Synopsis: A NEW AGE OF SPACE STARTS HERE! They were soldiers, misfits, mercenaries, thieves and a family. They were heroes… but times have changed. The galaxy no longer needs heroes. It needs superheroes! Now, when the call goes forth – whether it’s from a stranded team of planetary explorers or Emperor Hulkling and his Kree/Skrull Alliance – the Guardians of the Galaxy answer! The New Age of Space brings a new artist! New headquarters! New costumes! New teammates! And an all-new enemy you’ll have to see to believe! Get on board, true believer – it’s going to be the ride of your life!
It’s a new start for The Guardians. A new age. An age of Super Heros. When Throneworld II is attacked by Progenitors who are harvesting the population. The Guardians are called into action in their new position as the Galaxy’s Super Heros. Indeed it is a big task indeed protecting the newly formed Skrull/Kree Alliance. Nova who is now leading the team heads in with Rocket Racoon, Starlord and Gamora.
Elsewhere, Drax is working with another team. Which has discovered a Skrull Fire Cult, which has plans to take down the Skrull/Kree Alliance. However, the job of learning more about this requires a spy.
Juan Frigeri brings some fantastic art to this book. Indeed, it is a real feast for the eyes. The artist makes an immediate impact with a fantastic opening page in which we see people running for their lives. Undoubtedly fearing the progenitors and what they’ll do. I particularly enjoyed the art used on Rimworld in which a survey team accidentally stumbles on a Skrull Fire cult. The panel where Drax discovers a bunch of burning bodies was pretty well drawn.
Al Ewing writes a brilliant introduction to a brand new age of adventures for our favorite guardians. I particularly enjoyed the conversation Gamora and Starlord have toward the end of the issue. Which is addressing the fact that their relationship probably needs a bit of work. I also quite enjoyed the progenitors as a threat, but they did kind of put me in mind of The Cybermen or The Borg from Doctor Who and Star Trek.
I also loved the addition of magic to the science aspects of the story. In particular, Starlord using it to help Groot out. Overall. A fantastic start and some really nice setup for a new story arc. The cliffhanger is magic.