Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Legacy

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Legacy - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Paul Pelletier This was actually pretty good. Part of the reason I picked it up is because Dan Abnett was the writer, whom I know from some of his work in the Warhammer 40K novels. On the one hand, this story is part of a larger context (the whole Annihilation event), so I am sure it helps if you have read some of that. However, the story is good enough to stand on its own so you can enjoy it without needing a lot of background, which is good. The heroes featured are not exactly major heroes in the Marvel pantheon (well, not major to casual readers like me). On the other hand, that may be a good thing because reading this can feel like a new tale with a new cast. The tale was pretty entertaining, the tale of a disparate band of reluctant heroes coming together to serve as vanguard/first responder force. And hey, they even have a talking, wisecracking raccoon in the team who is a demolitions expert. What more could you ask for? The art was very good. And I will be looking for the next volume.