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Drax #1

Writer: Cm Punk, Cullen Bunn Artist: Scott Hepburn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
6.8Critic Rating
6.7User 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 more

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Nov 8, 2015

    Many of the new number ones released as part of the ANAD initiative haven't shone like you'd expect them too, Drax however is a nice solo in a series of chorus lines which while good aren't much to write home about. Perhaps the new character, much like the Dr Strange book is what helps this book stand out, it doesn't feel like a continuation but a fresh start and who doesn't need that from time to time? This book isn't and instant classic but it is unquestionably good and good for all the right reasons. It's fun, enjoyable and well made. Raise your hand if that isn't what you want out of comics! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Nov 4, 2015

    So yeah, it's good. Fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and comics, the Marvel Universe or just fun stories in general should pick this up and get on board"we should be in for a solid ride with this new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Nov 8, 2015

    There really isnt much more to say about Drax other than its well written, well drawn, gets the character, and all this quality is wrapped around an exceedingly funny main joke premise. Theres really nothing deeper or more complex to what makes the comic as enjoyable as it is, its just a very funny book thats exceedingly accessible and unique in the current Marvel landscape of doom, gloom, and crisis. Sometimes all a book needs to be is funny and fun and this is one of those times; Drax is a real winner and one of the best new comics of the Marvel relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 5, 2015

    If all you want from Marvel's new Drax comic is a fun, lighthearted adventure full of violence and space tomfoolery, this debut issue delivers the goods. The execution is made that much better by Scott Hepburn's amazingly dynamic art. However, the book doesn't show much ambition when it comes to dramatic storytelling. There's potential in exploring the darker aspects of Drax's life and personality, and hopefully we'll see this series delve into those areas. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 7, 2015

    "Drax" starts out with a very solid first issue. Drax finds himself on a break from the Guardians and decides to embark on a quest to find and kill Thanos. This comic provides some action, good characterizations and launches the plot for the book. The artwork helps to round out the reading experience nicely. This series is off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Nov 9, 2015

    DRAX #1 is a well written beautifully illustrated story, albeit one that feels a bit predictable and light on content. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Nov 9, 2015

    Overall, the series seems to be a solid first effort from a long time devotee to the medium. It's not quite the rebellious anti-comic some thought it would be, but it's laid the foundation to be an enjoyable romp of vengeance from an absolutely justifiable property. A worthwhile purchase from the Best in the World. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 5, 2015

    The crisis of what to do when you only have one goal in the world is interesting, and the art is solid throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 9, 2015

    It's a shame the traditional publishing model dictates that major superhero stories debut as monthly installments before moving to collected editions, because the pace of the issue -- which feels like it could lend itself to a much longer story -- would benefit from having the whole thing told in one go. Twenty pages isn't a lot of room to tell a whole story, and this first issue proves it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Mitch Nissen Jan 20, 2016

    Be prepared for a bizarre mix in terms of style, Looney Tunes meets Conan the Barbarian. If you loved Drax in Annihilation, be prepared for something jarringly different. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Nov 5, 2015

    There's a few solid chuckles here, but overall, the unintentionally amusing and single-minded murder machine can't carry his own ongoing series by himself just yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Nov 6, 2015

    This issue isn't unlikely to offend anyone, but I don't necessarily know who this is aimed at, either. Even fans of CM Punk may not find enough nuance to get interested in the adventures of Drax. Read Full Review

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