Saturday, December 20, 2008

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Overall- This f###ing comic is awesome! Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are some great writers! With that out of the way, let me rush through this review, so I can read one more issue before I pass out for the evening.

The ruling council of space station Knowhere(the Guardians temporary headquarters), have decided to track down Drax and apprehend him, by any means necessary. Star-Lord tells the council to allow him and the Guardians to search for Drax, since he is one of them, but the council says no, and tells the Guardians to quarantine themselves in their quarters until Drax is found. Star-Lord reluctantly tells the Guardians to return to their living quarters.

This does not sit well with most of the team, especially Quasar and Gamora. Gamora tells Quasar to try to find Drax herself, in order to prevent any unnecessary bloodshed. Back in his quarters, Star-Lord tells Mantis to find Adam Warlock and order him to return to his quarters, since Adam has been AWOL since his hissy fit last issue. Mantis contacts Adam mentally, but Adam refuses to listen to orders, and states that he is busy rooting out the Skrull infiltrators.

Adam actually manages to track down some of the Skrulls, who are being hidden by the talking, telepathic Russian dog, Cosmo... Damn telepathic, talking Russian dogs! You just can't trust them! Adam tries to attack the Skrulls, but Cosmo jumps to their defence, using his formidable telepathic abilities to keep Adam at bay.

While this is going on, the rest of the team is surprised to see Starhawk(who is now a woman)teleport to them, and claim that the Guardians, and more specifically Major Victory are messing up the future, because #1, Major Victory doesn't belong in this time period, and #2, the Guardians aren't supposed to form as a team for another 1,000 years or so. Starhawk tells the team the only way to rectify this situation is to destroy the entire Knowhere space station, killing everyone on it.

Meanwhile, Drax has been taking apart any security teams the ruling council of Knowhere has been throwing his way. Quasar locates Drax, and is surprised to see Drax setting up bombs all over the space station. Quasar asks Drax what he is planning, and Drax states he is going to kill everyone, in order to find out exactly who the Skrulls on Knowhere are(Skrulls revert to there original forms when killed). Quasar calls Drax crazy, but before she can make a move, Drax pulls out a detonator and pushes the button, which ends this issue.

Another great issue in this series, and if you can't tell by now, I would wholeheartedly recommend this series to anybody. Since this series is only 7 issues old, you can still get in on the ground floor. I'd recommend picking up the first few issues, who knows, maybe you'll like them as much as I do. For a score, I'll go with a 9 1/2 out of 10. These characters are REALLY starting to grow on me.

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