All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 20
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• Drax has long been known as "The Destroyer"...but no more! He has forsaken all violence, and sworn never to again strike another in anger!
•  And now, guest artist Greg Smallwood joins series writer Gerry Duggan to reveal what led our boy down the road of peace!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Aug 2, 2017

    A great one to start on if you haven't followed the series, and definitely makes you want to backtrack--which I am about to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 4, 2017

    Duggan continues to deliver the GOTG book we've been desperate for the past couple years. Every laugh is earned, every progression is significant, the team is strong as ever. There's a real chemistry here that Marvel can't afford to lose. Smallwood's art is a triumph. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 7, 2017

    The newest installment of "All-New Guardians of the Galaxy" offers readers a deeper look into the tortured mind of Drax the Destroyer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Aug 4, 2017

    So while the reason for Drax's current pacifism in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy may be a little guessable, it doesn't take away from the powerful way in which this reason would have its effect. And the emotion of the reveal still packs a punch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Aug 5, 2017

    The art has a very sandy texture, perhaps not my favorite but for this particular story it works. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Nov 1, 2017

    This is a pretty straight up tale of how Drax turned pacifist, and it's a perfectly fine story. But Greg Smallwood's art elevates this book. His star has been on the rise since his run on "Moon Knight" with Jeff Lemire, and he is one of the finest artists working today. So, good story, great art. Pick this up.

  • 9.0
    Busterhasviews Aug 3, 2017

    nice, simple story that adds to the character of Drax. enjoyed it.

  • 9.0
    ModestMoonMan Aug 6, 2017

    We finally learn the reason for Drax's recent bout of pacifism. It's emotional and heartbreaking, and should deepen his own personal story going forward. This issue was also a good inner look at Darx and Gamora friendship and respect for one another.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Feb 12, 2018

    Gamora listens to the story behind Drax's pacifism. It's an episode in which Drax is forced to confront the consequences of his actions. While you might find this particular straw a little light for breaking the Destroyer's back, I think you'll probably agree the man's reaction - "no violence forevermore" - is *very* Drax. The strong script is further enhanced by a flawless visual performance from Greg Smallwood. While the layouts are pretty simple, the anatomy and facial work are as good as - if not better than - Mr. Smallwood's recent tour de force performance in Moon Knight.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Aug 3, 2017

    Nice story with beautiful art but just a bit short.

  • 7.0
    Rick Jonez Aug 3, 2017

    Sure they tried to tie it interestingly into the Infinity Stone plotline but this read merely an average filler story. :( And only 7 issues in. :( Three members absent. :( Drax's destroyer M.O. is simplified to rationalize his current pacifism after a forced and questionable motivating adventure. :(

  • 6.5
    RustonLF Oct 13, 2017

    Every other issue the series takes time to focus on one of the teammates of the Guardians. In this issue we get background on Drax and why he has become a pacifist. The tail is pretty much what you would expect with Drax learning that violence is not always the answer and can sometimes make things worse. While the whole thing plays out in a way to familiar way, it does work for me. Drax is a man who only thinks in violence. He does not think up strategic ways to solve a situation or what is the best course of action. His answer is always to punch the problem away. Having learn such an obvious lesson does not seem out of place for someone in that mindset. Having him take that from one extreme to the other seems like the only answer he could more

  • 10
    shatterstar Aug 2, 2017

  • 10
    Zumba Aug 3, 2017

  • 10
    Konan Aug 4, 2017

  • 10
    MightyVin Nov 6, 2017

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 5, 2017

  • 8.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Aug 3, 2017

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Oct 14, 2017

  • 8.5
    Tior Nov 3, 2017

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 9, 2018

  • 8.0
    matmene Jul 27, 2018

  • 7.5
    jmprados Aug 29, 2017

  • 7.0
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

  • 6.0
    Frank Black Aug 2, 2017

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