Review – Guardians of The Galaxy #5 (2015)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Valerio Schiti

Cover: Art Adams

GOG #5
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Published by: Marvel Comics

Last Raccoon standing! The Guardians face their toughest battle ever and aren’t going to make it out the same way they came in!

Things continue to get worst for the Guardians, after barely surviving an attack from Hala the Accuser, Peter and company are again attacked but this time by Yotat and like Hala he’s hell bend on taking out Drax and the other guardians, Peter doesn’t understand why Yotat is attacking them and he tries to reason with him but Yotat isn’t having it, but kitty gives us some insight of why Yotat is so gun hoe about killing them. 3 months ago the guardians where on Knowhere when they ran into Yotat for the first time, He was extorting some local traffickers when Kitty Pride steps in and Drax attacks him for behind and Rocket blast’s him with a rocket and like that the fight ends. We also get an appearance of the Knowhere Corps, they come and take Yotat away.

Back in the present time Peter finds Gamora and calls for medics to come take her, we then get a brief glimpse of baby Groot, Meanwhile Peter and the council members are discussing the fate of Hala and Yotat, Peter becomes angry when the council agrees to give Hala back to the Kree and place the blame of the attack on Spartax all on him, they try to arrest him but Kitty phases him out and they escape Spartax. Issue ends with Annihilus and Brood Queen hinting that their plan of having Spartax over throw Peter was a success and now is the perfect time for them to make a move.

Conclusion: This was a closing of the first many subplots in this arc, while it didn’t have a crazy plot twist or conclusion, it did bring back Peter as full time member of the team. The question now is, will he take over as leader? And will he take the mental of Star Lord again?.

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Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★☆☆ 
Dialog:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★☆☆ 

Review: Guardians of The Galaxy #4 (2015)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Cover: Art Adams
Published by: Marvel Comics

Guardians of the Galaxy #4
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A new threat to the galaxy has emerged. His name is Yotat the Destroyer and he will have blood

The issue continues with Hala the Accuser’s hot their trail Gamora buys the team time by jumping at Hala to keep her from catching them, Peter and a few others are shocked by Gamora’s actions and want to go back and save her but Rocket is against it reminding them that they barely got away, after quick debate the team decides to go back and save Gamora in the after math of that team is divided on whether they should go back and save her. Back on Spartax Hala is given Gamora a serious beat down, just when it looks like she’s going to finish her off the rest of the team arrive and being to fight Hala back, Peter tries to reason with Hala saying that his father was the one who destroyed her planet not him, but to Hala it doesn’t matter and she continues to attack them, anticipating Hala’s answer the team executes one last plan by having The Thing surprise attack from above.

With Hala down the for count the team started to relax a little bit, Peter and Kitty share a moment, with Kitty stating that he can finally fix his planet and their relationship, but that is short lived when Yotat The Destroyer of Destroyers arrives claiming to want revenge as well.

Conclusion: Guardians of the Galaxy #4 is has all the things a Bendis written comic is known for, I always enjoyed his character dialog and interactions whenever there’s multiple characters, he makes sure that every character is present at that moment and not a lot of writers do that, some writers don’t, a lot of times it seems like they forget to include the secondary characters in crucial moments of the story, at last Valerio Schiti deserves the equal amount of praise as Bendis, his clean and very detailed art style makes for a dam near perfect comic. While it may come off like I’m biased towards Bendis I assure I’m not, I’m just given him and the people working with him on this run there proper praise

 

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Release Date: Out Now

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Review – Guardians of The Galaxy #1 (2015)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Cover: Art Adams
Published by: Marvel Comics293474._SX640_QL80_TTD_

8 months after the Secret Wars the team of Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Venom (Flash Thompson), Groot, Thing and Star Lord aka Kitty Pride are the new Guardians of the Galaxy, with Kitty being the new Star Lord, since Peter Quill left the team to take over as the new king of the Spartax Empire. Rocket Raccoon takes over as the active leader, jumping into this issue I had my doubts of this new team mostly because members Thing, Venom and Kitty Pride, I feared that the trademark sarcasm amongst the members would be lost, but that’s not the case in this issue.

The issue starts with the team running into a single Chitauri ship, and some that classic quirkiness is shown when Rocket asks Kitty if she’s going to do the “Thing”, which turns out to be her phasing through laser fire while doing spinning pirouettes, when it’s all said and done the team makes quick work of the ship, but not before taking a mysterious item from the ship. Meanwhile on Spartax Peter is debating whether to leave his duties as King and head back to exploring the cosmos again, it’s obvious that Peter isn’t interested or confident on being the King of Spartax and is kind of looking for a way out.

Back on the Guardians ship the team is curious about the mysterious item but are afraid to open it, a funny moment happens between Kitty and Rocket when she suggest taking it to Peter without actually saying it. When the Group reach Spartax they are greeted by Peter, Rocket gives the item to him and Peter promises to them that his science council will take a look at.  The issue concludes when an object crashes down in front of Peter and company, the team becomes shock when they see that the object wasn’t an object but heavily injured Gamora who informs them that Hala the Destroyer of Worlds is here to destroy them, in the finally panel we see Hala dropping down full deck out in armor ready for battle.

Guardians of The Galaxy #1 (2015) is well balanced issue, granted there isn’t any character development due to it being a continuation of secret wars event. Bendis still gives you that classic Guardians humor despite having a new team who aren’t known for their humor. We get great insight of how different the team is without Peter Quill along with how he’s dealing with being king of Spartax, I always enjoyed the balance writing Bendis’s shows in his runs.

Artist Valerio Schiti illustrates all the emotions and expressions with pefection in moments where it should be demonstarted in, hopefully he sticks around for the entirety of bendis’s run

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Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆