Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #7

      Your pal Chuck is a bit under the weather, so this will of necessity be a quick review (take my advice and avoid kidney stones - they're no fun)!

   This issue of Guardians of the Galaxy focuses on the newest addition to the Marvel Universe: Neil Gaiman's mysterious warrior known as Angela.

   Bringing her to Marvel creates a bit of a problem, since she was originally conceived to be an angel from Heaven, sent to Earth to fight demons like Todd McFarlane's Spawn.

   That's a problem because Marvel has tended to avoid any mention or depiction of Heaven (though it has no problem using Hell as a backdrop). So how to explain Angela?

    That's the purpose of this story, and writer Brian Michael Bendis comes up with an interesting solution that even gives her a reason to want to hang around with the Guardians - at least for the moment.

   With great art and an interesting story, this issue is well worth checking out - and it finally brings the team into the Infinity event (though the chronology may be a bit difficult to explain, since Iron Man has been running around with the Guardians for a while).

Grade: A-



El Vox said...

Kidney stones, sorry to hear about that. I've heard they are a bear. Hope you feel better.

Chuck said...

Thanks! I'm well medicated and on the mend - it's one of those things I have to deal with from time to time. They're no fun - I don't recommend it.

Appreciate the good thoughts!