Angela: Queen of Hel (2015)


SHE WAS STOLEN FROM ASGARD, exiled from Heven and robbed of her greatest companion – now Angela plunges into the blackest depths of Hel to save her beloved Sera. But once there, the lost Asgardian princess will claim a throne of her own. To rescue Sera, Angela must conquer this domain and rewrite laws as old as death! All hail Angela, the new Queen of Hel?! Not if the old one, Hela, has anything to say about it! And they aren’t the only monarchs in the mix – an ancient evil known as the Faustian Queen plans to reimagine the world into a fable of her own making! Perhaps the new Thor could lend a hand – and a hammer – to this underworld uprising! Follow the Guardian Angel as she falls all the way to Hel and decides to make it her own!

From: Angela: Queen of Hel

Notes on This Title

The story of Angela: Queen of Hel follows up on 1602 Witch Hunter Angela, which in turn follows-up on the story of Angela: Asgard’s Assassin.


2016 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards Shortlist — Favorite Big Two Book
2016 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards Shortlist — Favorite Single Issue (Angela: Queen of Hel #7)
2016 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards Shortlist — Favorite Queer Couple (Sera and Angela)
27th GLAAD Media Award Nominee for Outstanding Comic Book


“In her art style, Hans is a rare talent that can find the happy medium between cartooning and painted style art while also coloring her own work in an evocative manner. Even though Angela and Sera are the main characters in Angela Queen of Hel, Leah is the star of Bennett and Hans’ sub-story. Hans gives her a great range of expressions from sad and listless to cheerful when she gets a big lick from her Hellhound Thori and super serious when Angela, Sera, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. She can do adorable too like when Sera gets the present of a flute from Angela so she can play more than “Scarborough Fair”. Honestly, a family sitcom starring Angela, Sera, and Leah would make an excellent comic, and luckily the past few issues have given readers a glimpse at their “domestic” life. But when she isn’t drawing them having ramen or talking about Leah’s day at school, Hans makes their lives downright epic through mood capturing colors, like splashes of paint for Sera’s bard attack on a dragon near L.A., faded cream colors when Leah feels sad, and a scarlet red gold when Heven decides to invade that in a happy alternative universe would be a linewide crossover.” (Source: Graphic Policy)

“Bennett went in strong with plenty humor and pop culture references. From Rihanna to Marvel’s newest Deadpool movie, everything was fair play. For the most part, the issue was fun, witty, and sarcastic. Marguerite Bennett’s ‘tongue-in-cheek’ shtick permeated through the whole issue. We were even treated to a talking helhound that was a spot-on replication of Brian K. Vaughan’s lying cat from Saga. Despite the engaging content and discourse of action, it all felt meaningless and limp. Everyone seemed out of character and a little bit over the top.” (Source: Monkeys Fighting Robots)


Chicago Review of Books: “Writing Comics on Both Coasts: Marguerite Bennett at C2E2 2016

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