Guardians of the Galaxy #10

Guardians of the Galaxy #10

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

• Angela and Gamora go hunting.
• Special guest artist Kevin Maguire (Justice League, Batman Confidential, X-Men)

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 31, 2013

    Guardians of the Galaxy is back on course to be one of the most entertaining books in Marvels roster and one of the best ways to mix your sci-fi wants with a hearty dose of superhero action. What it lacks in the heady, huge-concept ideas department it more than makes up for in the sheer fun department. The book doesnt take itself too seriously, and in a book with a sentient space raccoon and walking tree (I swear I dont MEAN to bring them up every review in this context), that is most assuredly for the best. This book is a pure delight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Jan 6, 2014

    The issue did have one major flaw, and that was a severe deficit of Groot. He showed up at the end, and he got a line, but really, there needs to be more Groot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Dec 31, 2013

    The trial of Jean Grey is next, and while Guardians of the Galaxy #10 doesn't help set that story up, it's still worth reading because it's just so damn fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 1, 2014

    Brian Bendis might have just been writing to the strength of his artist, but this is a bit reserved for him. You get lots of talking heads in the first few pages, but once the crap hits the fan he reels it back and lets Maguire do his thing. The dialogue we do get is snappy and to the point, without overdone attempts at humor and banter. This just might be the best series Bendis is writing right now, and considering how good the X-Men universe is right now, that's really saying something. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jan 4, 2014

    The other side of the coin for that disconnect however, is that this issue would actually make a pretty good jumping on point for anyone who isnt already reading this series. Which, you know, you should be, because in my opinion at least, its one of the best things Marvel has going right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jan 2, 2014

    Overall, “Guardians of the Galaxy” #10 is a fun, brisk detour with only moderate bearing on the book's overarching plot-lines. However, thanks to strong characterization and even stronger artwork, the issue is arguably the best of Bendis' run thus far. Strangely, the issue does a poor job of building up excitement for next month's crossover with “All-New X-Men.” In fact, I'd argue this issue actually diminishes interest in ‘The Trial of Jean Grey.' In many ways, this almost feels like the beginning of an arc, rather than a bridge or a standalone issue. Why derail this story that is just starting to get rather interesting? Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jan 4, 2014

    As much as I'm loving parts of this series, the drag out in finding details is more annoying than teasing. Still, a great read and one I can't hold against while I'm still flying through each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Dec 31, 2013

    This issue took the time to flesh out Angela's character which she desperately needed. Having been introduced in "Infinity War", Angela didn't get enough on her own to be more than just and angry space warrior woman. Now that Bendis has spent some time developing her I can see her becoming a deep and interesting character and could even see her staying on the team for an extended time. This issue really had everything, action, character development and the beginning of a friendship founded in the mutual desire to hurt things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 8, 2014

    The issues also sets up a reason to tie the series into Marvel's new Inhumanity event (something I'm not excited for) while also suggesting that the Badoon may have had dealings with Angela's people in the past. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Jan 12, 2014

    Next issue brings the start of a crossover with another Bendis title, All-New X-Men, and before long, we'll be seeing two new additions to the team in the form of Captain Marvel and Agent Venom. In the meantime, this issue serves as a decent palate cleanser and a nice twist on the "Girls Night Out" theme. It's an enjoyable enough read, but certainly not the best place for new readers to jump on. But hopefully crossing over into the X-Verse in the coming months will draw some new eyes over to Guardians of the Galaxy; anything that increases their exposure and potentially drags new converts out to the movies this August is more than fine with me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 8, 2014

    There's really no appearances from the rest of the Guardians team outside of Gamora in this issue, and that's unfortunately been the case for this series since Angela first appeared. As she's taken on a majority of the starring roles in this series, Bendis has pushed aside the other characters in order to flesh out her story and the mystery surrounding her appearance in the Marvel Universe . Outside of just a couple pages towards the end, Gamora and Angela are the only two characters who appear in this issue. If it wasn't for Maguire's art, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this issue as much as I did. I'll be back for next issue with the guest starring X-men, and hope to see the whole Guardians team at the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Feb 3, 2014

    This isn't the best issue of Guardians of the Galaxy in terms of story, but it certainly is an entertaining read. Whilst obviously a stop-gap issue until All-New Marvel NOW launches, this issue does a great job of showcasing Gamora and Angela, whilst managing to add to the mystery surrounding the warrior angel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 2, 2014

    Oftentimes Brian Michael Bendis can be accused of stretching his stories beyond the point of cohesiveness, but when you have Kevin Maguire on art, well, much can be forgiven. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 2, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy #10 may not raise the bar for monthly books but it is quality entertainment that earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 3, 2014

    Solid issue, with good action. The next arc of Guardians of the Galaxy may not start until issue #11, but as transitional issues go, this is worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 6, 2014

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" #10 is the sort of comic where you can just examine each page carefully and see all the time, work, and craft that went into every single moment. I'm glad we're getting more comics from Maguire, after his dismissal from "Justice League 3000" before it was even published. But hopefully, we'll see him on a book that has a little more energy in its story before long. This is, unfortunately, another slow slog. Read Full Review

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