This 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