Guardians of the Galaxy #9

Guardians of the Galaxy #9

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
6.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

INFINITY TIE-IN
• The Infinity adventure continues as Thanos's rise might lead to the Guardians' fall.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 4, 2013

    Im a huge fan of this titles more grounded, character-driven tone. Its been struck from the beginning, but I feel like Francavillas visuals do it so well, and Bendis ability to write to those strengths cant be understated. The characters all have distinct personalities, and I so far love whats been going on with Angela, so Im anxious to see what we get now that Infinity has ended and the Guardians can go off on their own again. But in the meantime, this is a great addition to the already fantastic pantheon of Infinity tie-ins that still work on their own. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 7, 2013

    This issue could have been terrible. So many big event tie-in issues are, and with the addition of the scheduling foul-up, this one probably should have been as well. But, if this is the result of five weeks between releases for this team, Im completely fine with that as a plan going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 9, 2013

    Guardians of the Galaxy #9 leads directly into the the final issue of Infinity (which despite not reading I've still enjoyed these tie-in issues). It also reunites the whole team (well, I'm still waiting for Cosmo‘s return) and Angela moving forward with the post-Infinity clean-up you now will be coming. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Dec 9, 2013

    A fine conclusion to its Infinity story, Guardians of the Galaxy #9 brings a lot to the fold, but is hurt just a bit by its post event release date. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Dec 10, 2013

    Despite the shortcomings of this particular issue I can't stress enough just how much fun this title is. Every month Guardians of the Galaxy continues to impress and with 2014 bringing their much anticipated big screen debut Marvel's misfit band of spacefaring oddities are bound to grab the world by the balls. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 5, 2013

    Francesco Francavilla is on art again, and this issue is slightly more successful than the past one. The colors pop a bit more the overwhelming sense of purple isn't present. The constant action looks great, although it is a bit easy to get lost at times. The stuff he handles best are the pulled back moments, the shots of space and the spaceships. The final scene, featuring the explosion of a space station, is the best looking set of pages in the whole issue. Francavilla is an amazing talent, but there are comics that showcase his work better than these issue of Guardians of Galaxy have. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 8, 2013

    But even though it has some fun moments, and it's good to see Angela being incorporated into the team, the story just ends up not being all that moving. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Dec 29, 2013

    #9 is a solid enough issue for Guardians of the Galaxy, whilst not doing anything spectacular. I can't help but feel that story-wise, these two issues have gone through the motions somewhat, which is disappointing considering how great both this title and Infinity have been. The artwork, however, more than makes up for what is lacking in the story this issue though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Dec 5, 2013

    While this issue wasn't very story heavy it was still entertaining and fun to read. Bendis and Francavilla did a good job with what they had. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Dec 8, 2013

    We have Angela and whatever gets thrown at us in the next issue to keep us busy, but I hope we're not going to be getting more filler as we transition into the next story arc. I just hope it goes back to the interest levels of the first few issues. I'd hate for one of the few universe spanning comics to go stale so soon into the series. There's a whole galaxy that needs to be explored in preparation for the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' film as well as to prepare for the true arrival of Thanos. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 5, 2013

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" #9 is a big disappointment, and that's even before you realize it's supposed to connect to an event that wrapped up a week ago. Comics like this make me hope that Marvel and DC end their "let's tie anything possible into an event mini-series" policy (even though I know that for sales purposes, they never will); it's ultimately taken a comic where the creative team should give you hope, and instead dragged it down into mediocrity. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Hero Nuggets - James 'Hopper' Powers Dec 6, 2013

    Guardians of the Galaxy #9 is one of my three favorite comics right now and this month's issue disappointed me in ways that I did not anticipate. They had the perfect opportunity to re-enter the Marvel landscape through Infinity but were given absolutely no role in the event whatsoever. The art style is leaving a lot to be desired, especially when compared to the previous issues' clean, beautiful style. Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians had a great story line going and, as per the usual MME protocol, it was put on hold for this unrewarding side quest. Save your money and just wait until next month's issue to get your Guardians fix since it should be back to normalcy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hopper Dec 6, 2013

    Guardians of the Galaxy #9 is one of my three favorite comics right now and this month's issue disappointed me in ways that I did not anticipate. They had the perfect opportunity to re-enter the Marvel landscape through Infinity but were given absolutely no role in the event whatsoever. The art style is leaving a lot to be desired, especially when compared to the previous issues' clean, beautiful style. Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians had a great story line going and, as per the usual MME protocol, it was put on hold for this unrewarding side quest. Save your money and just wait until next month's issue to get your Guardians fix since it should be back to normalcy. Read Full Review

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