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Exclusive Preview: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #16

The Guardians have been beaten down. Will they each be able to turn the tables on their captors?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #16

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Nick Bradshaw

• Starlord on the run from a mysterious new adversary- alone without the aid of the Guardians!

Item Code: APR140717 In Shops: 6/25/2014 SRP: $3.99

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Posted by Transformers1024

First!

Posted by TheFirstLantern

is this fallout from Trial of Jean Grey?

Edited by Transformers1024

I'm really liking that cover. Can't wait to pick this up. Anyone know if this will eventually crossover with the Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon ongoings??

Edited by Guardiandevil83

Gladiator vs Drax? Sold. No need for anything else.

Posted by micah

Gladiator vs Drax? Sold. No need for anything else.

My thoughts exactly.

Posted by longbowhunter

I've read a lot of the new Guardians series and frankly it hasn't done much for me. But if Nick Bradshaw is drawing it, I'll be reading it.

Posted by murderpool

Tell me about the symbiote already you jerks!

Stop trying to add another book to my shelf!

It's so good but I came for the venom!!!

Posted by Guardiandevil83

@micah: You think Kallark will take the bait?

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Hmm. I thought Brian Michael Bendis promised that Captain Marvel would actually be in this one properly, unlike the previous three that she was on the cover of, but not in the issue(apart from a single non-dialogue page).

The solicit and preview doesn't seem to suggest she'll be here, but maybe she will.

Posted by warlock360
Posted by dondave

Why is Drax challenging Kallark? He'd be oneshotted

Posted by i_dont_like_comics

@dondave: not really. drax killed thanos. he can take kallark. besides, kallark's powers are so inconsistent it could work.

Posted by dondave
Posted by NICKXH

Never really liked Bradshaw's art. But this looks like a vast improvement compared to his previous work. Couldn't stand him on Wolverine and the X-Men.

Posted by Ostyo

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well, nothing against her, but I kinda hope the day comes when the Guardians go without having guest characters every story arc...

Posted by Z3RO180

I bet like the last 2 issues nouthing will happen and this is just filler

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@ostyo said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well, nothing against her, but I kinda hope the day comes when the Guardians go without having guest characters every story arc...

That's fair. If anything I'd prefer if she wasn't in it, as I'm not really interested in the team.

Posted by Cavemold

that art is so meh

Posted by Rainja

@murderpool: LOL, I feel you. Thats the only reason i am interested in this, Venom.I really look forward to bendis exploring the symbiotes origins some more or even make it a display a new ability or something.

Posted by Ostyo

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well, I can't blame ya. You're lucky actually, the less she appears is the less Bendis can destroy her with his writing.

Posted by Guardiandevil83

@warlock360: Lol. His mohawk don't back down from nobody or nothin'.

Edited by warlock360
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I love GotG but Bendis is not good for them and the worst thing about it is he hangs on to a book like a tick

Posted by CyberWarrior

Groot: I'm Groot!

Drax: Gladiator, I challenge you!

Edited by LCazT1996

Ive liked this book thusfar..

Posted by micah

@micah: You think Kallark will take the bait?

Of course, his ego is too big to ignore a challenge.

Edited by Guardiandevil83

@micah: Then there will have to be rules set up. No blitzing, or Heat-vision for Gladiator. If they keep it purely hand to hand...no, wait, doesn't Kallark have nano-second reactions?? Damn, Drax has balls.

Posted by micah

@micah: Then there will have to be rules set up. No blitzing, or Heat-vision for Gladiator. If they keep it purely hand to hand...no, wait, doesn't Kallark have nano-second reactions?? Damn, Drax has balls.

Even with those rules and assuming Gladiator is holding back, Drax will still have one hell of a challenge to face. Hey would you mind following me?

Posted by kilon

drax is all like fight me you coward" GLADIATOR ".

Posted by Guardiandevil83

@kilon: This should be fun. Say what you want about Bendis, the dude can make an interesting comic, even if the story isn't that stellar.

Posted by powerplay

I'm glad starlord is wearing his mask again because flash's face looks damn similar to peter's

Posted by Fresh Prince

@micah said:

@guardiandevil83 said:

Gladiator vs Drax? Sold. No need for anything else.

My thoughts exactly.

Same here! Hoping we get to see more good stuff from Drax instead of him always being on the sidelines.

Not a huge fan of the art on the book these days...

Posted by GrandMasterRude

Can somebody please explain to me what happened to Angela in Guardian of Galaxy, she seemed to have simply disapeard from the storyline and absolutely no explanation was given?????

Posted by micah

@micah said:

@guardiandevil83 said:

Gladiator vs Drax? Sold. No need for anything else.

My thoughts exactly.

Same here! Hoping we get to see more good stuff from Drax instead of him always being on the sidelines.

Not a huge fan of the art on the book these days...

I'm not a big fan of the art either.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@ostyo: From what I remember, he's not handled her too badly, most of the time anyway.

Maybe the guest stars thing is to try and get more people buying the series, to try and spread more hype for the film.

Posted by Ostyo

@v_scarlotte_rose: That's good. I wish I could say the same the about Gamora.

Most likely, but if they just focused on writing the team like the awesome characters they are...

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@ostyo: I'm not that familiar with her. Has she been changed a lot?

That would seem like the best way to write a comic.

Posted by Ostyo

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well, it's like he writes her as a stereotype of what she's suppose to be in my opinion. She's tough, confident, independent, and a total bad ass. So that's exactly how he writes her, nothing really more then that, ya know? Plus, that whole Tony Stark bit... *shudders*

Posted by Experio

The series is picking up a notch

Edited by ShadowPro

again with not telling the symbiot origin, that has already lost its charm POOZERS!!!!!!

Edited by Tiamut

Drax vs Gladiator?! No way...

Posted by HumanRocket

Hmm. I thought Brian Michael Bendis promised that Captain Marvel would actually be in this one properly, unlike the previous three that she was on the cover of, but not in the issue(apart from a single non-dialogue page).

The solicit and preview doesn't seem to suggest she'll be here, but maybe she will.

That was your first mistake...believing in Bendis.

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