1602 Witch Hunter Angela by Marguerite Bennett

1602 Witch Hunter Angela1602 Witch Hunter Angela by Marguerite Bennett

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is going to be a short review because I didn’t understand a single thing that happened.

I thought Angela was part of the Asgardian mythology but here she seems to have nothing to do with it. Which is just confusing, because that’s the defining trait of the character? Also, who is this Serah person?

The storyline was mind-bogglingly twisted. The main narrative is interspersed with shorter stories that are marked by a change in art style, and this takes a while to catch on to. Along with the already difficult to keep up with style, the main plot is deeply confusing as well, because something-something happens and then someone dies but doesn’t die and then something happens again.

Partly, the failing is mine since I’m sure more experienced Marvel readers can instantly recognize who is who and actually keep up with the Kardashians. That said, I don’t believe in any comic being this inaccessible to a new(er) reader and I tried my level best to like it. There’s the original Neil Gaiman work (a bit of it, to be precise) at the end, which I thought was much better, if more cheesily obvious. On the plus side, the art can be really beautiful at times:

So yeah, that was a bust.

3 thoughts on “1602 Witch Hunter Angela by Marguerite Bennett

  1. Pingback: Shallow Reader Post – Witch Hunter Angela | The Endless Reading List

  2. Brief explanation: This was a Secret Wars series, which means it took place in a different reality from the main Marvel comics. Specifically, this was a variation on the 1602 series Neil Gaiman did a few years ago.

    Serah is this reality’s version of Sera, a character introduced in Angela: Asgard’s Assassin. She’s a transgender woman who’s a sorceress and a bard, and she and Angela are, in fact, lovers (as confirmed in Angela: Queen of Hel).

    And the plot is that the Faerie Queen is making deals with people to give them power, and Angela is killing them while hunting the Faerie Queen. And the Queen kills Serah, but Serah knows enough about both sorcery and narrative to be able to stick around after death.

    The inserted stories in each issue are written by Kieron Gillen, and it’s essentially a reversal of the Asgard’s Assassin set-up, where Gillen was the main writer, with Bennett and artist Stephanie Hans doing inserted stories

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