Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Juan Cabal Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 39
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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• Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods! Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus! Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty - with death on the line!
•  And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero...
•  The Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end!
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  • 10
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 19, 2020

    In just two issues, this book climbs to a must read of new Marvel books to release this year. Guardians of the Galaxy #2 pulled no punches with the reality of looking for war. Nothing is guaranteed between the difficulty you face, the challenges you will have to overcome, or the guarantee that everyone will make the return trip. Again, to say that the Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end is one heck of an understatement once you reach it yourself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Feb 19, 2020

    The combined narrative and artistic efforts create an issue necessary for reading twice to unpack the plot and unravel the imagery. Wherever this creative team takes these galactic heroes next will be worthy of their modern mythology status. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 24, 2020

    A fun read, but I'd really like to see Gamora brought into the story, which I think could well happen in next month's issue. Given how this one ended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Feb 28, 2020

    The stars aligned for this book to exist, at this time, with these creators, and it would be a mistake to not be reading every issue as it comes out. With only two issues, I can't urge you enough to get in on the ground floor of what could become one of the definitive Guardians Of The Galaxy runs. Join me next month when Gamora and Drax join the fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 19, 2020

    It’s early days in Ewings run but it already looks set to be an incredible run. Clever storytelling techniques from not just Ewing but Cabal and Blee set this above other runs on Guardians. The best comics have a creative team firing on all cylinders, this one has them collaborating so closely the final product is nothing short of genius. The galaxy is sure to remain safe, it’s our heroes I’m more worried about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 20, 2020

    Though edged with a dark undercurrent Guardians of the Galaxy #2 is another solid entry for the new Guardians. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 21, 2020

    Ewing's new status quo for his Guardians run is keeping a consistently fun franchise on track. If there were ever a good time for a fan of the movies to treat themselves to more antics from these misfits, that time would be now and this book would be it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    Cabal brings some impressive and immersive visuals into this issue. The action is intense and beautifully rendered and the final panels are an emotional gut punch. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 19, 2020

    Ewing uses GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 to pack a huge punch. This issue is straight-up wild! You'll read it and afterward genuinely feel blown away by the events that transpired. And if nonstop action isn't entirely your thing, Ewing introduces some pretty creepy elements as well surrounding Hephaestus and his Automatons, which seem ripped right from a horror flick. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Feb 24, 2020

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" #2 gives an incredibly exciting ride that builds upon the bold foundations set in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 19, 2020

    Guardians of the Galaxy #2 wraps up a quick story arc. In those two issues it delivers a rollercoaster ride of a story. There's some shocking moments and a true feeling of desperation throughout. It captures that underdog essence that makes Guardians of the Galaxy a great team and series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 19, 2020

    Every character has a clear set of motives and conflicts, and they have been introduced with a seemingly endless set of future directions available after only two issues. That's quite the accomplishment when relaunching a franchise that's been thoroughly overcooked. Read Full Review

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