anthroxagorus's review

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5.0

Did you like Fearless Defenders? WELL EVERYONE'S FAVORITE LESBIAN IS BACK!!

ANNABELLE RIGGS!!!!

But yeah, it's Annabelle/Valkyrie and they're in space and everything's great. Don't be scared off by the "tie-in" mention!

okelay's review

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4.0

I'm happy/worried to see my boy back

raccoonrae's review

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

nmcannon's review

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2.0

I love Angela. She's one of my favorite characters in the Marvel universe, and she and Sera are one of my favorite couples. Most of that is thanks to the excellent writers who attend her, so when I saw Marguerite Bennett wasn't writing this comic, I was wary. I went into Asgardians of the Galaxy, Vol 1: The Infinity Armada with low expectations, and, I'm sad to say, the story didn't even meet those.

This by-the-numbers space opera is so apparent in how it's just ticking boxes that I was bored to tears. I have read this story before in a hundred other Marvel comics, and Cullen has nothing fresh to say. The outlandish plot, costumes, and poses; the outright character assassination of Nebula, Angela, Loki, and Valkyrie; the humdrum, standard art: I expect that from 1950s comics, but we are better storytellers now. Cullen managed to clear the hurtle of acknowledging Valkyrie and Angela's queerness, at least, but not before Thunderstrike got some homophobic microaggressions in.

Another reviewer mentioned that this comic reminds them of what is wrong with Marvel Comics today, and I agree. Marvel owns such interesting characters, with such great potential, but wastes them on pointless plots that mean nothing and have little impact. They don't uplift readers, provide comfort, or inspire them to be better people, or you know, anything a hero is supposed to do.

booknooknoggin's review

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3.0

Review - https://youtu.be/v1iMmU96A5g

brenticus's review

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1.0

This volume was a great idea that just didn't work at any point. The team was a good mix of characters, but some of them seemed to have weirdly involved backstories that really had no frame of reference within the volume, and they all just seemed to be coming along for no real reason. The main plot had a nice setup with the twists and villains and MacGuffins, but then meandered weirdly and managed to avoid having any impactful or meaningful scene at any point. The art was fine, but nothing special.

Basically, the only really good part was Throg, the Frog of Thunder, flying around with his mini-Mjolnir and looking majestic on the dashboard of the ship. Other than that there really wasn't much to recommend here.

adameastment's review

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4.0

I found this book a bit of a game of two halves, the story is cool and I really dig the lineup of characters. But there is a lot of filler. I get they’re giving backstory to characters but it’s entirely unnecessary. I’m still giving this a 4/5 though, because I did thoroughly enjoy it.
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