The Start of Something New (Guardians of the Galaxy 0.1)

Guardians of the Galaxy 0,1


Okay guys, so I’m going to own up to this right here…there were two reasons I picked up this series. 1) The upcoming movie. I figured I might as well be a little better informed when that comes out. 2) Stark is going to be showing up in this series as well (that man really cannot confine himself to his own series, can he?). If it hadn’t been for those two facts, I’m not sure I would have picked this issue up at all…and knowing what I know now, that would have been a tragedy!

This is a really awesome comic, guys. First off, Art. I don’t know what else Steve McNiven draws…but I need to look it up…this issue was stunning! I have to throw praise at Justin Ponsor as well – the colors here were gorgeous as well. Nearly every page, I just had to stop and stare for a moment. It was so well done! I am incredibly impressed with everyone who worked on the art for this issue.

Storywise, this whole issue is backstory (another reason I love it – thank you Marvel, for giving me a story that works with my lack-of-knowledge!) of Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord. We start from the moment his mother, Meredith, and father, J’Son – royalty from Spartax, meet. We then go through this beautiful montage of the two falling in love. It’s only two pages, and there isn’t a speech bubble in site, but really, you’re given all you need to know. And then…J’Son has to leave, and Meredith, who shortly realizes she’s pregnant – and that leads me to my only gripe with this book. Who the heck knows they’re pregnant THE NEXT MORNING?!?! Unless you happen to have very VERY good timing, it could take a couple of weeks, and even then, you aren’t totally sure…

Yes…that was a very small gripe in the grand scheme of things…

Flash forward 10 years, and we get Peter as a boy, already a dreamer with a strong sense of right and wrong with some daddy issues thrown in. He’s not at all afraid to fight for what he thinks is right. Essentially, he’s a good kid, which only makes what follows all the more tragic.

I’m not sure if Stark appearing at the end was meant to be a reveal. I’ve been hearing about him in this comic since I’ve started reading…which admittedly isn’t long, but if someone who knows as little as I do has still managed to hear this, it’s probably pretty common knowledge. But for any of you that it was a surprise for, kuddos! I honestly think it would be more fun to read without any prior knowledge and actually have been surprised. But still, it was a wonderful comic, and I’m really excited for the 1st issue!

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9 thoughts on “The Start of Something New (Guardians of the Galaxy 0.1)

  1. andythursby says:

    I read this for the same reasons as you and I loved it. Check out Nova #1 as well if you can.

    • cr8zygurl says:

      Just picked it up today! I’ll be up to read sometime next week.

      • andythursby says:

        Ah cool 🙂 so you sticking to phyiscal books? I went digital and love it, but makes it far too easy to buy books, so I spend more than I should.

      • cr8zygurl says:

        You know, it’s funny. For my real books, I’ve gone totally digital. I prefer them that way, because I can take them with me anywhere and I don’t have to worry about them getting messed up or having to lug massive book or two around with me. But comics…they’re all physical. I’ve thought about getting a digital copy once or twice, but only to get issues that I couldn’t seem to get in physical form. Not quite sure why that is…

      • andythursby says:

        I love it, I have a retina iPad so the marvel app has the comics in HD, it’s great. Plus they have freebies around. Tho not always solo stories.

  2. bigglasgowcomic says:

    Cracking comic, and again I picked it up for the same reasons as you did 🙂 McNiven did the artwork for Civil War, which explains why this comic looks so incredibly sharp. A great debut/preview/thingy issue.

    • cr8zygurl says:

      Wait….Civil War was…which one was that again? Ack! *consults Wikipedia*

      And I’m glad I’m not the only one that picked this one up for the reasons I did 😀

      • andythursby says:

        Civil War was a good book, long with lots of tie ins, so can be messy to pick up, worth a read and you can get the collected editions for it. 🙂

      • cr8zygurl says:

        Hmmm….another TPB to look for 😛 At least I will never run out of things to read!

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