Monday, July 18, 2016

Guardians of The Galaxy #10 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Mondays

Fall of The House of Badoon

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Valerio Schiti, Richard Isanove, Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Publisher: Marvel Comics

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

While I might not be the best person to sit down and talk to you about the Guardians of The Galaxy, what with my only real background being that I used to laugh at this title as a kid and then falling in love with it when the movie came out, just like the rest of us........... Well, I guess I don't really have a point I'm trying to make here.  Really, I'm not the the best person to talk to you about Guardians of the Galaxy since this is the first issue of the series that I've read, but since we've got some newer members in the group, who I am familiar with...... well, maybe I'm not the worst person after all because we've got The Thing, Kitty Pryde and Flash Thompson as Venom on this team and I do know a decent amount about them and the idea of those characters teaming up with the regular Guardians just sounds like a good time.  Let's jump into this issue and see if I'm right.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Peter Quill being sentenced to death by some rude, crude, bad dudes also known as the Brotherhood of Badoon, who are reviled across the Universe for their practices of slavery, torture, murder and pretty much everything terrible you could possibly do.  To prove the point about how over the top bad they are, Quill's execution is a live event, kind of like a Gladiator fighting for his life in an arena or as I tend to think of it....... Luke Skywalker going up against the Rancor in Jabba's Palace....... just a shit ton of Rancors though.  This leads to our Guardians setting up a rescue mission for what they consider the bazillionth time to save Quill's tight ass........ and boy do they ever.  

Before Quill can go and get himself torn apart, eaten or whatever these monster men happen to do to their victims, the Guardians show up with Kitty Pryde taking the lead and trying to shut the situation down in a civilized way........ which includes her phasing her arm through the head honcho in charge and telling him that he can either release Peter or she can pull her arm out and see what all she can pull out with it............ and holy shit, Kitty actually goes through with her threat when the leader doesn't play ball and the bloodshed begins.  For all the death and murder going on in this issue with our heroes taking down any and all Brotherhood members they can find........ it's funny as hell, with Rocket's quips, The Thing's "It's Clobber Times" and Drax just being his insane brutal self.  Everybody gets a piece of the action here and since the Guardians of the Galaxy have been spending their time releasing prisoner and slaves of the Badoon........ well, they have more than enough back up to get the job done....... Especially since Angela was one of the freed captives. 

In the end, the Guardians hold their own, but figure enough is enough because how many of the Brotherhood can they actually kill, but the whole situation is put to rest when Angela cuts the head off of the last higher order Badoon and displays it for everyone to see and threatens that she'll kill each and everyone of them if they don't knock the shit off and figure out how to have a society that doesn't depend on them being pieces of shit........ and apparently this method actually works.  Our heroes then go off and celebrate their victory, which is hilarious as well because Angela hasn't washed her hands since she used that Badoon's head like a muppet and she's freaking Ben Grimm out because she's getting a little handsy with him and Quill acts the fool as a way to thank Kitty Pryde for saving him.  This doesn't last long though because before everyone could get all drunk and pelvis happy, the team receives a call from Captain Marvel asking for their help with the Civil War going on at Earth.

That's it for this issue of Guardians of the Galaxy and while I figured a book like this would be fun, I never really thought all that much into it or even considered reading since I'm usually busy with all the DC Comics stuff we do around here, but after reading this issue I have to say that I think I'll continue the fun by picking this book up regularly because I want to know where this band of misfits wind up after Civil War is finished....... or even how they'll factor into the war itself.  Besides for the mainstays of this book, I never thought I'd see a team as strange as this and now that I have....... Well, I'm happy as hell because like I keep saying, it's just fun.  The art in this issue was great and the colors were vibrant as hell and I think I'm sold on this series for as long as it goes....... or until Marvel's reboot, which I have no idea where this title's place is in all of that.  All in all though, if you enjoyed the flick like I did, you're safe to enter here because you know enough about these characters to have a good time and the addition of Angela, Kitty Pryde, Venom and The Thing is just icing on that intergalactic cake and boy let me tell you....... That cake is delicious.

Bits and Pieces:

Guardians of the Galaxy is just a fun romp and while this issue goes and has this huge galaxy changing shift in power thanks to our heroes, it's played down to just be a rescue mission that gets way out of hand and that seems to be the charm of this series overall in that it doesn't take itself too seriously.  On top of that, we've got great art and colors, hilarious dialog and situations that will leave you happy as hell for picking this book up.



  1. So this is like "Gotham", a Batman series without Batman. This is "Fantastic Four" without the "Fantastic Four".

    The Cover is beautiful thought, Arthur Adams is a god. I´ve spent a lot collecting his earlier X-men work.