A Review: GUARDIANS volume 1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of GUARDIANS volume 1 from Zenescope Entertainment. Ralph Tedesco writes, Carlos Granda draws and Jason Embury, Jeff Balke and Chiara Miriade color.

Tabbris is a guardian angel, and he’s seen better days. Nathaniel is a bit newer at the job, but not having any better luck lately. So when they get teamed up on punishment duty, they uncover a plot to wipe out humanity (or a large chunk of it). They’ll both need all of their particular skills to stop the bad guys, but will they get there in time?

Comparing this story to a buddy-cop comedy wouldn’t be too far off, if you can handle swapping “cop” for “angel” and that Tabbris doesn’t even like Nathaniel. But Tabbris doesn’t like anyone, so it’s cool. In addition to the funny, the story gives us a fair amount of celestial intrigue (which I don’t want to spoil) and some interesting representations of the other planes (Hell especially). It’s a nice, solid story with good timing, and the art really delivers unique settings for all of the (very) different locations. And all of those wings must have gotten tiresome to draw, but they’re done really well.

Zenescope usually brings the high-powered mystical action as well as some creepy horror. So it’s good to see them showing us a different kind of story occasionally. This book is just darn good entertainment.

GUARDIANS volume 1 is available now through comiXology or at zenescope.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )