This is the last issue of the Drax space opera. What started out as a strange trip into the cosmic characters that dot the Marvel U has now come to a close. While I was not the biggest fan of the series I am sad to see such a quirky title come to an end. Don’t fret though folks, it just means that Drax the destroyer will be spending all of his time back in the pages of Guardians, and isn’t that what we all really want?
The last issue concludes the storyline of the ice dragon the Space Suckers have been hunting for. I’m a genuine sucker myself for any cameo of Fin Fang Foom, which we also get in this issue. The climax of the story is the build up to Drax facing off with villainess Killer Thrill, who has kidnapped the ice dragon. Which in turn leads to the climax of the series; Has Drax learned that there is more to life than destruction?
While the plot seems rushed it could be due to Marvel pulling the plug on this title in mid-run OR it could just be ill-timed pacing. Either way the main fight is over before it begins which seems to deflate the build up to this issue. Again, this could just be a product of cancellation.
The series wraps up leaving the door open to a Space Suckers story, which I wouldn’t be surprised to see former WWE champ CM Punk return for. The rest of the book ends on a subtle note with no major changes to the status quo. It’s just over. The End.
Final Thoughts: The art on this book was always a draw for me. Scott Hepburn deserves more credit than he’s received. Always a pleasure to read.
Final Grade: 3 ½ stars
Story: CM Punk and Cullen Bunn
Art: Scott Hepburn
Colors: Antonio Fabela
Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles