With Rocket’s life on the line, Star-Lord pushes himself to his limit in an epic cosmic battle in the latest issue of All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #8.
For the past 8 issues of All-New Guardians, Writer Gerry Duggan has been on a roll. After his work on Uncanny Avengers, it is evident that Duggan knows how to write team dynamics in a comic book, and now even more thanks to his efforts in this Guardians comic. While the main focus of this issue is the battle between Star-Lord and a mysterious outlaw known as Talonar of The Fraternity of Raptors, there are also small segments showcasing the group dynamics and how things would be without Rocket, their chief mechanic and all around technological expert.
With Rocket’s life on the line, an epic battle ensues between Star-Lord and Talonar, each having one Nega-Band, the power bracelets that gave the original Captain Marvel his powers. With each only having one half of the set of bracelets, the battle that follows is amazing and a very fun read, thanks to artist Marcus To’s beautiful rendering of the battle. His art is amazing in it’s own way, and is a departure from Aaron Kuder’s art but still very much welcome.
Since Star-Lord is the focus on this issue, it is wonderful to see his expansive history being mentioned in this comic while he is battling Talonar. Seeing Peter Quill not shy away from a fight and the pure determination to save his friend made All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #8 a spectacular read. While it did feel a bit short in it’s length and didn’t move the main story forward all that much, it was still great to see the bond between these misfits grow, and I personally cannot wait to see what happens next to these characters. – Ernesto Valenzuela
Grade – 9.5/10