(Marvel Comics, creative team: Al Ewing, Juann Cabal, Federico Blee, Cory Petit)
There's an idiotic kind of glee to this star spanning romp as some of the team are over the endless cycle of punching and blasting while some can't resist the call to battle. The Olympians have been reborn and they are jerks, murdering and plundering their way through planetary colonies for blood tribute. Nova (the experienced one), Phyla-Vell (from another universe), Moondragon (ditto), Star-Lord, Rocket and the always charming Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr, also from another universe) decide to bring the errant gods down. There's things that are brilliant and things that are just unfortunate as plans are made and executed … sort of. Star-Lord is in the book, so shenanigans have to be in it somewhere. The Al Ewing script has tons of solid moments and the visual storytelling from Cabal, Blee and Petit are striking and memorable. This is a super fun book with the perfect last page surprise and is totally worth your time. RATING: BUY.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
AL EWING (W) • JUANN CABAL (A/C)
Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place — and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned — harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy – but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!