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Guardians of the Galaxy – Legacy
Guardians of the Galaxy #1-6
Story: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art: Paul Pelletier
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!
All this… plus a wise-cracking raccoon and a telepathic dog!
C’mon, people, time to lock and load! Collects Guardians of the Galaxy #1-6.
Read the full review of Guardians of the Galaxy: Legacy
Thanos Imperative #1-6
Story: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art: Miguel Sepulvida & Brad Walker
The dangerous cosmic fissure known as The Fault has ripped opened a portal to the Marvel Universe, spilling out the demented forces of a horrific mirror universe where there is no death and life prevails unchecked – the Cancerverse!
From this dark realm, the evil Lord Mar-Vell – a twisted version of the legendary Captain Marvel – leads his army to claim our universe for their own!
Nova, the Silver Surfer, Quasar, Gladiator and more of the greatest cosmic champions of the Marvel Universal rise to stop them, but when even they cannot stop the forces of the Cancerverse, the fate of the universe lies in the hands of the cosmos’ never-say-die underdogs, the Guardians of the Galaxy!
Facing a threat like none other, Star-Lord and company cook up an all-or-nothing plan to bring their prisoner, the mad titan Thanos, into the Cancerverse to unleash hell!
With everything on the line, the fate of the universe rests in the hands of one of Marvel’s greatest villains!
Read the full review of The Thanos Imperative
Nova (2007) 1-12, Annual 1; Annihilation: Conquest Prologue 1; Annihilation: Conquest – Star-Lord 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest 1-6; Annihilation Saga
Story: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
After the Annihilation War, a devastated galaxy struggles to rebuild. The Nova Corps are destroyed.
Who will rise to guard the galaxy from the threat of Ultron?
When the Kree homeworld is invaded by Phalanx, Star-Lord must lead a ragtag team into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon!
COLLECTING Nova (2007) 1-12, Annual 1; Annihilation: Conquest Prologue 1; Annihilation: Conquest – Star-Lord 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest 1-6; Annihilation Saga
Read the full review of Annihilation: Conquest
Guardians of the Galaxy : Realm Of Kings
Guardians of the Galaxy #20-24 and Realm of Kings One-Shot
Story: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Art: Brad Walker
The Guardians have been to hell and back on a desperate quest to save the past, present, and future of the universe itself.
But after their monumental efforts and terrible sacrifice, could it be that – due to the end of War of Kings and the creation of The Fault – the universe is an even more dangerous place than before… and they just don’t realize it yet?
Yes, it’s time to shake up the team line-up again in the book that Newsarama’s Best Shots calls:
“Marvel’s most enjoyable team book… There’s a tremendous amount of action punctuated by some terrific humor and character development.”
Collects Guardians of the Galaxy #20-24 and Realm of Kings One-Shot.
Read our review of Realm Of Kings
Gamora: Memento Mori
Story: Nicole Perlman Art: Marco Checcetto
From screenwriter Nicole Perlman – co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay – and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto, comes a killer new ongoing series!
Once upon a time, Gamora was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite adopted daughter.
Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent throughout the universe.
What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless?
Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.
Drax The Destroyer: Earthfall
Drax the Destroyer #1-4
Story: Keith Giffen Art: Mitch Breitweiser
The crash of an interstellar prison transport spells big trouble for an isolated Alaskan town when Paibok the Power Skrull, Lunatik, the Blood Brothers and Drax the Destroyer come calling.
It’s not a social call. Oh… and you think you know Drax?
Big, green and not all that bright; is that the Drax you’re thinking about? Collects Drax The Destroyer #1-4.
The Trial Of Jean Grey
Guardians of the Galaxy #11-13, All-New X-Men #22-24
Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Sara Pichelli & Stuart Immonen
The Guardians of the Galaxy get a reminder of Earth when they cross paths with the All-New X-Men during The Trial Of Jean Grey!
When an alien race discovers that the original Jean Grey is back on Earth, they decide to hold her accountable for the acts of the Dark Phoenix, and it’s up to the Guardians to help the X-Men save her!
Collecting Guardians of the Galaxy #11-13, All-New X-Men #22-24.
Guardians of the Galaxy: War Of Kings
Guardians of the Galaxy #7-17 and Marvel Spotlight: War of Kings
Story: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art: Paul Pelletier
Guardians Of The Galaxy : War Of Kings Book 1
A new line-up! And Star-Lord… missing!
The shocking revelations made at the end of their Secret Invasion adventure have ripped the team apart! Is there anyone left to continue the task of guarding the galaxy?
Who are the new additions to the team? Is this volume going to be packed full of shocks and surprises?
This is DnA and Pelletier…so what do you think?
Join the book that has IGN.com raving: “It’s witty, it’s fun, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite monthly titles from Marvel.”
Collects Guardians of the Galaxy #7-12.
Guardians Of The Galaxy: War Of Kings Book 2
The guns of the Kree and the Shi’Ar have thundered – and there will be hell to pay!
Star-Lord’s Guardians spring into desperate action in an attempt to stop the planet-shattering battle, but will either side listen?
Collects Guardians of the Galaxy #13-17, and Marvel Spotlight: War of Kings.
If they don’t, the walls of the galaxy will disintegrate! It’s more mind-blowing cosmic heroics from the book that made CBR.com rave “if comics were movies, this would be the one people would be talking about all summer!”
Guardians of the Galaxy: Communication Breakdown
All-new Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017) 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, Free Comic Book Day 2017 Guardians Of The Galaxy 1
Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Aaron Kuder
A new era of cosmic adventure begins! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet!
Kicking things off with the boldest heist they’ve ever pulled, Star-Lord, Rocket and company blast their way through the galaxy -with the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tail!
And soon enough, they find themselves caught in a war between the Collector and the Grandmaster! Will there be any room to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for, or why Drax has sworn off violence?!
You bet there will – the all-new Guardians of the Galaxy has space for all your Marvel Cosmic needs!
COLLECTING: ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2017) 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 1
Original Guardians of the Galaxy : Tomorrow’s Avengers
Dive into the history of Guardians of the Galaxy and meet the original GOTG team. The original crew share none of the same members as the current Guardians line up but many of them continue to show up in the Marvel Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers – Volume 1
Story: Steve Gerber and Chris Claremont
Marvel Super Heroes (1967) 18, Marvel Two-In-One (1974) 4-5, Giant-Size Defenders 5, Defenders (1972) 26-29, Marvel Presents 3-12,
A thousand years from now, Vance Astro, Yondu, Matinex and Charlie-27 – The Guardians of the Galaxy – rise to retake Earth from reptilian raiders.
But they’re not just building on the heroism of past centuries as they battle the Badoon… they’re recruiting from it.
Captain America, Doctor Strange, the Thing, the Hulk and other familiar faces join the star-spanning heroes in the greatest war the future ever saw.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers – Volume 2
Thor Annual 6; Avengers (1963) 167-168, 170-177, 181; Ms. Marvel (1977) 23; Marvel Team -Up (1972) 86; Marvel Two -In-One 61-63, 69
Story: Mark Gruenwald and Jim Shooter
The Guardians of the Galaxy, the future’s greatest heroes, team up with the mightiest heroes of the present day: the Avengers.
The Guardians’ adventures in the 20th century continue as they team up with Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, the Thing and Adam Warlock, encounter the High Evolutionary and meet the enigmatic Her.
Although the Guardians of the Galaxy are not yet formed as a team during the Annihilation crossover, this is where the story begins.
Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Every modern story arc in the Marvel cosmic universe begins during the Annihilation event. Which makes Annihilation essential reading for GOTG fans.
Drax The Destroyer #1-4, Annihilation Prologue, Annihilation: Nova #1-4, Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1-4 and Annihilation: Super-Skrull #1-4.
Story: Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Kev Walker
The explosive outer-space epic that revitalized Marvel’s cosmos! Drax the Destroyer gets a new look, a fresh purpose – and a surprising friend.
But when Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, unleashes his monstrous Annihilation Wave on our universe, the galaxy’s greatest heroes – and some you might call villains – must brace for war! Annihilus’ opening salvo devastates the Nova Corps, and Richard Rider’s life is changed forever!
Can he carry the Corps’ powerful Worldmind alone without going mad? Silver Surfer unites with his fellow heralds to protect Galactus, but what dark bargain must he strike?
And a personal mission takes Super-Skrull to the Negative Zone – where he faces betrayal! Plus: Quasar takes on Annihilus, and only one will survive!
Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 2
Annihilation: Ronan #1-4, Annihilation #1-6, Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus
Story: Simon Furman, Keith Giffen, Christos Gage, Stuart Moore
The cosmic epic concludes, and Marvel Universe will never be the same! Exiled and on the run, Ronan the Accuser faces the deadliest women in the galaxy – including Gamora!
As war rages across the universe, Richard Rider, the new Nova Prime, must marshal a united front against Annihilus and his lethal Annihilation Wave!
Drax the Destroyer, Peter ‘Star-Lord’ Quill, Moondragon and Phyla-Vell join the fight to guard the galaxy – but what chilling plan does Annihilus have for Galactus?
Whose side is Thanos on, and what will happen when he faces down Drax? Can Ronan save the Kree Empire from Annihilus’ forces? And how can Nova’s ragtag team possibly defeat the Annihilation Wave, stop the war and save the galaxy?
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha and Omega #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #24-25, All-New X-Men #38-39
Story: Brian Michael Bendis & Sam Humphries Art: Ed McGuinness & Valerio Schiti
The Black Vortex was created by the Celestial Godhead, after a Viscardi named Gara expressed to the cosmic being the desire of their species to explore beyond their potential.
Gara was the first of the Viscardi to submit to the Black Vortex’s power. One year later, a war between the Viscardi left Gara as the sole survivor of her species
The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact imbued with immeasurable power, is now in the hands of Mr. Knife!
With billions of lives potentially at stake, Peter Quill, the Legendary Star-Lord, is going to have to dust off his thieving gloves.
But with Knife’s Slaughter Squad protecting him, Peter’s probably going to need some help…
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