Guardians of the Galaxy #14

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Brad Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

WAR OF KINGS TIE-IN The Guardians of the Galaxy know they've got to stop the war, but will any of the heavy hitters listen to a rag-tag bunch of self-appointed galactic protectors who spend half their time quarreling amongst themselves?

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jun 1, 2009

    Abnett and Lanning should be commended. This is how you do cosmic. It’s a grand space opera on an epic scale with lots of little personal moments. Action, adventure and swashbuckling abound but even in the heat of battle, it never gets too heavy. It’s got all of those classic Marvel 1970’s cosmic characters, yet it is totally accessible for folks unfamiliar with them. There’s interplanetary magic and stuff, but it never gets all bogged down with too much deep thinking or cosmic deities; this is “cosmic” with a little c. And for all that awesomeness, it gets an A from this reader. (Actually an A-, but hey, an issue without Rocket Raccoon is not a perfect issue, I’m sorry.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 28, 2009

    Panel for panel, penny for penny, there is not a book on the stands doing more with the standard issue twenty-two pages. The amazing thing is this book is triply stuffed with perceived throwaway characters, yet it is every bit as compelling as though the X-Men and the Justice League were throwing down herein. This book reminds me of the "Flash" back in the late 1990s, where the artistic talent found its way to this book and then on to higher profile gigs on the path to superstardom (or what passes for superstardom among comic artists). You know the period "- Mike Wieringo, Sal Larroca, Paul Pelletier. Hey waitaminnit. . . Cover by Sal Larroca? "War of Kings" by Paul Pelletier? Somewhere, Mike Wieringo is sharpening his pencil and looking down on this book. Until we can figure out how to get Mike's pages, do yourself a favor and pick this book up. It might seem crazy, overwhelming, and well, fun, but that's because it is. This book does a good job of moving forward and uses all of the Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 2, 2009

    Guardians of the Galaxy #14 was a great read. DnA do an excellent job making Guardians feel like is not just a senseless tie-in, like most tie-ins are, and actually make every issue that is War of Kings related feel like they add rather than detract from the story. If you still haven't picked up War of Kings or Guardians of the Galaxy I highly recommend you pick up both titles as they are some of the best books on the shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 27, 2009

    It's hard to say whether this complaint holds any water until next week. On its own merits, Guardians of the Galaxy is still standing tall and strong. And is that Cosmo andRocket Raccoon I see on next issue's cover? This is going to be awesome... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 29, 2009

    While this is a minor step down in terms of quality for this amazing series, a less-than-stellar issue of Guardians is better than almost every other book out there and still comes with a very strong recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2009

    A solid bit of business from Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb May 26, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

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