All New Guardians of the Galaxy #12,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by shawn
(W) Gerry Duggan
(A/CA) Rod Reis
The Guardians return to Earth in the aftermath of Secret Empire and take the opportunity to bend the ear of several big guns regarding their newest quest…
And they leave with A NEW TEAM MEMBER! Who will be the all-newest Guardian of the Galaxy?! Rated T+
Date Available: 10/18/2017
One of the best Guardians runs ever continues with this issue featuring the weaponized nostalgia of...a roster change! Yep, one of comics tried and true tropes is on full whimsical display here, deftly written by Duggan with art by Reis that has some similarities to New Mutants era Bill Sienkiewicz.
To me, this title is the perfect synthesis of the Marvel cinematic approach and the funny books side of the equation. Not many basic super hero books can achieve the balance of lighthearted fun and gravitas, albeit of the 2 dimensional variety, that this book has. It's so good I predict that this run will last AT LEAST another 136 issues.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams