Angela was born a warrior, and in this week's Angela: Asgard's Assassin her costume is transforming to make her look more like one.
Newsarama can exclusively reveal that Marvel's Angela will be debuting a new costume designed by series co-artist Phil Jimenez.
"Angela’s new costume is an enchanted artifact whose appearance changes to fit the person wearing it. So this is basically a representation of Angela’s inner self," says series editor Wil Moss. "She may no longer be an Angel of the Tenth Realm, but the wings on this costume -- which are actually formed from the liquid gold metal of her Ichor blades -- indicate at least some part of her still considers herself one of them. Working from rough ideas from Kieron Gillen, Phil Jimenez wonderfully brought this new outfit to life, giving Angela a powerful and elegant new look."
Angela was created in 1993 by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane. Since Marvel acquired the character in 2013, the character's appearances in have by-and-large followed the original design by McFarlane. This new design will premiere inside Angela: Asgard's Assassin, and will begin being featured on the covers beginning with #6 -- seen here by Stephane Hans.
Jimenez has a long history of designing and redesigning costumes, from redesign members of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes in 2011 to being the artist behind the design sketches for the costume in the original Spider-Man movie.
Here is a look at two pages from Angela: Asgard's Assassin #3: