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Some MCU tie-in comics have disappointed me. And honestly, rarely would any MCU comics interest me outside of my interest in the MCU. These stories just wouldn’t have a place in my collection.
But Guardians of the Galaxy: Prelude #1 surprised me. I enjoyed it, and it enhanced the Marvel Cinematic Universe by giving us origins of character who we will meet when the movie comes out.
So what about this one? Starring our favorite space raccoon and space tree, Rocket Raccon and Groot, does Guardians of the Galaxy : Prelude #2 continue the trend?
This issue does not connect to the previous book. That was it’s own thing, and this is it’s own thing.
It starts out in the middle of a fight. Rocket and Groot are, of course, in the middle of the fight. But how did they get there?
Seems they were hired to steal something, unexpected events occurred, and after a twist or two, we catch up to them in their fight.
This is a heist story. We’re following two criminals, friends, who work well together. We see their powers and abilities and personalities, but not much by way of origin.
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The story is thin and breezy, but never feels too thin or too breezy. It is straightforward, but it is meant to showcase the characters, not explain them. And it works in that regard.
The heist and the twists and double crossing and reveal of the MacGuffin are solid. So it works in that regard.
But this is a book that, for me, would be something I’d read even if it were not tied into the MCU. It is an entertaining, quick read. It is a sci-fi space opera adventure story. It stars a talking raccoon and a talking tree.
It’s hitting some of my sweet spots!
When they collect a graphic novel for Guardians of the Galaxy, just before the movie comes out, it will have the two issues from featured here, along with some classic Guardians of the Galaxy stories. That book will be worth the $15.
[easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0785154108″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”wtl7-20″]This single issue? Like the last one, I recommend it. But you might be better off waiting and getting it in the graphic novel.
Whatever your reading preference, if you see the movie trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy and want to see the movie, the story in this comic just might hit your sweet spots, too.
It’s written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art by Wellington Alves and Manny Clark.
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