I’m trying to not outright spoil one of Marvel Comics stories, even if they are willing to, because I’m not that guy. So, here’s the vague details: Writer Neil Gaiman will once again be doing some work for Marvel Comics this year, and he is bringing with him a character that he created for a different company twenty years ago.
That’s about as much I can say without getting into details, so beware spoilers ahead.
The New York Times has announced that Gaiman will be bringing his character Angela, which he co-created with artist Todd McFarlane, over to Marvel Comics, and her first appearance will be at the end of the current Age of Ultron miniseries. Angela first appeared in Spawn #9 for Image Comics, but has been tied up in a lawsuit for over a decade, but thanks to recent court dealings, Gaiman has gained ownership of the character it seems, and has decided to bring the character over to Marvel.
Angela will first appear in the Marvel U in a special scene drawn by Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada. Marvel editor Axel Alonso described her scene as “like the post-credit scenes in one of our Marvel studio movies.” She will then show up in Guardians of the Galaxy #5, to be co-written by Gaiman and Brian Michael Bendis.
I’m sure I’m not the only one to find this move a little odd, but what the heck, let’s just roll with it. It’s not like the Angela character has a whole lot of backstory to drag with it and it could make for an interesting story. We’ll just have to wait and see how this one goes.