Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Mark Poulton
Artist: Owen Gieni
Release Date: 07/2011-05/2012
Issues: 8 (Incomplete)
Avengelyne was a popular comic in the ’90s that got a reboot in 2011. You follow the story of the fallen angel Avengelyne as she tries to help rid of demons from Earth. The first mini-series is great as her soul enters the body of an ex-pornstar-turned stripper and uses her body to fight her arch-nemesis. She then, throughout the first 3 issues, realizes who she really is and finally gets her old body back. You meet Passover, the angel of Death, and the priest of the church she uses as a kind of base. The characters are fantastic and you get hooked on them from the first issue. I loved the down to Earth feeling of the comic despite being about supernatural forces.
The second mini-series sees Angie and friends stopping a demon found by a newspaper journalist and the last (and unfinished) series is all about the government’s new Avengers-type supernatural team of freaks. Throughout the 8 issues that we can get a hold of you will grow to love all these characters. The talk about an impending apocalypse keeps you in your seat because you don’t know which issue will bring it in. The four horsemen are playing as hobos and various other creations of God are wreaking havoc on Earth. Despite the highly religious and Christian overtone the comic never forces religion or morals down your throat. If anything the comic uses religion in vain.
The art is fantastic and full of art that’s a bit different from traditional American comics. Avengelyne is super sexy yet reserved and she never puts out for any guy who wants her for her body. You grow to respect her as a woman, but as an angel, she’s flawed in the sense that she acts first asks questions later. This is a comic for someone wanting something a bit strayed from the norm. Unfortunately, the series was canceled less than a year after it started and wound up as a web-comic series much like VG Cats and Ctrl+Alt+Del.