Illusive Mr. Watson Reviews
Watson works at Illusive Comics and Games, the store from
which we do our (mostly) weekly podcast. He's in the trenches,
organizing comics, selling comics and cleaning up after comics
fans. Recently he agreed to do a pick of the week for us.
So please welcome Tim Watson...
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
everybody, Tim here again with your update of my favorite
comic for this week. Well here it is my pick for this week
is, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Annihilation War brought by the phalanx conquest has just
ended, and the Starlord Peter Quill decides that since the
current (and only) Nova Richard Ryder is not rushing to
rebuild the Nova Corps, the galaxy needs a force to protect
it because they wouldn’t be able to survive another
epic war of annihilation proportions.
gives him the okay to make the team, along with mentioning
the names of possible members to call upon for this team.
After a lot of persuasion and help from Richard himself
the team is formed, consisting of Starlord, Quasar, Drax
the Destroyer, Gamora , Rocket, who's a raccoon with a pension
for large guns and explosives, and the new and improved
very first mission of saving the galaxy is stopping the
Universal Church of Truth. The best line in this issue actually
comes from Drax, when they come to a fissure while trying
to get to the helm to stop the Church ship: “I suppose
I could stab it. Would stabbing it help?” I can’t
help but laugh every time I read the line.
it leaves on a great cliff hanger. That last panel is so
amazing it alone earns the price of admission. So you're
probably curious why this title when there were so many
other titles out this week. Well, it was quite easy. The
Annihilation stories have been the best events from Marvel
lately, and a book that continues from that story, well
count me in.
not displeased, so if you are like me and enjoyed the Annihilation
Saga, go pick this title up and give it a chance.