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First Look: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover

Angela's making her way into the Marvel Universe and this is where she starts off.

Back in March, Marvel announced that Angela, created by Neil Gaiman and appearing in SPAWN #9, would be making her way into the Marvel Universe. If you read AGE OF ULTRON #10, you have an idea how this becomes possible.

Angela will make her presence known in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5, written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Gaiman. Since this is kind of a big deal, you might want to pick up the issue.

If you're into variants and exclusive covers, Dynamic Forces is offer an exclusive variant cover, currently on pre-order for $14.99. The comic will later revert to the regular MSRP of $29.99 after August 1st. Oh, and the cover is by Mike Deodato. So that's pretty cool.

You can check out the ordering information here:

DynamicForces.com

If you like the exclusive variants, they also have other comics such as X-MEN #1, X-FILES SEASON 10 #1, IRON MAN #9 Variant 9.8 CGC Graded, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 Variant 9.8 CGC Graded and DANGER GIRL: TRINITY #1 J. Scott Campbell Variant.

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Edited by MyNameWasDeleted

wow, i've never been more meh

Posted by DigbyKong

I'll pass on buying issue 5.

Posted by Z3RO180

£15 is a bit much for a single issue. A TPB or a Hardback book but not a single issue

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Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Aww, and thats why she might be in the movie.

Posted by Boogiepop

if Gaiman wrote GoG I'd read it. Loved DnA's run on it. But Bendis holds me back. This will still be a Bendis GoG story, just with Gaiman's name on it I think.

Also, let's be honest, NO ONE cares Angela is in Marvel. No one was even talking about that character or asking for her to appear again before it was revealed she was coming to Marvel. Marvel is really hyping a side character from 90's Spawn, and no one really cares.

Posted by Mara

if Gaiman wrote GoG I'd read it. Loved DnA's run on it. But Bendis holds me back. This will still be a Bendis GoG story, just with Gaiman's name on it I think.

Also, let's be honest, NO ONE cares Angela is in Marvel. No one was even talking about that character or asking for her to appear again before it was revealed she was coming to Marvel. Marvel is really hyping a side character from 90's Spawn, and no one really cares.

I'm care. It's pretty cool. And Bendis is pretty awesome too.

Posted by HDTran

@boogiepop said:

if Gaiman wrote GoG I'd read it. Loved DnA's run on it. But Bendis holds me back. This will still be a Bendis GoG story, just with Gaiman's name on it I think.

Also, let's be honest, NO ONE cares Angela is in Marvel. No one was even talking about that character or asking for her to appear again before it was revealed she was coming to Marvel. Marvel is really hyping a side character from 90's Spawn, and no one really cares.

It is generating a lot of talk though in the community, that's always positive. But yeah, still reluctant.

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Posted by Catsnlynne

Just some bimbo. Who cares?

Posted by theTimeStreamer

90s bikini dressed woman does not excite my wallet enough to shell out the cash. good try though.

Posted by DJ1107

I demand cat fight between Gamora & Angela.

Edited by theTimeStreamer

@dj1107: gamora is wearing a full body suit. nothing hot there. and she's been with iron man. she has been tainted.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I couldn't think of two more different writers than Bendis and Gaiman

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@z3ro180 said:

£15 is a bit much for a single issue. A TPB or a Hardback book but not a single issue

Posted by Oscars94

Her entering the Marvel Universe seems a bit too forced.

Posted by ChillinVillain

The fck you mean $15 for ONE issue?!?!

Posted by ccraft

..And then Spawn joins the DC Universe!!!! That would be awesome.

Also when is that Justice League vs He-Man crossover coming out?

Edited by Grand_Supremor

What are Angela's abilities that make her worthy of all this hype?

Posted by lifeboy

@ccraft: dude, do yourself a favor and check out the spawn/batman crossover. That was top two of my badass fights I've seen in comics.. passed only by supes vs doomsday.

Edited by GraniteSoldier

I was a big Spawn fan back in his Al Simmons days, I'm pretty pumped to see Angela make an appearance here. Sadly, my pull list budget is full and Guardians isn't a title I want to buy simply for her character alone. Still pretty cool though.

Edited by Teerack

I thought that her rights were linked to Spawns? I wonder if Spawn will show up and lowered the quality of Marvel with his supreme mediocreness.

Posted by The Stegman

Eh, still don't care about Angela or the title.

Posted by TheReaper111
Posted by johnkmccubbin91

I don't like it, and I usually love Deodato's art, but this isn't very good.

Edited by Dman1366

@thetimestreamer: you don't know that they had sex he could have pre'd , that would explain "ow"

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@z3ro180: @dondave:

So unless I read the article wrong it's only $15 for one issue if you want that specific variant.

Edited by Kerrigan

I think Marvel are miscalculating the import of this. Very few people care. Still, if well written it could work. Bendis's record writing women does not fill me with optimism.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I read how it happens...still doesn't make me excited Angel is part of the Marvel Multiverse regardless. Nice cover of course but yeah...mehhhhhh.

Edited by Nahuel

Not exited at all about this... i dropped the series after issue 2, and this gimmick just makes me thankful of dropping it

Is she going to hunt Wolverine in outerspace for messing around with time travel and bringing her to "this dimension"? MEH

Edited by Jaydarocknrolla

be dope if this lead to spawn appearing in marvel universe. I'd love to see a silver surfer/spawn storyline

Edited by PrimeDirective

@dman1366: He said "ow" because Gamora is a freaking powerhouse compared to his fragile human frame. She broke him. Hard. Tony is used to having his way, but I guarantee she had her way with him, not the other way around. Best part? She wasn't impressed. To her, Tony ended up being all talk. This scene didn't demean Gamora at all. No, she put Tony in his place and freaking eviscerated his hyper-masculinity and deflated his misogynistic ways.

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@primedirective said:

@dman1366: He said "ow" because Gamora is a freaking powerhouse compared to his fragile human frame. She broke him. Hard. Tony is used to having his way, but I guarantee she had her way with him, not the other way around. Best part? She wasn't impressed. To her, Tony ended up being all talk. This scene didn't demean Gamora at all. No, she put Tony in his place and freaking eviscerated his hyper-masculinity and deflated his misogynistic ways.

its not f##king misogynistic to get laid on a regular basis, especially when ones life style does not lend itself to serious ongoing relationships.

and it sure as hell would not have demeaned her if she had enjoyed it and it had been normal enjoyable sex.

men are not f##king beneath women, its does not lessen or demean them to sleep with us for fun.

your mindset is a thousand times more sexist than what your fighting against.

your mindset on this is the exact kind of shit that makes young women think its ok to mock and torment shy and non outgoing guys in school ""i bet your a faggot who cant get it up and even if you could you would never please me cus your beneath me"" that kind shit.

you are a horrible sexist hateful person.

Posted by The_Hatman

@boogiepop: Agree, agree, agree. Who cares? I honest don't agree with any choices Marvel are making in GotG at all at the moment.

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-_-

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

"Angela will make her presence known in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5, written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Gaiman. Since this is kind of a big deal, you might want to pick up the issue."

Is this a big deal? I don't understand all this hype.

Also $14.99, marked down from $29.99?!

Edited by G_Money_Christmas

I think it's so stupid they're bringing her into the Marvel Universe, all over a little tiff (well , maybe more than a tiff but I think bringing her to Marvel is still dumb) with Todd McFarlane. She is a Spawn-Killer... from the Spawn Universe, not Guardians of the Galaxy.

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@jaydarocknrolla said:

be dope if this lead to spawn appearing in marvel universe. I'd love to see a silver surfer/spawn storyline

The only reason she is here is because Gaiman brought her. Spawn is not coming. Gaiman won the rights to Angela in a lawsuit with Todd McFarlane. Spawn is still a McFarlane/Image character and he's going to stay there.

Posted by johnnyblaze321

Awesome! Great cover. Im excited to see how she fits into the Marvel U. I really liked her in Spawn when she was still around. Im curious as to how **SPOILERS FROM OVER 10 YEARS AGO**
Shes alive again, last time we saw her she wasnt exactly in good shape.

Posted by New_World_Order

I am not paying $15 dollars for no comic.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Sadly in all honesty I do not give a single crap about Angela the character. I am however intrigued by Gaiman on the book, wondering how much he will actually being so. Love all his novels and Sandman.

Posted by xanthiss

In my opinion, Angela in the Marvel Universe is like a square peg in a round hole, it just doesn't fit. She is not even that strong of a character. What is her origin in this universe? Lawsuits prevent me from revealing my true origin!

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Hopefully it turns out good.

Posted by RedRoomWriter

To say "Angela" won't fit sounds an awful lot to me like that GOTG Old Guard showing further disatisfaction at the direction the current run is taking.

Yes I get it, Bendis is doing a pretty terrible job with the series, I also have a high distaste for the New Look and feel of the series (Really don't like Sam Alexander either)

But this is a universe where there are a wide multitude of background and types, from the Olympian Gods to the Mindless Ones of Dormammu's realm, there is just about everything.

To say Angela is a "weak" character also shows an entire lack of knowledge of the character, have any of you actually sat down and read the older Spawn comics 1-100? The Angela 3 book ministry or the one shot that went to reprint a record breaking number of times? A Character that actually won awards and gave Neil Gaiman his acclaim? And this was all during the 90's, a much stronger time in Comic competition than it is now.

Yes they will likely have to change her backstory to cater since she can no longer be a Hellspawn Bounty Hunting Angel due to copyright issues, they will likely have to gloss over the glass city of Elysium and never speak of her intimacy with Al Simmons ever again.

But that wasn't what made Angela great for her time, she is unique in her attitude, unique in her style, quite possibly one of the biggest breakout Female characters since Wonder Woman and Ms Marvel.

Do I think putting her on the Guardians is a good move? In absolute honesty, I don't know. I just don't feel it is the right fit for her, Angela has always been more about her own skill than relying on others, but I could be wrong and she might breath life back into a currently flagging series, which is what Marvel seem to be looking at.

In all honesty I think Angela being around could be good business for the Occult side of Marvel, it's been looking a little pasty for some time with Dr Strange, Magik or Ghost Rider being the big trio that come to mind, perhaps with Angela around and her headstrong nature, always willing to leap into the middle of insane odds and come out on the other side covered in demon innards laughing about it could really put an interesting spin and could even lead to a new Defenders series.

Time will tell where Marvel and Neil Gaiman take Angela, but for now it's best to give her and the Guardians at least a chance before Bandwagon dismissing what has always been an extrodinary character that carved a name for herself in the dog eat dog climate of the 90's.

P.S: Lest we forget McFarlane screwed Gaiman, not the other way around.

Posted by Pokergeist

To say "Angela" won't fit sounds an awful lot to me like that GOTG Old Guard showing further disatisfaction at the direction the current run is taking.

Yes I get it, Bendis is doing a pretty terrible job with the series, I also have a high distaste for the New Look and feel of the series (Really don't like Sam Alexander either)

But this is a universe where there are a wide multitude of background and types, from the Olympian Gods to the Mindless Ones of Dormammu's realm, there is just about everything.

To say Angela is a "weak" character also shows an entire lack of knowledge of the character, have any of you actually sat down and read the older Spawn comics 1-100? The Angela 3 book ministry or the one shot that went to reprint a record breaking number of times? A Character that actually won awards and gave Neil Gaiman his acclaim? And this was all during the 90's, a much stronger time in Comic competition than it is now.

Yes they will likely have to change her backstory to cater since she can no longer be a Hellspawn Bounty Hunting Angel due to copyright issues, they will likely have to gloss over the glass city of Elysium and never speak of her intimacy with Al Simmons ever again.

But that wasn't what made Angela great for her time, she is unique in her attitude, unique in her style, quite possibly one of the biggest breakout Female characters since Wonder Woman and Ms Marvel.

Do I think putting her on the Guardians is a good move? In absolute honesty, I don't know. I just don't feel it is the right fit for her, Angela has always been more about her own skill than relying on others, but I could be wrong and she might breath life back into a currently flagging series, which is what Marvel seem to be looking at.

In all honesty I think Angela being around could be good business for the Occult side of Marvel, it's been looking a little pasty for some time with Dr Strange, Magik or Ghost Rider being the big trio that come to mind, perhaps with Angela around and her headstrong nature, always willing to leap into the middle of insane odds and come out on the other side covered in demon innards laughing about it could really put an interesting spin and could even lead to a new Defenders series.

Time will tell where Marvel and Neil Gaiman take Angela, but for now it's best to give her and the Guardians at least a chance before Bandwagon dismissing what has always been an extrodinary character that carved a name for herself in the dog eat dog climate of the 90's.

P.S: Lest we forget McFarlane screwed Gaiman, not the other way around.

So full of win.

Posted by AskaniSon295

I'm gonna buy it this is the most interesting thing to happen to the Marvel Universe since Civil War.

Edited by Perfect 10

@boogiepop: i care and am happy to see her back in any universe. until the real jean grey comes back she will have to do

Posted by New_World_Order

She should meet Ghost Rider

Edited by Danvader64

I think marvel should give angela a fairly large role in the marvel universe. I think it's cool. But Bendis still pretty much sucks.