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Review Group #654 - Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:29 am

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Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

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Spinning out of the events of INFINITY WARS comes an epic space opera from DEADPOOL veterans Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli! Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie – and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father’s mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials – its wielder unknown. The events of INFINITY WARS set NEBULA off on a quest to rule the galaxy – wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear – and it’s up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her.


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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:30 am

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HNutz

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Postby HNutz » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:39 pm

Nothing really grabbed me with this. I'm glad I had just finished reading Thor #4, because I think I would have been a little lost otherwise. And some parts, like the one-armed Destroyer, were new to me. Not bad, but not as good as the other books I grabbed this week.

Guess I'd give it a 6.5 overall.
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:46 pm

Next pick is Cemetary Beach #1.

Will try to get it up before Saturday.
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:07 pm

I loved almost everything about this issue. I loved the characters and the way they interacted. I loved the mystery about who was in the Destroyer armour and the revelation of who it is. The whole concept of this series just really excites me.

I wouldn't say it was a perfect issue though. I didn't like the fact that Nebula now looks like the version of the character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an example. As I said though, I loved almost everything about this issue and the things that I didn't like were far and away outweighed by those things that I loved.

9 out of 10
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jephd

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Postby jephd » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:51 am

Fun set up issue bringing together a bunch of mostly fondly remembered characters alongside a couple of completely forgotten ones, for an infinity wars tangential romp. The issue does a good job of setting up the relationship group and their surface mission whilst leaving enough questions unanswered for the future. The return of Throg, Kevin Masterson, Annabelle Riggs and Angela is overshadowed somewhat by the reveal of the Destroyers driver. Is this the loki seen elsewhere recently in disguise or is young loki truly back... and if so how?

I enjoyed the issue but wasnt blown away. 7/10

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