Street Angel (comics)

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Street Angel
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Publication information
Publisher Slave Labor Graphics
Schedule Irregular
Format Limited series
Publication date March 2004 – March 2005
Number of issues 5
Creative team
Writer(s) Jim Rugg
Brian Maruca
Artist(s) Jim Rugg
Letterer(s) Jim Rugg
Creator(s) Jim Rugg
Brian Maruca
Collected editions
Street Angel ISBN 1-59362-012-8

Street Angel is an alternative comic book limited series by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca. It was published in 2004 by Slave Labor Graphics, and lasted five issues.


The story takes place in Wilkesborough, the worst ghetto in Angel City. The title character is 12-year-old Jesse Sanchez (13-year-old after a bout of time travel), "a dangerous martial artist... and the world's greatest homeless skateboarder." She handles ninjas, pirates and hunger with skill, aplomb, and help from her friends. The comic is a satire on superhero comics as well as the Golden Age era with its ridiculous dialog, unexplained characters, and flashy effects[citation needed]. None of the comics share any continuity.


Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a trade paperback

  • Street Angel (collects limited series, FCBD story, 208 pages, July 2005, ISBN 1-59362-012-8)

In other media[edit]

A Street Angel live-action short film was produced in 2008, starring Kate Bell as Jesse. It is written and directed by Lucas Testro and produced by Adam Bishop, adapting Issue 1 of the comic series. The film also incorporates elements from Issue 4 of the series. Street Angel co-creator Jim Rugg contributed original artwork that is used in the film's opening animated sequence.


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