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Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing, Vol. 2: Here We Make Our Stand

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The new age of space is here! As old tensions explode in the far-off Earth system, the political map of the galaxy is being radically redrawn. Meanwhile, old friends and lovers must redraw the maps of themselves - or tear them up entirely. He used to be the Human Rocket. Now he's a human wreck. Is there any coming back for Nova? And in the wake of EMPYRE, it's time for a n The new age of space is here! As old tensions explode in the far-off Earth system, the political map of the galaxy is being radically redrawn. Meanwhile, old friends and lovers must redraw the maps of themselves - or tear them up entirely. He used to be the Human Rocket. Now he's a human wreck. Is there any coming back for Nova? And in the wake of EMPYRE, it's time for a nice, peaceful diplomatic conference. As the new ambassador for the Utopian Kree, Marvel Boy makes a solemn promise to be on his best behavior. So how come his fellow diplomats are being murdered one by one - and it looks like he's the killer? Collects Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) 6-12


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The new age of space is here! As old tensions explode in the far-off Earth system, the political map of the galaxy is being radically redrawn. Meanwhile, old friends and lovers must redraw the maps of themselves - or tear them up entirely. He used to be the Human Rocket. Now he's a human wreck. Is there any coming back for Nova? And in the wake of EMPYRE, it's time for a n The new age of space is here! As old tensions explode in the far-off Earth system, the political map of the galaxy is being radically redrawn. Meanwhile, old friends and lovers must redraw the maps of themselves - or tear them up entirely. He used to be the Human Rocket. Now he's a human wreck. Is there any coming back for Nova? And in the wake of EMPYRE, it's time for a nice, peaceful diplomatic conference. As the new ambassador for the Utopian Kree, Marvel Boy makes a solemn promise to be on his best behavior. So how come his fellow diplomats are being murdered one by one - and it looks like he's the killer? Collects Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) 6-12

30 review for Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing, Vol. 2: Here We Make Our Stand

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    Al Ewing continues to deliver the goods on Guardians and the art team’s pretty flarkin’ fantastic, too. I’m loving the developments with Star-Lord. I wholeheartedly approve of Ewing’s attempt to sort out Peter’s somewhat contradictory origins. The character developments with Moondragon, Phyla, Nova, Hercules and Groot were all great too. A superhero book with genuine character growth? Heavens to Betsy! It was a shame this volume got dragged into the King in Black crossover but I suppose it would h Al Ewing continues to deliver the goods on Guardians and the art team’s pretty flarkin’ fantastic, too. I’m loving the developments with Star-Lord. I wholeheartedly approve of Ewing’s attempt to sort out Peter’s somewhat contradictory origins. The character developments with Moondragon, Phyla, Nova, Hercules and Groot were all great too. A superhero book with genuine character growth? Heavens to Betsy! It was a shame this volume got dragged into the King in Black crossover but I suppose it would have been strange for the Guardians book to ignore it completely and Ewing dealt with it well, weaving it into the ongoing story in this book. I can’t wait for the next volume… My next book: Mr. Daydream

  2. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Guardians get fun as heck in this "Who done it" volume. The first half is a lot of fun. Trying to find out who the bad guy is in the meeting room of all the different species in the universe. Rocket being the "detective" was great. Nova getting his own issue to deal with PDST and such is wonderful. Peter going through a really trippy...trip? Was pretty great. The ending was okay but the very last page was awesome and made me excited. Overall another really solid volume. Ewing just gets what it t Guardians get fun as heck in this "Who done it" volume. The first half is a lot of fun. Trying to find out who the bad guy is in the meeting room of all the different species in the universe. Rocket being the "detective" was great. Nova getting his own issue to deal with PDST and such is wonderful. Peter going through a really trippy...trip? Was pretty great. The ending was okay but the very last page was awesome and made me excited. Overall another really solid volume. Ewing just gets what it takes to have fun in my space adventures. I hope he stays on this for at least two or three more arcs. A 4 out of 5.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This was interesting, it starts off with whatever Nova is going through and what had happened to him and he takes counselling which is good and then the whole stuff with whatever happened to Peter while he was lost in some other dimension in Morinius and we see some interesting changes here, he was there for 100 and more years and then he returns. Meanwhile at the Proscenium a Pan world treaty is happening and an interesting clash with the profiteer, some war stuff going on and more and then som This was interesting, it starts off with whatever Nova is going through and what had happened to him and he takes counselling which is good and then the whole stuff with whatever happened to Peter while he was lost in some other dimension in Morinius and we see some interesting changes here, he was there for 100 and more years and then he returns. Meanwhile at the Proscenium a Pan world treaty is happening and an interesting clash with the profiteer, some war stuff going on and more and then some good detective work by Rocket as he finds the perpetrator and the coming of Quill and the olympian gods and the guardians battle with them which is epic and some relationships problems here and there. Overall a good book which needs heavy knowledge of Marvel continuity as it ties in with Empyre and King in black and can become complicated at times but fun though. Interesting developments with the GOTG and their future looks cool, I guess? The art was okayish.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    With Empyre out of the way, the galaxy that the Guardians are meant to guard is looking very different. That's the impetus for the first arc of this book, which is a locked room murder mystery type deal in which the team attempt to ensure galactic diplomacy as well as not murder each other. Fun times abound, of course. The latter half deals with an outbreak of fighting across the universe, not least of which is the result of the King In Black trying to murder everything on his way to Earth. There With Empyre out of the way, the galaxy that the Guardians are meant to guard is looking very different. That's the impetus for the first arc of this book, which is a locked room murder mystery type deal in which the team attempt to ensure galactic diplomacy as well as not murder each other. Fun times abound, of course. The latter half deals with an outbreak of fighting across the universe, not least of which is the result of the King In Black trying to murder everything on his way to Earth. There's big superhero battles here, as well as a creeping suspicion that the Guardians might have finally bitten off more than they can chew. Also included are issues 5 and 9, which are laser-focused character pieces for Nova and Star-Lord which deconstruct them and put them back together in some very interesting ways that will propel them forward for years to come. The fact that Ewing can do all of this - murder mystery, character stuff, event tie-ins, and propel his own narrative forward - in just seven issues, is honestly astounding, and I love it. I'd be remiss not to mention his artistic collaborators too - Marcio Takara pops in for the first three issues, the therapy session for Nova and the two issue Empyre aftermath, while series artist Juan Cabal returns to finish his run on the title before disappearing for pastures new. The second volume of Al Ewing's Guardians of the Galaxy run manages to include some excellent character work, and some far reaching plotlines that both spin out of and set-up their own events. I've said before that Ewing's one of my favourite writers, and Guardians is yet another arrow in the quiver of proof as to why - the guy can do everything, seemingly all at once, and make it look effortless.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    3.5 Stars. At the end of the last Volume of Guardians, Quill sacrificed himself to trap the Gods of Olympus. As readers, we know that these things don't last very long, but I never expected him to be back so soon... Highlights: - After seeing Nova in Therapy, he goes to a meeting of galactic leaders, which as the sole remaining member of the Nova Corps, he has to go to. Regarding the events of Empyre, the leaders are discussing new stipulations for the Pan-Galactic Treaty. Hostilities increase when 3.5 Stars. At the end of the last Volume of Guardians, Quill sacrificed himself to trap the Gods of Olympus. As readers, we know that these things don't last very long, but I never expected him to be back so soon... Highlights: - After seeing Nova in Therapy, he goes to a meeting of galactic leaders, which as the sole remaining member of the Nova Corps, he has to go to. Regarding the events of Empyre, the leaders are discussing new stipulations for the Pan-Galactic Treaty. Hostilities increase when Stote, High Emperor of the Zn'rx is murdered. - Rocket shows up with the rest of the current Guardians (Phyla, Moondragon, Marvel Boy, Hercules, and Groot) and they solve the case, figuring out that he was murdered by Profiteer, an Elder of the Galaxy. Obviously, they can't do anything... but the meeting is interrupted by a planet being destroyed and calling for help: "Knull is coming". - The Guardians are dispatched to fight, and Star-Lord appears to them mid-fight. Having lived hundreds of years in Morinus (we do get to see a quickened version of the story) Quill easily takes down a Knull dragon with one shot, having awakened latent powers and truly becoming "A Star-Lord". - Unfortunately, this means that the Gods of Olympus have also returned, but with Quill's powerup, they are ultimately defeated by the full team of Guardians, others absent having joined the fight. - With Knull being taken care of on Earth (see King in Black) and the Gods of Olympus gone, the galaxy wants to disband the Guardians, but instead decide to reinstate them rather than build a new Nova Corps. New team: Leader: Nova Prime, Star-Lord, Phyla, Moondragon, Marvel Boy, Hercules, Rocket and Groot, Drax, Super-Skrull, Quasar and Gamora. (They look pretty sick...) Can't wait to see how this new stuff pans out, no longer being held back by the KiB event. Hopefully less confusing and more about how the new team begins to act like a larger reaching squad. Recommend... but you'll need previous more-than-MCU knowledge of the characters to understand what is going on.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Where the first volume took a while to bed in, this one starts strong – a peace conference to decide the fate of the post-Empyre galaxy, with Marvel Boy dressed as peak Adam Ant, because why not? The subplot follows a telepathic domestic where the point at issue is one partner merging with an alternate world self without consulting their lover. This is exactly the kind of meticulously thought-through high strangeness for which I come to an Al Ewing comic, and there's more to come. The Guardians' Where the first volume took a while to bed in, this one starts strong – a peace conference to decide the fate of the post-Empyre galaxy, with Marvel Boy dressed as peak Adam Ant, because why not? The subplot follows a telepathic domestic where the point at issue is one partner merging with an alternate world self without consulting their lover. This is exactly the kind of meticulously thought-through high strangeness for which I come to an Al Ewing comic, and there's more to come. The Guardians' usual leader, Peter Quill, died in the first volume; comics being comics, of course that doesn't last, but the inevitable pocket universe resurrection is notable both for its mystical resonances and the fact he ends up with a couple looking for a third. Obviously I am picturing Chris Pratt doing that reaction face from the GIF here, but the comic plays the scene a little more straight. Except also not remotely straight, obviously. Once he returns to the 'real' world, Quill might finally be living up to the name Star-Lord – except he's also as tripped out as you'd expect someone to be who's lived a whole other life in another world since they last saw their team. Alas, that return sees him dumped into the path of Marvel's second uninspiring alien invasion crossover in less than a year, King In Black. Spinning off from the plot of Venom, and in particular previous crap crossover Absolute Carnage, this sees the coming of Knull, an ancient identity linked to the symbiotes and discussed as some kind of Lovecraftian elder god. Sadly, in looks and dialogue he comes across more as budget Hellraiser, or a copy of a copy of an edgy demon from a third-rate nineties Vertigo comic. From there, the volume never really regains its momentum, because no sooner has Knull been sort-of dealt with (his defeat proper has to go in the main KIB comic, after all) before we get another divine invasion, as the Olympians return in their new angry Tron versions. Which I still don't much rate - even if you insist on playing them as dickheads, there are more interesting ways to do it than these one-note tyrants, who feel much closer to the tiresome toddler gods of monotheism than the deeply extra figures of classical myth. Even beyond which, considering Hercules is a member of the team, he gets weirdly sidelined in this section, which is a particular shame because his makeover I do rate, and yes, I am mainly saying this because our beards now have similar white bits. All in all, I wondered whether this run was trying to be an update of the high-stakes soap opera school of superhero team book – which is something I have been missing lately, instead getting it from old collections. But without ever having space for the downtime issues those needed, just bouncing from event to line-up change to world-shattering crossover, the dynamic is all out. In the last issue, things do come together, with a nicely played epic rumble doubling as a springboard to a new status quo. Meaning it feels like we've just read a dozen issues of Al setting up the book as he actually wants it to be. Which, yes, in some ways is clearly preferable to the approach where a new writer instantly sweeps away everything with which they don't fancy engaging - but given modern Marvel's relaunch addiction, I just hope he gets long enough on the book that this doesn't end up feeling disproportionate.

  7. 4 out of 5

    TJ

    This book continues to be excellent! Ewing’s Noh-Varr is my personal favorite from this run, and Noh gets some shining moments this volume. Rocket has a fantastic issue too, as does Star-Lord. Yes, this is the volume that introduces bisexual/poly Peter Quill AND the Noh-Varr/Hercules ship. Read it!! 5/5 stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Quann

    Loving Al Ewing’s take on the Guardians. Definitely has a more modern feel than the DnA stuff I’m reading now.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Teo

    4.5, pretty good but got a little involved in some events that I wasn't very excited to read, but still a really good volume 4.5, pretty good but got a little involved in some events that I wasn't very excited to read, but still a really good volume

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ondra Král

    Pořád se mi líbí, kam to směřuje, ale některé věci úplně nefungují. - #6 - Nova má PTSD a úplně se neumí vyrovnat se smrtí X, zajde proto k terapeutovi. Výborný. - #7+#8 - vesmírná záhada zavřeného pokoje. Zábavný, změna žánru prospěla. - #9 - retcon Star-Lordova originu. Ewing má velkej plus za návrat k původní vizi Stevea Engleharta, ale to podání je dosti WTF #10 - King in Black tie-in - nuda #11+#12 - dořešení Star-Lorda a linky z minulý knížky. Až moc uspěchaný, ale bavilo Pořád 3,5*

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ed

    The locked room murder mystery in issues 7 and 8 is really fun and the highlight. Issue 9’s return of Star Lord is formally very interesting. But the rest is less so. King in Black was a terrible and dumb crossover that wastes an issue and the battle with the Olympic gods is just okay. Still, I’m intrigued by the new status quo of the Guardians as essentially Galactic Avengers.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ik.ben.henri

    I'm happy the mess bendis created back between 2014 and 2017 is over and they are fully continuing all storylines from 2008-2012. Characters are reflecting on the annihilation war of... More than 10 years ago and the thanos imperative. Alot of good character progression too. But then there is the king on black crossover. That was... Marvel events. Will never get uses to them. I'm happy the mess bendis created back between 2014 and 2017 is over and they are fully continuing all storylines from 2008-2012. Characters are reflecting on the annihilation war of... More than 10 years ago and the thanos imperative. Alot of good character progression too. But then there is the king on black crossover. That was... Marvel events. Will never get uses to them.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Deane Hariss

    With a semi slow start once it’s gets to issue 8 I found myself completely engrossed and excited the rest of the ride. Ending with a great feeling.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andres Pasten

    Entretenido intermedio que debe lidear con 2 crossovers (Empyre y Knull), para preparar la etapa que viene. Ewing promete y espero que cumpla.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bartek Burzyński

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ariel

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jacob

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jon Tully

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dr.Ion

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lane Williams

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kim Kristensen

  23. 4 out of 5

    Igor Toscano

  24. 4 out of 5

    Thibault Minguet

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Snider

  26. 4 out of 5

    David

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine Estrada

  28. 4 out of 5

    James Hynes

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tony

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chas

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