Guardians of the Galaxy #1
“1. Then it’s us“
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Juann Cabal
Cover Art: Juann Cabal & Dean White
I was told that I had to read this comic first this week.
I was told that this was the best comic of the week. Perhaps the best of the year.
So I followed my instructions from my comic shop gentlemen (honestly, it was actually Todd kind of teasing Ben for his enthusiastic response).
You know what?
It was pretty good.
Not sure I would go as far as saying it was the best comic of the year so far, but there is no doubt that Al Ewing is on fire right now. His Immortal Hulk run has been epic every week (even with that oddball issue 25) and now he is off to a great start with the new Guardians of the Galaxy title.
I will say that I will be taking this with a grain of salt. Every series of the Guardians seems to start off great, with some solid work and then just kind of fades into the pile of comics each week. Other volumes of the Guardians started off hot only for me to lose interest in it as the issues piled on. I hope this one breaks that cycle.
I like the new look for Rocket. He is absolutely rocking the suit. I also enjoyed the reemergence of the Olympians in their new attire and look. And the final page was something that I really loved and look forward to as the series continues.
The art is great. I have not seen Juann Cabal before but I liked his work. Some of the pages had larger images that truly popped.
The book started a little wordy with the introduction, but it certainly brought together some of the great cosmic action from the Marvel Universe.
I am cautiously optimistic of the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy. We’ll see how Al Ewing continues to build this brand.