Guardians of the Galaxy #13

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The conclusion of THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY leaves two teams devastated!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 26, 2014

    As this event concludes, it has been a pretty good story featuring characters that don't get the chance to share panel time too often. Bendis did a very good job with his storytelling and made everything feel natural, with the exception of Gladiator's odd behavior. The art was taken to another level this issue and the fans were treated to some great panels by some talented artists. Even though this was a mini-event, hopefully other writers will follow this blueprint for the next big crossover involving the X-Men! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Mar 29, 2014

    So it came to a decent end and has a few major shake ups coming from it. In the final pages we see a member leaving the X-Men to go out on their own adventures for a bit with a closing shot of everyone walking back into the older Cyclops' base once again. More interesting though is that in the final shot of Jean Grey we see something that it was hard to tell of it was the Phoenix Force or her new powers. The look on her face though reminded me of a certain expression that the Dark Phoenix wore on a few moments. I'm really curious as to where they are headed with the upcoming story lines. All of that being said I've been enjoying the idea of the X-Men in space again and am curious as to where the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' are going to go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 31, 2014

    What we've basically received are plot points over plot points, and there's general excitement over things to come. But to what end? Like a rolling stone that gathers no moss, The Trial of Jean Grey and All-New X-Men at large have given us great moments and potential storylines to be harvested only to become stepping stones for more plots, twists, and threads. Tragically, it all stops short of epicness as we get another episode in a long-run soap opera that teases us along. And that's what I expect of Bendis " epic epicness. Instead, these crossovers have falled a little short with most of the action happening at the beginning and ends of each episodes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2014

    This final issue is anticlimactic in some ways, with the trial seeming like little more than an afterthought in the end. But Bendis crams in plenty of entertaining character banter and sets a number of balls rolling as the two books move their separate ways again. And the big takeaway from the crossover is that the X-Men and Guardians have built an ongoing relationship, promising more crossover between the two titles and Greg Rucka's upcoming Cyclops spinoff. Given how much fun the pairing was here, that's definitely a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 2, 2014

    Cyclops decision opens up more story possibilities for the X-Man as well as more timey-wimey problems for the X-Universe. For the Guardians, however, the mission is a success leading into next month's double-sized anniversary issue introducing new members and new troubles for the team. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 26, 2014

    I enjoyed this ending, flaws and all. It opens some new, very interesting paths, it begins a few new dynamics, and most of all: it is a ton of fun to read. The art is spectacular and lends a great emotional depth to a comic that could have, very easily, been all sizzle and no steak. Theres a little more setup than I normally like at the end of a major story arc, but its easily outweighed by how much closure is ultimately achieved, even if we dont get it on EVERY detail. Theres still a lot of story to be told for both these teams, and Im anxious to see what happens now that theyre back to their own devices. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 28, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy #13 did what it was supposed to do. It delivered a satisfying ending that continues to move his chess piece in place for where Brian Bendis wants to take Guardians of the Galaxy and All-New X-Men. Where things are going I have no idea but that is part of the fun of Bendis current work. I am more than happy to just sit back and enjoy the story that is being told. I also cant wait to see how Present Cyclops reacts to his past self taking off with his supposedly deceased father. If you are not reading All-New X-Men or Guardians of the Galaxy I recommend you start because things are getting even more interesting for both titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Mar 28, 2014

    At the end of the day, we're left with a crossover that, while it didn't completely satisfy me, at least shook up the status quo a bit, which is more than I can say a lot of the time. Too often crossovers like this return absolutely nothing in the end, but this one doesn't appear as if it will be free of repercussions. But after this month, the X-Men return to their book and the Guardians of the Galaxy to theirs, though Bendis has left the door open for future crossovers in the form of Star-Lord and Kitty's flirtatious parting. Hopefully each team will get a bit of time to breathe on their own before this happens again, however. The Guardians definitely need it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 29, 2014

    All in all, while I dont think this story arc necessarily lived up to the high hopes I had for it after the first couple chapters, it ended probably the best way that it could have without having to kill off a bunch of characters. This issue itself was a definite step up from Guardians #12, feeling entirely more significant to the progression of both Guardians of the Galaxy and All-New X-Men. And really, if nothing else, it succeeded in the ultimate goal, of making me want to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Mar 31, 2014

    The narrative of Guardians of the Galaxy #13 had some significant developments and some intense moments that helped bring the Trial of Jean Grey to an appropriate culmination. It wasn't as elaborate as it could have been or should have been for that matter. But it triggered some promising new developments for the characters, none of which would have been possible if the Shi'ar hadn't tried to exercise their perverse brand of justice. So while justice may not have been served, it didn't lead to a more egregious crime. And for a brand of justice laced with technicalities, this is probably the best anyone can hope for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Mar 31, 2014

    As someone who was extremely wary going into "The Trial of Jean Grey," I came out surprised by how much I enjoyed it. With "Guardians of the Galaxy" #13, Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli and David Marquez deliver an amusing, devastatingly gorgeous issue despite its uneven pacing and abrupt ending. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Mar 26, 2014

    They say its better to burn out than to fade away, but sometimes neither is the best option. Both Guardians of the Galaxy and All New X-Men have been consistently entertaining feathers in the cap of Brian Michael Bendis and crossing both titles over will be looked at in the future as largely successful. Yet pushing aside the cast of one book to make room for developments that will only effect the events of the other book in the mix caused this crossover to end on a needlessly sour note. You don't always have to stick the landing, but it helps when you at least give us some sort of high note as we head toward the next thing. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AIPT - Sam Roche Mar 26, 2014

    This was sort of a non-ending with a standard routine of people switching sides and everything just returning to the way it was. No real shockers here, nothing that will make you question everything you thought you knew about the X-Men, just some minor shifts that don't justify all of the story we've had to endure. Read Full Review

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