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Book Wars: Avengers vs. Guardians of the Galaxy

A comparison of two of the greatest superhero teams in comic book history!

By scholastickids

The superheroes of comic books have been capturing our minds and our hearts for many years, so I am going to be comparing two great superhero teams: Avengers vs. Guardians of the Galaxy.

Let’s compare the leader of each team. In Avengers, our leader is Captain America. In Guardians of the Galaxy, the leader is Starlord. Both of these characters are American human beings trapped in the wrong place or time. The main difference between them is their attitude. While Captain America is a natural do-gooder who always strives to help people, Starlord is an ex-thief whose primary concern is himself. He is witty, unlike Captain America, who is constantly serious. Despite their differences, in the end, both heroes lead their teams to save the world.

Secondly, we have Iron Man from Avengers and Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Each is a technology genius with a quick wit and a high ego. However, Iron Man is a human in a suit of armour, whereas Rocket is an anthropomorphic raccoon. Each of these two heroes is often a diffuser of tension when his team is struggling to find the fun in the world.

Next, Avengers’ Black Widow and Guardians’ Gamora also have some similarities. Both of them serve as spies and sometimes as double agents. They are trained warriors and very strong female characters. Of course, Black Widow is a fiery, red-haired human and Gamora is a green-skinned, purple-haired alien, but both women take their jobs very seriously and are the best at what they do.

On to Thor from Avengers and Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy. Both of them are very skilled in combat, and would do anything to save their loved ones. They are very different from the other members of their teams as they have different customs and sayings. I suppose the only difference would be that Thor is a dashing, good-looking Norse God, and Drax is a multi-colored alien.

Lastly, we have Avengers’ Hulk and Guardians’ Groot. Both are super-natural beings that are incredibly strong but do not understand much English or how to communicate with other people. However, the Hulk is a human who transforms into a raging beast, and Groot is a living tree.

Although the characters have some definite similarities, the settings are very different. Avengers comic books usually take place in New York, whereas Guardians of the Galaxy comic happen in outer space. The plots of each are very generic superhero plots where they fight villains in order to protect the world or, in some cases, the galaxy.

Which team would you want to be a part of? Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy? Why? Leave your opinions in the Comments below. I hope you liked this special edition of Book Wars. Until next time, keep reading!

Izzy, Scholastic Kids Council

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