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Guardians Of The Galaxy #6

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


One year ago, the Guardians were more than a team, they were the galaxy’s SUPER HEROES… Now the Guardians are outlaws, guns for hire roaming the frontier in hopes of stopping one of their own. How did the Guardians fall apart, and what changed Groot into the monster he is now?

The untold story is finally revealed!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
21 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    This isn’t just the best issue of Guardians of the Galaxy yet, it might be the best Marvel issue I have read all year. Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing’s script delivers one beautiful, earnest gut-punch after another, while still harnessing the root of what makes the group such a meaningful and essential part of the Marvel mythos. Alex Lins’ art is a scrappy, pulpy accent to that script, brilliantly accented by KJ Diaz’s shades of blues and golds. This issue was nothing short of breathtaking.

  • 95


    Grootfall has taken everything as ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ #6 takes us back to where it all began, the moment that set the series into motion. A truly unique approach to a standard type of storytelling device makes for a very stand-out issue amongst a series of already stellar issues.

  • 90


    I think flashbacks get a bad rap sometimes as they’re sometimes just a cheap device to draw out stories. But here, this was treated with the subtle care and intention of any other moment in this book, and it lent a lot of heft and power. It wasn’t so much a quiet moment before the action picks up with the recently-swallowed (gross, sorry) Guardians but a maelstrom of emotion and history colliding together. We understand the team in new ways, and see just how pivotal this moment is compared to their many other adventures. Grootfall is no mere gimmick but a huge moment in the team’s story, and it lands with the expected gravitas of a spaceship parking on your face.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    While I’m not always a fan of grim stories with heroes at the end of their proverbial ropes, Guardians of the Galaxy #6 takes the time to really delve into the guilt, the grief, the rage, and the confusion of the last Guardians, even ending with a somewhat hopeful note. The ‘Butch and Sundance’ ending goes well with the cowboy motif, and I’m really chompin’ at the bit to see what comes next.

    Here’s a hint: They used to be Young Avengers.

  • 70

    Un Cómic Más

    The Guardians remember with pain how they hurt Groot.

  • 50

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Guardians Of The Galaxy #6 finally gets to the meat of the mystery about Grootfall with solid art and an interesting premise. Unfortunately, the latter half of the issue tries to get existential and fancy but only achieves convoluted nonsense with an unclear resolution.

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