Graphic Novel Review: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy: Infinity Quest
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The Guardians are on the up...
The renaissance of the Guardians continues under the admirable control of Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan, washing away the stains left by Brian Michael Bendis’ tenure and once again establishing the team as one of the foremost forces in the Marvel Universe.
The depth of characterisation, the attention to narrative structure and flow, and the general entertainment factor all combine to give us a Guardians book which is close to living up to the standards of creators Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s seminal run.
This volume finds the team signing up with the new Nova Corps to investigate a threat from within its ranks, but leads in neatly to the forthcoming Infinity Quest epic, as the hunt begins for the all-powerful Infinity Gems…
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Highlights include Peter Quill meeting up with Nova Richard Rider for the first time since their showdown with Thanos in the Cancerverse, and Rocket’s cunning ploy to uncover the criminal faction within the Corps for reasons which aren’t what you think. The book concludes with the return of a cosmic character long since missing from the Marvel U, and bodes very well for the upcoming storyline.
There are obviously elements here drawn from the Guardians’ portrayal in the two recent movies, but Duggan doesn’t forget that these are not the cinematic characters, but protagonists with their own rich histories across multiple comic book series.
- 1 14 of the best places for a curry in Hertfordshire according to readers
- 2 11 of the prettiest streets in St Albans
- 3 Campaign to save Harpenden pub which teamed up with Wheathampstead Indian restaurant
- 4 Man in his 80s dies after collision between lorry and mobility scooter
- 5 Planning permission granted for 45-home London Colney development
- 6 Remembering one of Hertfordshire's best-known estate agents
- 7 University of Hertfordshire paedophile caught with more than 500 child abuse images
- 8 St Albans Charter Market meeting to be held in public
- 9 Classic cars raise money for three Harpenden charities
- 10 City centre road closures are blocking ambulances, meeting hears
His dialogue is snappy and amusing, but not for its own sake, as might be argued about Bendis’ work, and ultimately his focus is on telling a story, not showing his flair for conversations.
Highly recommended, and it’s been a long time since I’ve said that about a Guardians book.