Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Babelicious: Avengelyne by John Stinsman
When I first discovered American comics (I collected translated comics of Spider-Man before that time) I found this title –Avengelyne– very appealing. The chromium cover took me inside and it had art that really made me drool and a concept that thrilled me and it was something I had never seen before in comics.
The opening pages displayed a gorgeous woman, standing in the rain and seeking refuge in a church where a young priest finds her and takes care of her. Those are the pages that thrilled my young spirit…that contemplating pose on the bed with something shiny and see-through almost caressing her body.
Again… those pages made me interested in the American comics I never saw before. I have collected Avengelyne until the first volume ended and it went bad long before that. Andy Park was introduced and the origin of Avengelyne’s downfall was told and that combination combined with the ongoing and never-ending battle with demons (a concept that got old fast) made me loose interest very fast.
I still cherish the comics I now still have though. The memories of those first moments reading and drooling over the art, the insane colouring and colouring effects and the portrayal of the female body in such a complimentary way… well.. it has left scars on my little soul 🙂
The new series by Rob Liefeld and Mark Poulton, is picking up years after the original series (and Avatar Publishing series) ended and it really has become a good (great even!) title again. You can even read it online on Keenspot.
Summary: After looking at this thing of beauty from all angles with the eyes of a true connoisseur, this is the score we come up with for this dazzling damsel. Agree? Disagree? Rate her yourself below and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!