Feb 17, Kemper rated it really liked it Shelves: Coming soon to a theater near you…. The weird and wild elements are used to create a ripping sci-fi story that has serious tension in it even with its goofier aspects. As they try to fix holes in the universe, deal with a guy from an alternate reality, root out shape-shifting Skrulls and fight a powerful foe from the future, the Guardians of the Galaxy show that they are the right men, women, aliens, tree and raccoon for the job.
View all 14 comments. I picked up a Guardians of the Galaxy that started over after this and it was not good. I didn't like it. This is very enjoyable and there are some characters that haven't made the movies yet. I really like Quasar and Adam Warlock and I hope they will make the team in the next movie. I don't really feel like this was the start of the story and yet it is. Peter Quill uses Mantis to force this team to work together mentally. They do and they run into all kinds of adventures. This is I picked up a Guardians of the Galaxy that started over after this and it was not good.
This is also set in Knowhere, the giant skull from the 1st movie. Our library doesn't have this run and I have to ILL this and I do plan on continuing on with this story. It is worth it. I think the movies are nearly perfect and this is not quite as good and it's pretty good none the less. Dec 18, Paul E. Morph rated it really liked it Shelves: This book contains the origin of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
I don't know about you, but I think I need to go and have a lie down. Anyway, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Lots of action, some truly great characters and a couple of p This book contains the origin of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Lots of action, some truly great characters and a couple of pretty nifty plot twists. The Secret Invasion tie-in issues didn't even manage to derail it.
Jun 19, Sud rated it liked it Shelves: So in the wake on Annihilus and the Annhilation wave, Peter Quill and Adam Warlock decide to put together a proactive team to deal with issues before they become serious. The Annhilation wave made fissures in space through which other-dimensional beings may attempt to enter to wreak havoc. Thus they put together the Guardians of the Galaxy. This first issue was written by Dan Abnett, of Warhammer 40k fame, is interesting.
It take So in the wake on Annihilus and the Annhilation wave, Peter Quill and Adam Warlock decide to put together a proactive team to deal with issues before they become serious. It takes place in space and far away from the usual earth oriented stories I am used too.
The concept of having a Guardians is a great idea. The members of the team are formidable. I am interested to see where this series is heading. The artwork was ok and so was the story. Thus so far only 3 stars.. Having read the rest of the story and having finished the 1st Vol of Abnett's run on GOG I have to say that my initial review rating hasn't changed. It was an enjoyable ride though. The GOG not only get to slug it out with the Church of the Universal Truth, but also end up on a space station in a hunt for Skrulls part of the Secret Invasion story arc.
My favorite part of the box was watching Drax fight against the champions from the delegate's team. I like this all-round-killing machine version of Drax more than the muscle bound oaf in the purple suit always screaming "Kill Thanos". I was not very familiar with the GOG but this series should help me to understand their story better. It was not a great first volume, but maybe things will get better as the story evolves. But, neither is this a poorly written story nor a bad one-if you are a Guardians fan I don't think you'd go wrong by reading this one. Jul 27, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Lordy, here goes nothing.
DnA seem to revere the Guardians, tradition, all the trappings of goofball dialects and evil space villains. Maybe if I was ten years old I'd be more excited about this, but instead it feels like a damn chore. Go clean the oven while you're at it, Mike Or at least, that's what I expected to find when I cracked this book.
And yet, even at my age I haven't learned Lordy, here goes nothing. And yet, even at my age I haven't learned to leave myself open to the possibilities of the universe. Or maybe I have - 'cause as much as I wanted to heartlessly tolerate a Chile Con Crappy, I found out that this wasn't a horror of epically mediocre proportions. In fact it was a pretty zippy story - a little intra-team conflict, lots of big villains to beat on, and some mysteries that are teased out well enough to keep me reading.
Did these dudes get better as they kept writing together?
Launching out of Annihilation: Jul 28, William Thomas rated it really liked it. I wish I'd just been into this sooner! I picked this up immediately after seeing this movie trailer. It begins to show what Adam's purpose is and how Quill, the Nova core and the Guardians continue on.
I didn't get all that excited by the last work I saw, but I'll give them cred for putting this team together - and as compared to the recent movie: Cause it's good to recognize complementary talent when it shows up. Good basic staging, great action, and amusing facial expressions.
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View all 3 comments. Apr 13, Gavin rated it really liked it Shelves: I read the first 3 issues a while back, and was reading the Secret Invasion tie in stuff, so got back to this. Love the humour, mixed with real issues, good art, a team who actually get hurt, and smart mixed with badass. Drax is better here, Quill is less teenage emo and Rocket isn't insane.
Loved the Vance Astrovik inclusion. The SI stuff was smartly done, and I've noticed the best Tieins have nothing to Do with the bigger event, ju I read the first 3 issues a while back, and was reading the Secret Invasion tie in stuff, so got back to this. The SI stuff was smartly done, and I've noticed the best Tieins have nothing to Do with the bigger event, just have the flavour of it.
Here the Skrulls are actually objectors to what happens, and get help from Cosmo. Dead figures it out, and the team actually gets on board before fighting stupidly, only a wee bit But then they discover how they bonded so quickly, and we are in trouble Also, Richard Rider Nova is in the first issue! Wow, I don't think I've ever come around on a book faster. Apparently the Guardians formed after the events of Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest, two massive "cosmic Marvel" crossovers I never read and am totally unfamiliar with.
As such, a lot of the characters and references in the first couple of issues were just like reading static to me. Then, just when I started to feel like this was a waste of time, and that Abnett was never going to clue Wow, I don't think I've ever come around on a book faster. Then, just when I started to feel like this was a waste of time, and that Abnett was never going to clue me in, everything started making sense. Once Abnett moves past all the setup and post-Annihilation cleanup, this series is a blast, written like some of the best Marvel team books around. I'd compare it most to something like Thunderbolts, where a team dynamic exists, but It's dysfunctional at best.
Abnett juggles a lot of balls in these first few stories, but he somehow keeps them all in the air, all while playing around with the kind of massive, sci-fi ideas I love to see from comics. It's big and just the right amount of crazy. Also, to be doing so much with so many characters, I was surprised by how much character development Abnett was able to squeeze in. He really knows how each of his characters would react to a given circumstance, and as such, is able to define them based on their in-the-moment actions rather than long strings of backstory or flashbacks.
All in all, I'm very excited to continue this series, and far less confused as to why Marvel would've ever made a movie out of this now. Having read it, it's the obvious choice for a cosmic franchise that builds up to Infinity Gauntlet. I wish I'd just been into this sooner! Feb 24, Eric rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone planning on seeing the movie. I picked this up immediately after seeing this movie trailer. Who wouldn't want to know more about this intergalactic group of rogues, including both an anthropomorphic racoon and a space Ent?
And to think I'd never heard of them at all. Reading this graphic novel has me even more excited for the movie, and to read further into the series -- which also has some other great characters not featured in the movie trailer, such as Adam Warlock, Mantis, and Cosmo the Soviet space dog. All in all, this I picked this up immediately after seeing this movie trailer. All in all, this franchise just jacks everything up to eleven and basically anything goes from there.
It's awesome, definitely a must read for comic fans. Jun 24, 'kris Pung rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed this just wished I'd read this before seeing the movie. Dec 12, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, this was fun. I haven't seen the Guardians movie yet, me and all those dead people, so I just had a vague idea about the Guardians, from years ago.
I knew some of these characters, some I didn't, but DnA, a set of my favorite authors, do a good job of setting up the scene, motivations, and gives some background information without it being too wordy or opaque. Pretty sure other reviewers will set up the plot in their reviews, but wanted to say I did enjoy this quite a bit. I actually read the Well, this was fun. I actually read the digital collection, not the HC. Retrieved March 9, Retrieved June 29, DnA and Rosemann on "War of Kings". Retrieved July 29, Readying for War of Kings". Retrieved December 19, DnA's "Realm of Kings " ".
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Guardians of the Galaxy film soundtrack Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Stan Lee Jack Kirby. Rise of the Silver Surfer film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer video game. Cosmic Cube Infinity Gems Darkseid. Avengers Mansion Avengers Tower. United They Stand The Avengers: Age of Ultron soundtrack Avengers: Infinity War soundtrack production box office records Avengers: Marvel Super Heroes Marvel: It has just undergone two near cataclysmic events.
There are rips in the time and space continuum.
What the universe needs is a team to proactively work towards stopping these events from happening. What it gets is the new Guardians of the Galaxy. I remember the old Guardians of the Galaxy. They were from the far future and hung out there for most of the time except when they came back to the "present". Then you had characters interacting with a much younger version of himself and other weird things happening.
In fact, whenever Marvel sets stories in space and gets to the "cosmic" level, things get weird. What does this have to do with this new batch of Guardians? Very little except for Vance Astrovik. Oh and has me remembering just enough to be confused beyond belief. So after some quick catching up with character profiles on the internet, I went back to reading this collection of issues 1 to 6 of the new Guardians of the Galaxy. I really got this collection to try and prepare myself for the new movie. I haven't seen the movie but I am pretty sure it is going to have very little to do with the group that is here.
For the first thing, some of the characters are not in the movie or at least in the trailers and commercials. So if you are only getting the graphic novel to go along with the movie, probably not a good idea.
If you want to actually catch up on the comics, this is a good place to start since it is there beginning. But you should know that they all have a good deal of background material that is not told in this story. So previous knowledge of the characters will definitely help to make this more enjoyable. Even with that knowledge, the story is a little confusing. The threat of the rips is not really explained beyond they are bad and dangerous. There is a lot of who can you trust with the characters, even those on the team.
Most of the questions and plot lines that are started are not finished by the end of the collection. In fact, it ends with the team splitting up into different groups and them all going their own ways. To get the full story, expect to buy more collections. The artwork is bright, colorful, and beautiful comic book illustrations. One person found this helpful. I dont read a lot of graphic novels I dont read a lot of graphic novels, so some details with the characters and plot deserve a second reading.
While the characters aren't fully fleshed out as I'd like them to be, this is a great ride. The art is great but Rocket looks more like a beaver than a raccoon. The pacing is solid and the dialog is decent. If you want to get this because you saw the movie, be prepared for something very different. That doesn't mean better or worse, it's just that these characters have a much larger history than the ones from the movie.
I enjoyed this series a lot.