Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• With the mysterious Angela now on the team and the massive effects of Infinity beginning to rise, the galaxy's most mismatched heroes find themselves at a crossroads.
• PLUS: All covers feature a special digital variant cover activated by the Marvel AR app.

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 22, 2013

    With great art and an interesting story, this issue is well worth checking out - and it finally brings the team into the Infinity event (though the chronology may be a bit difficult to explain, since Iron Man has been running around with the Guardians for a while). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie Oct 21, 2013

    For its length, this may honestly have been one of the most entertain dialogue-centric scenes I have ever read. It's issue like this that serve as perfect examples as to why I'm excited for the Guardians movie next year. If the dynamics between these characters are captured half this well on film, then that should be a hell of a fun addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Oct 20, 2013

    This issue is dedicated to set-up for events to come and character development it might feel like a stepping stone to something bigger but by no means is this issue un-enjoyable. The art alone in this issue makes it worth reading but if that isn't enough there's some great dialogue and character development and you will need to read this issue to enjoy what's on the horizon. Definitely pick this up and keep reading, this story is only just beginning and it's bound to get crazier from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 17, 2013

    You get some great visuals on this overlong re-introduction to Angela. Back to the real story, please! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Oct 17, 2013

    I can't say anything about this series that I haven't already told you guys. It's funny, it's got fantastic action sequences, and it's very organically fit it's way into the Marvel Universe. While I have to take points off my score due to the changing of artists mid-issue, this has to be one of my favorite in awhile. The slowing of the pace was fantastic. This group really shines in their exchange in banter and it provided us with some much needed insight into the bigger events that are happening. Needless to say, the Guardians are here to stay, and I'll be sticking with them through Infinity and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 16, 2013

    In a series loaded with magnificent sci-fi potential, Bendis has the ability to keep matters fun even when a good chunk of the issue is just characters standing around and talking in one room. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is nothing if not consistently entertaining. Clearly, that's what Marvel wants, too, since we all know they'd like to boost the popularity of these individuals before they make the leap to the big screen next summer (which I am beyond excited for, by the way). And while it is a bit overdue, this chapter finally does a fine job informing us that Angela's more than an oddly dressed woman who can demolish entire teams. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2013

    Guardians of The Galaxy does what other books have neglected since the events of Age of Ultron. They are addressing the fact tat there is rips in space and time, the catalyst for everything going on right now. And the cliffhanger at the end of this issue shows that because Earth is the cause, the consequences are to follow soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Oct 20, 2013

    While light on the action, we finally received a proper introduction to Angela into the Marvel Universe and I have a feeling with the action that should be popping up in the ‘Infinity' crossover next issue that'll most likely make up for the slowness of this one. Still, an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 21, 2013

    Still, answers about Angela are delivered in spades, and on that level it's beyond reproach. Too much information is better than too little, and frankly any story with Sara Pichelli visuals has to be worth buying. If the lack of action bothers you, think of it as a breather as the team wades into the "Infinity" crossover next issue. Somehow, I don't think a lack of action will be a problem for the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 17, 2013

    Guardians of the Galaxy #7 may lack narrative depth but it absolutely delivers an engaging and sturdy adventure that's sure to please. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Nov 3, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue as although it wouldn't be quite as good as the last couple of issue it would still be a very good issue. It would also tell some of Angela's back story brilliantly, having some very interesting moments throughout the issue. The dialogue would also once again be amazing, though the lack of plot development didn't help the issue. I would however still recommend this issue, as it wasn't the worst the series has produced so far, being a very interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 21, 2013

    With no reason or authority to hold her, the Guardians release Angela to Earth (a realm she only knows about through stories). Although the issue ends with the angel on her own, given the fact she appears on next month's cover I don't think it will take too long before we see her again. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 24, 2013

    Overall I felt as though this was an average issue, and this series continues to have its ups and downs. I'd like to see Bendis move a little more quickly with Angela's origin so he can focus on telling stories with the characters that headline the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 16, 2013

    Now that Angela has been introduced to the Guardians of the Galaxy, it remains to be seen if this two-issue diversion will actually bear fruit, or if it will just be a self-indulgent detour on Brian Michael Bendis's tour of the outskirts of the Marvel Universe. There's some great artwork here, however, and there's just enough potential with Angela's revised origin to maintain interest. Still, with the team getting a stunt guest star this early in the series, Bendis and company need to focus on their characters if they want this book to survive. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Oct 16, 2013

    SinceGuardians of the Galaxy still hasn't caught up with the events ofInfinity,it's hard to tell what role the Guardians will play in the coming issues. And withInfinitynearing its end, there could be a possibility that Bendis is waiting until the last minute to jump on board with the big event of this year. Since the connection between this book andInfinity isgetting less cloudy, it's time to hunker down and wait for the Guardians to enter the fray. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 17, 2013

    An especially strong visual direction from Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti and Justin Ponsor along with interesting information on Angela is hampered by slow pacing, shallow characterization and rather forced dialogue. An uneven read to say the least. Read Full Review

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