Guardians of the Galaxy #11

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Wes Craig Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
5.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

If Captain Marvel is no more, how is he here? With War of Kings about to explode across the galaxy, two of the Guardians face death itself! Drax and Quasar journey beyond the veil of life in a desperate quest to find Moondragon. But what is waiting for them on the other side, and will it ever let them return? It’s a double shot of cosmic horror – that plants the seeds for where GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is heading next! Rated T+ …$2.99

  • 7.0
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 11, 2009

    There's no doubt that Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the better books being published by Marvel, so even when the book itself falls into a limbo not unlike the one its characters currently reside, there are always salvageable aspects to just about any issue. In this case, Abnett and Lanning get just introspective enough to avoid disaster, basically holding serve until new, more pertinent material is brought to the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 24, 2009

    Everyone is entitled to a bad issue here and there, and this was definitely not the best work I've read from Dan and Andy. But, once again, let me temper that criticism by saying that I LOVE the way Dan and Andy continue to implement obscure characters/events from the 1990's. I grew up reading Marvel comics in the 90's, and I'm particularly fond of the lesser known characters of the 90's. Darkhawk, Quasar, Jack Flag, even Nova, Adam Warlock and Gamora, I loved reading about those characters growing up then, and I love that Dan and Andy are keeping these characters alive and flourishing today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 16, 2009

    I first came across this title almost a year ago as my first review for CBR, and in the time since, this title has become one of very few that I would not surrender, save for cancellation. Although this title features less-than-popular characters, the writers bring an enthusiasm to the title that permeates the characters and has inspired every artist assigned to contribute to this book. While this chapter of "Guardians of the Galaxy" chose to focus the camera away from the action of "War of Kings" the interaction is going to hit "- and hard "- very soon. I strongly recommend you jump on board soon. This is one book that delivers every month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 23, 2009

    I've namechecked it in recent Nova reviews, but I'm very gratified to see the return to many of the late Mark Gruenwald's stories in recent Marvel comics, and this is another, with the return of one of Wendell-Quasar's greatest foes. The issue itself, though very pretty to look at, kinda drags in places, with some seemingly endless dialogue, as well as a bit of self-indulgent craziness from Maelstrom. Still, it's one of the stronger issues of Guardians in recent months, and crosses over with neither War of Kings or Dark Reign, so it's alright with me. Occasionally impenetrable, but interesting, even when less-than-coherent, Guardians of the Galaxy #11 is a good issue overall, earning 3 out of 5 stars. With a little more focus (and maybe a clearer idea of who is/isn't a Guardian right now) this could be the equal of Nova or Iron Fist, but even so, it does it's job as a story that ISN'T a standard-issue soopahero tale, but still well told and enjoyable... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Mar 10, 2009

    This issue is pretty much average. Nothing too serious happens as far as I'm concerned. I did enjoy it, but if it weren't for the cover, I probably wouldn't have wanted to read it. If you have been following Guardians of the Galaxy, you'll enjoy this issue just fine. But if you're looking for a return of Captain Marvel, you may feel a little let down. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 15, 2009

    Guardians of the Galaxy #11 was a rare disappointing read from DnA who have normally been absolute money on Marvel's cosmic titles. I would only recommend this issue to die-hard fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy or die-hard Moondragon fan. Otherwise, I would recommend avoiding Guardians of the Galaxy #11. If you have still not given Guardians of the Galaxy a try then wait for the next issue to hop aboard this train. I have a feeling that this issue was merely a momentary hiccup in what has otherwise been a fine run on this title by DnA. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 11, 2009

    Maybe Abnett and Lanning are stretched too thin with the War of Kings event and other books they write. It simply felt like they phoned in this story and stretched it out so they'd be able to focus on their other books for the next couple months. First Guardians of the Galaxy I've actually been disappointed with having purchased. Read Full Review

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