Friday, October 18, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Consultant: Neil Gaiman
Penciler: Sara Pichelli
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 16th, 2013

This issue of Guardians mostly focuses on an interrogation of Angela. I am happy that Bendis decided to handle her in this manner considering she was just dumped into the Marvel U thanks to some bad choices of other superheroes. We get a lot of questions answered and at the same time still wonder how Angela is going to fit into the world.

I think one of the things that Bendis does insanely well in this issue is build the confusion between Angela and the team. She thinks of Earth as a myth while they think of Heaven as such. I also like that they approached the fact that Gamora just sort of attacked Angela and never asked questions before hand. Lastly, I felt that Angela's personality seemed to click pretty well with the comedic, yet serious tone of the current team.

After everything is cleared up and Angela is no longer held captive, there is a truly incredible moment in New York. Angela is standing on the edge of a building and is watching superheroes fly by. She stands in shock and awe realizing that Earth is a real thing and that she is now on it. She goes off to figure things out while being gifted with a communicator to stay in touch with the Guardians. I first thought that Angela was just a ploy to sell this title, I now think that she is going to fit somewhat well. She feeds off of the comedy of Star Lord and Iron Man well and can pack a mean punch. Here's hoping that she becomes an official member once Infinity fights its way into the book next month.

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