Guardians of the Galaxy #1
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Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 14, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Back-to-back Annihilation wars have weakened the boundaries of our universe. In the face of terror, who stands to defend a desperate universe? Star-Lord and his squad of butt-kickers -- the modern day Guardians of the Galaxy!

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 14, 2008

    If you like Green Lantern / GLC, Nova, Annihilation or fun team books, this is a must purchase for you. I'd recommend everyone give the first issue a shot at the very least. Easy jump on point, lots of great characters and solid art make this a hard to pass up book for anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes May 13, 2008

    In a perfect world, this comic would be one of those big budget, science fiction epics we'd see on television a weekly basis. But since it's not, the comic will have to do. If the creative team can keep this momentum going (and I have no doubt that they can given their track record on Annihilation and Nova), Guardians of the Galaxy will quietly become one of the best new series of 2008. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 14, 2008

    Guardians of the Galaxy further proves there's plenty of life in the Marvel Universe out among the stars. With a rip-roaringly good cast, trippy visuals, and a great cliffhanger to cap it all off,this series has all but cemented its place in my pull list permanently. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 19, 2008

    The book is fast paced, yet packed with insight and personal interludes, tempered by glorious visual fireworks, making this seem like an underpublicized big screen gem set to runaway with more box office receipts than the production studio thought it was worth. A lot of information crosses the page here, but not at the expense of overwhelming a newly-minted reader. This is a summer comic at its very best. I may not have known the characters or the background that put them into this situation, but I have gained enough clues through this read to understand the important niche this cluster of cast-offs fills. More importantly, I find the cast and their interaction engaging enough to know I'll be back for a few more issues at the very least as I attempt to learn more about this group and the big screen action they encounter. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 19, 2008

    Guardians of the Galaxy #1 was a strong debut issue. DnA deliver a textbook example of what a debut issue of a new title should accomplish. This issue gives enough background information on each character, starts the story off quickly, delivers the title's mission statement and sets into place multiple plotlines. A reader cannot ask much more from a debut issue than what DnA gives us with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari/Shawn Hill May 13, 2008

    But the quest and the setup and the goals are standard ones, and this series is going to need more of a fresh approach to distinguish itself, especially as it has abandoned almost everything about the original concept that goes with its borrowed title. Read Full Review

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