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Guardians Of The Galaxy #13

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.


They were soldiers, misfits, mercenaries, thieves and a family. They were heroes… but times have changed. The galaxy no longer needs heroes. It needs super heroes! Now, when the call goes forth – whether it’s from a stranded team of planetary explorers or Emperor Hulkling and his Kree/Skrull Alliance – the Guardians of the Galaxy answer! The New Age of Space brings a new artist! New headquarters! New costumes! New teammates! And an all-new enemy you’ll have to see to believe! Get on board, true believer – it’s going to be the ride of your life!

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30 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96


    Al Ewing writes a brilliant introduction to a brand new age of adventures for our favorite guardians. I particularly enjoyed the conversation Gamora and Starlord have toward the end of the issue. Which is addressing the fact that their relationship probably needs a bit of work. I also quite enjoyed the progenitors as a threat, but they did kind of put me in mind of The Cybermen or The Borg from Doctor Who and Star Trek.

    I also loved the addition of magic to the science aspects of the story. In particular, Starlord using it to help Groot out. Overall. A fantastic start and some really nice setup for a new story arc. The cliffhanger is magic.

  • 90


    Al Ewing and new series artist Juan Frigeri set the Guardians of the Galaxy up for an exciting new status quo. And, that’s all before [redacted] shows up!

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    With a new look to the classic team, Guardians Of The Galaxy #13introduces an exciting new antagonist and new characters. Despite the visual change, the Guardians are still their loveable selves, if just a tad less chaotic. This new arc in the Guardians’ story should prove a fun read, and I’m excitedly awaiting the release of the next issue.

  • 84

    Graphic Policy

    Guardians of the Galaxy #13 is a near-perfect jumping-on point. There’s just one sequence between Peter and Gamora that feels really out of place. But, beyond that, the comic is a fun adventure. There’s a certain energy and excitement about the issue that jumps from the page. If you’ve wondered about the Guardians of the Galaxy, this is the point to hop and because it looks like it’s going to be an awesome ride.

  • 83

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    If you loved EMPYRE, you’ll flourish in this issue. If you adored Ewing’s last 12 issues of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, this will also be your steaming hot cup of Darjeeling. However, if you’re a GOTG fan that was hoping for something a bit different than the prior status quo, you won’t find that here. Still, the future could be looking up. As this issue comes to a close, Ewing introduces a key player that could shake up the future of this book… and he’s been rather quiet since Fresh Start began. The possibilities and direction seem promising for this “squadron” that Ewing is forming. It may be worth taking a flier out on this series knowing this issue is the best place to start.

  • 80


    An exciting new direction brings new members, new challenges, and a great new artist. Even with the creative team shifts, this continues to be one of Marvel’s most consistently great series. Plus, the creative team is able to pull off an ending that surprises even when we should have all seen it coming.

  • 80

    There’s plenty here to make any fan of Marvel’s cosmic heroes excited about the future. There’s an interesting plot thread where two Quasars—Wendell Vaughan and Avril Kincaid—must use the Quantum Bands to switch places in this reality and an unnamed dimension, as only one of them can occupy this reality at once. Then you have the classic Guardians team popularized by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus Phyla-Vell, Moondragon, and a few other exciting cameos. At the very least, Guardians of the Galaxy #13 serves as an exciting debut for what appears to be one of the biggest cosmic stories told at Marvel Comics recently. Ewing’s track record speaks for itself at this point, so it’s just a matter of time before things coalesce. In the meantime, just look at Frigeri’s beautiful cosmic art and have a jolly ol’ time.

  • 80

    Comics: The Gathering

    Without spoiling any of the issue’s surprises, what I can talk about (with enthusiasm!) is the tremendous velocity this title has developed. Even with momentary character digressions, the Guardians are now on a rocket ride to cosmic superheroing. This is loud, fast, exciting action, perfectly balanced and delivered with superlative skill. The destination isn’t clear yet, but the journey is already well worth taking.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    Juan Frigeri replaces Juann Cabal on art starting with this issue, and unfortunately itll be a tough act to follow. Cabals GOTG run cemented himself as an emerging VIP in Marvels rolodex of talent, but thats not to say that Frigeri isnt up to the task. I like his art style here; its very clean and appealing, accented by Federico Blees bright colors. He just has the misfortune of coming in after career-making work by his predecessor. Id like to see Frigeris art loosen up and play with form more as his run develops, because Guardians of the Galaxy is precisely the kind of title that allows for it.

  • 70

    Newsarama by Gamesradar+

    This comic goes for capturing a truly cosmic scale of adventure, trying to establish the intergalactic jurisdiction of the team. It creates stakes that at once fee large but also impersonal and distant. Al Ewing and Juan Frigeri provide a timely reset for these characters, giving themselves the ability to re-establish who and what this team is. But by taking this moment to do that, Ewing and Frigeri lose a bit of sight of the magic of this cast. By showing them as galactic superheroes, we end up missing the more personal and established interplay of these characters that all of the incarnations of this title have been built on. When you make the Guardians of the Galaxy into a superhero team, that’s what they are – just another superhero team.

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