Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 41
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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• Thanos is dead... Long live the NEW Thanos!
•  But who will it be?!
•  Will the new Guardians of the Galaxy find that person in time before the universe comes crashing down?
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 20, 2019

    Though plenty of story arcs are running through this title, it's balanced well, giving each arch it's own chance to shine without being either overpowering or shallow. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 22, 2019

    Geoff Shaws art is great. There are some great panels with great art throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Feb 21, 2019

    Guardians of the Galaxy #2 is not just a step up from the previous issue, it's a step up for its namesake. Cates and Shaw demonstrate a level of craft that is almost unrivaled in superhero comics at the moment. Blending the absurdity of Cosmic Marvel and the genuine human emotion of an indie book, this creative team demonstrates exactly why a few years from now they'll be the biggest names at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Feb 25, 2019

    Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel's best series now. A great book that is perfectly fine for new readers to pick up. While there are some moments I feel left in the dark, everything essential is clear. A complex story that is dealt with fairly expertly here. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Feb 22, 2019

    No series since has been truer to the Guardians of the Galaxy since the legendary 2008 run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 20, 2019

    A quieter step-back issue that invests in character moments and funny exchanges while still pushing the grandiose plot from Guardians of the Galaxy #1 forward. Theres clearly a huge scale and big plan at work here, and Im excited to follow it through to its ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 23, 2019

    I'm really hoping this series picks up a bit, I really want to love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Feb 21, 2019

    Guardians of the Galaxy is not quite the series that I had expected it to be, but it really has been an interesting read so far. They're making good use of their expansive cast to build up the tension, giving us an idea of the battle we're heading towards. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 20, 2019

    I liked this issue for how it builds up Star-Lord and makes him the leader he's always meant to be. There are also conscious character moments that will be fun to explore as they develop. Cates and Shaw are always juggling a few threads well, keeping the chase for Thanos's head in the thick of things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 21, 2019

    There's still a lot to like here, especially if you like these characters because Cates has a great handle on their voices but the narrative does feel slight in comparison to the last. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Feb 20, 2019

    Guardians of the Galaxy #2 is a fine follow up, but I wouldn’t call it a must read. Die-hard cosmic fans will want to pick it up, but everyone else will be okay if they hold off for now. The character moments don’t pull you in like they should, and the art is fine when the colors aren’t being distracting. I’d maybe wait to read my review for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2019

    Cates at least has a solid handle on the overall story and the individual characters, but too many odd choices in terms of how he uses those characters and what he expects the reader to already know hold the issue back. Read Full Review

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