Issue by Issue – Guardians 3000 #7

Writer – Dan Abnett
Artist – Nico Leon
Colours – Edgar Delgato, Sotocolor
Letters – Clayton Cowles

Depending on how one chooses to look at it, the original Guardians of the Galaxy team up with their modern-day counterparts after having travelled to the past to find out why time is broken. Upon arriving though, A-Sentience has gone berserk thinking that the Guardians are a threat to humanity and therefore must be stopped. So what else is there to do but blast away at everything until the problem solves itself or comes up with a solution that does not cause so much destruction? To their credit, the collective Guardians do both. With the arrival of the second half of the team including Major Victory, Martinex, Starhawk and Nikki, Dan Abnett and Nico Leon really kick things into high gear with a lot of frantic action against a foe that is essentially unstoppable as long as there is spare material nearby from which to form new A-Sentience models. A-Sentience is not really a villain though, merely a being programmed to look after humanity from all threats, whatever they may be. Of course, with so many Guardians, it is only a matter of time before they come up with a plan, which they do, implement it, which they also do and then discover just who the real culprit behind everything is. To say that it is a blast from the past is true, but it is also a foe that the Guardians have faced before in their last series from the 1990s. Abnett continues to bring the humour as well, weaving it into the action of the book faultlessly and it makes a good time even better. It is good to see Nikki back on the team as she was missed during those first few issues of the book, though the new Nova that readers were introduced to and who was quite interesting in her own right and did not make the jump, is in turn now missed. This book is everything that many of the Guardians of the Galaxy titles should have been like and it is great to see Abnett writing these characters once again. It is too bad that it is not on an ongoing basis. Suffice it to say, with the great writing it sports and the very dynamic artwork by Nico Leon, Guardians 3000 is an easy read.

4 out of 5

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