Guardians of the Galaxy #20

Guardians of the Galaxy #20

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
5.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

• The FINAL CHAPTER of what really happened in the Cancerverse!
• Remember when Star-Lord and Nova were going to sacrifice their lives to take out Thanos?
• And remember how Drax was supposed to have died?
• Well, Nova seems to be the only one missing now. Time to get some answers here!

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 1, 2014

    Well, every storyline can't be a home run - and this one was more of a bunt. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Nov 1, 2014

    Ultimately, I feel like the heavy/emotional nature of this story, and this issue in particular, was a detriment to things in the end. Im not saying theres anything wrong with an emotional stories like this one, they absolutely have their place. Im not even saying that Brian Michael Bendis cant pull that kind of a story off. The problem though, is that Guardians of the Galaxy is at its best when it maintains its light-hearted, fun and even sarcastic core. With characters like Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon and for a brief time Tony Stark, how could it not be? Sadly though, that core seemed to be virtually non-existent in this issue. And with that gone, if the emotional beats dont hit the way they are supposed to, then the story misses its mark. I am looking forward to seeing how things play out with Gamora though. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Nov 3, 2014

    This book is a fairly good"though slightly predictable"end to the Guardians of the Galaxy Original Sin tie-in. Bendis does well with Nova's death, though the rest of the book doesn't have a ton in the way of substance. Other than the all-male nudist colony taking place in the Cancerverse, the art is solid with Schiti and McGuiness working well off each other in their own respective parts of the book. It's a nice send-off for Richard Ryder, but, if you haven't been following the Original Sin tie-in books for this series, you could probably just thumb through this one to get the gist of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 29, 2014

    We've been waiting for a few years and we finally get an answer as to why Nova hasn't return when Star-Lord, Drax, and Thanos did. The heroes and villain went through some hard times in the Cancerverse and now we know why they never spoke of what happened. Obviously fans won't be happy until Nova is back. The main problem is it felt as if this story went on too long despite only being three issues. It could have been been cut down but now we're left with processing what happened. We have some great fight scenes but other moments of inconsistent art caused some distraction. With this story over, we can now look forward to the next exciting chapter dealing with the Symbiotes. Meanwhile, I'll be sitting over here still waiting for Nova to return someday. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 29, 2014

    It's a disappointing end, and one that isn't easily remedied by the book's artistic team. Ed McGuinness and Valerio Schiti turn in some solid pages, but their styles are so vastly different that the switch between them is quite noticeable. It also doesn't help that the book has three different inkers, resulting in three distinctly different degrees of hatching and shadow. Honestly, issue #20 feels like a book the creators were forced to make, a cobbled together attempt to tie-up a long unsolved end. It's serviceable enough as a whole, but Richard Rider, and his fans, deserved better. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 30, 2014

    Overall, while Nova fans will surely be glad they finally know the fate of Richard Rider, this whole story arc feels like a bit of a waste of time. It could easily have been done in one issue (maybe even a double sized issue if Bendis really needed the space) but instead we were forced to buy three issues of a rather highly priced series and the value for money simply isn't there. There are better comics to spend your money on and I suggest you do. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 31, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy #20 is an outing with a story that honestly needed to be told, but it could have been done in one issue instead of three. And to be frank the wrong author is writing this epilogue and for that reason it feels downright disjointed at best. There are a few good elements but not enough to save this literary tangent. Not recommended. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 3, 2014

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" #20 is yet another example of this title not hitting its potential. I don't know if this is because of the "Original Sin" tie-in or if Bendis is marching out beats between "Original Sin" and the next crossover, but this comic book treads water, reflecting on the past without enhancing it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Stuart Conover Nov 1, 2014

    So the story has come to an end. We know how Star-Lord, Drax, and Thanos made it back to the 616 continuity and the door has been left open for a future where Nova could once again somehow be found. We also found out why they have been keeping the thing a huge mystery this entire time. Was it satisfying? Not in the slightest. Did it explain how they got out alive? In a way that didn't match with continuity it did. Is Bendis starting to show that after his amazing run on ‘The Avengers' that trying to tackle both the X-Men franchises with his flop of an ending on ‘Battle of the Atom' and how he tied up this story line might just be too much for him? I think so. I love his work on the solo ‘X-Men' series as well as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' aside from this larger arc. Bendis. You're great man, just take a break from the large story arcs for awhile. Please. You're killing us here. Read Full Review

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