Guardians of the Galaxy #3
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Nina Vakueva, Chris Sprouse, Belen Ortega and Juann Cabal
Inks by Nina Vakueva, Chris Sprouse, Belen Ortega and Juann Cabal
Colors by Federico Blee
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Rocket returns to a cold shoulder from Gamora and the team deals with the loss of their leader.
Peter Quill is lost and Groot is doing his best to calm down his friends and they wait for the Bowie to land and to find out why they haven’t heard from their leader. When Rocket emerges with the bad news, Gamora violently lashes out at her former teammate. In the wake of their collective loss, Drax finds himself dealing with questions of his own sanity and existence after his recent resurrection. He finds some comfort in his conversation with Moondragon, but she is dealing with her own issues of identity.
While they continue to deal with their loss, Gamora isolates herself from the rest of the team. When a new contract comes in for the Guardians, they will soon find that the target is very familiar and not on their list of favorite people at the moment.
The Story: Al Ewing slows the story down to show the characters dealing with their grief and loss. Having the beginning of the story be told from Groot’s point of view was a brilliant choice and allows those moments to be conveyed by emotions that couldn’t be expressed with words. The story is very introspective and that makes it engaging for fans of the characters. I enjoyed this issue and the twist at the end is going to be fun to see play out.
The Art: All of the artists bring something great to the issue. Each character is given great details and backgrounds to work with as the story unfolds and its fun seeing what each artist brings to the story.