Birth of an Angel
Angela, like most angels is unaware of how she was created. However, Angela first sees her past lives after a battle with the arachnid beast known as, Argus. During the battle she becomes distracted by the face of the mysterious Deurges long enough to become entangled in Argus' web. After being captured, Angela sees that she was created from the lives of women who's souls had been sacrificed. All of these souls were then blended together to create Angela. However, the last thing each of her past lives saw was the dispassionate face of Deurges. Angela eventually escapes, killing Argus after swearing to find and kill Deurges as well.
When Angela first met Spawn, she immediately attempts to kill him, as it is her duty to rid the world of Hells servants. Even though she had more experience in battle than Spawn, he was still able to defeat her with the aide of his cloak. With Angela out of sight, Spawn examines her lance and upon touching a button on it, he is sent to a strange dreamworld However, when he awoke, both the lance and Angela were gone. Spawn later came to Angela's aide in Heaven when she was falsely accused of hunting without a permit and put on trial. During the trial, Spawn attempted to testify that Angela did indeed have a hunting permit when she came to kill him, however, his efforts were futile as the Angels in the court refused to listen and insisted on killing him instead. It was revealed to readers earlier that Angela had indeed obtained a hunter's permit from the Angel Gabrielle, however, Gabrielle held a long standing grudge against Angela and used her defeat against Spawn as an opportunity to frame her. Unfortunately, upon the trials end, the Angels in the courtroom begin to attack Spawn and Angela is forced to help him, although Spawn barely escapes with his life. The two of them end up in a corner of hell where they attempt a brief romantic relationship before fighting their way out. The two bicker back and forth on the subject of who was the better fighter before finally escaping. Angela, however, does not return with Spawn to Earth, and instead makes her way back to her home in Heaven where she informs her friends, Anahita and Kuan Yin, that she will be working as a free lance Angel from here on out.
Later, the Dark God known as Urizen was released by two demons named Ab and Zab, and while Spawn attempted to stop the God on his own, he unfortunately was unsuccessful. Upon his defeat the Greenworld gave him new powers and Angela soon came to help him in order to inform him of Heaven's plan to stop Urizen. The two of them quickly set off to find the two demons, Ab and Zab, who had initially opened the gate, and found out about the purpose of Urizen's release. Angela quickly rushed back to Heaven in order to stop the Angel Tiffany and the group she commanded from going to Earth. If Tiffany were to reach Earth, it would usher the start of the Apocalypse since they would technically be invading, and thus giving Hell a proper chance to attack as well. Unfortunately they did not believe her and Angela single handedly fought the group to keep them from entering. Angela and Spawn soon team up again in order to capture Urizen and seal him back within his earthly prison. Later, it was revealed that Malebolgia had originally given the orders to release Urizen, knowing full well what would happen.
Soon after Angela and Spawn re-sealed Urizen within the Earth, they entered hell for a final confrontation with Malebolgia. In this epic fight, Angela cuts the open Malebolgia's stomach and pierces his throat with her lance, mortally wounding him. Angela then moves to aid Spawn who had been injured early in the battle and and the two of them attempt to escape only to be attacked from behind. Angela is ultimately killed when Malebolgia stabs her with her own lance. In a blind fury Spawn beheaded the demon with Angela's sword and took Angela's body to her fellow angels.
At some point in her past, Angela is knocked unconscious in battle and falls to Earth where she is kidnapped and a portion of her energy is stolen by a nightmare who has taken human form. This nightmare puts Angela on display in a sideshow like act, although most do not think her to be a real Angel. Angela threatens her captor every chance she gets and is not fed, as the nightmare is aware that she does not need to eat. Angela is forced to sulk in a dark dungeon, which only allows her desire for vengeance to grow. She was eventually recognized for what she truly was by the Faerie known as Kildare. Kildare quickly attempts to rescue the captive angel from her prison and although confronted by the nightmare, the two immortals manage to escape. At this point, Angela begins to grow much weaker and Kildare helps to restore Angela's Heavenly abilities. Angela immediately engages in a futile battle with the nightmare, as her powers seem to have no effect. Kildare, however, knows that he is only the nightmare of humans and upon taking him to her realm the nightmare turns to dust, as the faerie people are not frightened by the same fears as mortals. Kildare and Angela soon part ways and the two of them never come into contact with each other again.
Marvel Comics: Age of Ultron
A recent announcement has made it clear that Neil Gaiman will be returning to Marvel comics and that Angela will appear during the Age of Ultron event.
Todd Macfarlane's Spawn
Angela makes a small appearance in the HBO miniseries, she was voiced by Denise Porier. She only appeared in one episode, titled "Dominoes", She is a longtime hunter of Hellspawn, Angela has taken out hundreds of Hell’s soldiers over the years and earned herself quite the reputation for it along the way. Despite having taken out the last two Hellspawn, she was not given the job of hunting the newest Hellspawn, Al Simmons. Gabrielle, the head Angel on Earth, ended up giving that job to another one of Heaven’s hunters, Jade.