Guardians Team-Up #1
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Guardians Team-Up #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Arthur Adams Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

•  Launching directly out of Guardians of the Galaxy comes the new ongoing series bringing the Guardians to the Marvel Universe's grandest stage for an opening arc of out-of-this-world adventures with some of the biggest hitters Marvel has to offer.
•  Kicking off with a cosmic threat so massive, it'll take more than just the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop it! Assembled side by side with the mighty Avengers, prepare for two titanic teams to unite like you've never seen before!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 7, 2015

    This should be the standard for all Marvel comics: fun and gorgeous heroics. A dream come true for fans of super heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Chris William Mar 16, 2015

    So enjoy this real gem of a comic book, we might not see again for quite some time. I recommend the book for the art alone but the story is solid as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Mar 7, 2015

    I usually complain about when Marvel ships a books two or even three times a month. In fact, the next issue of Guardians Team-Up comes out next week. But, instead of annoying me, I am actually looking forward to it. Part of it might be that this was a kind of dull week of comics for me this week, and Guardians Team-Up was pretty much the only comic I really enjoyed. But at the same time, Bendis and Adams did a great job with this issue, and I am glad that I picked it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Tres Dean Mar 5, 2015

    This is a comic with interiors by Art Adams, so first of all, yes, you do need to buy it. Let's just get that out of the way now. Art Adams is, rightfully, a comics legend and it's great to see him on book interiors for the first time in what feels like forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Mar 9, 2015

    When a character is so popular, solo titles often aren't enough. So publishers flood the shelves with team-up, but this often leads to over-saturation. It's the Wolverine/Batman Principle. Thankfully, Guardians Team-Up #1 never feels like this in the least. This debut issue is just a fun, fast-paced yarn chocked full of jokes and sharp visuals. A book that thankfully doesn't allow itself to get bogged down in the team-up aspect of the title. Brian Michael Bendis, Arthur Adams, and Paul Mounts swing for the fences and absolutely hit it out of the park with a first issue. If Guardians Team-Up #1 is them setting the bar, then we are in for some truly fun and hilarious issues in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 4, 2015

    In summation, if you can forgive the crude colors, a few dodgily rendered background beasties and the ever-present evocation of the MCU, Guardians Team-Up #1 is a witty and accessible start to what will surely be a fun addition to anyone's pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 5, 2015

    A fun, light continuity story that feels a bit light on content Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 5, 2015

    "Guardians Team-Up" #1 is the kind of comic that will keep team-up nuts occupied for hours, days or maybe even weeks, poring over the panels to find all of the detail Adams has packed into this story. The story itself walks a very fine line between being relevant and simply pandering to the movie audience. For now, Bendis and Adams seem content to keep "Guardians Team-Up" new reader friendly but rewarding for seasoned readers, which is a magnificent choice and gives the comic a semi-retro vibe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Mar 10, 2015

    There were also some great comedic moments to be enjoyed as well. Two in particular stood out to me with one being the defeated look of Hawkeye as he realizes the two ships passing by and the other involves Rocket Raccoon calling out Spider-Woman for having a costume that points to her hoo-ha! Classic!Guardians of the Galaxy Team-Up #1was a super fun comic. Great story, art and humor all came together perfectly here. The only thing that has me concerned is that the format will become stagnant after a few issues, but I will give this a shot for the first arc since the debut was so fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 10, 2015

    The story isn't the reason to pick this issue up, Adams' art is. The Guardians crash into Earth, the Avengers investigate, and a team-up ensues. Simple. Although there's not much depth, Art Adams still makes the story fun with his trademark style and ability to pack the page while never making it feel crowded. With a rotating cast of characters and creative teams, this series may not be a must-have monthly pull, being instead a title you jump in and out of depending on the creative teams and characters involved. Although Bendis' writing didn't make me eager to come back for the next issue, Adams' pencils most certainly did. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Mar 6, 2015

    "Guardians Team Up" #1 is a perfectly fine comic book. It delivers exactly what it promises: the Guardians of the Galaxy partners with the Avengers to fight aliens. If you are a ready of either the "Guardians" or "Avengers" series, both of which featured long-running story-arcs, you won't find much of a continuation here. This is a good book for new readers, and once the cast gets pared down a bit and becomes a little more manageable there will surely be more room for story and character development. If that's what you're looking for, maybe give the series a few issues to get going before jumping on board. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Mar 4, 2015

    Guardians Team-Up is a title that cannot be recommended. We live in a time of high quality comics and there are simply too many great books out there to waste your time with this one. Unless youre a die-hard Guardians or Marvel fan and you buy just about every title (like me), you can skip out on this one. Read Full Review

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