(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen the film Guardians of the Galaxy, I was definitely interested in learning more of the team… even if it did take me a while to get to their comic book.
I thought it was interesting to see the contrast between the two different teams. It was good to see Thor have the opportunity to battle alongside the original Guardians of the Galaxy and I liked seeing how Astro recognised him. I thought The One Who Knows was a fairly interesting character and one I would have liked being able to learn more about.
It was interesting to see the darker team of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the second set of comics. I liked being able to meet them… although I would have liked to see more details about their history and how they all knew each other. Rocket the Raccoon made me smile at various points… and it was interesting to see the team members interpreting for Groot.
I liked the opportunity to see part of the Skrull invasion and it was pretty cool to see some of them who could actually be considered ‘good’ guys. I thought Cosmo was an interesting character and he was one I would have liked to see a bit more of, especially considering the obvious tension between him and Rocket.
Drax was an especially scary character. Even though I thought his actions made sense (as soon as he provided an explanation), the fact that his motivations weren’t explored as thoroughly didn’t help me be able to empathise with him. Peter Quill seemed like a character who didn’t take things seriously at first… but by the end of the comics, I thought that he had a lot more depth than he seemed to at first.
It was interesting to see Astro make an appearance in the second set of comics, though I was confused by the apparent hostility his former team mate expressed towards him. It was also interesting to see the way he was discovered; a way that mirrored how the Avengers found Captain America.
I liked Mantis, even though I would have liked to see more of her motivations and learn more of her history. I am interested in learning more about the team members in the future.