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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Infinity Gauntlet | Comics

After the Death worshiping mad titan Thanos was resurrected by Death herself, he managed to collect all six of the powerful Infinity Gems from the Elders of the Universe. Taking the gems in his possession, Thanos crafted the Infinity Gauntlet, holding all the gems in his left glove and claiming godhood once again. As he has gained the virtual omnipotence, he decides to please his love Death and even after he creates a shrine in her honor for both of them, she still refuses to be charmed.

Witnessing the "Rebirth of Thanos", Silver Surfer; the mighty herald of Galactus, quickly rushes to seek aid of his old friend Doctor Strange in stopping Thanos from erasing the entire plane of existence. In the meantime, Thanos resurrects Nebula half alive but Death still shows no glimpse of interest in him. He then remembers the promise he made earlier to Mistress Death to destroy half the life of the universe and he does so immediately with just a single snap of his finger.

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Infinity Gauntlet | Comics

Now, this act of desperation in an overwhelming urge of receiving affection from Death certainly has its devastating effects and it was felt by Captain America, The Eternals, Hulk, the Kree Empire, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Spider-Man, who has sensed something big is happening. The Avengers were wondering about the situation as they get busy with the cleanup of this mess, when Adam Warlock came to visit Doctor Strange to inform about the impending threat upon the entire universe.

Sensing some abnormalities, Doctor Doom comes crashing at Sanctum Sanctorum to confront Stephen Strange and the Surfer, when Warlock explains everything to him. He then starts recruiting Quasar, Doctor Doom and other heroes to stop Thanos. Even Odin assembles the deities of Asgard upon having a meeting with Council of Godheads to face the problem before it's too late but got trapped because of their exit being destroyed by a shock-wave that The Mad Titan released a while ago.

The unity of heroes also gains support from most powerful entities in the universe, including Galactus. Hulk and Wolverine are tasked by Warlock to kill Thanos the moment they get the chance. Then using a magic spell and the Eye of Agamatto, Doctor Strange transports all the gathering of heroes to space for confronting Thanos in a last ditch attempt to save reality itself. With Mephisto at his side as an adviser, Thanos will stop at nothing to bring upon the end of the Universe.

For more information on Infinity Gauntlet event, you can check out these links below.

Infinity Gauntlet (Comics) Wikipedia

Infinity Gauntlet (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Assembly of War

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Infinity Gauntlet 05

Infinity Gauntlet 06

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Silver Surfer – Rebirth of Thanos

Infinity Gauntlet (Softcover)

Infinity Gauntlet (Hardcover)

Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus

Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath

"Infinity Gauntlet" is a six part limited series that is considered as a major comic book event of Marvel Comics following the events of "The Thanos Quest" mini-series. Releasing on 1991, the story is pitched by the legendary comic-book creator Jim Starlin (Infinity Crusade, Infinity War), who worked with artist George Pérez (Fantastic Four, Inhumans) and Ron Lim (Iron Man – Legacy of Doom, Thanos – Samaritan) as his collaborator for the arc. Issues from many other monthly ongoing titles as Doctor StrangeQuasarSilver Surfer, Sleepwalker and The Incredible Hulk were included as tie-in for the six part saga.

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Destiny Still Arrives

"Infinity Gauntlet" also serves as the first part of a trilogy of "Infinity" themed crossovers and the reference of the event was given many times on the pages of Marvel Comics over the course of decades after decades. The storyline is also being adapted into the third live-action Avengers film from Marvel Cinematic Universe titled, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), where actor Josh Brolin is about to portray the character of The Mad Titan himself through motion capture and depict the journey of the villain to become a universal conqueror.
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Saturday, September 20, 2003

Thanos | Comics

Widely Known as The Mad Titan who is fascinated by Death, Thanos is the most evil individual in the Universe.

As he is known as The Mad Titan across the universe, his actions doesn’t suggest otherwise as well. Among his race of eternal Titans, Thanos was born as a grey-skinned mutant and monstrous form, which let him absorb cosmic energy to use it at his will.

Although he was not very mindful of others at first yet was very mild-mannered and a loner type, despite his freakish appearance as a result of his Deviant Syndrome. Not only had he slowly grown a craving for power but he also was the strongest than rest of his race, who is soon exiled from their society for nurturing great violence within him.

He then starts strengthening himself physically with bionic implementation and various augmentations alongside hours of meditation to surpass anyone of his race. While he became more and more powerful, he also grew a taste for conquest and starts recruiting from across the galaxy for his own army to command over cosmos in future.

In his quest for power he eventually developed a fascination over the entity of Death and it becomes an intense obsession upon meeting her in person at one point. To win Death’s affection, Thanos even nuked on his home planet Titan, causing the remaining Eternals of Titan to band together against him and permanently stop his reign of madness.

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Thanos | Comics

Avengers Vs. Thanos
As Death started to take an interest on him over time, Thanos attempts to make himself truly worthy for her affection. He was keeping an eye on Earth since the first expolosion of a nuclear weapon and longing for gathering more power, he obtained a reality-altering object called the Cosmic Cube, created by Advanced Idea Mechanics.

Possession of the Cube made him a god-like being, leading Kree champion Captain Marvel and The Avengers to oppose him after he wiped out a Kree fleet. He gave up the Cube when he believed that he has drained it of all power but Mar-Vell took hold of it to restore universe as it was before their chaotic conflict took place.

This failure has him abandoned by Death abruptly and he is completely robbed off his power but was timely rescued by his starship base Sanctuary II, just as he programmed it. After recovering, he decided to get back to his path of earning her love once again by delivering her a total annihilation of all beings that exists.

In order to gain such power to do so, he came to learn about the existence of a number of immensely powerful singularities known as Soul Gems. He collected all of them except one, which belonged to its keeper, Adam Warlock. To avoid losing his own soul to Adam instead of obtaining his objective, Thanos decided to observe him and learn more about him.

He also learns about Magus; a time-displaced evil counterpart of Adam Warlock, who is destined to oppose him and unleash a reign of destruction upon universe. So, he went on to rescue and adopt Gamora from Earth-7528 reality as an infant, when rest of her race of Zen-Whoberis was slaughtered by Universal Church of Truth, a cult dedicated to Magus.

He raised her to become deadliest assassin in entire galaxy and then allied with Adam to prevent him from ever becoming Magus. His plan went sour when Gamora turned against him to stop his plan and an intervention of The Avengers did the rest.

Thanos Quest
When Thanos is resurrected by Death on her own realm, he came to learn from Infinity Well that Soul Gems now belongs to various Elders of the Universe after his last defeat. Calling those as Infinity Gems, The In-Betweener, Champion of the Universe, The Gardener and The Runner, The Collector and Grandmaster took charge of those.

One by one, The Mad Titan managed to eventually gather them by either using force or trickery on the Elders. To put them all to use, he wielded all of those gems on his gloves and then forged the Infinity Gauntlet. He faked his own death to convince everyone that he is no longer a threat to universe and continued his work in secret.

Rebirth of Thanos
Upon having a dream of a massive skull, Silver Surfer ends up on Mistress Death's domain and witnessed the resurrection of Thanos. Since he has never faced The Mad Titan before, Surfer had no idea about what was going on and whether or not he should intervene.

Death reveals that she brought him back to life and granted more power to do her bidding and annihilate half the lives of Universe. He assures her of that but Death is still skeptical over his last time, when he was taken down by The Avengers. She also suggests that Silver Surfer can still be a problem and Thanos then just blasts him off his way.

Infinity Gauntlet
To threaten the very existence of the entire universe by wielding all six Infinity Gems in his Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos regained the power of a God. He then pays Death a visit to rekindle their old relationship but she turned her back on him and shows no interest at all, even after he created a massive shrine in her honor to impress her.

He resurrects his granddaughter Nebula and then wipes out half the lives from universe as promised to her earlier. By this time, Surfer has already contacted Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange about this great reckoning, this drastic change in reality was felt by Captain America, The Eternals, Hulk, Kree Empire, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Spider-Man.

Adam Warlock meets heroes of Earth to unite them all against Thanos, who is a threat for all that exists. Even the most powerful beings of universe, including Galactus has joined this cause and he froze everyone in time, Mephisto suggests that he should battle the heroes without using full power of his Infinity Gauntlet if he wants to impress Death.

However, in doing so; he allowed all heroes present there a chance to fight against him. Finally, it took all the efforts of the assembled super-heroes of Earth just to stand against him but his overconfidence finally threw him off-balance and caused him defeat.

Infinity War
Thanos came seeking help from Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch when he faced Magus and learned his current plan, which is to gain control over the Universe with powerful cosmic items equivalent of five Cosmic Cubes. With the aid of evil counterparts of heroes and villains from Earth, Magus was trying to replace them to change reality.

The Infinity Gauntlet is reassembled by Adam to match the power Magus currently wields but lost it to him anyway. Thanos delayed the villain long enough with an elaborated ruse to be taken down by Eternity and Infinity before going to his own separate way.

Infinity Crusade
The Goddess is a being exerted from Adam Warlock's goodness during his time of wielding Infinity Gauntlet and took a form. In order to spread peace across cosmos, she forged the power of 30 Cosmic Cubes into a Cosmic Egg and created Paradise Omega planet. She came to Earth seeking heroes who are ready to banish all evil from Universe.

This caused an imprisonment of Adam Warlock and Thanos in between reality but they made out of it. Mephisto came forward to help them and as Adam kept distracting Goddess, Thanos and a band of heroes worked on destroying her Cosmic Egg.

Thor Vs. Thanos
In search of some rare cosmic artifacts, The Mad Titan stepped on Asgard with Tarakis and an unstoppable being known as Mangog, laying trash of The Warriors Three and took the Map of All-Ending from Odin. They crossed paths with an enraged Thor, who returned home from Earth but a surprise attack from Mangog left him beaten as well.

He then banded with former herald Galactus; Firelord and Rigellian Recorder to find and stop him before it is too late. Odinson took quite a beating from Mangog once more and barely survived but managed to take down The Mad Titan using reinforcement.

Annihilus; ruler of the Negative Zone decides to lead an attack on the positive matter universe to expand his reign by taking over and Thanos simply sided with him in his orgy of destruction, curiously watched him work. He helped Lord of the Negative Zone imprisoning Galactus and his herald Silver Surfer to use their power for his army.

The Mad Titan then decided to betray him by releasing the Devourer of Worlds but before he could do so, he was killed by Drax, The Destroyer who punched his heart out from behind and he saw Death just moments ago, meaning he truly died this time. His spirit and Death watched Annihilus lose the battle in the end and getting killed by Nova.

The Thanos Imperative
Death has resurrected Thanos but he cannot be killed by any means this time. Since it was untimely and his mind wasn't properly formed, he went on a rampage before he could be stopped by Guardians of the Galaxy. He visits Cancerverse and when Death arrives to kill all immortal beings of that realm, he begs her to take him to but she refuses.

Infuriated at this, Thanos set out to kill entire Universe with only Nova and Star-Lord left behind to face him. Drax The Destroyer also butts into that fight but the end result of the conflict is revealed many years later (Guardians of the Galaxy – Original Sin).

Sensing Illuminati secretly activating Infinity Gauntlet once again, Thanos returned to Titan and then formed his very own "Black Order" with his minions Black Dwarf, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and Supergiant. He attempted to invade Earth when The Avengers were out on a mission in space facing The Builders.

He sends his loyal servant Corvus Glaive to pay Black Bolt a visit in Attilan, demanding heads of Inhuman youths between ages of sixteen and twenty-two as a tribute to his master. This however was a ploy of The Mad Titan to seek out his lost Inhuman son and eradicate him forever, about whom he knew almost nothing about.

As Black Bolt denied paying the tribute that was asked for, Thanos soon arrives at Attilan only for it to be destroyed shortly by a powerful sonic scream released by the former. He released a few more on The Mad Titan but the latter managed to withstand all.

They fought until he was beaten senseless and left behind. His minion Ebony Maw eventually managed to find and capture Thane; the long-lost son of Titan in Greenland. Shortly, The Avengers arrived from space to defend Earth and Maw betrays his master by releasing Thane, who freezes Thanos and Proxima in an amber construct.

Time Runs Out
Because of his different views with his teammates on saving Earth-616 from the Incursion of worlds, Namor leaves Illuminati and forms "The Cabal" with Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight and Thanos upon freeing them. They all then took part in the destruction of alternate Earths from different realities to support the Sub-Mariner.

Razing those worlds and torturing the heroes of the dying Earths with his former minions and new allies were like a picnic to The Mad Titan. However, Namor soon grew sick of their slaughtering of population in the colliding of worlds and had a clash with Thanos regarding their leadership role but was unable to take him down.

Despite Cabal's destruction of countless worlds from different realities to avoid collision, the incursion eventually occurred and Universe perished. However, a patchwork of reality was later created as Battleworld by Doctor Doom, who became omnipotent upon stealing powers of fallen Beyonders, where Thanos and his allies found themselves.

Eight years have passed after that event and on Doom's domain; they got engaged with his police-force, Thor Corps. He managed to convince Ben Grimm, who was this giant-sized Shield that protected the living from residents of Deadlands to take his stand and died himself in a final confrontation with the all-powerful God Emperor Doom.

For more information on Thanos comics series, you can check out these links below.

Thanos (Comics) Wikipedia

Thanos (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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The Infinity Conflict

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Warlock by Jim Starlin – The Complete Collection

Avengers Vs. Thanos

Thanos Quest

Silver Surfer – Rebirth of Thanos

Infinity Gauntlet (Softcover)

Infinity Gauntlet (Hardcover)

Infinity Gauntlet – Aftermath

Infinity War

Infinity War – Aftermath

Infinity Crusade Vol 01

Infinity Crusade Vol 02

Thanos – Cosmic Powers

Thor Vs. Thanos

Annihilation Classic

Thanos – Infinity Abyss

Marvel Universe – The End (Softcover)

Marvel Universe – The End (Hardcover)

Thanos – Epiphany

Thanos – Samaritan

Annihilation Omnibus

Doctor Doom and The Masters of Evil

Avengers and The Infinity Gauntlet

The Thanos Imperative

Thanos Rising

Infinity (Softcover)

Infinity (Hardcover)

Thanos – A God Up There Listening

Deadpool Vs. Thanos

Thanos – The Infinity Revelation

Thanos Vs. Hulk

Thanos – The Infinity Relativity

Secret Wars

Thanos is a fictional comic-book villain character from Marvel Comics, who was created by comic-book writer/artist Jim Starlin (Marvel – The End, Thanos Vs. Hulk) in 1973. Over the years of publication, he appeared in many ongoing series and major crossover events that re-shaped Marvel Universe by changing the reality of timeline.

Not only popular among his parent company, Thanos is a widely famous antagonist loved by many. He has clashed with big guns of Marvel and gave us events like Infinity Abyss, Annihilation, Thanos Imperative, Infinity, Secret Wars and a few others. His craving for large-scale death and destruction makes him one of galaxy's most feared entities.

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Mad Titan Triumphant

In his other media appearances, The Mad Titan was part of Silver Surfer animated TV series from 1998, The Super Hero Squad Show in 2009, Avengers Assemble in 2013 and Guardians of the Galaxy animated show from 2015. Then he appeared on The Avengers (2012) movie in a cameo, which was the first ever live-action appearance of his character.

Then he went on to show up for a brief time on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), on the post-credit scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and will also be reprising the role in upcoming two part Avengers: Infinity War (2018) movie and a sequel slated for 2019 portrayed by actor Josh Brolin through motion capture technology.
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Thursday, August 7, 2003

Guardians of the Galaxy | Comics

Whenever the universe is threatened, only a group of intergalactic outlaws named Guardians of the Galaxy can stop it.

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. Because many of the gathering having previous experience with Badoons, they decided to confront them together to make sure Earth survives the invasion.

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.

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 somehow managed to survive their attack by escaping via a teleportation tube and later came to join Martinex.

Vance Astro picks up Yondu, a native warrior 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 superhero team of The Defenders fighting against a Badoon experiment, which was a mutated creature Eelar. Soon, they are joined by an anti-hero named 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, it was 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.

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 from a tear in space-time.

War of Kings
Upon learning that Quill previously had Mantis telepathically drive the rest of the team into joining his group, all of them departures in disbelief except for Rocket. Adam went after the 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 that, Blastaar is planning for a full-scale invasion on Earth through Prison 42 and take over as the newest ruler. With help from Jack Flag, he manages to stop the invasion before it was too late.

Drax and Phyla-Vell goes to Oblivion looking for missing Heather Douglas, where the latter was fed to a Dragon of the Moon by the villainous 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 to be greeted by Black Bolt and The Inhumans while another one seeking The Shi'ar gets attacked by Emperor Vulcan and his Imperial Guard. Warlock becomes Magus trying to save his friends by replacing timeline and contain a powerful 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 Quill 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 into this reality for an invasion. Allying with The Mad Titan, they entered Earth-10011 to be faced by the horrendous version of Defenders team from that universe. Afterwards, Drax kills Thanos only for him to reborn within shortly and kill the former in return.

Since Death was purged from this universe long ago, the purple chinned Titan played out Lord Mar-Vell to bring her back again but she still refuses to take him while the universe collapses. 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 disbanded the team 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 for new adventures together.

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.

When Wolverine time-travels too many ties to stop Ultron's uprising in future, he fractured space-time continuum. As a result, a mysterious female was brought to Midgard and is intercepted by Gamora on moon. Even Uatu the Watcher came to witness the fight as she proved to be quite a challenge for the most dangerous woman in the galaxy.

Drax, Groot, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord join in shortly by pouring in all of their effort just to restrain her. 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 to the group over time.

For more information on Guardians of the Galaxy comics series, you can check out these links below.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Comics) Wikipedia

Guardians of the Galaxy (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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The Cosmic Outlaws

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Guardians of the Galaxy Solo Classic Omnibus

Rocket Raccoon & Groot – The Complete Collection

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Annihilation Classic

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

Warlock by Jim Starlin – The Complete Collection

Star-Lord – Guardian of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy – Tomorrow’s Avengers Vol 02

Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino Vol 01

Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino Vol 02

Drax the Destroyer – Earthfall

Annihilation Omnibus

Annihilation – Conquest Omnibus

Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning – Complete Collection Vol 01

Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning – Complete Collection Vol 02

The Thanos Imperative

Annihilators (Softcover)

Annihilators (Hardcover)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 01 – Cosmic Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 02 – Angela

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 03 – Guardians Disassembled

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 04 – Original Sin

A fictional superhero team of galaxy's potential misfits, Guardians of the Galaxy continues their run as a monthly ongoing series from Marvel Comics 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) attempted to create a modern day incarnation of the team with new members.

Later comic-book writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) helped shape their dynamics even further. 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 aside from their regular misadventures. 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. The same lineup was selected for an animated TV show with different voice actors as cast to premiere on Disney XD in 2017. An episodic graphic adventure video game titled Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series came out the same year following the movie lineup of heroes.
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