One of the main fall outs from the events in the final issue of ‘Age of Ultron‘ that we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. With the major crossover event really feeling like a lead in to this coming year’s story arcs, it’s good to see those arcs finally showing up.
So what happens here? We finally get to see Angela’s debut in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, which is the book that will be her new home.
Of course introducing a new character into a book tends to work best when there’s a fight and that is exactly what happens here.
Prior to that, though, let’s talk about the funniest part of this title and that is the fact that last issue Tony Stark and Gamora slept with each other. Their entire on page appearance in this issue is for Gamora to sneer at him in disgust while they are awkwardly in the same room and a certain Raccoon harasses the hell out of him for a few pages.
Honestly, I didn’t think they could pull off that scene being funny but it absolutely was. I usually find Rocket annoying, but wow the chemistry between these two on page? Priceless. Of course anyone who can consistently put Tony in his place is clearly someone we want to be reading more lines from.
So we fast forward to their ship detecting an incoming object and that incoming object can’t be found in any universal database. I’ll give you a single guess who it is since I’ve already been talking about her above.
Angela makes her appearance and she is on a mission to kill whatever ripped her from her Universe. The strange thing here is that Tony seems to think she looks familiar when he sees her on screen. I’m not sure if they were trying to say from ‘Spawn’ or if that will get tied in soon.Let’s just say that the team and her don’t get off on the right foot when they meet up. Speaking of the team, Star-Lord is off doing his own thing. He’s actually having some fuzzy memory problems and it’s hinted that he had experienced a breakdown.
With that being said, he goes to the one person who might be able to help him answer some questions. It’s already clear that Star-Lord is back in the regular Marvel Universe and while it’s never been explained, we also know that from Thanos Rising #1 that Thanos is as well.
So yes, Star-Lord goes to visit the big purple titan and get his advice on what’s happening.
Why is he going to Thanos for advice? My only guess is that they are finally going to explore the fact that they have both returned from the Cancerverse and no one really has a clue what ended up happening there.
PLEASE let issue #6 finally partially address this. I suppose it may hold off to be explained in ‘Infinity’, but I want answers dammit! At the very least give us more Thanos. It’s great seeing the Mad Titan finally start popping up in the pre-‘Infinity’ story arc that’s coming right around the corner. While the annoying questions are not answered yet, this book had me flying through each page and was a pure delight to read.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY#5
Writer: Neil Gaiman, Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Sara Pichelli