Issue by Issue – Guardians 3000 #8

Writer – Dan Abnett
Artist – Nico Leon
Colours – Edgar Delgado, Antonio Fabela
Letters – Clayton Cowles

Geena Drake and Yondu meet with Korvac to find out why he is messing about with the timestream while the rest of the Guardians are outside of the house wondering how they are going to get in and just what they are going to do. Michael Korvac wants to dismantle and fix the timestream so that the universe will be a perfect place with him overseeing it all. A god for all intents and purposes. That is seemingly why there are time fluctuations, or at least a part of it because when everything comes out in the wash, Korvac admits that he knows that time is broken, about the incursions and tries one last time to at least try and put things right, but some things are even beyond those that have the power of a god. Dan Abnett and Nico Leon wrap up the adventures of Marvel’s first team to bear the name the Guardians of the Galaxy and it all ends on a mysterious note as the Marvel Universe heads into Secret Wars. The book has been extremely fun under Abnett’s guidance, reintroducing a newer generation to the Guardians after the success of the feature film that bears their name, though they are not the ones that people will have seen on the screen. Framing the series around the events leading into Secret Wars, though in a roundabout way, was a smart move as it seemed there was not much time left on the clock to tell any other kind of story. In effect, this book turned out to be an eight-issue miniseries but it was one that never lacked for thrills, action or comedy. This issue saw the combined teams fight A-Sentience once again, saw Rocket get in a few good lines and Yondu take down Korvac with an arrow, though like he said, it was an earlier version of Korvac that at least made it possible for him to do so. With Marvel’s big universe-changing event taking place during this book’s finale, it is a little sad that there was no room for this team coming out the other side of it, but hopefully, there will be at some point in time after having a taste of what it is like to have the Guardians back for it would be a shame not to see them anymore. Great art, a great story and a great title.

4 out of 5

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