PICS: With a little help from above - The Angel Comiquette
yesterday I received my Angel Comiquette (I got no. 343 / 3000) and I literally stunned by it.
From various reviews on several forums and Youtube, I knew this statue would be big but nothing can prepare you for the majestic presence of this statue once you see it in person.
Angel looks incredible and what strikes you immediately when you look at him are his elegance, the control and power he radiates, his impressive musculature and of course his huge wing span.
An Angel from above has landed and this statue really manages to fill you with awe and inspiration.
It's a beautiful, beautiful piece which is sculpted masterfully and has a paintjob and finish which is nothing short of first-class.
This piece is something else and the box already shows that with containing some of the best artwork I have ever seen .
It's going to be a bit of a puzzle to find a suitable spot for Angel because of his huge wingspan but I will not sop before Warren can soar the skies in my collection room!
A sincere 'THANK YOU' should go to Ramon (please feel free to click on his name! ) whose client focus, kindness and service are truly extraordinary.
Ramon, thanks for everything; I owe you one!
I have taken some pics which I will post below.
Have fun and never forget that Angels do exist!
Some background info on Angel's powers and abilities
Angel's primary power is that of natural flight, due to his large feathered wings.
His wings have superhuman strength, and they have a very flexible skeletal structure that enables him to press them to the back of his torso and legs with only the slightest bulge visible under his clothing.
His bones are hollow, his body processes food more efficiently than a normal human body and does not store any excess fat, and he possesses a greater proportionate muscle mass than normal.
As a result, his strength, speed, agility, endurance, reflexes, eyesight, and hearing are at their peak.
Elements of his anatomy are comparable to those of birds. His superhumanly sharp eyes can withstand high-speed winds which would damage the average human eye.
He can breathe at high velocities or altitudes, and he can cope with the reduced temperatures at high altitudes for prolonged periods of time, giving him a greater-than-normal capacity to endure low temperatures in areas such as the Arctic.
The strength in his natural wings can easily break a man's arm or leg, or even put someone through a wall.
While he generally flies below the height of clouds, Angel can reach almost twice this height with little effort.
At his absolute maximum, he can reach the highest recorded altitude of a bird in flight — about the height of Mount Everest — but he can only remain that high for a few minutes. Although flight is as natural a mode of transportation for Angel as for a bird, he can only fly nonstop under his own power for around half a day.
He has undergone heavy training with Professor X, especially in mastering his flight indoors. He has demonstrated superior agility, reflexes, coordination, and balance while flying, and has been shown defeating superbeings much faster than he is (like the Human Torch) by dodging them and having them smash against the ground or a wall at full speed.
Angel is also an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, having defeated several of the werewolf-like homo superior when Wolverine is defeated.
He is trained in hand-to-hand combat at Xavier's school; while dating Psylocke, he receives a considerable amount of martial arts instruction. During his years on the team, he is given extensive training from Wolverine, and when he once surprises Wolverine after taking down some men, he says, "My father spoiled me with more than money."
He also receives further instruction from the Black Widow and Hercules during his days with the Champions.
His wings have been replaced by Apocalypse with techno-organic versions which can appear the same as his natural wings.
As the result of a secondary mutation which has been shown inconsistently, Archangel also develops a healing factor and can heal others by mixing his blood with theirs, provided they have a matching blood type to Warren's.
However, his healing blood does not work with Nightcrawler.
Although powerful, this mutation varies in potency. At times, he cannot aid the terminally wounded; at others, he can actually raise the recently dead. This secondary mutation suggests that he may be descended from the ancient race of Cheyarafim mutants.
He is nearly immune to injury because his healing blood is constantly flowing through him. At its onset, he repairs broken bones in days, but his healing abilities have enhanced since then.
Aside from his superhuman powers, Warren is a highly capable businessman, and is the former chairman of the board and principal stockholder of Worthington Industries.
This is indeed a very large piece (due to the huge wingspan) and I am still pondering about the best place to display Angel in my collection.
I also have the Hard Hero Angel and these two statues are both great representations of Angel wearing his blue and white costume. (my favourite costume of Angel)
I am so happy with Angel that I will never let him fly away again!