Title: Drax Volume 1- The Galaxy’s Best Detective Paperback Collection
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Storytellers: CM Punk and Cullen Bunn (writers) with Scott Hepburn (artist)
I’ve already reviewed most of this paperback collection here, as part of Marvel’s new Timely Comics line of introductory titles. That one-shot collected the first three issues of this series and this collection adds two more, giving us Drax #1-5.
This series focuses on Drax, the green-skinned mercenary from the Guardians of the Galaxy, and his adventures on his own. When the Guardians split to go their separate ways for a while, Drax decides to continue his quest to kill Thanos, the being responsible for killing his family. After borrowing a busted ship from Rocket, Drax finds himself stranded on a fringe planet with nothing to do. Teaming up with a local barkeep and the former herald of Galactus, Terrax, Drax must uncover a mystery that involves missing items and people, all of which somehow involves the dragon, Fin Fang Foom!
This collection is great! I really loved the story and can’t wait to see where our hero ends up next. The book is funny, serious and violent, and can definitely be picked up and enjoyed by those who have only seen the Guardians movie. The art is fantastic, having a cartoon-like quality to it. My only complaint is the price of this collection! Having already spent 3 bucks on Timely Comics one-shot, I felt that almost 16 dollars was way over priced for only 5 issues. I’ll admit to grabbing this one, for cheap, on Amazon, but only because I already own/read the first three issues. However, you you’re new to this series, this collection is a must, especially if you loved the character of Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie!