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Guardians Of The Galaxy #4

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Universal acclaim

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Rocket Raccoon is back… and he’s not happy to see the Guardians of the Galaxy! Where has he been all this time? What’s happened to him? Get ready for a Rocket Raccoon you’ve never seen before!

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

    This is the most breathtaking issue yet of an already-stellar run. As the high-concept premise of this new Guardians relaunch finally makes its way to Rocket Raccoon, the end result is incredibly emotional and riveting, with Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing making it clear that they fundamentally understand these characters. The art from Kev Walker is majestic, delivering emotional gut-punches and sheer beauty in one fell swoop. Please catch up on this series, if you’re not on the journey already.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Guardians of the Galaxy #4 shows the aftermath of losing a best friend. It is gorgeously solemn and expressive. Every word and every panel is forlorn and pensive. It is thoughtful, touching, and achingly sad. This Guardians run shows that this team doesn’t have to be chaotic and bonkers, it can be eloquent and heartbreaking too. Trauma and family are thematic pillars for the group, and one of those has been shattered whilst the other is intensified.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Great introduction of Rocket in this dystopian western/sci fi future.

    Art is full of details, where those textures, science fiction and space chase sequences stand out.

  • 90


    One of the loneliest, yet heroic members of the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ takes the spotlight in another fantastically told sort of one-off solo chapter of this limited series saga. Every bit of the necessary mood is captured and delivered through the various levels of the artwork. Questions are answered and posed in both the easiest and the most emotional of ways.

  • 85


    It was really hard not to focus on the profound emotional moments fostered by the dialogue/monologues here, which seem to be an unrelenting strength of Lanzing and Kelly. It’s a little piece of a larger story that puts us right into Rocket’s brain, a place of utter pain but also some light. And that mix, this recognizing the void and still journeying ever forward, is a solid motif for this book. The edge of new promise is there, but we’re certainly going to be dragged through a deep, dark hell before we get there. As it turns out, though, that process is truly life-affirming, and something that anyone whose life has been visited by grief can connect with in a big way. And that, folks, ain’t no joke.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The series continues to gradually coalesce as the team is gradually drawn together. It’s fun to watch Lanzing and Kelly revealing aspects of events that scattered the team. There’s a sense of anticipation and build-up to the big climactic resolution, but it feels like it’s running the risk of totally falling apart by the time the story reaches its final issue.

  • 55

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Guardians of the Galaxy #4 is effectively one long scene that shows you what Rocket’s been up to for the last three issues. There are some strong emotional beats when Rocket feels Groot’s loss, but you don’t learn much about Grootfall or make any progress on the plot.

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