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Friday, 5 January 2018
Graphic Novel: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2
All New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Riders in the Sky
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher!
Your favorite Guardians take turns in the spotlight! Gamora - the most dangerous person in the galaxy - has been hiding something from her teammates. What is her secret quest, and how did it find her? Star-Lord has been sailing the radio waves of the cosmos for years, keeping up with the one piece of Earth he could never quite leave behind - discover the story of his sonic conquests! And Drax has long been known as "The Destroyer"...but no more! He has forsaken all violence, and sworn to never again strike another in anger - now, follow Drax down the road of peace!
I'm kind of torn with this volume, because it was quite disjointed and there where different artists for each of the stories, some I liked and some I didn't. I really wasn't much of a fun of the art for Star-Lord's little story. I did feel a little disappointed when reading the volume and upon finishing it. I was expecting to see the story move forward after the events of the previous volume, and to see what happens next, but this volume focuses on each character one at a time. Which you know...gives some more background on the characters and where they're at right now in the story, and provides some new insight in to the characters and their actions. So while it was disappointing it was kind of necessary I guess.
The opening was interesting, with Gamora and the whole situation with her. We finally find out what Drax's deals is with the whole pacifist thing. As well as more insight in to what's going on with Groot and what happened and so on. We basically get a couple of chapters that focus on each character or a couple of them. Then we hit issue 11&12, which gives us some background on the talons. So it kind of all fleshes out the story and the characters more, but it was really disjointed and not at all what I was expecting.
We also get a brief visit from Loki who's up to no good...standard. And Dr. Strange made a brief appearance. My favourite guest star was Deadpool however, even though he was only there briefly. I'm furious they kicked him out but kept Ant-Man.
We end on quite the cliffhanger, just when the volume was starting to get good. I will admit, I'm feeling more impatient than normal to get on with the story!