Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual 2024 #1 Review: Better Than Sax

Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 review

Read our review of Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual 2024 #1 from Marvel, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly with art by Kev Walker.

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 Annual 2024 #1 Review:

It’s the finale of Grootfalll, and not every Guardian makes it out alive.

Despite mixed feelings about the run as a whole, host Justin Tyler thought “This brought it together. I actually really liked this issue even though I feel like I’ve been pretty wobbly about this run in general… I’m a big Lanzing and Kelly fan, [but] this felt like there was a missing piece throughout and they weren’t quite pointing out what the narrative, or what they wanted the story to be. But this issue I thought actually really brought it together well, and gave Drax a great story.”

Pete LePage agreed, saying “it was great… This was a very touching issue… You could tell they put a lot into this and it shows in this. Everybody gets a little shine in a really nice way. And we had a lot of questions about Grootfall… They took a lot of care to finally give us some answers to that stuff. So that felt very exciting. The art’s unbelievable. The whole tone of this comic was great. I felt like we were in good hands.”

Alex Zalben disagreed, saying, “I wish I liked the story more. There were some good emotional beats in this issue. But overall, even though it brought it together nicely and kicked us into whatever the next area of Guardians is, the journey was not worth it for me.” That said, getting into the big spoiler, Zalben did think Drax getting a saxophone solo before dying was “great.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual 2024 #1 Official Synopsis:

Groot has been on a journey for the past year, and all the growth and loss and heartache have been for this moment. Can the Guardians confront their pasts to ensure their family has a future? Grootfall comes to its triumphant conclusion!

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