Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #25 (Bendys)
This one is slightly less horrible than usual.
That’s not meant as a compliment. Every once in a while, Bendys screws up and writes something halfway decent. At least this time, he doesn’t make the team seem like guest stars in their own book and he’s able to balance their appearances and contribution to the mission with those of the X-Men, the character’s he’s vastly more comfortable writing and appears to vastly prefer to write.
And I wish Bendis would go back to writing more traditional characters and leave cosmic alone.
It’s still a bad story, made all the worse by the appearance of NINO with all his typical screw ups. He’s even referred to multiple times by multiple characters as a child. Why would these supposed “Guardians of the Galaxy” put a child into combat? Stupid. Typical Bendis. Typical Bonso. Typical Marvel Pseudo-Cosmic. They’ve just turned what they’re calling “cosmic” into a farce – a running joke – that only zombies could love.
The annoying hot-potato game with The Black Vortex continues in this chapter of this increasingly annoying and overly long story about absolute power corrupting absolutely. This excruciatingly hackneyed story could’ve been told in one issue and is not deserving of an “event.” Or in this case, a disappointing “non-event” would be the better descriptor.
At least the art is not bad this time out. Schiti appears to be growing into the role of depicting pseudo-cosmic characters.
Frankly, I’ll be glad when this comic goes on hiatus for the upcoming silliness of the totally un-necessary sales gimmicky Marvel reboot. Maybe Bendys won’t come back to it when the hiatus is over. That would be something worth celebrating.