Guardians of the Galaxy #005 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Skottie Young
Illustrations: Skottie Young
Coloring: Jean-François Beaulieu
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Guardians of the Galaxy #005 – Comic Book Review

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Good: Vivid, Fun, Rocket's time to shine
Bad: Totally different than the previous arc
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Last time the bundle of Guardians of the Galaxy ended with Rocket learning of another just like him, which was quite big news as he always believed to be the last or simply the only one of his kind. After pondering on the subject whether to find the other raccoon or not, it seems that Rocket’s ‘next of kin’ is also a bother, just like him, and before he knows it, Rocket is in the spotlight, rather than the other mysterious furry being. That being said, Rocket has a plan, he thinks… well hopes… Never mind, he’ll just wing it for the most part.

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Truth be told, there isn’t that much more to tell than what has been stated in the introduction other than that Rocket’s fellow raccoon is trying to get him framed, for reasons unknown. While Rocket is enjoying a ‘wrestling’ match in which Groot performs, his face suddenly pops up on the monitor, showing he is a wanted man. Not knowing why, he tries to make a run for it, but when he hears he is wanted for multiple murders, he comes up with a plan, that requires him to get arrested in order to work. With some persuasive comments, he gets sent to Devin-9, a max security prison planet which holds someone who might be able to help him track down the other raccoon, who seemingly wants his head on a platter. That being said, for some reason there’s a horde of girls chasing after Rocket, who also want to turn him into a stuffed mantelpiece.

Overall the flow is quite rapid, but there is enough time to process everything amidst the many action sequences. Nonetheless, this story is based on a low amount of information, making you constantly wonder why Rocket is being framed by probably the only other one of his kind. Skottie Young takes over this arc from Brian Michael Bendis and does so in a formidable fashion.

Skottie Young did not only provide the witty and rather light storyline, he is also responsible for the artwork in this arc. His illustrations are very lighthearted and more comical than realistic, which perfectly suits a story which has Rocket in the lead, at least a lot more than his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy. The colors are also very flashy, which adds another likeable layer to the equation.


Guardians of the Galaxy #005 distances itself from the heavier plot that was seen in the previous four bundles, and makes way for a lighter story, mainly because of the vibrant colors and comical illustrations. Nonetheless, a lot of action can be found within this bundle, and a very interesting storyline about loneliness.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #005 – Comic Book Review, 7.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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