Guardians of the Galaxy #6

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 34
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

+ Pull List

• As old tensions explode in the far-off Earth System, the political map of the galaxy is redrawn.
•  Meanwhile, old friends and lovers must redraw the maps of themselves - or tear them up entirely.
•  He used to be the Human Rocket. Now he's the Human Wreck. Is there any coming back for Nova?

Rated T+

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 6, 2020

    A really enjoyable character-based story, which explores grief and the taking of responsibility for one's actions or inactions and how grief and feelings of guilt can often come into conflict and create an emotional pot noodle of a mess. It will be interesting to see how Nova resolves off of this baggage as the story moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Sep 2, 2020

    Overall, Guardians Of The Galaxy #6gives us an interesting insight into Nova's mind, how he's dealing with the loss of Peter Quill, and how he's can potentially heal from this. The creative team does a wonderful job with this issue and I'm excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Sep 7, 2020

    "Guardians of the Galaxy #6" sends Nova to therapy and takes us to church. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 2, 2020

    Marcio Takara does some awesome work with the art in this issue. The characters look great and there are some brilliant panels throughout that showcase the internal conflict Nova is dealing with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 2, 2020

    If you didn't read Empyre #6 this week, then it's a cliffhanger that reads like a wet fart, but everything before it is still excellent, at least. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 2, 2020

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 was more like the packing peanuts than the actual package itself. Ewing reaches for the feels instead of the action, humor, twisted excitement, and zany scheming thats done so well in the prior issues. This weeks installment could easily be skipped and not miss a beat if youre in need of some savings at the local shop. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Sep 2, 2020

    I always liked these kind of issues (except when heroes in crisis does it for the entire series). A character being interviewed and replaying the events is fun. It harkens back to Abnett and Lannings early issues on their GotG run. I love that this series has brought back Nova as a leader, he seems to have taken a back seat at Marvel for a couple years now. I also like that it addresses the former romance between Nova and Gamora, which I like and buy a lot more than Star lord and Gamora, movies not withstanding. The slight problem id have with this issue is it just stays in place, nothing really happens, but it's just a slight problem since the characters are written well and the dialogue is fun.

  • 8.5
    Psycamorean Sep 3, 2020

    I enjoyed this, although that Empyre cliffhanger is genuinely confusing to me. Maybe there are some implications to the ending of Empyre that I'm just missing. Maybe there will be more to it that'll be explored in the Aftermath/Fallout issues and Guardians, but right now, I'm just sort of shrugging my shoulders about it.

  • 8.5
    Señor Smokey Sep 5, 2020

    -Really love this grounded concept of a hero so pivotal to the galaxy doing something that seems out of the ordinary, especially for a whole comic. Usually with mental health we get characters talking to one another; i love seeing Richard in an actual session.
    -Gamora had the best dialogue
    -Biggest complaint is that there could have been far more involving Richard's younger years rather than only panels of his father. Missed out on showing the build up of his sole savior complex before he became a hero
    -Also the ending left me in the dark

  • 8.0
    Sollywoods Sep 2, 2020

    I was looking forward to this issue a lot and it partly delivered for me. As a counsellor myself, I enjoy these sort of issues but also have a bit more of a critical view then I might normally. Also, Nova is my favourite character in comics so I like when he treated well!

    Art was decent. Nothing special and no problematic. It got the job done.

    Regarding the therapy of this issue - not everything needs to be about childhood when it comes to therapy. There was multiple references to Nova needing to get things done by himself. I don’t take issue with this concept in general but what this guy needs is freaking trauma counselling! He clearly has PTSD after being killed who knows how many times in the cancer verse and ag more

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  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 9, 2020

    I’m so proud of him for getting therapy!

  • 9.5
    Grifter Sep 5, 2020

    Heroes in Crisis done right

  • 9.0
    professor00 Sep 7, 2020

    I hate the way the way the writers over the last two series have pissed all over Nova and his relationship with Gamora. The fact that Peter, his “best friend” would go and declare that he loved Gamora from the beginning, knowing full well what Nova’s dying words were to him as he sacrificed himself to save Peter. It’s just crap. Best friends don’t do that to each other. He took advantage of everything that Nova told him he wanted to do with Gamora about getting out of it and having a family and used it for himself to get with her.

    They practically ignored addressing anything about Peter’s declaration of love right in front of him and their subsequent hooking up and happy bliss. They never had Nova and Peter talk about more

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Feb 20, 2021

    Nova goes to his first therapy session, providing a decent excuse for a deep dive into where the Guardians are at now. The character work is sublime and there are some powerful turns of phrase in the dialogue. It falls short of perfection only in that it's a recap/breather episode. The art is good, but I don't think this style quite fits "cosmic space adventure."

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Sep 14, 2020

    Great issue where the hero is actually going through the proper channels to get himself fixed. Also a great way to get those quiet conversation moments more weight instead of just dumping them there. Ewing is perfect for this. Takaro was a great artist for this type of issue and I think he nailed it.

  • 8.5
    DrTracy Jan 27, 2021

    Coming back to this issue after an extended break in reading was perfect. Also finishing Empyre the day before was a nice coincidence.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Sep 7, 2020

    " It's all up to me !"
    - NOVA

  • 2.0
    Trillby Sep 6, 2020

    I haven't read Guardians of the Galaxy #1-5 so I had to learn as I went along.

    I think there was an interesting concept for this issue with the idea of the therapy session and the way the narrative passed through some flashbacks, but overall it was kind of boring for me.

    Probably not worth the €3.99 market price. I think these comic book production companies need to put more effort into their produce and adopt of motto of 'Quality over Quantity' a little more.

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    DoorMan Jun 27, 2021

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    Nurdboy42 Sep 6, 2020

  • 9.0
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