

This is a very bold claim to make. Does anyone actually think this? Just curious as I'd never heard of her before all this, and I don't know why this is a big thing.

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Posted By trebean

Wasn't this guy a soft porn artist?

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Posted By Ett

You know what epic space opera comics. Medieval angels with Swords.

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Posted By Teerack

You'd think Marvel would at least try to explain why anyone should care about Angela before trying to market her xD Because I thought Spawn was dumb and I know nothing about her and never saw her pre AoU... so why should i care?

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Does she remember spawn? Is she still part of image?

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Posted By TheShutup

Angela is the biggest free agent they could sign huh?

Still better than Rockets picking up Dwight Howard in FA

both are overrated lol

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Edited By DCWarFan73

Hope this distraction does not ruin the great run of GotG.

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Posted By akintoussaint

@dondave: Its sole purpose basically is to make the character look badass.:P

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Posted By pikahyper

What exactly is that belt holding up?

the belt is for her scabbard but for some reason Manara forgot to draw the top half of it so it ends up looking like a penis, subconsciously he probably still wants to draw adult comics.

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Posted By Kerrigan

That's a nice old-style pulpy-looking cover. I like it.

But on Angela in general, meh.

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this is so strange to us spawn fans.....:P

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Posted By Cavemold

Kinky

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On a podcast called Talking Comics, a listener likewise suggested that Gaiman was trying to "stick it" to Todd MacFarlane by using Angela at Marvel. The hosts responded with the logical analysis that Gaiman actually has a life and is evolved beyond being driven by such petty motivations, and that MacFarlane is a multi-millionaire who hardly ended up with the short end of the stick. They further reasoned that it is more likely that having ownership of the character, Gaiman felt that the Marvel universe simply offered fertile ground for her ongoing development. I think I agree with the latter.

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Posted By ccraft

Whats the point of her having armor if it only covers her chest and legs?

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When ex actually is this out. ? Also is this the spawn Angels comeing over to the main MU or is it the marvel version of Angela ?

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@redheadedatrocitus said:

Hmmm, not the best cover I've seen really to be quite honest. Simply "meh" to me, and I still am scratching my head at Angela even being in the Marvel U now.

I think it's purely to irritate Macfarlane.

My thoughts exactly. Macfarlane tried to dick Gaiman over and not only did Gaiman end up getting the best of him, but now he's rubbing it his face. Personally, I'm happy for him. Sounds to me like Todd is a bit of an arse and it probably can't hurt for him to be taken down a peg or two.

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Posted By LarryDavis

@themadmonkey: He did some covers for Uncanny Avengers and something else too, I think. It is pretty weird, but I like his art. These covers are pretty bland, though.

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Posted By danaandra

People like to bash Milo Manara, but I think it's a sweet cover. As far as Angela being entered into the Marvel universe is concerned -- I never read Spawn, so she's new to me. The more woman, the better. :-)

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Posted By MyNameWasDeleted

Angela is ready to make her mark on the Marvel Universe.

...and nobody cares

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Posted By fodigg

What is this character and why should I ever care about her? I'm asking sincerely. I am currently feeling the same antipathy I felt when I first saw Witchblade and that character turned out to be pretty cool, but that was the rare exception in my experience.

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