All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1
A new era of cosmic adventure begins! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the boldest heist they've ever pulled, Star-Lord, Rocket and company blast their way through the galaxy -with the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tail! And soon enough, they find themselves caught in a war between the Collector and the Grandmaster! Will there be any room to explain why Groot can't grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for, or why Drax has sworn off violence?! You bet there will - the all-new Guardians of the Galaxy has space for all your Marvel Cosmic needs! COLLECTING: ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2017) 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 1

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 Details

TitleAll-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302905446
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Science Fiction

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve not been keeping up with the Guardians of the Galaxy comics for a while now because Brian Bendis was writing them up until recently and that dude’s MO is to write a really strong first volume then tank the series for the rest of his run - which is exactly what he did with Guardians! Now that Bendis has left Marvel, Gerry Duggan’s taken over the title and… written the best damn Guardians comics ever?! Seriously, Communication Breakdown might be my favourite Guardians book to date! The gang a I’ve not been keeping up with the Guardians of the Galaxy comics for a while now because Brian Bendis was writing them up until recently and that dude’s MO is to write a really strong first volume then tank the series for the rest of his run - which is exactly what he did with Guardians! Now that Bendis has left Marvel, Gerry Duggan’s taken over the title and… written the best damn Guardians comics ever?! Seriously, Communication Breakdown might be my favourite Guardians book to date! The gang are hired by Grandmaster to steal a precious MacGuffin from The Collector. They also pull off a heist in a Galactus suit, battle a Shi’Ar Raptor who’s after a pair of Nega-Bands and the dark secret of why Groot has remained small is revealed! There wasn’t much I disliked about this one so I’ll just get my gripes out of the way first: the story arc revolving around the bloody Infinity Gems once again. Just about every other Guardians storyline seems to be about these damn things - “All-New” my ass! I do get it though - this book is heavily influenced by the James Gunn movies where they feature prominently and there’s a big Avengers Infinity Gems movie about to drop so corporate synergy etc. etc. and Gamora and Drax are intertwined with Thanos who’s obsessed with the Gems - I’m just bored of these things as a story trope. That and Loki stirring shit are both unimaginative plot points here. Otherwise, the comic is all aces. The Galactus heist that opens the book is so damn brilliant - now that Marvel Studios have the film rights to the Fantastic Four back, I’d love to see this in the next movie! The reveal behind why Groot isn’t growing was ingenious and is my favourite of the myriad storylines going on here. There’s always something interesting going on so it never gets dull and the humour and light tone is pitch-perfect - a superb balance between action and comedy. It’s a super fun read which is exactly what Guardians should be. Aaron Kuder’s art is glorious. The assorted alien races, settings, structures are all skilfully and inventively drawn and Ive Svorcina’s colours are absolutely beautiful - this is a very visually appealing book. It’s a shame Kuder couldn’t draw all of it but the Marcus To fill-in issue was good too. And in the same way Duggan’s mirroring a lot of the movies’ aspects in his writing, the Guardians’ ship, the Milano, is introduced here and looks as awesome as ever. Who knew Gerry Duggan’s niche would be Guardians comics? Hats off to the dude for writing such an entertaining and enjoyable comic. Fans of the movies will lap this one up - it really does read like a Guardians movie - and I’d rec this to any superhero comics fans but in particular those who became wary of this title after Bendis ran it into the ground. What a difference a new writer makes, eh?
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  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Gerry Duggan has taken this book and made it a whole lot of fun. The Guardians are now more closely aligned with their movie counterparts. They're back to stealing stuff, this time working for a couple of the Elders of the Universe. Everyone has a secret they are keeping which should lead to some interesting story lines in the future. Aaron Kuder has brought a great look to the book, full of fantastic aliens and vibrant colors.
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  • Roy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5*I really loved this. Great storytelling, awesome artwork and cool characters. Cool small links to the films, each character has some other motive from tbe others, especially Gamora, we have infinity stones. Great starting point for me being my 1st Guardians novel. It did get a little confusing at the end but still made sense once it comes together. Really loved Duggans story telling here.
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    The Guardians are BACK! Actually, to be honest, I think Guardians is one series I like more in movie form than comic. Least up until now. I got my hands on Gerry Duggan new, short run, and my thoughts are...FUN! So Starlord and the gang are stealing shit. Like, do you expect them to be doing much else? As they are someone is interfering with them at the same time. This zanny adventure mostly has the group on the run from the grandmasters and other baddies who hold treasure. By the end we're buil The Guardians are BACK! Actually, to be honest, I think Guardians is one series I like more in movie form than comic. Least up until now. I got my hands on Gerry Duggan new, short run, and my thoughts are...FUN! So Starlord and the gang are stealing shit. Like, do you expect them to be doing much else? As they are someone is interfering with them at the same time. This zanny adventure mostly has the group on the run from the grandmasters and other baddies who hold treasure. By the end we're building up a story for Gomora, Groot, and much more. This is basically one big rush of an adventure and somehow it works. Good: The humor is really solid. Fun and goofy but not too over the top. I also like how the chemistry all flows really well. The art is fantastic, exciting, and colorful. The groot storyline is one of the more interesting ones and I can't wait to find out what's happening with...well I can't spoil it! Bad: This can be a tad confusing at times where everyone is. Some stuff really needs to be explained a little better, not the best jumping on point. Overall this is a ton of fun. Besides being a little confusing it's colorful and a blast to read. Well worth jumping on, especially if fans of the movies. A 3.5 out of 5, but I'll hit it to a 4.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]You only need to look back at my reviews for the last few volumes of Brian Bendis' Guardians to know that I was getting frustrated with the series. Cue Gerry Duggan swooping in to save the day. The Guardians (who now look suspiciously like their movie counterparts, but hey) are all-new, all-different, and...not quite what you'd expect. Groot's a baby, and can't regrow. Drax is a pacifist. Gamora's not saying a word. Quill is...understandably confused. But when the Collecto [Read as single issues]You only need to look back at my reviews for the last few volumes of Brian Bendis' Guardians to know that I was getting frustrated with the series. Cue Gerry Duggan swooping in to save the day. The Guardians (who now look suspiciously like their movie counterparts, but hey) are all-new, all-different, and...not quite what you'd expect. Groot's a baby, and can't regrow. Drax is a pacifist. Gamora's not saying a word. Quill is...understandably confused. But when the Collector and the Grandmaster put them on a new quest, all will be revealed...I really like this book. The idea of having every few issues change subject so that the characters get fleshed out would be irritating if the book wasn't double shipping, and the artistic talent that's on display is intense. The issues collected here are the more important main narrative, drawn by Aaron Kuder (with one issue by Marcus To), and it's an ingenius storyline that manages to tie in the movie plotlines into a new story for the Guardians involving the Elders of the Universe and the Infinity Stones that I'm genuinely excited about.Leave it to Gerry Duggan to impress me once again. With lovely visuals by Kuder (who has managed to stop making everyone look like they're made of plasticine) and To, Guardians is once again one of my more eagerly anticipated books each week.
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  • Tiago
    January 1, 1970
    Man, oh man, this was so flarking good, It mixed up all the best things from the comicbook universe and the movie counterpart to create one of the coolest Guardians adventures yet, this book has everything, a fun cosmic story, with new reveals every chapter, lots of action, fun dialogue with laugh out loud humor, cool new characters and a slick, trippy, zany art style. Aaron Kuder draws the best Rocket ever, his facial expressions alone are hilarious... and that same 80's retrowave look that was Man, oh man, this was so flarking good, It mixed up all the best things from the comicbook universe and the movie counterpart to create one of the coolest Guardians adventures yet, this book has everything, a fun cosmic story, with new reveals every chapter, lots of action, fun dialogue with laugh out loud humor, cool new characters and a slick, trippy, zany art style. Aaron Kuder draws the best Rocket ever, his facial expressions alone are hilarious... and that same 80's retrowave look that was used on Thor: Ragnarok, works so well here.If this level of fun and quality continues on throughout the rest of the series, this might end up my favorite Marvel series of all time.
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  • Daniel Butcher
    January 1, 1970
    I'm typically a big fan of Duggan's writing. But I really didn't enjoy this story of find it very funny. There is some stuff going on with Groot that I would like to see more of. But I can see how and why this series was cancelled for an Infinity Stone future series since in many ways this plot is just setting that up instead of playing with the Guardians.
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  • Rafa Araujo
    January 1, 1970
    3.5
  • Katherine
    January 1, 1970
    I'm conflicted on this because on one hand, it read an awful lot better than the Bendis run (which I had such high hopes for that it never reached) did, but at the same time, I felt like I was missing several steps of logic that have led to the Guardians to this point? I've been reassured the second volume clears up a lot of the confusion because it takes the comics that were taken out of order here and puts them in as one-shots, but if this is the case then that would probably be better off as I'm conflicted on this because on one hand, it read an awful lot better than the Bendis run (which I had such high hopes for that it never reached) did, but at the same time, I felt like I was missing several steps of logic that have led to the Guardians to this point? I've been reassured the second volume clears up a lot of the confusion because it takes the comics that were taken out of order here and puts them in as one-shots, but if this is the case then that would probably be better off as Volume 1 than this one.I'll keep trying this, but I wasn't blown away quite yet.
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  • Ondra Král
    January 1, 1970
    Dugganvi Strážci jsou zvláštní mix starého a nového. Neustále se odkazuje na éru Starlina a Abnetta, aby to později zabil příšerným sešitem, kde Star-Lord poslouchá walkmana. Z prvních pár čísel jsem moc nadšený nebyl, ale začíná se to slibně rozvíjet.
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  • Daniel
    January 1, 1970
    There is no way that this can live up to either Abnett and Lanning's run or the movie version. Both of these are entertainments that I really enjoy. It tries to split the difference and is moderately successful - certainly better than what Bendis managed.Kuder's art is above average.
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  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a little sad that they felt the need to start up a new Guardians of the Galaxy, but if I’m being honest it’s mostly because I loved the artwork of the previous series. It always takes me a little while to adjust to an art change, and this time is no different. This series artwork reminds me a lot of the TV series (which I haven’t watched much of, as of yet, so I don’t have the fondness that comes with that). At first I was concerned that this indicated a change of tone for the series, but t I’m a little sad that they felt the need to start up a new Guardians of the Galaxy, but if I’m being honest it’s mostly because I loved the artwork of the previous series. It always takes me a little while to adjust to an art change, and this time is no different. This series artwork reminds me a lot of the TV series (which I haven’t watched much of, as of yet, so I don’t have the fondness that comes with that). At first I was concerned that this indicated a change of tone for the series, but thankfully they’re still the Guardians I know and love.(view spoiler)[ There are some subtle changes from the last series to this one. As mentioned above, the artwork does change; as well as the character designs. Their clothes look a bit more like what we’ve seen in the movies. Meanwhile Gamora’s character looks the most like the TV show (her coloring, especially around the eyes, is much more distinct and stylized than it had been). The Milano (from the movie) also makes its way into the series, though obviously its backstory is different. The characters themselves have changed a bit too – but that’s because of what they have gone through, not something dramatic and unexplained. Groot is a baby, a state that he doesn’t normally stay in long term, but the reason for that is shown later. Drax has become a pacifist, as he believes all actions have consequences, even small ones like knocking down walls. Gamora is hiding something (ok, that isn’t all that new…), Rocket is still Rocket, and Quill is, as per usual, confused, just a bit more than usual in this case. There were so many things I loved about this volume; I’m not even sure where to begin. Actually, that’s not true. The Raptors! Yes, I do mean the Fraternity of Raptors that come from the Shi’ar Empire. The ones we see go up against Darkhawk (here’s hoping that means he’s in for a comeback!). Bringing the Ratpors into the Guardians of the Galaxy’s story is a brilliant move on Gerry Duggan’s part. Talonar is an ideal nemesis for the lot of them, and if my memory serves me correctly, he could make a pretty interesting threat for them. I sincerely hope he makes another appearance (though I find it unlikely they’d introduce him and then drop him). The Baby Groot plot is pretty interesting as well. There’s an actual reason he’s growing so slowly, and I’m not going to lie, I freaked when that reason was revealed. I’m curious to see how much that’ll stunt him in the long run, and what other influences he’ll feel before it’s all said and done. There’s still quite a lot going on, outside of what I’ve mentioned. The Collector and his brother are involved, as are other Elders of the Universe. You know something big is happening when cosmic beings start to move about like that. I can’t wait to see where it all leads. (hide spoiler)]For more reviews, check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks
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  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    This new Guardians title starts with a bang as they obtain the Milano for their new ship. (The title seems to strongly be trying to align with the movie stuff, which is fine by me.) They are running a theft mission for the Grandmaster, though that is only the start of their problems... for their next job starts a chain of events where they get locked in a cosmic battle between the Grandmaster and the Collector.Other issues:- Why is Groot not growing any larger? Answer - The Gardener (another Eld This new Guardians title starts with a bang as they obtain the Milano for their new ship. (The title seems to strongly be trying to align with the movie stuff, which is fine by me.) They are running a theft mission for the Grandmaster, though that is only the start of their problems... for their next job starts a chain of events where they get locked in a cosmic battle between the Grandmaster and the Collector.Other issues:- Why is Groot not growing any larger? Answer - The Gardener (another Elder of the Galaxy), in an event seen in the following Volume, has gone crazy and been convinced by Loki that he needs an army of sorts to protect his creations. Having destroyed Groot (the last of the Flora Colossi), he plants all the fragments and grows tons of individual Groot-like creatures. They can speak just fine though. Are we maybe headed for an end to the "can only say I am Groot" days?- Why is Drax being a pacifist? Answer - (Again, in the next Volume) Drax, being the Destroyer that he is, is "hunting" on a world and killing lots of bad guys. Thinking he is freeing slaves, he continues until all of the oppressors are dead... which triggers a poison to be released into all the slaves, that being connected to the leader's life force. Such mass murder, unintentional as it might have been, causes him to pull away from violence all together.- What's wrong with Gamora? Answer - Long ago, Gamora was part of the Infinity Watch (in the days after the original Infinity Gauntlet storyline). To help maintain her grasp on the Stone she had, Adam Warlock brought her into the Soul Stone, a veritable paradise. When Gamora died, part of her essence stayed inside the Stone (also Drax too, but it's not affecting him as much). She needs the help of the Elders of the Galaxy to help track down the Soul Stone so that she can reunite with the missing piece of herself.- Another side story revolves around the Fraternity of Raptors, an offshoot group from the Shiar military. They get involved in the situation when the Guardians steal the Milano. Turns out that the ship has a carcass of a hero who is wearing the Nega Bands. Star-Lord and one of the Raptors end up fighting over it, and the Raptor, though sent to a planet covered with Ultron-bots, ends up with both of them.In the end, the Guardians take up the quest to gather all of the Infinity Stones. I'm really excited to see this storyline come back up in the Marvel Universe.Overall, this Volume was excellent. Ties the Guardians into the main picture of the MU and makes their book vital and important to read. Art was good and story flowed well. High Recommend.
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  • Misbah
    January 1, 1970
    One of the most awesome comics Ive read uptil now. The story is basically an episode of a greater story but the illustrations and dialogue were spot on. The Guardians have recently defeated Thanos on Earth and Gamora seems a little off since then. Drax the Destroyer is now Drax the Pacifist and from some reason Baby Groot isn't growing. The Guardians are on a mission to steal something from the Grandmaster but they get caught and he says he will spare them if they steal something from the Collec One of the most awesome comics Ive read uptil now. The story is basically an episode of a greater story but the illustrations and dialogue were spot on. The Guardians have recently defeated Thanos on Earth and Gamora seems a little off since then. Drax the Destroyer is now Drax the Pacifist and from some reason Baby Groot isn't growing. The Guardians are on a mission to steal something from the Grandmaster but they get caught and he says he will spare them if they steal something from the Collector and bring it to him. During their chaotic mission we learn that Gamora is looking for an Infinity stone because part of her soul is trapped in one. And a flash-sideways to some corner of the Galaxy we see that an ominous figure is planting a garden with parts of Groot and that might be why Groot isn't growing. The Guardians are caught by the Collector who now wants them to double (or triple?) cross the Grandmaster by giving him a fake version of the egg that he wanted them to steal. They are attacked and Rocket gets poisoned and then saved by Starlord somewhere along this craziness. They bring the egg to the Grandmaster and suddenly the egg breaks open and the Collector pops out. He starts attacking the Grandmaster. That's where I find out that they are basically brothers who both like collecting valuables and they have more siblings in a huge Elder family. The Grandmaster says that he sent the Guardians as part of an elaborate plan to get together with his brother because he believes that someone had alerted the reality of their existing universe and not in a good way. They need the infinity stones because they can be used to mess with different dimensions of a universe, a la string theory. The Guardians agree to help for Gamoras sake. Peter is certain that Thanos is behind this and he swears on it, but we get to see a flashback to a special meeting. It is mentioned that something is wrong with the brother of the Elders, the Gardner and he was that cloaked figure trying to make evil Groots. In the flashback we see that it was actually LOKI who misled the Guardian and turned him evil, making him think that he needed to garden weirdo creatures into existence to "fix" the universe. Thanks Loki, you ass.Loved this comic, Im going out to go order the rest of the series.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    The Guardians of the Galaxy return for a new run, with Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan at the helm. Things have changed for the Guardians. Groot was attacked and is stuck as Baby Groot, Drax has sworn off violence and Gamora is looking for something. Only Quill and Rocket are their normal selves as the Guardians find themselves caught up in a war between the Grandmaster and the Collector. I wasn't overly keen in the way everything is shifted here to make the book more in line with the cinematic uni The Guardians of the Galaxy return for a new run, with Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan at the helm. Things have changed for the Guardians. Groot was attacked and is stuck as Baby Groot, Drax has sworn off violence and Gamora is looking for something. Only Quill and Rocket are their normal selves as the Guardians find themselves caught up in a war between the Grandmaster and the Collector. I wasn't overly keen in the way everything is shifted here to make the book more in line with the cinematic universe. The characters suddenly look more like their MCU counterparts, complete with Baby Groot, and they even get the Milano as their ship. I'm not a fan of Marvel doing this but I can see why they do it- it attracts fans of the films. I liked Aaron Kuder's artwork here and it's nice to have a largely consistent artist in a volume, which the last volumes of Guardians completely failed to do. Other artists tacked alternate issues which tell one-off stories, the first batch of which will be collected in the next volume. I didn't totally love this volume, mainly because I felt like I didn't know what was going on half the time. Having unanswered questions does work well for an ongoing series but in one self-contained volume it doesn't quite work so well. My biggest question is what the hell is going on with the evil Groots?A good start to the new run with plenty to build on and explore. I'm looking forward to seeing where the series will continue from here.
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  • Alisha Tarran
    January 1, 1970
    The volume opens in typical Guardians fashion....with a prison break! And as usual...it has a brilliant soundtrack even in graphic novel form! Not to mention the fact that it's freaking hilarious! I love the interactions between the group and Quill is always my favourite. He cracks me up so much, and he's just so snarky! Poor old Groot is a baby and is having trouble regenerating, Drax has come over all pacifist which is unfortunate considering their on their most dangerous/suicidal mission yet. The volume opens in typical Guardians fashion....with a prison break! And as usual...it has a brilliant soundtrack even in graphic novel form! Not to mention the fact that it's freaking hilarious! I love the interactions between the group and Quill is always my favourite. He cracks me up so much, and he's just so snarky! Poor old Groot is a baby and is having trouble regenerating, Drax has come over all pacifist which is unfortunate considering their on their most dangerous/suicidal mission yet. With an action packed, fast paced volume we go on quite the wild ride, before some pieces fall in to place and the larger plot is revealed to us. It's certainly going to be interesting, shall we say? As for Loki? I'm disappointed but not surprised. This volume is hilarious, and Rocket and Quill are forever cracking me up. The art is colourful and Groot is too cute. I'm genuinely enjoying the art style for this series, everything is so well drawn and fantastical at some points! I'm enjoying the colours used too. Roll on the next volume!
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  • Dakota Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    This "All-New" Guardians of the Galaxy volume takes the concept of "cosmic adventure" to it's extreme. Fortunately, I mean that in all the best ways. Kicking off with an insane Galactus heist and quickly transitioning into a galaxy-spanning, mind-bending quest for one of the Collector's gewgaws, this volume never lets off the accelerator in terms of both plot and imagination. Of course, all this cosmic madness must ultimately be explained by (you guessed it) the infinity gems. At least the story This "All-New" Guardians of the Galaxy volume takes the concept of "cosmic adventure" to it's extreme. Fortunately, I mean that in all the best ways. Kicking off with an insane Galactus heist and quickly transitioning into a galaxy-spanning, mind-bending quest for one of the Collector's gewgaws, this volume never lets off the accelerator in terms of both plot and imagination. Of course, all this cosmic madness must ultimately be explained by (you guessed it) the infinity gems. At least the storyline pits the Collector against the Grandmaster and introduces a wide array of other cosmic entities. Sure, it feels a little shoehorned into the larger Marvel build-up into the re-introduction of the infinity gems, but it's exceptionally fun and absurd in its own right. Further, we get a very curious explanation of why Groot is still tiny that portends future madness. Can't wait for the next volume - first time I've been able to say that about the Guardians of the Galaxy in a while (sorry, Brian Michael Bendis).
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  • Scott Lee
    January 1, 1970
    Duggan feels like he's just getting warmed up here. I missed how Drax became pacifist, somewhere, but it leads to some amusing character work as he's very sincere, but not yet very good at it. (view spoiler)[the grin on his face when Quill invites him to punch the crap out of something he can't kill is priceless! (hide spoiler)] Quill is Quill, Gamora has secrets that are driving her and the group as she's the motivating force behind the job they take here, and Rocket and Groot are Rocket and Gr Duggan feels like he's just getting warmed up here. I missed how Drax became pacifist, somewhere, but it leads to some amusing character work as he's very sincere, but not yet very good at it. (view spoiler)[the grin on his face when Quill invites him to punch the crap out of something he can't kill is priceless! (hide spoiler)] Quill is Quill, Gamora has secrets that are driving her and the group as she's the motivating force behind the job they take here, and Rocket and Groot are Rocket and Groot. Although Groot is currently trapped (for reasons mostly revealed but still unexplained by the end of the novel) in tween Groot form. The story ends with a promise for a potentially long-term and super-expansive space epic to branch off from here--one that's big enough to be a series supporter, with all kinds of room for encounters, side adventures etc. but also a throughline that isn't entirely open-ended. This isn't as good as Abnett & Lanning's or Bendis's runs yet, but I'm more than happy to stick around to see if it lives up to its promise.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    It’s not good but it's not terrible.If you’re trying to get into Guardians of the Galaxy, I don’t think this is the best book to start with. The story features both the Grandmaster and the Collector as central characters and that raise a problem seeing as how they’re these mysterious, powerful beings. They can leave you feeling a bit confused. There is also at least three different subplots going on: Drax is suddenly a pacifist, Gamora is looking for an infinity stone and something is wrong with It’s not good but it's not terrible.If you’re trying to get into Guardians of the Galaxy, I don’t think this is the best book to start with. The story features both the Grandmaster and the Collector as central characters and that raise a problem seeing as how they’re these mysterious, powerful beings. They can leave you feeling a bit confused. There is also at least three different subplots going on: Drax is suddenly a pacifist, Gamora is looking for an infinity stone and something is wrong with Groot. There is way to much stuff going on and it leaves you extremely confused.Again, I have read better comics but this honestly not the worst one I’ve read. I just think it needed a bit more work.
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  • Matt
    January 1, 1970
    Collects All-New Guardians of the Galaxy issues #1-2, #4, #6, #8, #10, and material from Free Comic Book Day 2017 (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) #1Lately, I've really been enjoying the cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe, and this story dives deep into that mythology. The team of Guardians in this book are the same characters seen in movie franchise, and they get mixed up in a conflict between the Collector and the Grandmaster. Meanwhile, there is stuff happening concerning the Nova Corps an Collects All-New Guardians of the Galaxy issues #1-2, #4, #6, #8, #10, and material from Free Comic Book Day 2017 (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) #1Lately, I've really been enjoying the cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe, and this story dives deep into that mythology. The team of Guardians in this book are the same characters seen in movie franchise, and they get mixed up in a conflict between the Collector and the Grandmaster. Meanwhile, there is stuff happening concerning the Nova Corps and the Fraternity of Raptors, and while I'm not very familiar with these two groups, context clues helped me figure out their different roles in the universe.
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  • Juan
    January 1, 1970
    So it makes sense to read this in conjunction with the second Volume, which is what you will be doing if you are reading the single issues as I have. I really enjoyed the overall story. The humor is right on and the characters, and even the Milano, feel like they are coming off the first Guardians MCU film. In a way, I can understand why some readers feel Marvel is just pandering off the financial success they reached with the film version of characters. Still, the story is original.So who is th So it makes sense to read this in conjunction with the second Volume, which is what you will be doing if you are reading the single issues as I have. I really enjoyed the overall story. The humor is right on and the characters, and even the Milano, feel like they are coming off the first Guardians MCU film. In a way, I can understand why some readers feel Marvel is just pandering off the financial success they reached with the film version of characters. Still, the story is original.So who is the real villain pulling the puppets strings? I bet you wont see it coming. How does this all connect back to the Secret Wars story line? Finally, where does this lead to next? Infinity Wars?
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  • Carl
    January 1, 1970
    The first collection of new Guardians comics after the departure of Brian Michael Bendis does not disappoint. Duggan's take is slightly different but still filled with the irreverent insanity we all know and love. It seems that Groot and Rocket have a more promising role in the stories taking some of Quill's panel time but to no real negative effect. My only quibble is the art is a step down from Schitti's brilliant artwork and the visual take on Gamora is a bit odd.A strong start for Duggan and The first collection of new Guardians comics after the departure of Brian Michael Bendis does not disappoint. Duggan's take is slightly different but still filled with the irreverent insanity we all know and love. It seems that Groot and Rocket have a more promising role in the stories taking some of Quill's panel time but to no real negative effect. My only quibble is the art is a step down from Schitti's brilliant artwork and the visual take on Gamora is a bit odd.A strong start for Duggan and Co. , really looking forward to seeing how the story develops over time.
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  • Adam Spanos
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful start to the new series. A great combination of funny, serious, and witty, it's great for older fans of the guardians as well as new fans just coming into comics. The art works extremely well for the series with great proportions and color combinations! The story itself is very well written as well, and it keeps you asking questions to be answered as the series goes on. Definitely a series I'll continue reading...
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  • Jenna
    January 1, 1970
    Slightly bland and feels recycled, perhaps from the movies as well as from reading the Guardians novelization, which also discussed similar themes: Groot’s weakness, Gamora’s secrets, poor group unity, etc. Not a fan of the artwork but at least it stayed within one style throughout the whole volume. When did Gamora become so Terran? Wearing roller-derby gear, wielding katana, and shouting things like “Watch your six!”
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  • B
    January 1, 1970
    Feels like too much. It's nice that each character has a story with an unresolved mystery (except Rocket?). It's neat. But it just felt like a little too much. Same with having the Elders of the Universe and the Infinity Stones. Maybe I have event fatigue? But it seems like there should be a way to do things are cosmic and simultaneously lower stakes.
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  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    January 1, 1970
    An entertaining enough read, but I'm getting a little tired of the Guardians.
  • dominik
    January 1, 1970
    Bardzo dobra seria z Strażnikami.Humor, intryga, postacie z filmów, przyjemne dla oka rysunki.
  • Zack! Empire
    January 1, 1970
    Really liked the artwork in this one. At this point I've also read so much Marvel Cosmic that I felt like my experience with this story was definitely enhanced by that.
  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    Great start to the series. All I can say is oh Drax!
  • Emmie
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Guardians. Also, baby Groot is fantastic in everything he does.
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