Synopsis: THE LAST ANNIHILATION RAGES ON! The Guardians are scattered to save five different planets – but it’s already too late for Chitauri Prime. Why those five? What are the true plans of the mysterious enemy targeting our universe? Only DOCTOR DOOM knows…
Starlord, Rocket Racoon, Nova and some of the Guardians meet up with Doctor Doom to figured out what Dormammu is really up to. The group figures out that Dormammu is attacking four planets. But Doom suspects that he is also after a fifth planet. But is Dormammu really the big bad here. Or could there be a few other god-like beings out there looking to take over the universe.
Juan Frigeri illustrates the annihilation of these planets really well. I particularly enjoyed the series of panels that take place on Chitauri Prime where Dooms Robots fly onto the planet, which has already been taken by Dormammu. Seeing these robots say the words “Doom’s will be done” brought a smile to my face. I also enjoyed the conversations between Doom and the others in their meeting prior to them leaving for Chitauri. The micro-expressions on Nova’s face as he pleads with Starlord to go with him were really convincing.
Al Ewing brings us a satisfying issue here. I loved the debate between Starlord and Nova that took place during Doctor Doom’s strategy session. And I also loved the twist that comes on the last page of the issue in which Nova figures out that their problems are much, much worse than they predicted. The artwork throughout is great. Especially the depiction of the various planets being torn apart by the fighting.
Overall. A really strong issue with solid dialogue and character development. The story moves on a fair bit and we even get a few nice references to other books in the Marvel universe.