Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for War of The Realms #1
The Marvel Universe has exploded into their massive War of The Realms comic event... and Thor's sister Angela just got drafted, with her Asgardians of the Galaxy team behind her.
We've got the exclusive preview of that recruitment, coming next week in Asgardians of the Galaxy #8. Up until the previous issue, Angela and the team had been hunting down Nebula to prevent her from unleashing a nightmare army of the army upon the universe. But when Heimdall comes calling with word of a cosmic war breaking out on Earth, Angela won't have any time to rest up. That will suit her just fine. The rest of the Asgardians team? We're... not so sure.
Technically we're assuming that Angela will agree to accompany Heimdall, and join the defense of Midgard. But if the all-seeing watchman of Asgard has seen all of the War of The Realms so far, as he claims, then he's going to have some terrible news to break. And once Angela finds out that Malekith's attack has already killed Loki and her father Odin, the Dark Elf's forces won't be able to flee her sword fast enough. We don't know if Angela will actually be able to turn the tide of the battle, and keep Midgard from being the tenth, and final realm to fall to Malekith. But if it's the last fight there will ever be, she's sure not going to sit it out.
Take a look at the preview pages embedded below:
Heimdall's discovery of the Naglfar Beacon shouldn't be dismissed just yet, since an army of every dead god would sure help in the coming fight (like... a lot). The Avengers and heroes of Earth can be counted on to fight until the end, and even Marvel's version of the Justice League will be slaying the forces of darkness to keep Midgard and its many refugees safe. Angela and her Asgardians of the Galaxy could help to tip the scales... but will it be enough?
The rest of the issue will hopefully shed some light on her coming mission, but until then, read on for the full synopsis and details below:
- ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2019) #8
- Published: April 10th, 2019
- Writer: Cullen Bunn
- Art: Matteo Lolli
- Cover: Gerardo Sandoval
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Bit by bit, the Dark Elf King Malekith has been taking over the Ten Realms. Now at last every realm has fallen save one: Midgard. The invasion has begun, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will need all the help they can get. The Asgardians of the Galaxy join the battle for the Tenth Realm!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #8 will be available on April 10th, from Marvel Comics.