Guardians 3000 #1

Guardians 3000 #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Gerardo Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

• Dive right into the action as the original Guardians of the Galaxy-Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27--try to save the future universe from the menace of the Badoon.
•  But what happens when the Guardians discover something behind the Badoon
something even worse than they could have ever imagined?
•  The very future itself is in danger, and the only possibility of salvation relies on the shoulders of this ragtag, bombastic group of underdogs. Thrown together by fate and fighting against intolerable oppression, how can they even hope to survive the first issue?!
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  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 29, 2014

    Guardians 3000 #1 is a must-read for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy. It is a fun comic without being a joke and features some great action sequences. If you've been reading Captain Marvel or Guardians of the Galaxy I recommend you pick this one up as soon as you can get your hands on it, as this is space-adventure done right. Abnett and Sandoval have kicked off something special here, you don't want to miss Guardians 3000 #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 4, 2014

    Long-time fans will probably enjoy it, and new fans should check it out to get in touch with the previous version of Marvel's newest sensation. Sounds like a "win-win" situation to me! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 1, 2014

    Clunky title aside, Guardians 3000 is a return to a more classic old school aspect of the Marvel Universe that I grew up loving and adoring that's given a new lease on life. I have the same thrill here that I did with the 1990 series launch and I'm thrilled to reconnect with "my" Guardians. But the series also works as a hugely accessible piece with a bit of faith because it's going to work with such varied aspects that aren't part of the familiar continuity, taking place in 3014 as well. Part of the fun of a book like this are the nods to the past and the connective aspects of a thousand year history. But it's also fun because it's not tied so heavily to ongoing continuity and can do its own things. And going by this first issue, it's going to be one hell of a fun right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 9, 2014

    Once the time loop is broken it will be interesting to see which versions of Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Martinex, Yondu, and Starhawk the comic leaves us with (I'm hoping for the starry-version of Starhawk). Although I'm not overjoyed with some of the heavy ‘roid rage action scenes by Gerardo Sandoval, it's fun to see these characters back in action once more. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Oct 1, 2014

    For a first issue it was fun and certainly finished strong, delivering a lot of action along the way. Welcome home Dan Abnett. You've been missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 6, 2014

    Although this first issue is hampered by some clunky dialogue and a lack of depth to the characters, it's still an enjoyable read with some fun action that will hopefully bring readers back for more. Dan Abnett has proven many times over to be a fantastic writer, especially in the world of the Marvel Cosmic. Although this first issue didn't “Wow” me, it still provided a solid setup with characters that have proven in the past that they're more than capable of carrying their own series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 1, 2014

    A thick read for newbies, but a rewarding one for seasoned fans of the Arnold Drake/Gene Colan version of the Guardians, "Guardians 3000" #1 gives readers a great deal of new characters, ideas and situations to sift through. This is not the most friendly debut issue of the Marvel NOW! era, but it doesn't have to be, as there is a distinctly targeted audience. From here, though, there is no shortage of ideas to explore and concepts to dig into as Abnett, Sandoval, Delgado and Cowles serve as guides through the thirty-first century. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 3, 2014

    Geena herself is possibly the most familiar element of the story in play: The narrative equivalent of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, the woman whom all the Guardians are willing to sacrifice themselves to save. (Dawn Greenwood plays a similar role in current issues of 'Silver Surfer', as does Clara in recent seasons of 'Doctor Who'.) But, that familiarity doesn't torpedo the plot of the issue for me, especially when the big reveal comes around, although I feel like I need to point out that the previous iterations of the Guardians already HAD a cute young red-haired female member in Nikki" Guardians 3000 #1 has a lot going for it, though the story is a couple of levels better than the art (which, to be fair, isn't bad). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Oct 1, 2014

    After reading this book I do remember how much I loved these characters. I want to go and pick up my old comics and re-read their adventures from the 80's. I am very intrigued with the scenario that Dan Abnett has created and has pretty much left the door open for tons of crazy things. I will for sure read this comic book for the first arc and decide then whether it should stay on my pull list or not. If you are a sci-fi fan or a Guardians of the Galaxy fan then this book is for you! Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 3, 2014

    An incredibly engaging first half gets let down in the second. Worth giving a few shots to earn a place in your rotation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 2, 2014

    Dan Abnett returning to write a Guardians book may be cause for celebration, but these aren't the galaxy protectors you're probably looking for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Herald - Travis Bass Oct 3, 2014

    Overall, this is an alright beginning to the series. If you're a fan of the original Guardians, you will probably like this, although you may be disappointed that they are not technically the main characters of this issue. If you have no idea who these characters are, but you like the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, you may enjoy this. The problem is that these characters are not fully introduced, the plot isn't fully revealed until near the end of the issue, and honestly it may be best to wait for this to be collect or at least wait a couple ofissue to how this arc turns out. If you have a basic grasp of these characters (like me) and like these kinds of far out cosmic stories, this might be worth a pickup. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 1, 2014

    The flaws of Guardians 3000 #1 are not integral to Abnett and Sandovals story. They are fixable issues that cover up the fast-paced, superhero romp they are trying to tell. That story holds a lot of promise and is one I look forward to reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 4, 2014

    I was ready to dislike Guardians 3000 based on its concept alone, but Abnett's story really comes together by the end, creating a better comic than I expected. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 2, 2014

    Guardians 3000 brims with potential, but as of now it's weighted down by a heady script and some overly confusing dialogue. A second read through provides insight that should aid in the book's overall appeal, though the property's overall popularity may not be enough to save it in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Oct 7, 2014

    Gerardo Sandoval(Wolverine) andEdgar Delgados artwork truly never hits its mark either, let alone panel and character work that stays the same from panel to panel. The original Guardians never saw commercial success, and if this first issue is any judge neither will3000. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 29, 2014

    Perhaps this is fitting - the original Guardians never achieved massive acclaim, and to be brutally honest, Guardians 3000 is mainly going to appeal to nostalgiaholics rather than new blood. There's tons of action and all the characters are introduced - thinly sketched, perhaps, but introduced nevertheless - and now that Abnett and Sandoval have delivered their frenetic first issue, they can potentially dive into their heroes and their unique high concept moving forward. That said, here's hoping that a rough first impression isn't going to tank this series before it gets the chance to grow. Read Full Review

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