Since the movie is coming out this summer, I wanted to read some Guardians of the Galaxy comics. And luckily the library has both volumes one and two of Brian Michael Bendis's
The one issue I had with this book is that, for volume 1, it sort of felt like I was jumping into the middle of the story. I have no idea why the Guardians of the Galaxy had separated, or even why Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) brought them back together, beyond the fact that they needed to save the Earth. For motivation, I guess that works. But even reading the shorter stories at the end of the book, which had him reassembling the team, I didn't really get a good understanding of why these characters are willing to work together for this goal (especially since most of the characters in the book aren't human).
So anyway, the Guardians of the Galaxy are a group of outcasts/misfits who have formed a super team together. There is the aforementioned Peter Quill, who has a human mother and an alien-king father. There's Gamora, the daughter of Thanos (a super villain, I think), Rocket Raccoon (an anthropomorphic raccoon), Groot (a plant monster/ent-like being), and Drax the Destroyer (I don't really have a clue what his story is. He destroys everything?) Quill's father, the king of Spartex, has declared Earth to be off-limits to the rest of the galaxy's denizens. But then the Badoon people decide to attack the Earth for unknown reasons a few days later. So it's up to the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop them.
I apologize, as my summary makes Cosmic Avengers seem rather chaotic and hard to follow. But the main story really wasn't (I had a harder time with the short stories at the end). I enjoyed reading it, and am looking forward to reading the second volume soon.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.