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Guardians Of The Galaxy #16

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.


The entire galaxy is under attack, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Annihilus first waged war. Now, five different planets are simultaneously under threat from a mysterious foe. This is what the new Guardians were built to do. But will it be too much? This summer… the war to end all wars begins. And not everyone’s going to come home.

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23 pages
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  • 85


    Ewing’s Guardians has always been a delicate balance of slick action and deft character work, more indebted to Annihilation and the early Steve Englehart comics than anything in the movies, which rocketed the Guardians to popularity while deviating in significant ways from their original characterization. Even when forced to cross over with Empyre and King in Black, Ewing has used the events as ways to shore up his plans for characters like Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord.

    This issue is no different. Ewing makes time for Dormammu’s antics while serving up a thoughtful scene between Nova and Star-Lord, who debate the wisdom of Krakoa claiming Mars as its own. Crossover events so often demand the kind of lunacy that leads to, well, Dormammu merging with a planet, but Ewing is too good of a writer to let bald theatrics dominate each page.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Guardians of the Galaxy #16 kicks off “The Last Annihilation” with a bang, and hopefully it doesn’t end on a whimper. Dormammu is front and center as the main villain of this crossover while the Guardians and their allies face off against his many Mindless Ones. The action looks good thanks to Juan Frigeri’s art and Federico Blee’s colors, while Al Ewing handles the dialogue and pacing well. Hopefully they can keep the story’s momentum going into S.W.O.R.D. #7.

  • 80

    “The Last Annihilation” starts here, setting up the endgame for Al Ewing’s multi-title master plan for the past year or so. The debut itself promises a bright event, incorporating contrasting parts of the Marvel universe to make a story that’s as inviting as it is fresh. Like other Guardians issues as of late, there’s a tremendous number of characters the story has to devote time to, and not everyone gets the time they need. Ewing’s been excellent about spreading that out from issue to issue, however, so if that keeps up, “The Last Annihilation” could be something special.

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