Review-a-day: Guardians 3000 #1

Posted: October 7, 2014 in Review-a-day
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I’ve been waiting for this one for about five or six months since the original Guardians showed up in the anniversary issue of Guardians of the Galaxy. At the time I wasn’t expecting the team to get their own book, but rather continue the story within the main Guardians title. I still expect some sort of crossover to happen down the road, but in the meantime, let’s see how this new title stands up.

Let me get some gripes I have with this book out of the way right off. The first is the language; yes, the title is set in space a thousand years in the future and there is only one Earth-born character in the main cast (I think, I don’t recall what exactly Vance Astro’s origins are), but is that really an excuse for the manufactured language? “Whatevermind” is odd, I think I can kind of understand “dei”, but the biggest offender is “tek”. I don’t care if it’s set in 3014 and speaking galactic basic or some other language, if you’re referring to technology, then please, just say “tech.” Next the art; this one is purely my personal preference and is something I’ve noticed with Marvel as a whole. A number of their books have this exaggerated, cartoonish art design to them and I’m just over it. I’m not faulting the book for it’s art, it just doesn’t work for me personally. Now then, let’s get to the story. Playing right out of their appearance in the main Guardians book, Guardians 3000 focuses on the team attempting to bring together a number of galactic peoples because Starhawk has detected the time and causality are collapsing, and that Earth-born Geena Drake is somehow the key to fixing it. By the contrivances of a story like this there is something you have to accept about this issue, and that’s that the first half of it is really only there to establish that the second half is a repeat of a moment the team has already lived and that apparently these events do have the ability to be change (because of Geena perhaps).

Normally, this kind of wonkey time/deja vu story is something that would drive me nuts, and given enough time it still might, but by the end I was actually kind of on board. I’m going to have to put the reason on Geena because she’s honestly the only character I actually found interesting in this issue, but I am actually interested in seeing how things play out, at least for a little while. I’ll try not to let my grievances with the laguage and art drive me away if the story actually gets good.

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Score: 6.5

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Gerardo Sandoval and Edgar Delgado
Letters By: Clayton Cowles
Price: $3.99

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