Panel of the Week for Sep 15, 2017

Mike Hawthorne, Aaron Kuder, and Ive Svorcina bring us All New Guardians of the Galaxy #9 – and thus Read A Comic’s Panel of the Week for September 15, 2017

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This week’s Read A Comic Panel of the Week comes from All New Guardians of the Galaxy #9 from Marvel Comics.

All New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #9 coverPanel of the Week for Sep 15, 2017

Title: All New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #9
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Gerry Duggan
Art Team: Mike Hawthorne, Aaron Kuder, Ive Svorcina

This week we have to do things just a little bit differently. Why?

Because the panel this week is actually two panels – and they win the coveted spot because of the storytelling involved in the shot.

The comic is a flashback issue that explains why Groot is stuck in his baby Groot form and can’t grow any bigger.

The cosmic Gardener arrives and attacks Groot and Rocket and in a daring move, Groot saves Rocket right before he is smashed to bits and destroyed!

Rocket is now in his ship and returns to the Guardians of the Galaxy and finds a splinter from Groot in his hand and immediately begins to regrow him.

Now, here is where the panel comes into play…

We see Rocket, lamenting over what is left of Groot as the shot zooms into his eye.

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It gets closer, and closer, to reveal a tiny camera in his eye – then a narrator’s voice is heard.

Turn the page and you get the reveal that it is Mojo.

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Now, you are stuck with the consequences and realizations, that Mojo has been recording and broadcasting what Rocket sees – but for how long?!

Was he involved in his creation?

So many good questions which leaves me wanting to read more!

Well played Guardians of the galaxy, for an awesome reveal and a surprising villain.


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Author: Randy

Randy was bitten by the comic bug when his dad brought home the 1990’s X-Men run of Jim Lee and Chris Claremont. When he’s not busy collecting and reading comics, he spends his days as a Digital Media Producer, then does the world right as a photographer/filmmaker at his own company, Silentflick Productions.

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