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Marvel Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Angela Cover, Anticipates Sales Boost

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, May 17 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Angela Cover, Anticipates Sales Boost

Marvel is counting on at least one additional person buying a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy #5.

Source: Marvel

Marvel revealed the cover to Guardians of the Galaxy #5 today. The issue marks Angela's first appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as Neil Gaiman joining "The Great One" Brian Bendis as co-writer on the book. Marvel is also looking forward to the notable sales boost of one person Angela's appearance in the book is expected to bring, as Todd McFarlane, the only person on the planet other than Bendis and Gaiman who actually gives a shit about the character Angela, is a shoe-in to purchase a copy of the book.

"When I won the lawsuit for the rights to Angela, an obscure Spawn character last relevant in 1995, i actually felt a stirring in my nethers, which have been soft and mushy for well over a decade," said Gaiman in a candid and probably made-up interview after Angela was revealed as the mystery character appearing in Age of Ultron #10. "I knew immediately that I had to find a mainstream comic book series so completely inconsequential that we could rewrite the whole thing by shoehorning Angela into the ending, and I was very pleased when Bendis offered to shove her into the ending of Age of Ultron."

"Eh," said Bendis. "Why not?"

"Todd is doubtlessly very sore about the loss, so he's guaranteed to buy a copy of the book," gloated Gaiman. "That's a plus one, baby! We're into money!"

But what if regular readers of the series, confused as to who the fuck Angela is and why they should care, drop the series? Wouldn't that cancel out the gain of having McFarlane buy one copy?

"I might buy two copies," Gaiman insisted. "I also care very much about Angela."

"Eh," said Bendis. "I'm just gonna get my free copy from Marvel."

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 is in stores July 24.


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