Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers | Comics

Before Peter Quill became the legendary outlaw of the galaxy known as Star-Lord, he was a little boy from Earth raised by his single mother Meredith Quill. Thirty years ago, before the boy was born, a runaway spaceship crashed onto the front door of Meredith, who then dragged out and rescued the passenger. Little did she know about him that the man is an alien named J'son, who is from the planet Spartax. While staying there for fixing his ship, they both fall in love and she gave birth to Peter once J'son was gone.

Meredith raised the boy on her own but not having a father around made the child grow up to be angry all the time and picking up fights with school bullies. One evening, two Badoon soldiers showed up on their doorstep and killed her but before they could end the "Spartoi bloodline" by killing the boy, Peter shot them both with a shotgun. Before leaving, he finds the Element Gun J'son gave to Meredith as a parting gift and then the Badoon ship blew up the house. Becasue, he couldn't stop the Badoon or Spartax from fighting each other, he wants to make sure that they could never lay their hands on Earth.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers | Comics

With Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon and Groot already in the team, the Guardians have a brand-new member in their fold; the Invincible Iron Man of The Avengers. Tony was only interested in knowing Quill's standpoint on the Badoons invading Earth and after hearing his story, he is all in. Peter Quill was then hanging out on a galactic bar and trying to hit on a Kree girl when his father, J'son of Spartax came in guarded by Spartoi Royal Guards to meet him so that he could tell him in person to stay out of Earth.

It appears that J'son is a member of Galactic Council; an inter-galactic secret counsel comprised of him along with Annihilus, Majestor Kallark/Gladiator of Shi'ar Empire, Queen of the Brood and Supreme Intelligence of Kree. Together the Council has came to the decision to leave Earth be so that it gets a chance to be a part of galactic civilization. As their meeting was getting to a heated argument, Gamora came crushing down the royal guards to rescue Quill, thinking he is in trouble. In space, Iron Man encounters a Badoon warship and prepares to face it but the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive.

They successfully dealt with them but then the remaining Badoon warship enters Earth's atmosphere and starts wrecking havoc in London. Though they couldn't call Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The Defenders, Power Pack or X-Men, Quill and his gang took out the Badoon armada by themselves. The whole gang is then arrested by Spartax soldiers for violating "Spartax Earth Directive" by setting foot on Earth. Before they know a thing, the Guardians are captured and sent to the prison planet after stripping them all off their weapons.

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Spartax Earth Directive

Here is your links to buy “Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers" from Marvel Comics in issues on Amazon.

01. Guardians of the Galaxy V3 0.1

02. Guardians of the Galaxy V3 01

03. Guardians of the Galaxy V3 02

04. Guardians of the Galaxy V3 03

05. Guardians of the Galaxy – Tomorrow's Avengers 01

Here is your links to buy “Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers" from Marvel Comics on Amazon.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers (Softcover)

Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers (Hardcover)

Starting off the third monthly ongoing series with writer Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers Disassembled, Civil War II) and artist Steve McNiven (Civil War, Death of Wolverine), "Cosmic Avengers" is a story-arc of Guardians of the Galaxy that creates a new path for the favorite cosmic outlaws of Marvel and leads them to a new path. The story came out in 2014 and comprises of issues #01-03 from Guardians of the Galaxy third monthly series including issue #0.1 and Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow 's Avengers one-shot. We can see how Marvel is trying to re-introduce the cosmic outlaws to readers when the live-action Guardians of the Galaxy movie is awaiting release in a few months.

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Guardians of Earth

The story gives a never-before seen peak at Star-Lord's not so well-known origin, will also lead to the introduction of a major character in the near future and a lots of adventures that is full of conflict. Plus, Tony Stark hanging out with a group of misfit heroes on space who are not his regular buddies from Avengers was sort of an amusement. Seems like Iron Man fits just fine with the team as any other member they have ever taken in. Since the heroes already have a rocky-start with Badoons, the stakes are going to be high from this point and many new developments will take place on the upcoming arc "Angela".
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