This is a book full of beginnings of Guardians of the Galaxy stories. Very few stories in this collection were complete. I was disappointed in the way this novel was constructed. I know I usually give a summary first, but this book is so many stories at once, to the point to where it’s difficult for me to make a summary.
I do love Guardians of the Galaxy, both comics and movies. However this comic collection bummed me out.
There was two stories with Rocket Raccoon and Groot as the main characters that had a conclusive ending. I do love Groot, he is a great and lovable character even though he doesn’t say much.
There was also 3 retro comics at the end, one starring Thor. He runs into Drax and Moondragon, and the story involving these seemingly unrelated heroes comes full circle in a way I did not expect.
The other 2 retro comics in this volume were about Thanos, the mad titan. They were both stories about how his reign of terror has gotten to the point where there was no turning back for redemption.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this graphic novel to anyone unless there’s no other Guardian of the Galaxy graphic novels at the local library. In my opinion, this was a waste of time and money. I only liked it for the stories about Groot and Rocket Raccoon and the stories about Thor and Thanos.