Rating 3.5/5 – Worth a Look Leading Up to this Summer’s Sci-Fi/Superhero Flick.
by ComicSpectrum Reviewer Ian Gowan.
This comic is an extended first look for Guardians following on from the after-credit scene in the movie, “Thor: The Dark World” from Marvel Studios. It’s worth you time as this is a fun but quick read. It’s decent little teaser story with some nice action thrown in for good measure. This really isn’t a standalone story and I didn’t expect one since “Prequel” is in the title of the comic. If you want to know more but don’t want to spoil anything major than you should check out this comic. The story is based around Gamora who is a gorgeous but very green and mean bounty hunter. She doesn’t think twice about taking an enemy’s limbs off. You can check it all out at: https://www.comixology.com/Marvels-Guardians-Of-The-Galaxy-Prequel-Infinite-Comic/digital-comic/85460
Long time Guardians of the Galaxy writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, aka DnA, kick off this story with two Asgardians Sif and Volstagg meeting up with The Collector. The Collector is an old quirky foe of the Avengers from the late 1960’s. The Asgardians have an potentially dangerous item for The Collector that they want to keep out of their worst adversary’s hands. It’s nice to see DnA back writing about the Guardians. While I enjoy the current Bendis run on The Guardians, it was DnA’s run that much of the current Guardians comic fandom is based on. It’s exciting to see how the rest of the world will react to this awesome but oddball group of sci-fi characters. Italian Artist Andrea De Vito does a nice job of rendering all the different alien creatures, space ships, and weird worlds based around this story. It’s solid story telling with a few cool effects using the swipe aspect of the tablet.
If you’re looking for more Guardians between now and August then you can check out this digital comic. It’s quick but fun little comic that raises some interesting questions in the Marvel Studios movie universe. Who is on the side of good and who is on the side of the bad guys? Then there’s the current ongoing Guardians series by writer Brian Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli. That’s a nice series but I don’t think it will have much to do with the movie coming out in August. I suggest you go back to the 2008 series by Abnett and Lanning if you really want to learn more about this sci-fi superhero team. Right now, you’ll have to read that series digitally because a new paper trade doesn’t come out until the end of July. Either way, Guardians is Marvel Cosmic at its best and I suggest you give it the attention it deserves, it’s should become much more popular after the movie comes out.
Reviewed by: Ian Gowan
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