I don’t know what made me want to read Guardians of the Galaxy the most; Gamora and Rocket Raccoon or Star-Lord and Tony Stark. But I do know that I enjoyed reading the debut issue. I was in tears by page 7. However, by the end of the story I was ready to jump into the comic book and commit to being a part of the team.
The story detailed how Peter Quill became Star-Lord. Peter was a typical school-aged kid, being raised by a single parent. Living a life of normalcy. That is, until life changing events took place.
I was sparked with emotions from page one. Definite page turners. Every page is gripping and eye-popping. The superb dialogue is written by Brian Michael Bendis. Peter’s character is so realistic. He’s good kid with his share of rebellion against his mother. I like that. There’s a panel where I laughed out loud. Peter lashed out at his mother and his face had the most annoyed look on it. For a moment I thought my tween son was in a comic!
Bendis did a superb job with this one. The set-up for the story is perfect, and the scenes are not rushed.
I love the artwork. Steve McNiven, John Dell and Justin Ponsor did a great job. Finely detailed. The colors are great (Ponsor). I especially like the scenes in front of the fireplace. SO ROMANTIC.
I have a feeling this Marvel NOW! title will be around for a very long time.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I highly recommend Guardians of the Galaxy.