We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Guardians of the Galaxy #7 Review:
The Guardians of the Galaxy are dead. Or… Are they? In the new issue, Wiccan and Hulkling are exploring Grootfall, and discover things aren’t what they seem. Spoilers past this point. In fact, the Guardians are not dead, and what Grootfall has been doing is taking wrecked planets and beings are repairing them through nature.
Kicking things off, host Alex Zalben said that he was, “very down on this series for the first six issues. But now that the secret of Grootfall is finally out there, It feels like they’re telling the story they wanted to tell.”
Pete LePage agreed, adding that he’s “having a great time… I also really liked the explanation of Grootfall.” He added that last month’s issue kicked off that explanation, but it became clearer in this month’s issue, and the whole comic was elevated by some fun lines from the Guardians, and excellent art from Walker.
Diving into the introduction of Hulkling and Wiccan into the book, Zalben called them “the best couple currently in Marvel Comics.” He added that though this isn’t usually their dynamic, the rapport in this issue was very similar to Midnighter and Apollo from DC Comics. He also shouted out Kev Walker’s art as, “phenomenal, particularly when it comes to the nature backgrounds throughout. Really good stuff.”
Guardians of the Galaxy #7 (2023) Official Synopsis:
R.I.P. GUARDIANS! The Guardians of the Galaxy are dead. The Manifold Territories are no more. In their place is Grootspace! With the cosmos’ heroes defeated, it’s up to Emperor Hulkling and Wiccan to hold the Grootfall back from the rest of the universe. Is this the beginning of a NEW Guardians of the Galaxy?