Today’s Super Comic — Guardians of the Galaxy #26 (2015)

guardians-of-the-galaxy-26This is a fun premise: Peter Quill is elected president of a whole planet—without his consent. So now he must decide whether he, as a guy who loves to rail against the establishment, is the right guy to lead the establishment. And meanwhile, the Guardians enjoy the presidential treatment.

It’s a relatively quiet issue compared to what comes before and after. Always nice to sprinkle some of those in and let everyone, including the reader, have a chance to catch their breath.

As an added bonus, the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde has joined the cast…which seems somewhat random, but more Kitty Pryde is always welcome. (First, Bendis paired her up with Spider-Man when he wrote Ultimate Spider-Man, and now he pairs her up with Starlord. Quite the wingman, that Bendis.) She’s not new to space adventure, but she brings a fresh perspective to the team.

All in all, a good time.

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Valerio Schiti

Publisher: Marvel Comics

How to Read It: back issues; Marvel Unlimited; Comixology; included in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 5: Through the Looking Glass (TPB)

Appropriate For: ages 12 and up