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New Guardians of the Galaxy Member Revealed

Who's Marvel sending to space next? Unfortunately, it's not Squirrel Girl.

Iron Man was hanging out with the Guardians of the Galaxy and having a good time, but he's by no means a permanent member of the team and has plenty of other matters to attend to. So Stark's leaving the group, but a little while ago, Marvel teased that another character will fill the available roster spot. Who is it that'll stand side-by-side with the sci-fi team in all-new crazy adventures?

Spoiler below but we assume that's why you're reading this.

Well, if you were bummed out over VENOM's cancellation, then you're probably going to be thrilled.

The Guardians are about to welcome two new members, including Captain Marvel and one Mystery Marvel Superstar you’d never expect to see with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And this mysterious character is about to set off a chain reaction that takes our heroes to the farthest reaches of space, on a collision course with one of the deadliest threats in the cosmos!

Venom will join the team in the Free Comic Book Day Special issue. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Nick Bradshaw, the free issue will hit participating comic shops on May 3rd, 2014. Additionally, there will be a back-up story by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli which will tease an all-new and "top secret" Spider-Man event for 2014.

It looks like Venom will make it out of "Darkest Hours" in one piece, eh?

Source: Newsarama

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Posted by MatKrenz

I get the symbiote is from space so that could be an interesting thing to explore but Venom is such a bad fit for GoTG.

Posted by wessaari

weird

Posted by LCazT1996

Not sure how I feel about this. Especially the timing of it. Couldn't they have let us be surprised or learn the ending of the Superior arc without them spoiling it in advance?

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Half upset that Venom goes back to Agent Venom (I'm missing regular Venom a bit) but I'm also looking forward to this because this opens up a lot of new ways to tell Venom stories.

Posted by knightofthechronicle

Oh, I get it! The symbiote is alien, so maybe Flash is going to Venom's homeworld for...some kind of reason. eh, I don't know, I'll just see how it goes.

Posted by nfareed71024

this seems so cool.... especially since he is a badass character

Posted by Dernman

I want Venom to be Venom again. I also want to stop having Earthbound heroes joining GotG. :?

Posted by Oscars94

So the Thunderbolts are done? Issues 8 and 9 were awesome. The rest were atrocious, Bring back Star Lord's old mask!

Posted by Master_Thief

Not sure how I feel about this. Especially the timing of it. Couldn't they have let us be surprised or learn the ending of the Superior arc without them spoiling it in advance?

This!

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Oh, I get it! The symbiote is alien, so maybe Flash is going to Venom's homeworld for...some kind of reason. eh, I don't know, I'll just see how it goes.

This would be cool to see

Edited by Trevel8182

So the team called the Guardians of the Galaxy only has two and a half aliens on the team are you kidding me also I thought Yondu was joining the team and what happened to Vance Astro?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Venom and Cap are a far better fit for the GotG than stupid Iron Man but there is still no need to keep jamming earth characters on to the team

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

wat

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Posted by NightCrawler358

Seems pretty out of place...

And I wonder what that 'secret' Spider-Man event next year is... *rolls eyes*

Posted by sagejonathan

0.o ?

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

I think this idea would sound better if the symbiote left Flash and took a new host with a less humanoid form. It would be unfortunate if too many humans filled up the Guardians ranks, none the less this sounds interesting.

Posted by danhimself

So the team called the Guardians of the Galaxy only has two and a half aliens on the team are you kidding me also I thought Yondu was joining the team and what happened to Vance Astro?

Gamora, Groot, and Rocket are all aliens

and Starlord is the half

Drax isn't technically human

Carol is half Kree though originally human

and the Symbiote is alien

so if you tally that all up you're up to 4 full aliens, one human, 2 half aliens and whatever you want to call Drax

Posted by micah

Glad the teams getting more firepower, although it feels wired to see venom with them but I keep forgetting the symbiote is from space

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

eh really weird but I'm happy for Flash!!!

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

@dernman: Well Carol IS part alien so it makes more sense than Iron Man

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@dernman said:

I want Venom to be Venom again. I also want to stop having Earthbound heroes joining GotG. :?

Marvel actually cares about promoting them now, so they need to add some better-known characters.

And while we're at it, is Tony still on the team?

Posted by InnerVenom123

@dernman said:

I want Venom to be Venom again.

This post is so 2009.

Posted by Trevel8182

@danhimself: Rocket is a RACCOON, he is not from some anthropomorphic race of alien Raccoons he's was just a Raccoon. Drax is indescribable so I'll just leave him as human and I don't think powers should count, that like saying The Thing is an alien because he was hit by cosmic rays, so Carol and Flash are counted as human, so my count is still accurate.

Posted by Dernman

@xwraith said:

@dernman said:

I want Venom to be Venom again. I also want to stop having Earthbound heroes joining GotG. :?

Marvel actually cares about promoting them now, so they need to add some better-known characters.

And while we're at it, is Tony still on the team?

No he isn't and i'd rather they use other ways to promote them than forcing characters on the team.

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself: Rocket is a RACCOON, he is not from some anthropomorphic race of alien Raccoons he's was just a Raccoon. Drax is indescribable so I'll just leave him as human and I don't think powers should count, that like saying The Thing is an alien because he was hit by cosmic rays, so Carol and Flash are counted as human, so my count is still accurate.

http://www.comicvine.com/rocket-raccoon/4005-32814/

read Rocket's page...he is an alien

Drax isn't human or alien so you can't count him as either

Carol's dna is half Kree so despite whatever you think she's half alien

the Symbiote is an alien

so here's the count

1. Gamora

2. Rocket Racoon

3. Groot

4. the Symbiote

that's 4 full on aliens

then you have two half aliens in Starlord and Carol

one human in Flash

and one non thing in Drax

Edited by OreoAssassin

@k4tzm4n Sorry about the duplicate thread, i just got home and saw the news on Twitter and rushed making the post without relaizing you made it:p

Posted by Kerrigan

So the team called the Guardians of the Galaxy only has two and a half aliens on the team are you kidding me also I thought Yondu was joining the team and what happened to Vance Astro?

I count three aliens and four human-alien hybrids.

Edited by OreoAssassin

@granitesoldier :)

Posted by Dernman

@dernman said:

I want Venom to be Venom again.

This post is so 2009.

And yet still younger than your "that is so last year" type response. :p

Anyway it can be the next 2014 and make him interesting to me again. What was old is new again.

Posted by sagejonathan

Oh wait, this is permanent?! I thought it was temporary like Iron Man. I don't really like this idea :/

Posted by HushoftheWind

well that dont make any damn sense, but if they some find a way to incorporate the symbiote planet into one their arcs then i'll be impressed.

Posted by Jake Fury

Well, a trip to the symbiote homeworld might be kind of cool.

Posted by Trevel8182

@danhimself: 2 and half alien's

1 animal

2 humans

1 thing

Posted by Ms. Omega

well that dont make any damn sense, but if they some find a way to incorporate the symbiote planet into one their arcs then i'll be impressed.

Well, a trip to the symbiote homeworld might be kind of cool.

I would love to see the homeworld.

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself: 2 and half alien's

1 animal

2 humans

1 thing

you didn't look at Rocket's page at all did you?

he's not a native of Earth, he's from another planet...he's an alien

the symbiote has a consciousness and can act on it's own free will and is from another planet...alien

again...no matter what you think it's been stated in Marvel comics that Carol has half human half Kree dna...she's no longer considered human

the only full blown human is Flash

Posted by Trevel8182

@danhimself: Why would he eat garbage if he wasn't a raccoon? That is such a huge contradiction. And why would he look 100% like an Earth raccoon if he were an alien? "Yeah, he looks like a raccoon, acts like a raccoon, but he's not." Because we all know the famous saying goes, "If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it must be an alien."I don't care if he's from another planet on that planet he was an animal and he was a Raccoon.

Edited by Trevel8182

@danhimself: Carol Danvers was born and raised on Earth as a human, Peter Quill was half alien his entire life like I said with the Thing, is the Thing an alien now or is a human with super powers that has an alien origin. also Marvel's database says's she's a mutate or Meta human.

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself: Why would he eat garbage if he wasn't a raccoon? That is such a huge contradiction. And why would he look 100% like an Earth raccoon if he were an alien? "Yeah, he looks like a raccoon, acts like a raccoon, but he's not." Because we all know the famous saying goes, "If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it must be an alien."I don't care if he's from another planet on that planet he was an animal and he was a Raccoon.

the very definition of Alien is a being from another planet....that makes Rocket an alien

Posted by Trevel8182

@danhimself: Now your contradicting yourself also would you consider the symbiote a character because the symbiote to me is as much of a character as the Negabands are or the Nova Force.

Edited by danhimself

@danhimself: Carol Danvers was born and raised on Earth as a human, Peter Quill was half alien his entire life like I said with the Thing, is the Thing an alien now or is a human with super powers that has an alien origin. also Marvel's database says's she's a mutate or Meta human.

The Thing was altered by radiation making him a metahuman

Carol's very dna was altered to make it a perfect combination of Kree and human dna

she may have been born human but her dna is now half alien/half human

Marvel Database is a wikia

the comics themselves have said that she's now considered half human/half alien

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself: Now your contradicting yourself also would you consider the symbiote a character because the symbiote to me is as much of a character as the Negabands are or the Nova Force.

how am I contradicting myself?

the Symbiote is a living, thinking being capable of intelligent thought and communication

Posted by The_Vein

@danhimself: Why would he eat garbage if he wasn't a raccoon? That is such a huge contradiction. And why would he look 100% like an Earth raccoon if he were an alien? "Yeah, he looks like a raccoon, acts like a raccoon, but he's not." Because we all know the famous saying goes, "If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it must be an alien."I don't care if he's from another planet on that planet he was an animal and he was a Raccoon.

He looks a little like a raccoon. He does not act like a raccoon at all. Last time I checked, raccoons didn't wear clothes, shoot guns, talk, fly spaceships, or walk on two legs constantly. You're just being purposefully dense.

Posted by Trevel8182

@danhimself: Contradicting yourself by saying because Rocket is Raccoon born on a different planet he's an alien but Carol get's spliced half way through her life and know she's an alien? what is your definition of alien? even tho where arguing this has been a fun conversation :-)

Edited by Trevel8182

@the_vein: Okay if anyone needs to go read Rocket Raccoons wiki it's you!

http://www.comicvine.com/rocket-raccoon/4005-32814/

Edited by Mr_Athrilla

So Venom will be both Guardian and Thunderbolt? And I thought Wolverine was stretched thin.

Edited by Hawkguy

Weird but... it's making me want to read it more now :( I'm glad Angela isn't in that image, neither is Tony (FINALLY) so I hope this is the new team. Guess I'll be starting Guardians of the Galaxy now...

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I wonder if @granitesoldier will be happy about this :D

Yes, yes he is. I completely just marked out to the point where I actually stood up so fast I knocked my chair over and shouted "YEAH MOTHERF**KER!". Totally made my week, and it's been a rough one.

Posted by danhimself

@danhimself: Contradicting yourself by saying because Rocket is Raccoon born on a different planet he's an alien but Carol get's spliced half way through her life and know she's an alien? what is your definition of alien? even tho where arguing this has been a fun conversation :-)

she's not a full alien and was born an earthling but she's now a half alien because of the splicing

same :)

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