Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Wes Craig Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? In the wake of the War of Kings, the 31st Century is hit by wave after wave of temporal distortions! Rocked by this lethal and uncertain era, a handful of surviving Guardians must confront faces from the future that you should find very familiar! Yes, it’s another unpredictable chapter in the series that Wizard says “spans every genre to deliver the best space-based Marvel tale this side of the Milky Way.” Rated T …$2.99

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Sep 28, 2009

    This book is filled with such a sense of excitement, I have to imagine that the creators sit around smiling and laughing as they write it. That sense of fun and wonder definitely shines through while I’m reading it. If you aren’t reading this title, you need to start. It’s a blast. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2009

    This is undoubtedly a fun issue, but is a step down from the usual level of quality that I've come to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy. It still has all of the charm of the title, but the execution leaves some to be desired. The most prominent example of this is Wes Craig's new looser style, which shows a lot of promise, but is still clearly a workinprogress. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 23, 2009

    This isn't the strongest issue of Guardians to hit the stands, but it still managed to be one of the better books I've read this week. I'm just crossing my fingers that the two halves of the team reunite soon and begin dealing with the giant ball of chaos brewing in the 21st Century. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 2, 2009

    I'll tell you one thing for free: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning know themselves some space epic. This is not in question. What surprises me is how well they're using their scattered cast, the ties to nearly every era of Marvel history through the Guardians (a team which is threatening to rival the LSH in sheer members) and how cohesive the storylines are, and how wonderfully the various personalities mesh. Everyone has surprises here, and even a C-Lister like Jack Flag is given due respect and a mysterious prophecy. Wesley Craig delivers an art job pleasantly reminiscent of Michael Avon Oeming's work on 'Powers,' and offers a streamlined design for the alternate future Guardian team that's almost better than their regular uniforms. Overall, there's a great deal going for this title, but I'm somewhat worried about a lack of press and/or a seeming lack of excitement about it. It's easily as well-done as Nova, as well drawn as Mighty or Dark Avengers, and is as entertaining a read as any of Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 25, 2009

    While I liked this issue, I'm not willing to give it a very high verdict for the simple reason reason that it felt like filler. Enjoyable filler, but filler nonetheless. Give us some plot progression with these fun character moments and we can talk next month. Read Full Review

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