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First Look: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

Check out the solicit and accompanying trading cards.

For a while there people were wondering if Iron Man would be a member of the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series being written by Brian Michael Bendis and scheduled to hit comic shops on March 27th, and it seems now we have a definitive answer. Marvel recently released the solicit for the first issue and accompanying trading cards giving us a better look at what fans and readers can expect from the series. Check out the trading card images illustrated by artist Steve Mcniven below and let us know if you will be picking up this series next month.

Head To The Stars With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trading Cards!

This March, Guardians of the Galaxy #1 launches in style with special limited edition trading cards, ONLY available at select retail shops hosting a launch party! That’s right, one of the biggest launches of the year just got bigger with one of a kind collector’s items! Courtesy of blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis (All New X-Men, Age Of Ultron) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Old Man Logan), fans are in for the ride of their life as the Guardians of the Galaxy put their lives on the line for the sake of the Marvel Universe. There’s a new rule in the galaxy, and it’s put Earth off limits to any outsiders. But why has Earth become so important? That’s what Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot AND Iron Man are about to discover.

But that’s not all! ONE of these trading cards will not be as readily available as the others. But which one? Well you’ll have to head on over to a local participating retailer to find out!

So what are you waiting for? Go on out and reserve a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy #1 today!

Retailers: Time is running out to participate in a Guardians of the Galaxy Launch Party, please check with your Diamond representitve or the Marvel Mailer for details.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Pencils & Cover by Steve McNiven

FOC – 2/18/13, ON SALE 3/27/13

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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Interesting stuff, I like the Iron Man sketch

Posted by Z3RO180

So when did tony become a guardian ?

Posted by TheGodofThunder

Thanks for screwing up one of the most BA costumes ever, Marvel.

Posted by Dernman

Ug I hate those Stark lights that they seem to put on on almost every piece of tech in Marvel now.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Star-Lord's armor looks weird on that card, however i'll still be picking up #0.1

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@TheGodofThunder said:

Thanks for screwing up one of the most BA costumes ever, Marvel.

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Posted by monopolyloser

I like Gamora's Mass Effect armor.

Posted by dondave

Looks alright

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Ewwww Iron man !

Posted by Trevel8182

@Jonny_Anonymous: Dido.

Posted by Xorion

@monopolyloser said:

I like Gamora's Mass Effect armor.

Star lord has one too they're gonna become new shephard and tali

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I will never understand why Marvel gave this book to a writer that even admitted can't write space books and thats why he's setting it on earth. Why didn't they give this book to Hickman?

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Posted by Trevel8182

@Z3RO180: Because Marvel synergy sucks!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Also does sombody want to tell me why the hell Star Lord has blond hair????????????

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Posted by Xwraith

My love of Rocket and hatred of Bendis makes it difficult for me to decide whether or not to pick this up.

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Posted by Perfect 10

so instead of phyla, moondragon or warlock we get iron man. right....this is strike two along with those hideous armor crap they were wearing. there was nothing wrong with their original gear. at least rocket looks cool

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Posted by TheHeat

Not sure if I am looking at GotG... 
 
 
...or Mass Effect.

Posted by SoA

are they bringing back trading cards? i thought they stopped thos in the 90s . the cards do not look too impressive .

Posted by Novemberx2

i wonder if marvel will end up cancelling this like nearly every previous version of the guardians of the galaxy,

Posted by CTG

@Z3RO180: Technically it hasn't happened yet, but in his solo series Tony has decided to explore the universe. I'm assuming eventually he'll be crossing paths/joining the GotG.

From a business standpoint, they're probably using him to give the GotG franchise a rub since they aren't well known to the public and have a big budget movie in production. I wouldn't be surprised to see a post-credits appearance for them in Ironman 3.

Posted by judasnixon
@SoA: Don't even get me started on trading cards.....
Posted by CTG

@monopolyloser: I just like that w/ the Marvel NOW! initiative, they decided to give females more... "feasible" costumes. Not sure I like the Mass Effect-type armor, but I do appreciate the thought of having female characters not being dressed as extreme sex kittens.

Of course for some characters it's part of their personality (ie Emma Frost), yet for others like Gamora whose a warrior to the core, it makes for sense for her to be dressed in a way that's more conducive to that role.

Edited by impossibilly

Ooooo! I hope I get the Cable card! That's the rare one, right? ;)

Posted by stu

i only hope this series will not be about Ironman and some dudes...the title is GOTG it better be about them.

Posted by munkieKONG

@TheHeat said:

Not sure if I am looking at GotG... ...or Mass Effect.

Haha

@Novemberx2 said:

i wonder if marvel will end up cancelling this like nearly every previous version of the guardians of the galaxy,

Most Likely.... but they're giving it a good shot this time around w/ the Nova comic and the Movie. And honestly... as much as I'm afraid of this --->

@stu said:

i only hope this series will not be about Ironman and some dudes...the title is GOTG it better be about them.

I think he will help keep the series selling.

And while I'm quoting everyone...... this as well:

@Xwraith said:

My love of Rocket and hatred of Bendis makes it difficult for me to decide whether or not to pick this up.

Posted by Smurfboy

Looks good. I won't pick up issues but might will with Hardcover book(s), someday.

Posted by SoA

@judasnixon: lol

Posted by MarvelMan1985
@judasnixon: Holy crap...was that image for real? It looks horrible!
Posted by Death Certificate

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

I will never understand why Marvel gave this book to a writer that even admitted can't write space books and thats why he's setting it on earth. Why didn't they give this book to Hickman?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Death Certificate said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

I will never understand why Marvel gave this book to a writer that even admitted can't write space books and thats why he's setting it on earth. Why didn't they give this book to Hickman?

lol I used that pic a few months ago

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Posted by WaveMotionCannon

Why is Bendis on this book? Where's Mantis? The Luminals, Cosmo? Iron Man? Dafuq?( lotta question marks)

Edited by tomlikesfries

Wat da f*ck is Stark doing in the GotG?...

And..: Y I NO SEE ADAM WARLOCK?!

Posted by jloneblackheart

Bendis is destroying the cosmic characters. He doesn't understand the characters or the history and just does whatever he wants with no explanation. I've never been so disappointed.

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Posted by papad1992

@Trevel8182 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Dido.

U mean ditto... Dido is a smooth jazz singer! :P

Posted by Death Certificate

@Jonny_Anonymous: It's a good answer for most unwanted changes

@WaveMotionCannon said:

Why is Bendis on this book? Where's Mantis? The Luminals, Cosmo? Iron Man? Dafuq?( lotta question marks)

Posted by Danial79

Why give them all new costumes when the ones in DnA's run were so damn cool?

@jloneblackheart said:

Bendis is destroying the cosmic characters. He doesn't understand the characters or the history and just does whatever he wants with no explanation. I've never been so disappointed.

He did the same thing with Moon Knight...

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jloneblackheart said:

Bendis is destroying the cosmic characters. He doesn't understand the characters or the history and just does whatever he wants with no explanation. I've never been so disappointed.

this

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Posted by Mutant God

drax is dead, star lord is dead,

wheres Moondragon and Mantis

Posted by RoastedRay

I hope Iron man doesn't stick around. I also hope Star Lord gets his cool looking armor back.

Posted by Arevish

@TheHeat: My name is Stark, Tony Stark and this is my favorite suit of the Citadel.

Posted by kennybaese

@Jonny_Anonymous: Probably to make him look more like Chris Pratt.

Posted by LordRequiem

I can see where this is going, Iron Man in the GOTG movie perhaps?

Posted by Mezmero

Since when has Gamora worn so much clothing? I suppose it will cause the makeup in the movie to be much more cost effective. Stark should stay on Earf. Sounds interesting but I will probably pass.

Posted by monopolyloser
@CTG

@monopolyloser: I just like that w/ the Marvel NOW! initiative, they decided to give females more... "feasible" costumes. Not sure I like the Mass Effect-type armor, but I do appreciate the thought of having female characters not being dressed as extreme sex kittens.

Of course for some characters it's part of their personality (ie Emma Frost), yet for others like Gamora whose a warrior to the core, it makes for sense for her to be dressed in a way that's more conducive to that role.

@CTG I totally agree! I can't stand some of the outfits that have been given to female characters lately, primarily in the new 52. So Marvel giving a bigger spotlight on female characters and toning down the unnecessary skimpy outfits is a step in the right direction.
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I thought I recognized McNiven's pencils for these. Not bad I say!

Posted by fodigg

I'm not fond of the Quill redesign. He's too blond, too clean shaven, and I miss his kickass helmet from the last reboot. Also, Gamora's new costume. Yay that it's no longer just a giant g-string, but they might have gone a little far in the other direction. It just looks bland.

Posted by jemckinn214

I liked Stark's new armor depicted in the other pictures, not really doing it for me here.

Posted by GothamRed

@Z3RO180: my guess, guardians of the galaxy #1

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Only thing I'm afraid of is Ironman stealing the spot light. I liked how different GOTG was from all the other marvel teams. Also really hope they waste no time bring back Adam Warlock and Phyla-Vell.

Also I'd love to see Quasar(Wendell Vaughn) on the team because he's become irrelevant after the death of Richard Rider.

Posted by Sissel

Ironman shouldn't not stick around much longer than say 10 issues. I wish it is more of a team-up than being an actual member of the group.

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