Brian Michael Bendis dives head first into the cosmic ether this week with a special zero issue of “Guardians of the Galaxy”. The comic, which re-tells the origin of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, was supposed to be an 8 page introduction for the one-shot; “Marvel Now: Point One” but Bendis expanded the story to 28 pages… of Awesome!
Star-Lord’s beginnings are filled with loss, longing, violence and death. Bendis excels at focusing on the story’s emotional beats, while artist; Steve McNiven’s cinematic approach to the action scenes helps to keep the story moving and Juston Ponser’s beautiful coloring increases the overall tone of the artwork. If this level of quality can be maintained then “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be one of Marvel’s hottest comics on the stands.
Guardians of the Galaxy # 0.1 is on sale now, at your local comic book store or on the Marvel Comics app on Apple and Android devices.
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