Guardians of the Galaxy #6

Guardians of the Galaxy #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The blockbuster new series hits hard as Marvel's newest superstar Angela comes right for the Guardians!
• Round one is Gamora versus Angela...with an entire universe at stake!
• All that and comics legend Neil Gaiman joins the award-winning Ultimate Spider-Man team of Bendis and Pichelli in this one-of-a-kind comic book event!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 25, 2013

    Those complaints are about as fanboyish as I get (does the fact that Im AWARE of it negate some of it??), so I can still very safely say that this book is worth the wait every month. Im absolutely enraptured by how theyre going to answer the question of exactly who Angela is and where she comes from. Many of the characters comment on how familiar she seems and I cant tell if thats a tongue-in-cheek reference, or if it will actually amount to anything, but either way I cant wait to find out. Some of the best creators in the industry are on this book, so if youve ever been unsure of a cosmic superhero book, this is one to convert to. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Colin Saynt Sep 26, 2013

    There isn't really much to say about this comic honestly, we have an incredible awesome battle between Angela and the rest of the guardians, that's Iron Man minus his armor, Groot, Drax and Rocket. Angela clearly is more than a match for them being able to stand on equal ground against them all at the same time having only been beaten by a last minute assist. But we do know that there will be a big deal in issues to come due to news of from the watcher that all is not well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Nov 3, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue and a brilliant continuation from the explosive events of the last issue. It would also have a lot of excitement in it's own right, with some intense sequences and amazing encounters. The dialogue would also be outstanding adding a lot of drama and humour to the issue, keeping the fun tone that I love most about this series perfectly. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue as it was truly amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie Sep 30, 2013

    Despite the slightly heavy handed attempts at establishing Angela's place in the Marvel Universe, the fight sequence, which takes up the majority of the issue, and the loveyl dialogue, mostly from Rocket and stark, make this one well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 25, 2013

    Sara Pichelli's art makes any wait well worthwhile. Her action storytelling, already vibrant enough on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, has seen further improvement with this new project. Her battle scenes between Angela and the Guardians crackle with life and convey a sense of motion and fluidity that's rare in comics. Her facial and emotional work, if more subtle, is equally pristine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Fletcher Moore Sep 26, 2013

    Guardians of the Galaxy is, in short, the best superhero comic on the market. It's jam-packed with action, humor, and a little bit of romance every now and again. It is the most consistent book in the fat stack of Marvel titles and is worth the wait every month. Plus everyone wants to know how the heck Angela ended up in the cosmos of the Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Sep 27, 2013

    The only reason I'm not giving this a 5 is because of the artist swap.(I'm probably just being nitpicky though!) This issue from a story standpoint is one of my favorites and the series as a whole is something you should be reading. It's action packed, hilarious, and a fun-filled adventure that I can't wait to keep reading…or as Groot would say, ‘I am Groot!' Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 27, 2013

    Even with a couple of artist, and a lack of plot development, Guardians of the Galaxy #6 is still a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 1, 2013

    The inclusion of The Watcher, who seems legitimately dismayed at the arrival of Angela, helps lend some weight to a character who really has done much of anything so far. In much the same way, Quill's opening scene with Thanos sets the stage for just how much danger the Earth now finds itself. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 26, 2013

    It was an entertaining issue overall, despite nothing much happening that you really were already aware of. Again it would have been great but the timing of the issue's release is very late. I want to feel that Angela really has some importance to this event and for them to only get back to her now makes you question if that is really the case at this point. There could have even been a better approach to this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 26, 2013

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" #6 continues to drift through the Marvel Universe. The encounters the group has and the interpersonal relationships they are building are entertaining and enjoyable, but I'm just not sure what purpose this comic book serves right now, save to generate product for the bookshelves once the movie hits. Most of the characters are one-note, lacking the depth and intrigue a band of space pirates could -- and should -- have. Now that Angela has gotten a star turn on the stage and Thanos has had words with Quill, maybe the series can get to the greater purpose the Guardians serve and get some heart involved in their future adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 29, 2013

    I really hope the next issuepicks up a forward momentum again as it's hard to keep Angela's introduction to the Marvel Universe seem like a big deal when so many crossover big deals are also going on at the same time. At the very least I hope it starts to catch up to the “Infinity' timeline if they plan on using her in any sort of major way (which would make sense to do.) I've been loving Bendis' run on the X-titles (and the ‘Battle of the Atom‘) event though this issue shows off one of his weak points. An all out action fest with no plot just doesn't work on a series that's behind everyone else's timeline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Sep 30, 2013

    This issue is basically the clichd superhero greeting brawl, but with enough teasing moments to keep you interested. Angela is still largely unknown, whilst the appearances of both Thanos and the Watcher should be more than enough to intrigue anyone. Roll on next issue (and hopefully some answers about Angela?). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Sep 26, 2013

    While the script was lacking in this issue, the artwork from Pichelli and Coipel really did make up for what was missing. Hopefully we'll start to learn about Angela and what her presence means in the Marvel Universe next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 26, 2013

    Some nice action and some excellent artwork cannot amount to much if the story is virtually nonexistent and the direction too mysterious to be specific. It's a nice effort, yet the team of Bendis, Coipel, Pichelli, Morales, Svorcina and Ponsor could have certainly done a better job considering their talents. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 8, 2013

    I'm losing interest quickly, surprisingly, with the addition of Thanos. Angela is adding nothing to this book but being a puncher and a punching bag, serving the purpose that a zillion other Marvel villains could fill. Read Full Review

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