Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 3: War Of Kings Book 2 by Dan Abnett

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 3: War Of Kings Book 2Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 3: War Of Kings Book 2 by Dan Abnett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Oh. My. God!
Shit gets real in this volume!

In the last volume, Phyla made a deal with the Devil…or, more accurately, the Dragon of the Moon..in order to restore Heather to life. Since then, she’s taken up a new name, Martyr.
And, to go along with the new name, she also seems to have a bit of a new personality. A evil crazy one.
But Phyla isn’t the only one who makes some iffy deals…

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There is just so much cool packed into this volume, I don’t even know where to start! The Guardians are split into groups and sent in different directions in an attempt to stop the Shi’ar and Inhumans (now leading the Kree) from ripping the fabric of time with their War.
Star-Lord tries to talk sense into Medusa and Balck Bolt, while Adam Warlock takes on Emperor Vulcan.
*lots of crazy shit happens*
Time and space are coming apart, and half of the Guardians are sent into the future to figure out where it all started, and the other half are left to figure out how to stop it now that it’s begun.
*insert MORE crazy shit happening*

THAT ENDING!
Oh my God! I’d love to finish this review, but I need to find out what happened!

PS –
Since I read this as digital issues, I didn’t get to read Marvel Spotlight: War of Kings. So sad I missed out on it!

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Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 4: Realm Of Kings by Dan Abnett

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 4: Realm Of Kings

 

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 4: Realm Of Kings by Dan Abnett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh well, what the heck. *shrugs*
I’ve been looking for an excuse to use this GIF for weeks.

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This was pretty decent ending to Abnet’s Guardians, and now I’m sad that there isn’t more to his run on this title. So, I guess I’ve just got to go back and re-read all of the stuff surrounding the Realm of Kings storyline. And the stuff after that.
Eventually, I’ll catch up. I’m not delusional. I know that will never happen.

You see the panel below?
That’s Star-Lord, Thanos, and a cosmic cube.
For reals.
I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t Drax already kill that guy?
Yep.

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And Thanos isn’t even the only problem! As annoying as an all-powerful Avatar of Death is, has anyone ever stopped to considered what would happen without one?

What happens when Life wins?

Hint: It ain’t pretty.

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Ok there’s a ton of stuff that happens in this volume.
Dead team members turn out not to be not quite as dead as we thought they were at the end of the last volume.
Yay!
And then maaaaybe a few of them manage to get killed…again.

Oh, and hey! Looks like Drax is gonna be a grandpa!
Or something…

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My point is that things happen. Lots of things.
Some of these things usher in huge changes for the universe, and some of them are more personal. More touching.
There is still humor in this last volume, but maybe not quite as much as in volume 3. I can’t in good conscience say that this was as awesome and enjoyable as the ones in the past, but it was still really good.

Plus, there’s the bonus Realm of Kings one-shot.
Hello, Cancerverse! I love the evil Avengers! And if you haven’t had a chance to read about these guys yet, you just don’t know what you’re missing.

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