Mind Capsules – Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4 and Wolf Moon #4

Angela Asgard's Assassin #4
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4

Writer – Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett
Artist – Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans
Inker – Le Beau Underwood
Colours – Romulo Fajardo

Escaping the clutches of the Asgardians, Angela is now hanging out with her compatriots, the Guardians of the Galaxy.  Yet even with them and being halfway across the universe, she is not safe for the Odinson is determined to capture her and return his new sibling to the halls of Asgard.  As such, the Odinson summons the Disir and Angela, along with the Guardians, will have their hands full dealing with them.  Kieron Gillen finally reveals the mystery of the child with this issue and just why it is that Angela kidnapped her and it is something that is truly unexpected, though the fact that there is a new royal sibling was also somewhat unexpected as well.  What was most intriguing was the ingenuity on the Odinson’s part to use the Disir.  Knowing that he might always be just one step out of reach, he uses a weapon that Angela cannot escape from for these fallen Valkyries will never stop until their goal is achieved, which almost always is a for sure thing and almost always involves causing death and destruction.  Gillen does not stop there though and with his partner in crime, Marguerite Bennett, they delve into Sera’s background where we see how, for the most part, she came back from the dead.  With a nice balance between the drama and the action, and a little bit of comedy relief courtesy of the Guardians, Gillen has continued to make Angela one of the most interesting books in the Marvel Universe at the moment.  With the mystery of the baby revealed, there is still one little problem which is how to let the Odinson and the rest of the Asgardians know about it without getting killed in the process, not to mention, once all is said and done, how is Sera going to figure into all of this?

3.5 out of 5

Wolf Moon #4
Wolf Moon #4

Writer – Cullen Bunn
Artist – Jeremy Huan
Colours – Lee Loughridge

When last we saw Dillon, he was barely holding his own against the werewolf in the middle of a crowded mall.  As that continues, to make matters worse, there is a shooter trying to take out said werewolf, but one who is killing innocent people who get in the way as well.  It is a bad situation, but luckily he manages to get away and only after the shooter and the wolf make good their escape too.  Cullen Bunn and Jeremy Huan keep the action going fast and furious in the latest issue of Wolf Moon and it could not be more exciting.  It might not be the scariest book or deliver a lot of scares, but it is exceptionally moody and our creators fill it with enough tension and suspense to keep the pace racing and the readers hooked on every page.  While Dillon thought he was in a bad situation, Bunn makes it even worse as Dillon becomes a wanted man for his part in the mall killings.  To further complicate things, it might not be the wolf that is killing previous hosts but someone else entirely.  Up until now, Cayce has been a minor player, but now she wishes to join Dillon on the hunt as she has just as much to lose as he does and having shown up, it makes it harder for Dillon to turn her away.  It should make for an interesting dynamic as Dillon has primarily hunted alone and now he not only has a partner, but someone he cares for right by his side and someone to worry about too.  Combine this suspenseful little horror with Jeremy Huan’s eerie looking pencils and it equals one of the most entertaining books from Vertigo at the moment.

3.5 out of 5

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