Guardians of the Galaxy #002 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrations: Steve McNiven, John Dell, Sara Pichelli
Coloring: Justin Ponsor
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Guardians of the Galaxy #002 – Comic Book Review

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The buzz around Guardians of the Galaxy remains very much alive, especially with the second movie slowly creeping closer to the theatrical release. Of course, it will only be released in 2017, so we’ll have to make do with the plethora of merchandise to keep the hype alive. Nonetheless, the comic books have been around for a bit longer and after a two month wait, we finally got our hands on the second omnibus of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic books series, translated to Dutch and bundled by De Standaard Uitgeverij. Once more the galaxy is ours.

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After Peter Quill and his posse were arrested by the Spartoi troops, which are under the command of his very own father, it was quite predictable that the beloved guardians would not go down without a fight. Only mere moments after their arrest Groot, the plantlike creature that only knows one phrase, presents them with their ‘get out of jail free’ card, by busting the skulls of his allies’ guards. After a broadcast to his father’s underlings, they use the confusion to get out of the sight of Spartax and its troops. Nonetheless, his father is rather persistent and sets a bounty on their head, as they are to be returned to their cells immediately.

In the meantime, it seems Tony Stark is quite homesick but has a thing for the lovely, yet dangerous Gamorra, which doesn’t seem to be going as smooth as he would have hoped. While it’s clear that Earth might be in danger, the party sets course to the blue planet, with the necessary action along the way.

Again, just like the previous compilation, this second bundle moves at a rather slow pace, albeit an enjoyable one. The story is starting to get a tad more intriguing in this album, but things feels pretty much the same as the previous one, which is still more than worth your while. Brian Michael Bendis does a great job in kick-starting the story for further developments.

The team behind the illustrations and the coloring remains the same, thus you’ll be able to enjoy a detailed comic book, with the proper color tones to accompany the right mood at the right moment. Every now and then the panels flow from one page to the next, which sometimes makes it harder to read the text closer to the middle, if you want to keep your comic book in mint condition. This is pretty much due to the fact that the original comics had no thick back, as it was only a few pages in length, compared to the now thicker bundles. You’ll have to sacrifice a bit of your own reading comfort, if you don’t want to damage the ‘spine’ of the book.


Guardians of the Galaxy #002 is a fun sequel to the previous album, but it’s still not that clear where the story is headed, which makes it both suspenseful as well as a bit more bland than you’d expect from the flashy crew we’ve seen in the movie. Nonetheless, everything proves to be rather enjoyable and good looking, and as with many Marvel series, the wait is often worth it.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #002 – Comic Book Review, 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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