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Subj: Re: Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - What did you think of it?
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 at 07:07:59 am CDT (Viewed 185 times)
Reply Subj: Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - What did you think of it?
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 at 05:06:28 am CDT (Viewed 234 times)



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    I enjoyed some of Bendis's style in this. Even the first page. "The saviors of the spaceways, the conservators of the cosmos... the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"

Overall, I did, as well. A few nitpicks, but mostly a fun read.


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    Meanwhile, the conversation between Annihilus and the Queen of the Brood was interesting. But did you consider the Negative Zone to be part of our galaxy? I didn't. But maybe I should have.

No. The Negative Zone shouldn't be part of the galaxy... or universe. I guess this is a new change post-SW.


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    Next we have the Thing in outer space and lovin' it. Perfectly in character and even insightfully so. Kudos to Bendis, who hasn't struck me as insightful in the past. But what the heck is that object in the Thing's right hand? In his left is Rocket Raccoon's rocket pack, but in his right?

That's the artifact he stole from the Chitauri.


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    So Drax and Groot can survive outer space without suits? OK. I didn't know that, but I'll accept it. I probably should have known it. Would this hold true in the cinemaverse also?

His powers have changed over the years, but surviving unaided in space has been in his power at times.


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    Kitty is the new Star-Lord and thus the team leader? I'm lovin' it.

    Oh, and I adored "the thing" she did. I completely missed (until my second read) how Ben thought they might be talking about him. But Kitty destroying a spaceship gets my vote.

Don't mind the Star-Lord thing... but wouldn't it be Star-Lady?

As one of the bigger Kitty-fans, what she did definitely does NOT get my vote. One of Kitty's things is that she does sort of have a no-kill policy. She has killed on rare occasion, but it affects her extremely. Destroying a spaceship and killing probably thousands is not her, even if they're aliens.


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    Venom seems out of place here. But OK, I guess he needed to be somewhere. The symbiote is extra-terrestrial so I guess there's some inherent logic to this. What I'll be looking for in future issues is a glimpse into why he's in outer space. Hey, I'm a newbie.

Vemon has been out of place since he joined, imo. But I barely tolerate Flash Venom, at all.


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    Peter Quill is King of Spartax! OK. So was his dad J'Son? Apparently yes, reading between the lines. I wonder if this will make it into the next film.

Yes, J'Son was is dad. This is something followers of his story have known for quite some time.


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    I liked the conversation about the artifact. My quibble is Ben's syntax here: "And in a galaxy where that question is unanswered still, what are the Chitauri hiding?" (The gist of what he said is fine. I just think he would have said it less eruditely.) But his notion of the Infinity Suit of Armor was fun and pure Ben.

Agreed.


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    Kitty and Rocket Raccoon's nine panels of body language was priceless! So maybe it was worth $3.99? I'll never admit it!

Absolutely! I disrupted the coffee shop when I "read" that.


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    Peter's little romantic interlude (one-sided to say the least) was cute and disturbing simultaneously. Kitty's look of jealousy was funny, since she had to know how one-sided the situation was - especially with Rocket Raccoon laughing uproariously. But then on the next page she almost looks genuinely jealous. Hmm. Maybe she's thinking beyond this particular situation. After all, some potential suitors to the king of Spartax might be humanoid.

I think Kitty's reaction wasn't entirely jealousy, but mostly about him running off abandoning them and her.


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    Enter: Gamora! Good. Wouldn't be the same without her. But she came with some bad news. So is Hala the new Galactus?

I don't think it's like that. I think she just destroys. And I suspect she's the one of the "last surviving Kree" and out for revenge. If she's trying to be Galactus, then she fails. The beauty of Galactus was his cold detachment. Coming in all gangbusters just makes her like every other supercosmic-person out there.




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