Guardians of the Galaxy #19

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
6.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

• Last we checked, Star-Lord, Thanos, and Nova were trapped in the Cancerverse...
• But Star-Lord and Thanos seem to be running around just fine.
• So what exactly happened to Richard Rider?

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 25, 2014

    All in all, this plot line, picking up threads from Abnett and Lanning's series, is the strongest this series have been thus far and constantly provides a hook for the reader to pick up the next issue. Here's hoping this series can keep it's momentum when this arc ends and we returned to the (belabored) Marvel Now continuity of Guardians of the Galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 24, 2014

    Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness are taking us back to the final (?) days of Richard Rider. It's been a fun trip seeing Nova, Star-Lord, and Drax fighting against and alongside Thanos after the moment we thought they all died (even though it's comic books and we knew they'd someday come back). We don't get all the answers here since there's still one more part to the story next issue, but we do see some great flashbacks to fill us in some of the gaps. Bendis' sets the tone nicely and McGuinness' art and Jason Keith's colors make it all look great. We still have to wait one more month to discover Nova's fate but Bendis and McGuinness are cranking up the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 26, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy #19 is a solid continuation that fixes some of its dialogue issues but still leaves me thinking that the answer to this could come quicker than it is. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 24, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy #19 is a rock solid action romp that fans of Rich Rider and Star-Lord will enjoy a lot. This look back at the Cancerverse has been an entertaining trip down memory lane and this story only becomes more interesting as more details come to light. Who knew trapping Star-Lord, Nova, Thanos and Drax in a twisted alternate reality could yield such entertaining results… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Gavin Rehfeldt Sep 25, 2014

    Bendis and McGuinness deliver a crescendo with #19 where #18 was a bit more plateaued, and successfully build confidence in the reader that this story will pay off big and we will see each of the players in a new stasis at the end of these thunderously climactic discoveries. This storyline still depends a mite too heavily on foreknowledge of Richard and Peter, the Cancerverse, Drax's assumed death, and Thanos's attempted banishment, but still makes for an exciting evolution of recent cosmic happenings. Guardians Of The Galaxy #19 is a solid example of why cosmic Marvel is one of the most exciting and expansive corners in current comics reading! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Sep 26, 2014

    I cant very well call this a fun story as it tends much more towards the dark and heavy, but it does have fun moments and is an interesting read. The major fault here seems to be when things shift from Thanos as the main villain of the story to the Cancerverses twisted version of the Avengers, called the Revengers of course. I get the idea behind dark versions of the Avengers, but it just seems cliche and boring to me. On the upside though, considering how the issue ended for the Revengers, there is certainly potential for interesting things to be done with them next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 28, 2014

    As expected, Bendis does not give us the full story. Just as the first issue we're left off with a painful cliffhanger and this one is dead set on showing us that things are going to get even worse for our heroes, and Thanos, before they get better. What will happen to Nova? How do Drax, Star-Lord, and Thanos return to the living 616 universe? Why have only Star-Lord and Thanos been acting as if they know what has happened? I'm dying to find out and I have a feeling we're going to finally get some answers in the next issue. I only hope that some of the continuity issues stop popping up Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 24, 2014

    There is substance here, particularly in the scenes between Quill and Gamora, but it's buried under so much flash and silly humor that Quill's grave recounting falls flat. We've still got an issue to go till we find out what really went down -- hopefully it'll prove worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 26, 2014

    There are plenty of stories out there that call for a slow, deliberate pace, but this one feels like it's just dragging things out to fill up a collection. Prove me wrong, Marvel! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 27, 2014

    This tie-in still doesnt manage to feel particularly important or necessary. Theres no real emotion behind these pages, but they are fun to read. Guardians of the Galaxy #19 is entertaining and thats a step up. It is not a story that will stick with you or that you will be inclined to return to, but it may make you stop to appreciate a few pages and put a smile on your face. Thats not bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Sep 28, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy #19 isn’t a terrible comic, just an elongated one. The dialogue renders the comic entertaining but your enjoyment may decrease once you start to ponder it. Here’s hoping that Bendis and Mcguinness can stick the landing next issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 25, 2014

    So many questions are still left unanswered, as is the nature of serial drama, it's just a shame that this particular story feels like its been stretched a bit too much in the center. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Sep 24, 2014

    We should be used to thing going wrong for Peter Quill by now. He most certainly is. Guardians of the Galaxy #19 is a pure example of Peter's best intentions crumbling around him, but, oddly enough, I don't care as much as I should. Bendis and his rotating art teams have been turning in fantastic stories starring the Guardians since the very start, so it is a shame that a story as big as this one, in terms of canon, falls so flat. I've been anxiously awaiting the reveal of what happened to Richard Rider and how Drax and Quill escaped from their certain deaths, but, you and I will have to wait yet another month to actually find everything out. Comics, kid, they will break your heart - or at the very least, disappoint you on a structural level. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Comic Book Herald - Big Phil Sep 26, 2014

    This was a pretty good overall issue that started to get us closer to the answers that this storyline promised. For anyone who read the first Guardians series with this team I would definitely recommend picking up this arc and trying out this series. Read Full Review

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