Guardians of the Galaxy v4 #12

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Guardians of the Galaxy v4 #12

Post by DonCampbell » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:02 pm

Star-Lord (Peter Jason Quill)
Rocket Raccoon
the Thing (Ben Grimm)
Captain Marvel (Colonel Carol Danvers) – via hologram
Kitty Pryde
Corporal Eugene “Flash” Thompson (later as Venom with Klyntar symbiote)
Angela of Heven
Drax the Destroyer

Genesis (Evan Sabahnur)
Beast (Hank McCoy from the past)
Cyclops (Scott Summers from the past)
Oya (Idie Okonkwo)
Iceman (Bobby Drake from the past)
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Angel (Warren Worthington III from the past)
Luke Cage
Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
Riri Williams (not yet Ironheart)
Nova (Sam Alexander)
Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
Iron Man (Tony Stark)
Captain America (Sam Wilson)
Mighty Thor (Jane Foster)
the Vision
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Doctor Strange
Captain Marvel – in the flesh
Sasquatch (Walter Langkowsi)
Puck (Eugene Judd)
Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier)
Spectrum (Monica Rambeau)
Blue Marvel (Adam Brashear)
Black Panther (King T’Challa)
Jean Grey (from the past)
Iceman (older Bobby Drake)
Magik (Illyanna Rasputin)
Storm (Ororo Munroe)
S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill
armored S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents (none named)

the Vision (destroys the Guardians’ starship)
Rocket Raccoon
(plus four other figures that are too small for me to make out)

S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents (some armored, none named)
Kitty Pryde
the Thing
Iceman (older Drake)
Captain Marvel
S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill
Blue Marvel
Venom (Thompson + Klyntar symbiote)
Rocket Raccoon
Drax the Destroyer

Thanos – BTS in the Triskelion sub-basement

Notes: The story in this single issue interweaves through three issues of Civil War II. Worse, it is also split into three sections.

The first section (14 story pages) covers the Guardians’ actions from the previous issue until they reveal themselves as being on Captain Marvel’s side. Pages 11-14 of this issue are variations of pages 21-24 from Civil War II #4.

Then there’s the “14 MINUTES LATER” gap between pages 14 and 15. Events from pages 1-14 of Civil War II #5 take place within this gap.

Page 15 of GOTG #12 depicts the Guardians’ ship exploding in mid-air as the Vision fires an energy beam through it and Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora reacting in silent shock.

Immediately following that scene there’s the “36 MINUTES LATER” gap between pages 15 and 16. Events from pages 15-23 of Civil War II #5 and pages 1-13 of Civil War II #6 take place within this gap, beginning with the Guardians’ ship exploding and Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon reacting verbally.

Following this second gap, pages 16-18 of GOTG #12 and pages 14-15 of Civil War II #6 are closely interwoven, first with the Guardians’ burning ship exploding again and then Quill having a talk with Carol.

Then there are the final two pages of GOTG #12, where Gamora learns that Thanos is a captive in the Triskelion.

I'll leave it to anyone who wants to do an Issue Analysis to figure out the exact sequence of pages and/or panels that make the most sense.

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