When Age of Ultron #10 was first solicited in mid-March, former Spawn character Angela's top-secret Marvel Universe debut was still, well, a secret. Thus, she doesn't appear on Brandon Peterson's main cover for the issue, on sale June 19.
With the Angela news public for about two months, on Friday the publisher unveiled via Marvel.com a Joe Quesada-illustrated variant cover for Age of Ultron #10 focused heavily on the character (click on "View full size image" above to see the whole thing). Quesada, Marvel's chief creative officer, also redesigned Angela for her transition to Marvel, and is illustrating her introductory scene; said to take place in the final pages of the issue.
"There is so much there to her that was teased and hinted at that just fits beautifully into the Marvel Universe, and lets us build her character up even more so," Age of Ultron writer Brian Michael Bendis told Newsarama last month.
Age of Ultron #10 is written by Bendis, and also features art by Peterson, Bryan Hitch, Carlos Pacheco, Butch Guice, Alex Maleev and David Marquez. Angela is scheduled to next appear in a Guardians of the Galaxy arc co-written by Bendis and Neil Gaiman, who co-created Angela with Todd McFarlane in 1993's Spawn #9, published by Image Comics. Gaiman received the rights to the character following a decade-long legal dispute with McFarlane.