by Michael DeLaney
This article contains SPOILERS! If you haven’t read the issue, proceed at your own risk.
What happens when the lovable misfit space pirates becoming the lovable misfit space police? The Guardians have teamed up with The Nova Corps to sniff out Shi’ar spies and track down the missing Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy 147. Joining the Novardians of the Corlaxy is Ant-Man (Scott Lang), who is trying to redeem himself in light of his Secret Empire betrayal.
Gerry Duggan plays around with Ant-Man a bit, with some Ultron zombies making Hank Pym taunts as well as Lang passing out upon becoming giant size.
The notion of a giant-sized Scott Lang getting sick and flooding and enclosed space with his vomit is both disgusting and fascinating. I think that Lang’s space redemption story is the most interesting story element here, so I wish that Duggan would’ve spent a little more time on it.
Turns out when you give shifty Rocket Raccoon a badge he’s still pretty shifty, reprimanding Nova Corpsmen for stealing evidence that he is likely going to pawn himself. Oh, and he uses the phrase “gun lube.”
The big reveal of the issue is the gigantic Infinity Stone that the Novas have found. Marcus To exaggerates its immensity by giving two duplicate full pages of our heroes staring at the giant rock, emphasizing their disbelief.
Despite this reveal, Guardians of the Galaxy 147 feels like it’s lacking substance. In previous issues, Duggan zeroed in on one member of the team. This issue, on the other hand, feels spread too thin — giving us mere tastes of the expanding cast’s story. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’d like less Rich Rider and more Ant-Man in SPAAAAAACE!
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