Annihilators #4 (of 4)

by Alan Rapp on June 14, 2011

in Comics

annihilators-4-coverI’m more than a little sad this series is already over. Sure, I gave up trying to make sense of the main story’s plot sometime during the last issue, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun!

In the A story the Annihilators try to prevent the evil Skrull plot to release the Dire Wraiths… or something like that. Like i said, I stopped trying to make sense of this story awhile back. But it’s got hugely powered characters like the Silver Surfer, Ronan, Beta-Ray Bill and Quasar kicking some serious butt. By itself this isn’t enough to recommend but…

The B story also concludes as Rocket Raccoon and Groot attempt to prevent the Star Thief from escaping his prison. Their plan? Let’s just say it involves one of the most humiliating (and adorable) moments of Rocket Raccon’s life. Awesome.

The final panels of each story seem to suggest we’ll be seeing both of these groups again (hopefully at a much-reduced cover price). Even though I love the Silver Surfer, I’m far more interested in a quirky comic about a new Guardians of a Galaxy than further adventures of the Annihilators. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $4.99]

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David H. June 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm

the main story wasn’t with out it’s problems but i think your knocking it a bit much. the out come between the Dire Wraiths and Galador certainly came as a surprise i didn’t know what to make of at first but now i think i kinda dig it. it’s important to remember that the Annihilators mini-series wasn’t as grand of a cosmic story like we’re used too. especially when it involves cosmic empires like the Kree, Skrulls and Shiar or heavy cosmic hitters like Galactus. but it sure would have been nice to see ROM again. there are a couple of Youtube video links leading to reviews of the Annihilators #4 and the entire mini-series that can be found at this posting.

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Alan Rapp June 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

The inclusion of ROM would have made the fist story better, I agree. While the Rocket Racoon/Groot storyline isn’t as epic as the first I found it by far the more enjoyable of the two. Despite its Who’s Who cast of cosmic baddasses the main story got bogged down (at least for me) in the last couple of issues. And this is coming from a guy who loves good Silver Surfer stories.

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