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The dangerous and mysterious fissure known as The Fault has opened, and the dark forces of a rival universe where there is no death are pouring through to claim ours! Nova, The Silver Surfer, Quasar, Gladiator and more of the greatest cosmic champions of the Marvel Universal line up to stop them, but it could be more than even they can handle. Luckily, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and some of the galaxy’s underdog, never-say-die heroes have a plan. It’s a crazy plan. It’s called…Thanos! Welcome to the end of everything, brought to you by acclaimed writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and superstar artist Miguel Sepulveda (THUNDERBOLTS)! So grab your blaster and find out why critics like Ain’t It Cool News raves “(Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning) succeed in producing the most entertaining super hero comic books on the stands today.”


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  1. I don’t anything about the penciler for this book – will it be up to the high standards set by Paul Pelletier and Brad Walker in GotG?

  2. If the preview art in the one-shot is any indicator, it should look pretty awesome. Also, anything with Quasar in it… I mean, there’s your Eisner right there.

  3. Yay!!!!!! Love the cosmic events

  4. Happy to see the Surfer back.  Wonder if a new Surfer series is on the horizon.

  5. Anyone know if this should be easy to get into without having read Abnett’s and Lanning’s other cosmic books?  I’ve always wanted to get into the Marvel cosmic stuff, but for whatever reason never jumped on nor wanted to commit to the past trades/collections.

  6. I’m jumping into Marvel’s cosmic stuff with this event.  Ignition was awesome without any prior knowledge, hoping that remains the same.

  7. I’m on the fence. Loved annihilation, loved all of Nova and GotG up to War of Kings, didn’t care for War of Kings, haven’t read any cosmic marvel since. Since it’s a light week I think I will give it a try and maybe pick up ignition.

  8. I hope this event brings Black Bolt back

  9. The art is just not right.

  10. @ rockingeek — YOU’RE not right. (Not really, I haven’t even seen the preview art. I’m just sort of a dick.)

  11. Cool. But I really don’t like this artist, I dind’t like him on Thunderbolts and he’s fucking hurting this awesome event with his weird photo realist darky crap. I want Wes Graig!

  12. @ rockinggeek, checked out the art in the store — YOU’RE right. I want Perez and Lim back.

  13. @rockinggeek and @ DenverDave  Agreed. The art is too murky. And definetely too photo-realistic. Both Nove and Guardians have both been really  "bright" books.  It just doesnt have the same feel.

    Luckily the story is still great!  Got to give it a 4/5 for the art though.

  14. Uuugghh the art is horrible.  Story 6/5 art 0/5.  For some reason Thanos is 20ft tall in the first couple pages.  He also murdered my Groot!  Groot is like 5ft tall now wtf!  Has this guy even seen an issue of GotG?

  15. Why do they have to have the Revengers & Refenders in this beautiful cosmic story? I also agree to hating the art. 

  16. I thought the art was fine.

  17. @rockingeek: You’re right about the art not being up to par but I’m not a big Wes Craig fan.  His art has gotten better but still to cartoony and distorted for my taste.  Really wish Pelletier was on this book.

  18. The story was awesome but I also had trouble with the art.  It doesn’t kill it but it looks like it will keep the book from being the perfect cosmic event.  I was out of town last week so I read Ignition right before this and seeing Brad Walker’s art first made the transition even more difficult.

    The art is way too muddy.  They have pencils in the back of the issue and they actually look pretty solid which leads me to believe that the color art is extremely lacking.  Also, I see no inker listed and perhaps the real problem is this book is in desparate need of one.  I really wish Marvel would stop letting artists work without inkers.  When they lay the colors directly over the pencils you end up with the murky mess of this issue.  By far the worst panel was when they zapped Thanos with mind energy, it looked like he was surrounded by a bad photoshop effect.

  19. Love the art, love the story, this is gonna be an awesome event.

  20. too many names.

    If there is one thing you could do to make me read the next chapter, it’s showing Galactus

  21. Okay, I followed everything fine except one thing.  How is Namorita there?  She died during the Stamford explosion.  I’m assuming that her appearance is something that happened in Nova.  I read Nova in trade, so I’m usually behind with his stuff. 

  22. I’ve been away from Guardian of the Galaxy this year, focusing on some other titles and trying to save cash. But with Thanos coming back I had to get back in. This issue was a lot of fun. I didn’t have any problem with the artwork, the stylization of the character doesn’t bother me a bit.  A lot of characters to keep track of, but I wouldn’t have my big event mini-series any other way.

  23. I thought the art was average. But, I like the story enough to pick up the second issue. I’m a new reader to the marvel comsic books and I still found this to be good with no prior knowledge.

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