Angela was a character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane for Todd's comic book Spawn, making her debut in Spawn #9 in 1993, and later starring in her own series. An angel and a heavenly bounty hunter, she was also subject of a legal battle between McFarlane and Gaiman over the rights to the character, which Gaiman won. Gaiman later sold the rights to the character to Marvel Comics, she was integrated into the Marvel Universe in the 2013 comic book series Age of Ultron, and her character was expanded upon in the 2014 storyline Original Sin, where she was established to be the lost sister of Thor. Made a member of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, she was also in an on-again-off-again relationship with Sera, an Anchorite wingless angel and Marvel's first trans woman character. Ever since Angela moved to Marvel, there has been the suggestion that she might pop up in an upcoming Thor movie, which has kept the speculators and collectors busy with some of her key issues. That includes two titles up for auction from Heritage Auctions going under the hammer today, including Angela #1 by Neil Gaiman and Greg Capullo, and the Angela Special Edition, the latter of which was a retailer reward comic book and a lot rarer as a result. Both in a 9.8 CGC slab, could new records be set ahead of any announcements for Thor or Guardians Of The Galaxy movies to come? Here are the two listings for comparison.
Angela #1 (Image, 1994) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Spawn appearance. Neil Gaiman story. Greg Capullo cover and art. Overstreet 2021 NM- 9.2 value = $8. CGC census 8/21: 88 in 9.8, none higher.
Angela Special Edition #1 Pirate Spawn Cover (Image, 1995) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Brad Gorby cover. Overstreet 2021 NM- 9.2 value = $25. CGC census 8/21: 14 in 9.8, none higher.