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REVIEW: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Communication Breakdown by Gerry Duggan

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A new era of cosmic adventure begins! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the boldest heist they’ve ever pulled, Star-Lord, Rocket, and company blast their way through the galaxy with the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tail! And soon enough, they find themselves caught in a war between the Collector and the Grandmaster! Will there be any room to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for, or why Drax has sworn off violence?! You bet there will – the all-new Guardians of the Galaxy has space for all your Marvel Cosmic needs!

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My first experience with The Guardians of the Galaxy was their first movie. Ever since then, I have been interested in learning more about them and experiencing the wacky things these misfits can get up to. Now, let’s put on our favorite mixtape, and let’s dive in!

The last Guardians of the Galaxy comic book I read last left me feeling disappointed and hesitant to jump back into the series. However, I am glad I read Communication Breakdown. The story is solid, the characters are loveable as ever, and I finished this graphic novel wanting to read the next volume.

I love that in this volume, Groot is a baby. According to Rocket, Groot has remained small since the incident (assuming it had something to do with Thanos as he is mentioned throughout this story) instead of growing as a proper sentient tree would.

I like that Drax practices pacifism in this story. I think by doing this, we learn that Drax is much more than a mindless grunt. He actually feels guilty of the lives’ he’s taken and is aware that his actions have consequences.

Overall, I think this series is excellent! I don’t want to spoil too much, but let’s just say there are other villains than Thanos and Galactus.

I would recommend Guardians of the Galaxy: Communication Breakdown for Marvel fans, science fiction fans, and those who are wanting another good Guardian of the Galaxy story to enjoy.

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REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever

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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.