Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 41
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

•  At the mercy of the Goddess of Death!
•  Hela's dreams of resurrecting Thanos are finally within reach...
•  But what will the Guardians have to sacrifice in order to prevent that?
Rated T+

  • 10 - Adam Barnhardt May 15, 2019

    As far as wide-reaching cosmic epics go, this issue has it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 15, 2019

    Geoff Shaw punctuates the great story being presented with amazing art throughout. The characters all look amazing and the action is fantastically detailed and vibrant. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 15, 2019

    This book remains among my favorite Marvel comics right now. This issue delivers a major plot development, one that was promised back in the first issue. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail May 20, 2019

    This first arc in Guardians of the Galaxy has been a lot of fun. Now that we are nearing the end of it I am exciting to see how it wraps up and what comes next. My only lingering issue is that there are still aspects of the characters here that are obscured for new readers. They are generally minor but there is very little reason to care for them which does hurt this as a team book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 20, 2019

    This is the series I've been waiting for, so great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 15, 2019

    Guardians of the Galaxy #5 puts Hela in the driver's seat of the plot. That's bad news for the galaxy and all its guardians, dark and original-flavour. While this issue isn't much for characterization, it wrings dramatic, transformative developments out of the plot. It's satisfying in itself, and it promises plenty of desperate excitement to come. Good news for the villains is bad news for the heroes, but excellent news for the readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux May 16, 2019

    Whatever grievances I may have with the plot I can easily dismiss due to the high quality of the craftsmanship. The character banter never fails to be a high point, and the book's unique identity always keeps me engaged. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 18, 2019

    The new issue is focused more on correcting recent “mistakes” from other comics than it is about building itself into a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator May 15, 2019

    This book was a very quick read! Unfortunately, wanted to get more about the team we have but only ones who talked were the ones who have been doing most of the talk so far in this story. They are few characters who I know nothing about that I was actually looking forward to get invested in. I will admit the page with Cosmic Ghost Rider about to lay waste did look wicked! Hoping to see more of him. The art on some panels looked good while others looked alright, nothing I would brag about. The twist kind of saw coming. Again hoping this book gets it's groove after this first story gets done. Read Full Review

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