Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be hitting the shelves once again prior to its second big screen film.
The group of outlaws (Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot) are all currently involved in a prelude series titled “Grounded.” The mini series is diving into the issues that the group will face in their upcoming series. The “Grounded” story is also the final story arc of the current series.
The All-New Guardians of The Galaxy title, which is due out in May, will be done by a team consisting of the following: writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova), artist Aaron Kuder (Death of X) and colorist Ive Svorcina (Secret Wars).
Duggan, Kuder and editor Jordan D. White sat in with ComicBook.com for a quick interview giving insight on what fans can expect:
“We want to put these guys into new cosmic situations. We’re right in the middle of a heist in the first issue. I think, even though they’re functioning well as a team, they’re each looking forward to handling their own business, so they might be feeling gravity’s pull apart. They have a lot going on individually and I’m really excited to explore that,” said Duggan.
Duggan went on to tease the coming stories further as the interview progressed. This provided fans with a plethora of ideas on the possibilities.
“For many years now we’ve heard about the Collector’s collection and how that’s the best collection of the galaxy, and it has the most valuable and unique and wondrous things. That’s true to a point, but the Grandmaster also has another collection. By giving the Collector a rival, we now have an opportunity to really make trouble for the Guardians. And so, this first arc is very much a war between the Collector and the Grandmaster over artifacts that they both want for their collection, and there can only be one winner. It feels right to open up in a big way with those amazing Marvel Universe cosmic entities. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Duggan.
Is it possible that their greatest villain, The Collector, will be this next series? One will have to read to find out for sure.
“One of our mantras has been, ‘the weirder the better.'” said Kuder.
Marvel comics, for the most part, consist of Earth-grounded super-humans with all of the action being on the streets of Earth’s biggest cities. But the Guardians are different. They are based out of space and that gives readers a whole new way to read a comic.
“So much of Marvel Comics talk about the world outside your window but obviously, when we do Guardians stories they are often a totally different realm and in a totally different universe. And then it turns that whole concept on its head, because instead of being the world outside your window, it makes us focus on, “Well who are these people and what makes them relatable to us even though they are not in the world outside our window? Even though they’re in the strangest world? Why am I now still able to connect to these characters?” And that’s such a wonderful thing, and I think they’re doing a great job touching on that,” said White on the unique factor behind Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Readers everywhere can grab a hold of the final arc “Grounded” before All-New Guardians of the Galaxy hits shelves and magazine stands in May. Also, catch Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in theaters May 5th.