In Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy (2020-) #18 THE LAST ANNIHILATION CONCLUDES!

There’s only one hope for the galaxy as we know it. ROCKET RACCOON has a plan.
ANNIHILATION

Synopsis: THE LAST ANNIHILATION CONCLUDES! The Guardians and their allies are being overrun on all fronts by the Mindless Armies of Dormammu. There’s only one hope for the galaxy as we know it. ROCKET RACCOON has a plan. All he needs to know is Dormammu’s weak spot. Dormammu doesn’t have a weak spot. Uh-oh.

 

The Story

The story concludes as we see Dr. Doom use his Tarot Deck to lay the foundations for Rocket Racoon’s plan. In short, Rocket has come up with an Anti-Magic Bullet that will put an end to Dormammu and his plans for galaxy-wide domination. However, Doom also has his own agenda.

 

The Artwork

Juan Frigeri does some great art for this issue and gives us some really interesting visuals. I loved the panels during the opening few pages where Doom is going through his deck of Tarot Cards and assigning each card to one of the Guardians and telling them where to stand in his magic circle. We have Drax as the death card and Starlord is basically both the wise man and fool.

However, the visual get really interesting and fun when Rocket Racoon turns up in a new rocket ship, which is shaped like a futuristic gun barrel. I loved the sequence where we get to see the anti-magic bullet inside the barrel and Nova is standing right behind the bullet.

 

Overall

This was a really good end to this story arc but leaves things somewhat open-ended when it comes to Dr. Doom’s role in things. But ultimately the book ends with the Annihilation of Dormammu and the destruction of the Ego planet, which he was born from.

Overall. This has been a really fun ride. And having Dr. Doom and the whole science versus magic aspect in the story. Truly made things interesting.

9.6
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2020-) #18 THE LAST ANNIHILATION CONCLUDES!
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.4
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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