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Drax Volume 1- The Galaxy’s Best Detective Paperback Collection

Drax Vol 1Title: Drax Volume 1- The Galaxy’s Best Detective Paperback Collection

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Cost: $15.99

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!


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Review: Timely Comics: Drax #1

TC- Drax #1Title: Timely Comics: Drax #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Cost: $3.00

Storytellers: CM Punk and Cullen Bunn (writers) with Scott Hepburn (artist)

When all of the team members leave Drax to go off and do their own things, he decides to continue his mission to kill Thanos. Rocket Raccoon, lends Drax the use of a beat-down shuttle, so that he can complete his mission, but after being attacked by space pirates, Drax crashes onto a no-name planet. Looking for a way to rebuild the ship, he runs into Terrax, a former herald of Galactus and a mystery, that involves people and items from the planet going missing. In helping a mechanic and barkeep try to find the missing things, Drax runs into something unexpected… Fin Fang Foom!

I expected very little from these series, as Drax is one of the two-dimensional Guardians members, but I must say, these series is awesome! Drax on his own, actually shines, since he’s not being over shadowed by the other Guardians. I loved the art and humor in this book and really want to know what is going on and why Fin Fang Foom is involved! I’ve always loved Marvel’s cosmic stuff and this one is up there with the best!


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Review: Timely Comics: Web-Warriors #1

TC- Web Warriors #1Title: Timely Comics: Web-Warriors #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Cost: $3.00

Storytellers: Robbie Thompson and Mike Costa (writers) with David Baldeon (pencils) and Scott Hanna (inks)

Web-Spinning (se what I did there?!) out of the Spider-Verse and Secret Wars events, comes the Web-Warriors, a team of Spider-Men, er, Spider-People from different realities who protect the multiverse, especially worlds without a Spider-Man.

The series kicks into high gear right from page one and doesn’t stop. You don’t get much information about who these Spider-People are or much about the worlds they are from. Having never read Spider-Verse, I’m not sure who half of these characters are! The team is quickly forced to deal with the capture of one of their own by a team of world-hopping Electros. While not much is resolved within this Timely Comics issue, the villain in revealed and the heroes on their way to defeating the Electros.

While not being the biggest Spider-Man fan, I can’t say that this series helped me in anyway, in knowing who these Spider-People are or what they ultimately can do. Spider-Gwen seems to be the star of this series, as a lot of time is spent on her, but Spider-Man UK appears to be the team’s leader, but it doesn’t really come through. This is an interesting concept for a team, but I’m not sure how long this premise can hold out! I did not enjoy this issue, but would like some closure, eventually!



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Review: Timely Comics: Squadron Supreme #1

TC- SS 001Title: Timely Comics: Squadron Supreme #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Cost: $3.00

Storytellers: James Robinson (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Paul Neary (inks, issues 1 & 2) and Scott Hanna (inks, issue 3) with Frank Martin (colors).

I’ve been out of the Marvel Universe proper for some time now, and while visiting a local comic shop, I discovered these Timey Comics reprints, which collects the first three issues of a Marvel series for only $3! Three dollars for three issues, that’s a steal, especially since most Marvel issues these days are $3.99 cover price. I decided to give this issue a shot, as I’ve enjoyed the Squadron Supreme in the past and I wasn’t disappointed!

I know this series hinges on the end of Secret Wars, which I never finished, but I didn’t feel lost or confused about anything going on. I won’t spoil too much about the issue, but after the team comes together, which is made up different members from different realities, they go after one particular Marvel character and kill him. This sends one of the Avengers teams after them, which forces the team to escape to Weirdworld.

All of that action and excitement for only $3! I hope Marvel continues this trend as I will not only be picking up more Timely Comics issues, but the Squadron Supreme collection, so that I can finish this story!


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