Mind Capsules – Guardians 3000 #3 and Men of Wrath #3

Guardians 3000 #3
Guardians 3000 #3

Writer – Dan Abnett
Artist – Gerardo Sandoval
Colours – Edgar Delgado

The Guardians have survived the destruction of their ship, at least Yondu, Charlie-27 and Geena have.  They run into A-Sentience, one of Tony Stark’s drones whom they manage to sway to their side, and when the rest of the horde shows up they find themselves in a tight spot only to be rescued by Star-Lord.  Abnett continues the fun with the future Guardians of the Galaxy and brings in Star-Lord to liven things up just a bit more, if that could even be possible.  What is most interesting about that part is the fact that it still seems like Peter Quill under the helmet.  What is really great about seeing him a thousand years in the future is that he still has his element gun and Ship finally makes an appearance after being out of comics for quite some time.  There is a part in the book that introduces the future Nova Corps, all of one person of it.  That is a huge mystery that hopefully, Dan Abnett will explore as it is hard to see the Corps having fallen on such hard times.  Another mystery that has yet to be explored for which the seeds have been planted is how Tony Stark might possibly still be alive.  It is hard to imagine that there is this huge force of Stark robots out in space, as well as A-Sentience talking as if he were still living, if the man is still not around in this present time.  It is only the third issue of the book, yet it is jam-packed with characters new and old and enough material to explore for at least two more arcs once this one runs its course.

4 out of 5

Men of Wrath #3
Men of Wrath #3

Writer – Jason Aaron
Artist – Ron Garney
Colours – Matt Milla

Ira has finally caught up to his son Ruben.  To say things will not go well is a given.  Jason Aaron and Ron Garney’s tale of the Wrath family moves forward with the father and son finally meeting up after years apart.  It is too bad that all it took was a contract out on Ruben’s life to make them come together.  In all of comics you would be hard pressed to find a family more dysfunctional than this one and it is all thanks to the twisted mind of Jason Aaron.  And thanks he should get for while Ira and his kin might be some of the most violent people to have ever lived, Aaron makes them so intriguing and writes this so well, you cannot help but be pulled into the story.  You also wonder to yourself how a family like this one could have survived for so long, from generation to generation without going extinct.  This issue is packed full of action as Ira and his son Ruben battle it out in a church and a graveyard of all places with even the preacher getting involved, though it of course, does not end well for him as he tries to go up against Ira.  Ron Garney delivers some really solid pencils once again and the tour of violence that this book is looks great under his steady hand.  If there is one book that people should be reading, it is this one, an exceptionally well-told crime-drama by two masters of the craft.

4.5 out of 5

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