Writer: Al Ewing
Art: Marcio Takara and Rafael Albuquerque
Release Date: September 2nd, 2020
After last issues Moon Dragon showdown, what’s next for our GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY team? Well, former conflicts appear to be erupting across the universe while political ties between the galaxy seem to be renewed. Things appear to be developing quickly in this week’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 by Al Ewing. However, it also seems like old friends and lovers must realign their own circumstances or destroy them altogether. And, what’s going on with Nova? Let’s fly into GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 and see what the new landscape of the universe looks like as well as the brooding relationships within the team.
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Readers, this week’s issue puts the action, thrills, and suspense on hold and places them in the backseat for a week. Picture this week’s installment of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 as a clarity therapy session in order to sort some $&@$ out about Peter. Some would say, “it took long enough!” But either way, Ewing uses this week’s story to tether out some of the feelings surrounding Peter’s death and how it connects to Nova and the team.
Now, Ewing was certainly trying to hit the feels this issue but it merely fell short in that way. Cluttered around the feelings and emotions that were supposed to emerge from the issue were sly little random hookups between characters that didn’t really make sense mixed with an ending set up to add more shock to this very writers lackluster EMPYRE event. All in all, this issue really didn’t add much to the overall GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY story and seemed to be a filler issue while Ewing set his focus on his main event ending.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 was more like the packing peanuts than the actual package itself. Ewing reaches for the feels instead of the action, humor, twisted excitement, and zany scheming that’s done so well in the prior issues. This week’s installment could easily be skipped and not miss a beat if you’re in need of some savings at the local shop. Granted, Ewing tried something new… it just didn’t really stick the landing very well. Was it because of the unnecessary beginning of the issue? Or, was it the ending that made this issue feel like a commercial for EMPYRE? Either way, this reader left the issue a bit disappointed after seeing the amazing heights this series has already climbed in a short time. I know and have seen, Ewing do better in this very comic, as well as many others. This certainly isn’t enough to jump ship on the series and I have no doubt Ewing will refocus on this series as soon as EMPYRE wraps up. However, fans may feel a bit shortchanged this issue. Regardless, hang in there peeps, it will definitely get better.
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