Lobdell, best known for his work on Marvel’s X-Men titles, mishandles the Galaxy Quest characters and world from beginning to end. In sharp contrast to the film, this comic takes itself so seriously; compounding matters, the dialogue is cheesy, and it isn’t funny at all. The characters are, to varying degrees, moronic caricatures; it’s a good thing Lobdell copies and pastes so much dialogue from the movie, or you’d hardly know you were supposed to be familiar with these people. The story isn’t any better; it spends too much time unnecessarily filling in blanks that anyone who’s seen the movie and has a basic familiarity with science fiction can figure out, what little plot there is doesn’t get going until two-thirds of the way through, and the resolution is feeble and asinine.
Kyriazis’s artwork is also a problem. His most egregious offense is his faces: they’re generic and so inconsistent from page to page that the reader really has to work to tell who’s who. There’s little attention to detail, either: the colonel wears general’s stars, and the Army helicopter says “Navy” on the side. Kyriazis’s loose style only exacerbates these problems.
If you’re not a Galaxy Quest fan, there’s really no reason for you to read Galaxy Quest: Global Warning! (it certainly isn’t going to make you a fan); if you already are a fan, you’re going to be disappointed. Either way, don’t waste your time.