Flesh for Metal: Review of “Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude” #1

Our Rating

Summer is just around the corner which means the last, and most anticipated, film of Marvel’s Phase 2, The Guardians of the Galaxy, will be in sight.  To help ease viewers and readers alike, Marvel has been launching comic preludes to it’s films to help expand of some characters and/or angles coming into the film.  This past week was no exception as the August 1st film gets a prelude of it’s own that centers around an agent of Thanos that everyone may not be familiar with, Nebula.

This tale follows Nebula, self proclaimed granddaughter of the mad Titan, Thanos.  In this tale she is on a mission to find one of the infinity stones.  During this dangerous mission she has flashbacks to her days working/training with Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos.  It’s through the narration and her past events we get a good idea of he kind of person she is.  Her drive to please her master and not falter is very stern.  Because of it, her resolve and will to survive has made her one of the most dangerous people in the galaxy.  During the last few pages we see just how far she is willing to go to survive, to guardiansofthegalaxybecome stronger.

Writers Dan Abnet and Andy Lanning have put together a solid story that gives us a little peek into the world of some of the characters we will be seeing in the film.  Wellington Alves (pencils), Manny Clark (inks), and Jay David Ramos (colors) have done some solid work with this great looking prelude.  This story seems over for Nebula, but another tale featuring Groot and Rocket Raccoon will be unveiled in the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude #2, due out sometime this month!  If you’re as excited as I am for Guardians of the Galaxy this is a must read!!  So be sure to pick this issue up next time you visit your local comic shop.

(Marvel Comics)

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