I don't think this is required reading before seeing the anxiously-awaited movie, but it certainly couldn't hurt - especially since some of the rules have been changed, along with some origins. Read Full Review
A few years back Marvels cosmic titles were more or less dead until Abnett and Lanning relaunched it and created the current incarnation if the Guardians team that will be seen on big screen very soon, so it is only right that they were tapped up to do these prequel issues. Both of the writers have a really love of these characters and it shows it the rich back-story that they add to the characters. It is such a pity that once this series is done that we won't see any more stories by Abnett and Lanning after their parting of ways but at least they are leaving us with a strong series if this issue is anything to go by. My appetite is certainly wetted for the movie which is based on the DnA run on Guardians. Read Full Review
While it doesn't openly spoil anything from the upcoming movie, it does flaunt the cards being held in the movie's hand quite a bit. Lanning, Abnett and Di Vito insert enough into this comic to send readers and fans of the Marvel cinematic universe into an absolute frenzy, jumping at characters, locations and concepts as they try to suss out the plot of the film months before it breaks. Or, they could simply choose to enjoy an introduction to Gamora as the outreaches of the Marvel Universe begin to take shape. This isn't a must-read by any measure, but it is a pleasantly informative tale from the writing duo that elevated the cast of characters to be featured in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie this August. Read Full Review
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