Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Kevin Maguire
Color: Justin Ponsor
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10
In the aftermath of “Infinity War” Gamora and Angela search for Thanos on the Badoon home-world. Needless to say they run into some trouble, and by “run into” I mean “start”.
The Ups: As to be expected of an issue centered around Angela and Gamora there was a good amount of action and gratuitous violence, but what I didn’t expect was for Angela and Gamora to bond through this gratuitous violence. Through this, Brian Michael Bendis was able to get in a good amount of character development for Gamora and Angela, but Angela seems to get the real spot light in this issue since she is a new character and we don’t know much about her. Kevin Maguire and Justin Ponsor bring a dynamic art style to the issue with bold lines and lighting, but soft edges and color transitions to keep everything easy on the eyes.
The Downs: The issue doesn’t have too much of the other guardians in it but it spends enough time with Gamora and Angela to keep the reader more than entertained.
Overall: This issue took the time to flesh out Angela’s character which she desperately needed. Having been introduced in “Infinity War”, Angela didn’t get enough on her own to be more than just and angry space warrior woman. Now that Bendis has spent some time developing her I can see her becoming a deep and interesting character and could even see her staying on the team for an extended time. This issue really had everything, action, character development and the beginning of a friendship founded in the mutual desire to hurt things.
Grade 4 of 5