Guardians of Infinity #1

Guardians of Infinity #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Jason Latour Artist: Carlo Barberi, Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
6.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Defending the galaxy is a good gig, but Drax isn't thrilled with the combat hours (not enough of them) and Rocket isn't thrilled with the compensation (not enough of it). They're off on an adventure to supplement both, and Groot is happy to come along. But instead of the perks they want, they're about to get more trouble than they can handle. Good thing the Guardians 3000 are on hand to help! But what about...THE GUARDIANS 1000??!!
Also in this issue, Latour and Cheung tell a one-off story of Ben Grimm and Rocket Raccoon, stuck on a planet where culture is based on Earth-style professional wrestling...but the stakes are life and death! THIS AIN'T KAYFABE, BROTHER!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Dec 4, 2015

    The main story for this issue is unoriginal and a little bland, but the art makes up for it. But if you buy this book, you'll be treated to a wonderful back-up story that is more than worth the price tag. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 3, 2015

    Guardians of Infinity delivers with what I'm looking for here so far with the use of the 3000 era team, though hopefully we get a lot more of it. Pairing up the two teams, even pared down as the present day crew is for this story, definitely offers a lot of fun while also throwing them in the direction they have here. There's a whole lot of unknowns right now and in terms of story there's not a lot selling it because the focus is on the characters and just being thrown into a weird unknown situation while introducing a whole other Guardians team. We've seen a range of them over the years and even the Guardians 3000 book did a lot of timeline changes as it reacted to the Secret Wars shenanigans. There's a lot of potential here to be sure and I'll definitely stick with it to see if it can achieve it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 7, 2015

    What a difference a year or two makes, with the Guardians now leading lights after sitting in limbo for several years, now starring in multiple titles instead of just the one. There's a distinct possibility of the Guardians over-saturating the Marvel market, with at least half a dozen titles exploring these characters in their collective or solo outings. The multiple stories in this first issue do exhibit a bit of brand confusion, but the main story returns at least some of the Guardians to position of protecting the galaxy from curious time anomalies, rounding this out to be a fun and familiar tale that will be appreciated by new and existing fans of the team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 3, 2015

    This first issue is an interesting concept, but may be Guardians overload at this point. As a second series it would feel a bit more special, but right now I'm just not quite seeing what makes it stand out. Still, it's an interesting start at least, and a series I'll at least stick with through the first arc. You probably need to be a die-hard Guardians fan to really appreciate the series, and even then, this might be one comic too many. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2015

    Entertaining stuff, but the series might have been better served holding off on side-stories until its core direction was better established. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 7, 2015

    Based solely on this first issue, "Guardians of Infinity" #1 feels as though Marvel is only trying to get the word "Guardians" on as many trade paperbacks as possible. Maybe things will pick up next month and give us something really memorable; right now, with the exception of the appearance of a new Guardians team from 1000 years in the past, there's nothing quite clicking here, and that's a shame. This should have been much more fun. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Mitch Nissen Feb 3, 2016

    For fans dying of thirst for a cosmic Marvel story this was supposed to be the book for them. Sadly it's two stories cut in half which have no bearing on the other whatsoever. Only half of the book is Guardians of Infinity. Fans of Guardians 3000 and the 2008 volume of Guardians of the Galaxy should prepare for disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Jan 5, 2016

    There was some snappy dialog provided. The concept of Guardians made from various Guardian eras seems like a good idea. If you cannot get enough of the Guardians crew (which seems unlikely with all that is provided) then this gives you another version of the team to explore.

  • 7.0
    DarioV Jul 19, 2016

    These Guardians books from the All-Different Marvel line-up are just not good enough to be followed and are surely way less interesting than they were back in Marvel NOW. This side series seems to focus on interdimensional encounters between different versions of the Guardians, which in good hands could prove interesting, although the concept is old as f**k. Still an enjoyable read, without huge downsides, but it falls flat on the writing and the average drawings.

  • 8.0
    Uldogi Dec 9, 2015

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Dec 3, 2015

  • 7.5
    Ordinary Joe Dec 6, 2015

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Dec 3, 2015

  • 7.0
    Juanpk26 Dec 5, 2015

  • 6.5
    DXO Dec 20, 2015

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