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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #27 (Bendys)


The cover teases “The End?”  Oh – please let it be so.  The end of Bendis’ run on this book, at least.  He’s done everything he possibly could to run it into the ground.  It deserves to be put out of its misery.

This absolutely terrible storyline is finally brought to its inevitably stupid end.  Thank God.  I don’t think I could’ve handled any more of the sit-com type banter between Star-Lord and Kitty.  It was groan and eyeball-roll time every time they interacted.  This has to be the most stupid comic book marriage of all time.

And of course, Bendys couldn’t resist throwing in a bunch of “Blam!  Murdered You's" any time he could squeeze one into Rocket’s dialogue box.  He obviously hasn’t given up on that catchphrase and no doubt dreams of the cash to be made having it emblazoned on millions of tee shirts sporting Rocket’s image.

Hey Bendys – did you never come to the simple realization that the comic didn’t have to be an even more ridiculous version of the movie?  Alternatively, the comic could actually be written as the GOOD source material that the movie writers then have to water down to make palatable to the great unwashed masses.  You know – just like what Gunn did to the original well-written DnA source material and is doing again using the good DnA source material for the sequel.  He’s staying away from your stuff because it’s so bad.  Probably no one else will tell you this simple truth out of politeness.  I’m not polite.  But – take it to heart anyway.  Do the right thing and leave this book to a more talented writer.  Cosmic isn’t your thing.  Follow your dream and go write TV sit-coms and rom-coms.

The art this time out is variable – at times impressive and at times jarringly bad.  It doesn’t save this book.  It’s just par for the course.  Bad writing and commensurate art.

Let’s all join hands and pray that Bendis moves on to something else after this Secret Wars atrocity stumbles to its end.  I guess it would be too much to hope for to have Bendis, Loeb, Brevoort, and Alonso all gone after this event.  But we can always dream of a time when they are just bad memories.