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Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1

Writer: Al Ewing, Jed MacKay Artist: Flaviano, Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 17
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Hercules has always been known as the Prince of Power...that is until a younger prince showed up to out-muscle him! With the aid of an all-powerful Infinity Stone, even a complete idiot can develop the quads, delts and abs of a Prince of Power...but why was it THIS idiot? Focus on your core, True Believers - the answers will shock you to it!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 7 (of 8) of "Infinite Fury"!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 2, 2021

    Similar to the last "Infinite Destinies" annual, this book stands alone as a great one-shot but is elevated by the fact that it enriches past and present stories. Guardians of the Galaxy Annual 2021 is a surefire hit if you like superhero stories that are worth plenty of chuckles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Aug 4, 2021

    A satirical tale sure to make Master of the Universe fans jump with glee, Ewing's script here balances seriousness and comedy exceptionally well, injecting jokes right when needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 4, 2021

    It's all just a great package from every party involved, and I wouldn't be mad if the suits at Marvel decide to give Prince his own series after this fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 1, 1970

    When all is said and done, Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 brings a fantastic, light-hearted tale at its center, and follows it up with a strong secondary piece that continues the connective tissue of the Infinite Destinies one-shots. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Aug 8, 2021

    2 player fun? Amazon deliversCover Artist: Natacha Bustos, Mike Mckone Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - bluefoxzero Aug 9, 2021

    As for the backup story, Jed Mackay handles these 5-pages extremely well. Additionally, I think it's safe to believe Mackay would do a phenomenal job writing Nick Fury and other super-spies in action if given the future opportunity. I was initially a bit skeptical in thinking there could be enough story with only five pages but theres an interesting anecdote in the making here. I might get the rest of the Infinite Destinies books just to get the other parts of Infinite Fury. This is truly what a backup story is supposed to do people. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Aug 4, 2021

    There is always a place for humor and parody in comics, but this book is so poorly done that it feels like a waste of everyone's time and threatens to derail the entire crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Aug 10, 2021

    Ewing is a great writer. The humor landed so well for me. I skipped all the other event annuals and picked this up because I follow GOTG and had very low exceptions. Ewing blew them out of the water. Hilarious stuff! Flaviano is the perfect fit for this. The poses and expression in some scenes were tremendous. I need more of these 2 knuckleheads in GOTG and I wish Flaviano does an arc too.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 9, 2021

    The people who rated this poorly don't know how to have fun. I genuinely look at the rant by daspidaboy and wonder what the fuck his thought process must be like, because there's no hint that he even recognizes this issue was going for jokes, or that he understands what the idea behind this annual event is. I'll give you a hint. Six out of eight issues in, this isn't a huge crossover event. It's a bunch of stand-alone stories that reintroduce the infinity stones. I don't know. You can't be a comic book fan, and then get mad when they're silly. That's just part of comics, get over it. I enjoy this sort of irreverence.

  • 9.0
    axdn Aug 4, 2021

    Tons of fun!

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 30, 2021

    Meet the Prince of Power, the rock-stupid yet strangely charming Hercules knockoff! Born a hapless schmuck on Planet He-Man, everything changed when he swallowed the Power Stone -- literally, in that he blew the entire place up not long after. This is absolute Looney Tunes. But the goofiness is invested with a lot of gags that (subjectively, at least) work well, and there's a glimmer of pathos underneath that gives PoP his endearing appeal. Plus, the B-Strip is absolutely gorgeous and delivers a great plot development.

  • 4.0
    DoorMan Aug 7, 2021

    I don't know how to feel about this one......

  • 1.0
    Dc Fan of Sorts Aug 6, 2021

    A 3-page joke that goes on for nearly 30! Plus, this is a mini event going on and this joke of an issue (word play!) makes everything less. I am done with the Infinite Destinies story with this issue and Al Ewing is 100% to blame!

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Aug 4, 2021

    See, I read Immortal Hulk and I'm in awe of Ewing. I read this and I'm ashamed for him. That's the problem with Ewing, he can write some great stories and he can indulge himself in some pretty weird and stupid stories. This is the latter. Just atrocious.

  • 1.0
    daspidaboy Aug 4, 2021

    This is a crossover event that features multiple heroes, and the majority of this event are people..... TALKING for 90 percent of the issue. This event literally does not need to happen at all, the dialogue is bland, the art style is mediocre, the characters are bad, and the pacing Is sluggish.

    I am not trying to say if DC is better than Marvel, but say what you want about Tynion's Batman, at LEAST he can hire great artist and there is at least great fight choreography in his Batman run. His recent Batman issue was pretty bad, but at least it doesn't have a huge exposition load in your face compared to this atrocious issue.

    Literally, this whole fight was a Younger prime talking about pure exposition dialogue that is more

  • 10
    Cuckoo Aug 5, 2021

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Aug 4, 2021

  • 9.0
    Nurdboy42 Aug 12, 2021

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Sep 30, 2021

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Aug 4, 2021

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2021

  • 7.5
    UxasIs Aug 11, 2021

  • 6.5
    Radar Aug 10, 2021

  • 6.0
    Fmernamz0 Aug 4, 2021

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