Did you get the movie reference?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in it’s entirety, but I can remember my mom struggling with her feelings towards the movie Michael when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure she found it funny, but I think the portrayal of an angel as a drunk and generally unsavory character unnerved her. If I had to guess, I imagine many folks probably struggled with that movie for the same reason.
Nonetheless, that’s the dominant image I have in my mind when I think of the archangel Michael, mostly because the Bible doesn’t talk about him a whole lot. Really, there’s barely anything in there about him other than the fact that he leads armies of angels. So when I decided it’d be fun to give “Manny” an angel as a personal security guard, it seemed like I could probably get away with offering my own interpretation.
Besides, it was past time for me to add another female character.
I hope you’ll enjoy seeing Michelle as part of the comic. Thanks for looking!