Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (#0.1, #1, #2)

Up for review today is the first 3 issues of Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • #0.1 Orig. Published: Feb 27, 2013
  • #1 Orig. Published: March 27, 2013
  • #2 Orig. Published: April 24, 2013

I decided to read the first 3 knowing very little, save that they have a movie coming up and I should be prepared. So, They ended up in my list. Go me! Though I would have been completely lost without that point-1 issue, seriously. It did do a good job of making sure the new-to-the-characters person could pick up and join in. It’s a good thing.

I’m not sure I’d pick up physical books on this series, yet, but so far I’ve reasonably liked it as the first hints of villainy emerge. Only time with the characters will tell if my love for Rocket Raccoon will transition into a real relationship with the series. I do think the book has potential, but the story has been slow so far. Tony Stark in space is randomly, but that might be because I’m out of the loop as far as what’s up with the greater Marvel Universe. Hopefully they’ll address it (and P.E.P.P.E.R. instead of J.A.R.V.I.S.) in the future. Or I’ll end up reading something that tells me what’s what.

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Review: Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers (4 Issue Limited)

Paul and I ended up getting Marvel Unlimited really inexpensively due to a Christmas promotion that Marvel was running. I’ve decided that, much like the books I read, I would take the time to review the comics I read. So call this the start of a new series!

First up is Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers. Why? Because I’m weird.

  • #1 Orig. Published: May 13, 2009
  • #2 Orig. Published: June 10, 2009
  • #3 Orig. Published: July 15, 2009
  • #4 Orig. Published: August 12, 2009

The pets and animal sidekicks of the various avengers ally to collect the infinity gems. Ultimately, a baddy shows up and they go to town on him. I found the book silly, a bit irreverent and downright fun. If you like off-kilter departures from marvel’s norm that’s touch a touch tongue in cheek you should track these down. I know I’ll happily snag any new issues from my local comic shop when I see them that star this rag-tag band!

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