Drax #1

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Mitch Breitweiser Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Drax the Destroyer is the muscle for the Guardians of the Galaxy, but what does he do when he's not adventuring through space with the Guardians? He lets his bloodthirsty quest for revenge take the pilot seat, of course! Determined to find and kill Thanos once and for all, Drax is ready to take on the universe. But when you're tooling around the universe in a ship aptly named "The Space Sucker", an unwavering desire for bloodshed isn't enough to keep a mission from derailing. Drax crash lands into his wildest adventures ever, encountering foes no one will ever expect! The depths of space may not be big enough to contain this much grit, vengeance and all-out action!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Sep 25, 2005

    * Kelvin's Pet Peeve No. 87 (of 6453) is whenever somethings described with glee as a darker version of something else, as it implies that rather naive and superficial attitude that darker is somehow and by default better (see All-Star Child Abuser Batman), a concept I'd hoped had been resoundingly proven false in the grim 'n' gritty fanwank frenzy of the 90s. This example struck me as particularly foolish as it ignores the fact that Lilo & Stitch is already quite dark, and its difficult to see how it could be much grimmer without being gratuitous. But oh, and indeed, well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Sep 25, 2005

    So, although Im not particularly impressed with the story at this point (I am hopeful that the second issue will get the story out of first gear), Im excited to see more of Breitweisers work. This is a star on the rise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Sep 25, 2005

    Overall, this is a promising issue, but I personally would wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Hays Sep 25, 2005

    Overall its an interesting premise. I just hope that Giffens busy schedule coming up doesnt take away from the quality or timeliness of this work. I guess well have to just keep reading to find out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 25, 2005

    Brietweisers style is a little bit Bryan Hitch, and its quite clear and strong at conveying information, despite being hampered by too-fussy word balloons of alien speak. This isnt as promising as the initial issue of Black Panther, but depending on how the story goes, the creative team looks solid. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Sep 25, 2005

    I wont be buying any of this series. Theres just not anything thats compelling enough to keep me interested. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 25, 2005

    As it is, Im loathe to give this issue an overwhelmingly negative rating because its not exceedingly badly written or badly drawn: it just isnt to my taste. It doesnt really grab me in the way that a #1 issue should, and as seems to be the case more and more with Marvels first issues it seems to be merely setting the stage for interesting things to potentially happen somewhere down the line (although theres no real indication of where that line might be leading at this point). Drax seems to be a supporting character in his own book in this first issue, and for newcomers like me who need to get to know the character for the first time, thats a fatal error. This book sadly hasnt given me any reason to check out its second issue. Read Full Review

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