Synopsis: A WHOLE GALAXY OF TROUBLE! As half the team defends the Kree/Skrull Throneworld against a deadlier threat than they’ve ever faced before…the other half investigates a terrifying sacrificial cult on a mysterious planet…with the power to plunge the universe into war. Plus: A new space hero…joins…the team…
Having beaten the Progenitors on Throneworld in the last issue. Starlord, Nova, and the gang come face to face with Victor Von Doom. Meanwhile on the mysterious planet. The Skrull Fire Cult is preparing to make a sacrifice. The Question that Drax and his team have, is whether there is such a thing as a planet that can move. Yes. Sure there is. It’s called Ego. Realizing the danger Drax and his team teleport themselves back to their ship and contact the other Guardians of the Galaxy.
Juan Frigeri produces some great work for this issue. Which sees Victor Doom battling the Guardians and running his mouth a lot as only Doom can. Only Doom is also using some sort of psychic power as he takes control or another person’s body. I loved the close-up of Doom’s eyes as we see him moving his consciousness into the other person. I also really liked the art we got for the Skrull cult making their sacrifice and the eventual reveal of Ego.
This story arc is proving to be a rather good Guardians of the Galaxy story. And as someone that is still quite new to reading their comic book adventures. I can’t wait to see how they will fair against Ego. Who we last got to see in the second of the movies.
Al Ewing does some great writing for this issue. The decision to have Moondragon transfer Dooms Consciousness into Rocket Racoon was pure genius. I’d love to see something like that happen in the movies. I split my sides laughing.