Guardians of the Galaxy #6
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Marcio Takara
Colors by Federico Blee
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Nova decides to seek help as his personal life continues to spiral.
Richard is still having issues with dealing with the death of Peter Quill. Even as Gamora’s new group of Guardians forms an uneasy peace with Nova’s team, there are still tensions between him and his ex Gamora.
Seeking help for both his external and internal conflicts, Nova speaks to a doctor about what’s troubling him. Unfortunately, the ghosts of his own past threaten to keep him from really digging into his trauma and an uncomfortable exchange with Gamora makes things worse between the heroes.
The Story: Al Ewing pens a good issue where the story takes time to deal with a single character and the issues he is dealing with. The writing is good and Nova’s personal and interpersonal issues are great narrative ideas. I like seeing Nova deal with his past as well as how his behaviors affect those around him and the people he cares about. The scenes between Richard and Gamora are the best in the issue. They convey every personal drama brimming under the surface waiting to boil over.
The Art: Marcio Takara does some awesome work with the art in this issue. The characters look great and there are some brilliant panels throughout that showcase the internal conflict Nova is dealing with.