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Guardians Of The Galaxy #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.


The Guardians find themselves face-to-face with their old teammate Groot! But he’s not the friend they remember! Will this be a happy reunion or an all-out massacre? It may be the latter, as the rift between this family runs deep.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    After establishing its unconventional status quo, Guardians of the Galaxy gets an opportunity to genuinely shine in this installment. A brush with Peter’s roots coincides oh-too-perfectly with the unexplained phenomenon of Grootfall, allowing for a poignant and passioned take on the team’s feelings of identity and belonging. I love everything Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing are doing with the script, and Kev Walker’s art is stunning in moments massive and small. If you’ve been sleeping on this series, please use this issue as a sign to change that.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Guardians of the Galaxy #3 is the best issue of the series so far. It explores the theme of the story in a way that respects the history it is borrowing from whilst making an impactful story. Confusion and mystery remains within Grootfall and the missing time period, with the story landing heavily with each issue. There’s a weight to the story, soaked in sadness and hopelessness. But it is beautifully written and drawn and that discomfort shows that the comic brings an impact with it.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Excellent delivery that continues to create expectations for a coming revelation.

    Full of details, where those textures, science fiction and space chase sequences stand out.

  • 90


    A rough adventure continues to get even rougher as ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ continues the title characters’ overall fall from grace. Every bit of the issue works together seamlessly to return these characters to a new but also very familiar type of status quo.

  • 85


    Perhaps like so many others, I’ve was immediately impressed with the first two issues of Guardians of the Galaxy. Writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing did something novel by managing to engage the team’s singular comic history and still make it palatable for people who only know the movie version. But more than that, they’ve piqued our collective interest with Grootfall. What better way to challenge the team’s dynamic than to take one of its own (and arguably the best of ’em, really) and turn them into some unknown super-foe waiting on the horizon?

    And like the ever-encroaching Grootfall itself, it was only a matter of time before we’d get to see what it all really meant up close. Issue #3 is a master stroke, and exemplifies not only a step forward but how this book facilitates painfully wonderful progress toward a “resolution.”

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The first really close look at the heart of Groot in this series seems like it’s in more or less the right spot. Kelly and Lanzing clearly have a very solid perspective on how to handle things. There’s a thoughtful approach to the story that feels like it’s trying to avoid Marvel space-fantasy cliches. The whole creative team IS coming up with something distinctly new without completely reinventing the concept of space fantasy. It’s not brilliant, but it’s a great deal of fun, and that’s exactly what Guardians of the Galaxy has always been in its best moments.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 70

    Comic Watch

    Guardians of the Galaxy #3 is the runs first clunker, the team attempting to say something socially whilst forgetting that doing so poignantly would require an actual story to unfold. This issue isn’t awful, and will read better when done so in a binge-like fashion, but it’s unforgivably boring.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Guardians of the Galaxy #3 gives readers a tidbit about the nature of Grootfall during a contrived Royal Hunt, which is more information that readers got out of the previous two issues. The issue as a whole is weird, but a small clue is better than no clue. Still, the lack of entertainment or answers, tips the scales away from satisfying to frustrating, making this series an increasingly tough sell.

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