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

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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