• There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! No one!!

• Why has Earth become the most important planet in the Galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out!!

• Join the brightest stars in the Marvel universe: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and–wait for it–Iron-Man, as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW!

• These galactic Avengers are going to discover secrets that will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!

Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Steve McNiven & John Dell
Colors by Justin Ponsor
Cover by Steve McNiven

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.8%


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  1. I love McNiven and I’ve really been needing to get familiar with these characters. Looking forward to the jumping on point!

  2. i honestly found this pretty boring. none of the spark of all-new x-men.

  3. Still not sure if I want to pick this one up. I loved the DnA stuff but these almost feel like different characters. And that $3.99 price has me wondering

  4. Dig the creators, but can’t afford a new title, and not wowed by the Point One preview.

    Maybe when it’s collected I’ll peruse the library’s copy.

  5. So far this isn’t living up to the last version of the Guardians, but I’ll give it another issue or two. I don’t care much for Starlord’s costume redesign.

  6. I thought the first half of this issue was close to perfect. The characterization, the art, the situation. But I just didn’t like the second half and I couldn’t figure out why. I think it’s Iron Man. I think he just doesn’t belong in this book.

  7. Why does Peter quill look nothing like he did before?

    • I’m guessing it’s so he resembles more how they hope Chris Pratt will look in the film next year. Just a guess though . . .

  8. Maybe I didn’t set expectations for the book too high but I enjoyed this issue a lot. The art alone was worth it for me.

  9. Not digging the new Star Lord Helmet at all, but I did enjoy this issue a lot.

    • Not digging the helmet, or the spacesuit in general — really, one of the worst redesigns I’ve seen lately. Please bring bakc his old look . . .

  10. This book is the WORST book Marvel has published in a long while.

    Do yourself a favor and read DNA’s run on Marvel Cosmic.

    Even James Gunn (director of the GOTG movie) has stated that he has no idea what Bendis is doing with this new series. The movie will be based off of the DNA version. Why is that? Because Marvel Studios has no respect for Bendis to even look at his work.

    All new X-Men is adequate. Not good or great, but adequate.

    Bendis needs a new job.

    • “Why is that? Because Marvel Studios has no respect for Bendis to even look at his work.”

      Well, no. He’s on Marvel’s creative committee that advises Marvel Studios on their stories and has even written at least one scene for the movies. Marvel Studios has a lot of respect for Bendis.

    • 1. This was a lot of fun. Simple, to the point.
      2. This is FAR from the worst thing they’ve done.
      3. James Gunn meant that he actually doesn’t know what Bendis is doing, not in a derogatory way.
      4. Many call this the new Golden Age of the X-Men. Thanks (in large part) to him.
      5. Bendis can get stagnant. But when a large change happens, he’s back to being great.

    • 6. You’re wrong,

    • ^Lawyered^

  11. I actually thought the book was great. Art was great story was fine. I liked DNA’s run on the book as well but after a while I felt the book got a little stale. I would like to see the interview where James Gunn said that about Bendis though. Can you direct me to the website or link?

  12. reminds me of star wars a bit.
    i liked it a lot.

  13. The characters are fun, the writing is smooth, and the art is top notch. This is a joy to read and is quickly becoming a favorite of mine! A nice change from the more earthbound titles I usually pull.

  14. I liked this, but was not blown away by it. I did enjoy the opening scene between Peter and his dad. I was glad to see the acknowledgement of The Thanos Imperative and Peter’s “death.” Hopefully at some point there’ll be an explanation of how he and Thanos escaped the Cancerverse. Iron Man stumbling into things worked for the most part, though the “oh yeah, I invited you,” seemed a little false. I’m not fond of the spacesuit designs, especially Star-Lord’s (major eyesore). And I agree with others in wondering why Groot would need tech at all . . .

    All in all, I enjoyed reading it and will stick around for a few issues (OK, I’ll be honest, ’til Gaiman shows up) to see how it develops. I am more optimistic though then when the title was first announced.

    By the way, did anyone else read the reference to Richard Rider in the letter column? I haven’t been reading the new Nova series — is he back now?

  15. I was really expecting not to like this but wow, my pick of the week

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