Blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis takes on Marvel's misfit movie stars! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot assemble alongside the Avengers to thwart Thanos' latest scheme - and they'll take Iron Man back out to space with them! They'll face the wrath of the Badoon, Peter Quill's father and - once again - the infinite threat of the Mad Titan! But can anything prepare them for Angela? The Guardians will add new recruits and fight alongside the X-Men, but which team members will end up star-crossed lovers? And when Secret Wars obliterates the Galaxy, what will be left to Guard?
In the infinite expanse of time and space, is there room for more than one group of Guardians of the Galaxy? You bet there is! Rocket, Groot and Drax are about to go on an adventure so big it will draw in counterparts from a thousand years away. Not just the Guardians 3000 you know and love but also...the Guardians 1000?! But who are these universal protectors from centuries ago? They're not the only newcomers on the scene, and the other arrivals are gearing up for something that can't mean anything good! The past is under attack, but is any time safe? Put your faith in the Guardians of three eras! Plus bonus tales featuring your favorite Guardians including Drax, Rocket, Groot and the Thing!
With the fabric of the universe torn, all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits. With the fabric of the universe torn, all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits. Led by Star-Lord, the newly-minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who's who of the mightiest -and most bizarre - protectors the stars have ever seen! Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora, Adam Warlock, Mantis, the all-new Quasar, Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe's most dangerous menaces...and have fun while doing it!
All that stands in the way of universal disaster is an unlikely band of cosmic misfits: the Guardians of the Galaxy, retooled for the 21st Century! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Adam Warlock, Mantis and the all-new Quasar - together with Cosmo the telepathic space dog - take on the universe's most dangerous menaces!
COLLECTING: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) 1-25; THANOS IMPERATIVE: IGNITION 1, 1-6, DEVASTATION 1; MATERIAL FROM ANNIHILATORS 1-4; MATERIAL FROM ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL 1-4
Meet the new Guardians! With Star-Lord missing and the entire galaxy gunning for the Guardians of the Galaxy, it's time to bring in a little help. But as the Guardians get ready for new members Venom and Captain Marvel, unexpected dangers arise that promise to tear the team to its core! Where in the universe is Star-Lord? What does his disappearance mean for Earth's safety? And can he survive on the run from a mysterious new adversary without the aid of the Guardians? Plus: relive Flash Thompson's transformation into Venom and Carol Danvers' debut as Captain Marvel! And the series celebrates a milestone with two special stories by former Guardians writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!
Can the Guardians of the Galaxy stop the War of Kings? As Black Bolt and Vulcan square off and the Inhumans and Shi'ar ravage entire planets, the Guardians are stuck in the middle! As new discoveries are made and old friends are betrayed, the new Guardians must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with cosmic legends to survive! But when the Fault, a massive rift in reality, releases a viral xenoform that threatens to destroy the cosmos, the bruised and batt ered Guardians must return the creature to its own dimension before the unthinkable happens.
Thrill to the exploits of the greatest heroes of the 31st century, the original Guardians of the Galaxy! Join telekinetic Vance Astro, alien archer Yondu, flame-haired Mercurian Nikki, superstrong Jovian Charlie-27, crystalline Plutonian Martinex, the mysterious Starhawk and his wife Aleta as they undertake a quest to find the long-lost shield of Captain America - a mission that pits them against Iron Man's twisted legacy, the marauding alien cyborgs called the Stark, as well as the intergalactic thieves known as Force! Plus, the Guardians confront the devil's daughter, Malevolence - and battle across time alongside the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange and the 26th century's Thor, Dargo Ktor, against the mad god known as Korvac!
Jim Valentino completes his explosive exploration of the Marvel Universe of the 31st Century! The original-and-future Guardians welcome the return of their ally Starhawk - but why is that bad news for Major Victory's love life? The ruthless Rancor is also back, and that's trouble for everybody. Will she fi nd her ancestor, Wolverine? Silver Surfer's reappearance may be worst of all - because where he soars, Galactus is sure to follow!
COLLECTING: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (1990) 21-29, ANNUAL 2; MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) 18
They're the galaxy's greatest heroes - but who were they before they met? Find out in this complete collection of their earliest appearances! Drax's sole mission is to destroy Thanos. But when Thanos launches an all-out war with Gamora as his uneasy ally, can Drax succeed even with the Avengers' help? Plus, the space-faring adventures of the legendary Star-Lord! Rocket Raccoon's quest in the Keystone Quadrant! And Groot tries to conquer Earth?!
COLLECTING: INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 271, ANNUAL 5; IRON MAN (1968) 55; CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) 27-33, 43-44, 58-62; STRANGE TALES (1951) 180-181; WARLOCK (1972) 9-11, 15; AVENGERS (1963) 219-220, ANNUAL 7; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL 2; MARVEL PREVIEW 11; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) 1-2, 6-7; MARVEL PREMIERE 61; ROCKET RACCOON (1985) 1-4; STAR-LORD SPECIAL EDITION & MORE!
Just in time for the blockbuster film, Marvel offers up a second helping of classic Guardians tales by industry icon Jim Valenti no! The original Guardians of the Galaxyland on the World of Mutants, but soon wind up in the middle of a violent rebellion against Wolverine's descendant Rancor! And to make matters worse, there's a Dark Phoenix on the loose! Hope they survive the experience! Then it's off to the rescue of Firelord; a cosmic clash with the Spirit of Vengeance himself, Ghost Rider; and the debut of the mysterious Protégé; before culminating in an epic battle with the Punisher of the 31st century. Wait, did we say Punisher? More like Punishers - a whole army of them! Plus: a major turning point in the life of Vance Astrovik! Who is Major Victory?
COLLECTING: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (1990) 8-20
When an alien race discovers that Jean Grey is back on Earth, they decide to punish her for Dark Phoenix's genocidal crimes! Now, the Guardians of the Galaxy must help the All-New X-Men save Jean from twisted intergalactic justice - but can they prevail against the universe's most powerful army? Then, with Star-Lord missing and the entire galaxy gunning for the Guardians, it's time to bring in some help. But as the team recruits Venom and Captain Marvel, unexpected dangers arise that may tear them apart! What does Star-Lord's disappearance mean for Earth's safety?
Launching out of Annihilation: Conquest, Marvel's sci-fi heroes unite to protect the cosmos! Back-to-back Annihilation wars have weakened the boundaries of our universe. Dark gods and monsters are seeping through the cracks, reigning horror upon those still reeling from the recent calamities. In the face of terror, who stands to defend a desperate universe? Star-Lord and his squad of butt-kickers - the modern day Guardians of the Galaxy! You've heard that Annihilation: Conquest rocks - the guy at the comic shop keeps telling you to try Nova - well, now's your chance to experience the glory that writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, and artist Paul Pelletier can unleash! All this...plus a wise-cracking raccoon and a telepathic dog! C'mon, people, time to lock and load!