Justin Gilman

3 Stars for Guardian Team Up #7

Justin Gilman
3 Stars for Guardian Team Up #7

The writers display tight collaboration with artist Shawn Crystal, having fun with society through Drax's eyes by way of Miami as they touch on the "Do you even lift?" meme, Snapchat and selfies in the course of four panels. Crystal clearly reads the over-the-top direction Giovanetti and Scheer put down and has fun with the art, giving readers visual gags and near-slapstick physicality. The latter is all-but required for a story pairing the bruiser Drax and the miniscule Ant-Man. 

So much of the story seems like the end result of the three creators sitting around and just riffing, from the Mambo Kings wielding chainsaws and power drills in their fight with Drax and Ant-Man to the Mambo King (leader of the Mambo Kings) donning a tiger mask for the transaction. Throw in some smoke pouring out of Drax's ears and cute little versions of Nick Fury and Captain America adding color commentary to the tale a la the "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon, and "Guardians Team-Up" #7 assembles one heck of a list in response to the "Things I Didn't Expect to See in This Comic" criteria.

 

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