Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
6.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

On Knowhere, the Guardian's transdimensional HQ, fear and mistrust boil to the surface as the mismatched team attempts to uncover the Skrull agents in their midst! Who can they trust?

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2008

    The only drawback to the confined setting is that Paul Pelletier's artwork suffers a bit. Pelletier's strength has never been in his figure work, but rather his exciting landscapes and background vistas. He isn't given much chance to work in that area, and his figure work is about all that's left. Still, that's hardly enough to drag down this book very much. Guardians continues to develop into one of my favorite ongoing books, and that's something no amount of event tie-ins are going to change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Sep 16, 2008

    This review has been kept rather short but I think the major points of the issue have been touched on. If you've been enjoying this series to date and also like Secret Invasion, this issue is a no-brainer purchase. The comic continues the goodness of previous issues and drops quite the bomb on fans with a shocking Skrull reveal. And even although it's almost telegraphed from the beginning of the book, it was still surprising to actually see it carried through. It also makes me curious where the series will go from here. There is serious potential for a complete shift in direction after this Secret Invasion tie-in is over. And while the series was only four issues in, it will be cool to see the Guardians post-Secret Invasion if the writers of the series have the stones to pull the trigger on what they set up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 12, 2008

    There's a lot of things that could go horribly awry here, which is nice, but it all feels pretty disjointed, to less happy effect. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Sep 23, 2008

    That pretty much sums up "Guardians of the Galaxy" #5: it's like other comics you have read in the past, except not quite as good. In space! Read Full Review

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