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Paolo Rivera Variant Cover for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 Revealed

Looks like the team is taking a moment to enjoy the sights. Too bad the calm and peaceful moment won't last.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 came out this week. We're finally seeing where Brian Michael Bendis is taking the characters and series. Today Marvel has unveiled the variant cover to the second issue by Paolo Rivera.

Marvel is proud to unveil international superstar artist, Paolo Rivera’s, jaw dropping cover to Guardians of the Galaxy #2! It’s the book that has everybody talking and this April, the blockbuster team of Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven with Sara Pichelli dial it up a notch bringing fans explosive action set across the entire Marvel Universe. The Badoon have their sights set on Earth, and Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket Racoon, Drax, Groot AND Iron Man must rush in to stop them. But with the brutal invasion happening in London, the fate of the Guardians of the Galaxy may have been decided millions of miles away.

They’re protecting the Marvel Universe one alien invasion at a time, and this April get your first look at just who theGuardians of the Galaxy really are in Guardians Of The Galaxy #2!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 (FEB130512)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 RIVERA VARIANT (FEB130513)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by STEVE MCNIVEN & SARA PICHELLI

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Variant cover by PAOLO RIVERA

FOC – 4/1/13, ON SALE – 4/24/13

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21 Comments
Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

The cover looks great! I've been really enjoying the comic.

Posted by kid Apollo

love this book, love this team... even IM being on it is okay. can someone tell me why Groot has those light diodes on him. Are we seeing the start of techno-Groot? has Tony Stark worked his magic on another unfortunate victim? anyone else think this series will NEVER touch on what happened to Richard Rider?

Posted by Chewish

Wow, fantastic cover!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

some on call me when Iron Man is erased from the team and Star Lord's hair turns back to brown

Posted by neiliusprime

@kid_apollo: Richard Rider is probably stuck in the Cancerverse with Starlord's helmet

Posted by Mucklefluga

That looks so cool.

Posted by kid Apollo

@neiliusprime hahah i was actualy going to make a comment about the helmet too.

R.I.P. Richard Rider

R.I.P. Starlord's helmet

Posted by Ares94

Come back Nova ! (Richard Ryder of course)

Posted by Trevel8182

@neiliusprime hahah i was actualy going to make a comment about the helmet too.

R.I.P. Richard Rider

R.I.P. Starlord's helmet

Amen!

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

Okay is it a rule now that everyone in Marvel MUST be blond? Star Lord had BROWN hair!!!! BROWN!!!!! Also, I miss the old costume!!!

It had a real old school sci-fi pulp feel to it that I just thought was awesome!!!!!

Posted by Smurfboy

Nice cover.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Okay is it a rule now that everyone in Marvel MUST be blond? Star Lord had BROWN hair!!!! BROWN!!!!! Also, I miss the old costume!!!

It had a real old school sci-fi pulp feel to it that I just thought was awesome!!!!!

He's right!

Edited by Z3RO180

<p>I'm pretty sure when star lord first started way back in the 70 s (I think ) he had blond hair. Also what is star-lords new costume ? In some pictures it's whit and others its blue pick one marvel also when is issue 2 out cause you guys have two dates. Whitch one is it ?.</p>

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Edited by Peevo

Quill and Gamora pre-ordered one of the Mass Effect games from Gamestop and their uniforms were DLC bonuses.

Edited by Sammo21

Wow, how awesome is this? I think I want this + framed

Posted by LordRequiem

I don't like all those little lights, or Iron Man's strange face section.

Posted by doombot890
Posted by doombot890

I didnt like star lords new costume in issue 1 i hope it gets changed! hopefully it will touch on rider's no show in 616 universe.

Posted by ThatRonB

I really wish Rivera drew variant covers for every comic title out right now haha. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

WOW that is beautiful.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Wonder what the Phantom Variant will look like...