Finding Their Own Way In The Universe: Asgardians Of The Galaxy #6
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
The Nova Corps, the Shi’ar Empire, and half of the criminals in the galaxy are trying to chase down the Asgardians of the Galaxy now that they have recovered the Naglfar Beacon. It is one of the most powerful weapons in existence, and everyone wants it. It looks like their ship, Asgard’s Reach, may be forfeit until Angela convinces Kid Loki to teleport the ship and its crew to the location of Sera, Angela’s true love. Alongside Sera, the Asgardians find the Ravagers, including Yondu and Pip the Troll. They are on their own quest, and the Asgardians of the Galaxy may have just disrupted it.
Asgardians of the Galaxy #6 finds the book taking a departure from tie-ins and trying to find its own path and identity between Infinity Wars and the coming War of the Realms. It focuses more on Angela, with the warrior wanting to find Sera with the help of Loki.
Cullen Bunn manages to find that identity for the book here. The Asgardians are an oddball lineup of characters, and they behave that way. They still don’t entirely get along, and their personalities make them inclined towards conflict.
In a weird way, the Ravagers mirror them, even if they are more mercenary than the Asgardians. Also, it’s nice seeing Pip the Troll again.
Something more is going on with Kid Loki, and it may not actually be one of his schemes or even something of his own doing.
Valkyrie is falling to the background somewhat, and that’s a little disappointing. Hopefully, she’ll get more of the spotlight soon.
Matteo Buffagni joins up as the main artist in this issue, and he brings more restrained and even slightly gritty style to the Asgardians. It’s a decent look for the team, and it suits them. Federico Blee’s color work is similarly restrained in this issue, but it still maintains a solid balance and a sense of liveliness.
Asgardians of the Galaxy #6 finds a mission for this mismatched team beyond the major cosmic crises in the Marvel Universe. Our heroes are on a personal quest for their leader while seeking out their own purpose along the way. It’s a decent read and one worthy of a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.
Asgardians of the Galaxy #6 comes to us from writer Cullen Bunn, artist Matteo Buffagni, color artist Federico Blee, letterer VC’s Cory Petit, and cover artist Jamal Campbell.