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Guardians of The Galaxy
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a group of heroes who opposed the Phalanx conquest of the Kree system, and banded together in an attempt to prevent any further catastrophes from ever occurring.
On the recommendation of ally Nova, the group established a base of operations at the space station Knowhere, which conveniently possessed a teleportation system with near-universal range.
The team first appeared in the partial reprint title Marvel Super-Heroes with issue #18 (Jan. 1969), written by Arnold Drake and penciled by Gene Colan. The Guardians were finally given their own series, Marvel Presents, starting with issue #3 (Feb. 1976).
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning formed the 2008 team from existing and previously unrelated characters created by a variety of writers and artists, with an initial roster of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Phyla-Vell, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Adam Warlock.
The MCU movie Guardians of The Galaxy released in 2014 was based on the 2008 team.
Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti formed the new 2015 version of the team with an initial roster of Rocket Raccoon, Kitty Pryde, Thing, Drax the Destroyer, Agent Venom and Groot. However, Star-Lord and Gamora eventually re-joined the team, and so did Angela. This Guardians team first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy” Vol. 4 #1 2015.
Thanos was one of the last sons of A’Lars, progenitor of the second colony of Eternals on Titan, and Sui-San, the last survivor of the original settlement of Eternals on Titan.
Born with grey, hide-like skin and a massive body due to being born with the Deviant Syndrome, Thanos was a morose child who became obsessed with the concept of death.
Thanos’ first appearance was in The Invincible Iron Man #55 (1973), featuring a story by Jim Starlin that was co-scripted by Mike Friedrich. The storyline from that issue continued through Captain Marvel #25–33 (1973), Marvel Feature #12 (1973), Daredevil #107 (1974), and Avengers #125 (1974).
Thanos is a mutant member of the race of superhumans known as the Titanian Eternals. The character possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but amplified to a higher degree through a combination of his mutant–Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death.
Demonstrating enormous superhuman strength, speed, stamina, immortality and invulnerability among other qualities, Thanos can absorb and project vast quantities of cosmic energy, and is capable of telekinesis and telepathy.
Genius billionaire inventor, industrialist and CEO of Stark Industries Tony Stark was fatally wounded in a war zone in Afghanistan shortly before being kidnapped by terrorists.
Stark built an armoured suit to escape captivity, which doubled as a device to keep his heart beating keeping him alive. Once he returned to the United States, Stark reinvented himself as the armour-clad superhero Iron Man.
Throughout most of the character’s publication history, Iron Man has been a founding member of the superhero team the Avengers and has been featured in several incarnations of his own various comic book series. Iron Man has been adapted for several animated TV shows and films.
Iron Man possesses powered armour that gives him superhuman strength and durability, flight, and an array of weapons. The armour is invented and worn by Stark.
By rewriting his own biology, Stark is able to save his life, gain an enhanced healing factor, and partially merge with the Iron Man armour, superseding the need for bulky, AI-controlled armours in favour of lighter designs, technopathically controlled by his own brain.