Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Review

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Pencils by Steve McNiven & Sara Pichelli

Inks by John Dell, Mark Morales, Steve McNiven & Sara Pichelli

Colors by Justin Ponsor

Review by Adam Shaw


The second issue of Guardians of the Galaxy picks up right where the first ended. Bendis keeps the pace high and the adrenaline flowing as the guardians fight to protect Earth from the Badoon.

For those wanting heavier story telling this issue, you may be a little disappointed. Bendis is introducing some serious threats to the team and to our planet, but he’s keeping the tone light. We do get more of a sense as to why Star Lord’s father put a ban on anyone going to Earth, and rest-assured that by the end of the issue we are already seeing the consequences for the team’s disregard of this intergalactic law.

We also get to see each member of the team showing their strengths and what makes each a badass in their own right. Issue #1 opened the window to this, but we get to take a longer look this time around. Bendis also continues to keep the dialog flowing with wit, charm, and humor. I couldn’t help but laugh throughout the issue. Just like its cosmic cousin Nova this is a fun book.  I’ll give you a nice little taste of some of the dialog you can expect to enjoy in this series.

Lots or murdering going on this ish.
Lots of murdering going on this ish.

We also got a lot of people on art this month, but I really don’t mind. I mean we get Sara Pichelli doing some work this time around. So, yeah, that is pretty radical.

The Verdict

Buy. It’s simple popcorn fun, but Guardians of the Galaxy has the potential to be a whole lot more. Bendis has thrown us into the deep end with the first two issues, but he keeps it simple enough that readers unfamiliar with the characters should have no trouble jumping on and enjoying this series.

Adam is the "Valiant Guy" for Talking Comics. He is the host of the Talking Valiant podcast. Adam also has immense knowledge of the old Star Wars expanded universe. He's a high school English teacher by day, and has a Master's degree…

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