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Guardians Of The Galaxy #9

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Everyone thought he was dead. They were wrong. Now Peter Quill journeys through a mythic world on the other side of our reality. But is he still Peter Quill…or is he the legendary Star-Lord? Get ready for a GUARDIANS tale unlike any you’ve ever seen before – as the clock starts ticking for the last stand.

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22 pages
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  • 96


    Al Ewing brings Peter Quill back to life with a weird story that seems to have a number of inspirations. It has been really weird reading Guardians of the Galaxy without Peter Quill being a part of it. So am happy that the character has been brought back and I sort of figured he’d be resurrected anyhow. It was always just a matter of how and when.

    I loved the clever twist concerning the Element Gun and how that tied into bringing the Olympians back into the story.

    Overall. A really fun issue, which ends with a nice little reunion and one hell of a cliffhanger to keep us in suspense until 2021.

  • 91

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Readers, I went from not being overly excited to even reading the issue this week to being exceptionally impressed by how much I loved it. Sure, I wanted to know what happened to Star-Lord. But, this issue was just fun, fast, and loose while also exuding its own unique rhythm and charm.

  • 90


    Guardians of the Galaxy #9 is one of the best books I’ve ever read from Al Ewing, and that’s really saying something.

  • 85


    Ewing really does a lot with Quill, establishing that the character is much more than he has seemed for the last ten years, even if Quill himself doesn’t realize it. While he doesn’t get into the specifics, the issue plays with our expectations and sets Quill on the path towards the new truth. It also adds layers to the character just by virtue of all the time he spent in this other realm. This is just the beginning of Quill’s new journey and I’ll be fascinated to see where it goes from here. (…) The universe is changing. It’s going to be a hell of a journey to see how Quill changes with it.

  • 80

    With any piece of profitable superhero IP it’s always a question of when they’ll come back, not if, so the trick becomes making that inevitable return impactful or interesting. Guardians of the Galaxy #9 certainly accomplishes this none too easy task in an issue that sketches a new culture in the Marvel cosmos while telling a story with neat formalistic elements that make it one of the most engaging issues of this already excellent relaunch. Each page builds on what came before with a number of different elements in play and adds a meaningful chapter to one of the series’ oldest characters, one that’s bound to be unpacked for many months to come. Each page structured in roughly five to six panels offers an abundance of detail for both their settings and characters. It’s just the final page that plays like a sad trombone waking readers from this extradimensional reverie to remind them that these characters are still commodities and it’s time for a tie-in, baby. Oh well.

  • 80

    Comics: The Gathering

    Long time fans of Marvels cosmic tales will no doubt lap this up as they have the rest of Ewing’s run on Guardians. Not the strongest tale in the series so far it feels like important setup for future storylines, and an important part of Star Lords tale. The art and colours continue to be absolutely stunning. Cabal and Blee look set to be amongst the best artists on an ongoing Guardians series.

  • 77

    Major Spoilers

    Star-Lord’s whereabouts have been revealed, and his return to the Guardians promises more complications. Add in a really good art job and it’s an interesting issue, even if it is a bit of a head-scratcher in places.

  • 70

    But Why Tho?

    Guardians Of The Galaxy #9is a gorgeous issue. The artwork and colorwork are stunning and really lend to depictions of worlds and people that you can’t help but want to learn more about. However, the pacing is a bit quick which is likely a result of packing in over a hundred years into 20 pages.

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