“We are out to make space weird again.” – Gerry Duggan
Everyone’s favorite cosmic heroes are back for an all-new series! In a recent press conference, writer Gerry Duggan, artist Aaron Kuder, and editor Jordan D. White answered all of our burning questions. Get ready for ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, which is hitting shelves on May 3. Here is a look at some of what is in store.

Get Ready for a Big Cosmic Story in ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

The Guardians are set for another space epic, deep in the Marvel Cosmic Universe. In Issue #1, we join the team right in the middle of a daring heist. However, nothing is ever easy for the Guardians and after a series of mishaps, they end up trapped between two huge cosmic entities: The Collector and The Grandmaster.

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Marvel also promised us that we will see the fallout from the dismantling of the Nova Corps, and how dangerous the Marvel Universe is without them. ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 will set the stage for the introduction of a new Nova Corps.

Duggan was not shy in telling us how ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY fits in with the rest of the Marvel Universe. If are a fan of classic Marvel Cosmic storylines, this is the series for you! According to Dugan: “There are cosmic entities aware that something happened not long ago that reordered the universe with Secret Wars. They don’t remember, but they’re aware of it. There are various characters searching through the cosmos for the Infinity Stones.”

Expect More Humor

If you love the tone of the movies and Brian Michael Bendis’ run, you are in for a treat!

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Kuder assured fans: “It’s a really awesome time to be on this book. Not just because there’s a movie, but because it brings the humor and the levity — at least that’s something that we’re going for, and I think that’s really important right now.”

Deeper Character Exploration

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 with art by Aaron Kuder
ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY cover featuring Gamora. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.
“These are very different characters, and you’ll see at some points that they have very different goals.” – Gerry Duggan
Duggan and Kuder are taking a deeper dive into what makes these characters tick. It isn’t going to be the status quo. When the book opens 1) Drax is a pacifist, 2) Groot is tiny, and 3) Gamora is in a “darker place.” Ironically, Star-Lord is the one who seems to have his act together, a fact that Duggan described as “troubling to say the least.”

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 cover
ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 cover featuring Star-Lord. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

Those of us that love the tiny adorable Groot are in for a shock. Duggan informed us: “The Groot story is probably the most profoundly messed up thing that we’re doing.”

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will Feature an Amazing Cast of Rotating Artists

Get ready for some amazing new art. Aaron Kuder will be handing the main artistic duties but beginning in issue #3, there will be guest artists for every other installment. In these issues, we will get to see the backstory for each of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Issue #3 is about Gamora with art by Frazer Irving, issue #5 is Star-Lord’s with art by Chris Samnee, #7 belongs to Drax’s backstory, and issue #9 involves Groot.

Look out for ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 on May 3 and a free 10-page original story for Free Comic Book Day on May 6!

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Image Gallery

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