Even though Aldrif, better known as Angela, is technically a “princess,” she doesn’t fit the stereotypical role. Instead, she partially becomes the “prince.” Wielding sharpened swords and angelic armor, Angela isn’t the kind of woman to stay locked inside a castle waiting for a knight to set her free. A much more likely scenario would be the other way around, with the Asgardian warrior rescuing the damsel in distress. But who needs dapper princes when you can have an exiled Angel from Heven swoop in to save the day? (Read more)
Peyton Hinckle, "A second look at Aldrif Odinsdottir, AKA Angela: An Angel in Shining Armor," Comicsverse, March 23, 2018.
Which is why you should be reading the current 1602: Witch Hunter Angela and the upcoming Angela: Queen of Hel. It introduced a trans person of color (well, trans Angel of color), who rebelled against her own materialistic society. And it took a character who was perhaps the epitome of ‘90s “bad girl” comics and put her in a book that was weird, dark, and definitely subversive. (Read more)
Alliterator, "How Angela became one of the weirdest, most subversive Marvel comics," Observation Deck, September 14, 2015.