Thursday, August 7, 2003

Guardians of the Galaxy | Comics

In the 31st century of an alternative reality, a band of people opposed the invasion on Earth by an alien race of Badoons and afterwards starts calling themselves Guardians of the Galaxy. Each of the members was the last of their kind consisting an alternate version of both New Warriors member Justice named Major Vance Astro aka Major Victory, Martinex T'Naga, space militia pilot Captain Charlie-27 and a primitive game hunter Yondu Udonta. Because many of the gathering having previous experience with Badoons, they decided to confront them together to make sure Earth survives the invasion.

The Badoon Wars
The invaders have destroyed many of Earth colonies and killing many as like they did on Jupiter, Mercury and Pluto. Charlie-27 survived their attack by escaping via a teleportation tube and later joined Martinex. Vance Astro picks up Yondu from planet Centauri-IV after waking up from his suspended animation of a thousand years while he got there. The latter's entire tribe was slaughtered by Badoons and he traveled to Earth with Vance to meet with Charlie-27 and Martinex before getting captured by the invading race.

Upon getting out of their captivity, these four decides to team up and liberate Earth from these reptilian aliens. This is when the original Guardians of the Galaxy team were formed and a force to oppose Badoons is banded. Captain America, Sharon Carter and The Thing were brought to Earth-691 timeline for helping them liberate. This team also traveled to 20th Century but ended up helping The Defenders fighting a Badoon experiment. Soon, they are joined by an antihero Starhawk to battle the Badoon Empire. Two of his allies Aleta and Nikki later join their gang as they all became space explorers.

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Guardians of the Galaxy | Comics

Annihilation: Conquest
During the Phalanx offensive against Kree Empire, a group of misfit superheroes who also took part in "Annihilation War", bands together to fight the threats at hand. By the time Nova arrived on Kree space too late to help as Ronan the Accuser was taken. Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord teams up with Captain Universe, Groot, Mantis and Rocket Raccoon while Drax and Gamora were infected with Phalanx techno-virus. Guided by Kree Supreme Intelligence, Quasar and Moondragon finds Adam Warlock who eventually saves the day by engaging in a fight with villainous murder-bot Ultron.

Legacy
In post-Phalanx Invasion, Peter Quill brings up the idea of forming a proactive team to prevent any major galactic catastrophes both large scale and average, cosmic or inter-dimensional before even happening. Considering how Annihilation Wave decimated everything and the last crisis they just battled, Nova supports Quill's plan. Granting them a base at Knowhere, he helped assemble Adam Warlock, Drax, Gamora, Groot, Mantis, Quasar and Rocket Raccoon to fight against Universal Church of Truth. They recovered Major Victory from a "Limbo Ice", which came in through a tear in space-time.

War of Kings
Upon learning that Quill had Mantis telepathically drive the rest of the team into joining his group, all of them departures except Rocket. Adam went after Universal Church of Truth with Gamora following him. Drax and Phyla also took time off while Rocket took Bug and Major Victory into their fold. When Peter was trying to stop Ronan from rebuilding Phalanx's Babel Spire, he is thrown into Negative Zone. There he discovers, Blastaar is planning to take over Earth through Prison 42 as the newest ruler. With help from Jack Flag, he manages to stop the invasion before it's too late.

Drax and Phyla-Vell goes to Oblivion looking for Heather Douglas, where the latter was fed to a Dragon of the Moon by Maelstrom. Making a pact with Death, Phyla came out to see Wendell Vaughn and Moondragon came at her rescue. They all return to Knowhere and a single team goes to meet The Kree and is greeted by Black Bolt and The Inhumans while another one seeking The Shi'ar gets attacked by Vulcan and Imperial Guard. Warlock becomes Magus trying to save his friends and contain a space-rift called The Fault.

The Thanos Imperative
When Phyla found a cocoon which she thought to be Magus, a newly resurrected Thanos came out and killed her. He then attacks rest of the team and holds Peter into his grasp only for Rocket to talk him down, threatening with life sentence. From the other side of The Fault, Revengers of the "Cancerverse" breaches in to invade this reality. Allying with The Mad Titan, they entered Earth-10011 to be faced by Defenders of that universe. Afterwards, Drax kills Thanos only for him to reborn within shortly and kill the former in return.

Death was purged from this universe and he played out Lord Mar-Vell to bring her back but she still refuses to take him while the universe collapses around them. As the Cancerverse was falling, Nova and Star-Lord sends their teammates back on Earth-616 and stayed behind to ensure The Mad Titan dies in it too. Believing they are both dead, all Guardians disband and Cosmo assembles a new team called "Annihilators" on Knowhere. Drax and Peter would surprisingly return after a while to reform their old team once again.

Cosmic Avengers
Peter's father J'son, King of Spartax has alerted him to stay off from Earth as he and the Galactic Council has declared it off-limits for any alien species to invade. However, worried that this will leave his home planet vulnerable to attacks, Star-Lord visits Earth will fellow Guardians and Iron Man to find out a Badoon ship attacking on London. Though he and his teammates have taken care of the situation, they are arrested by Spartax soldiers for breaking Spartax Earth Directive. Despite all of their weapons were taken away, they managed to escape custody with help from Groot growing from a twig.

Angela
When Wolverine time-travels too many ties to stop Ultron's uprising in future, he fractured space-time continuum. As a result, a mysterious being was brought to Midgard and is intercepted by Gamora on moon as an unknown threat. Uatu the Watcher came to witness their fight and she proved to be quite a challenge even to their combined might. It is later revealed that she is Aldrif Odinsdottir, also known as Angela, who came looking for the one responsible for bringing her here from Heven and eventually become a useful ally.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (Comics) Wikipedia


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Guardians of the Galaxy – Tomorrow’s Avengers – Vol 01


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A fictional superhero team comprised of galaxy's most potential misfits, Guardians of the Galaxy continues their run as a monthly ongoing series from Marvel Comics that was created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Gene Colan in 1969. In 2008, Dan Abnett (Annihilation – Nova, Realm of Kings – Inhumans) and Andy Lanning (Majestic – Strange New Visitor, Punisher – Year One) have attempted to create a modern day incarnation of the original team with new members. Later writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) helped shape their dynamics. Collaborating with him, artists Steve McNiven (Civil War, Death of Wolverine) and Valerio Schiti (Journey Into Mystery – Stronger Than Monsters, New Avengers – A Perfect World) also contributed.

The Cosmic Guardians

The series was engaged in the company wide crossover events that re-shaped Marvel Universe time and time again. Based on the second formation of the team, a live-action Guardians of the Galaxy film was released in 2014, which becomes one of the most successful superhero movies that year. The winning incarnation was comprised of actor Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Dave Bautista as Drax. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper performed through motion and voice capture as Groot and Rocket Raccoon. The film also casts Lee Pace as Ronan, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta and Karen Gillan as Nebula. This ensemble cast has reprises their role in a sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and then on Avengers: Infinity War.
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