Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

With the Guardians of the Galaxy movie just a few months away I've seen a few people asking about where to start reading Marvel Cosmic or the Guardians, so I've decided to compile a list of all the comics that make up the modern Marvel Cosmic universe that inspired the movie. Not all these books have the Guardians as the main characters but but will have one or two of the members in them.

So the trades or comixology order you want to read them in is:

Annihilation Classic (it reprints the origins of Nova, Quasar, Rocket and a few other characters)

Thanos (2003-3004 mini)

Annihilation, Book One

Annihilation, Book Two

Annihilation, Book Three

Nova: Annihilation Conquest

Annihilation: Conquest, Book One (Guardians origin told in Annihilation: Star-Lord)

Nova: Knowhere - Vol. 2: Knowhere (Issue)

Annihilation: Conquest, Book Two

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Legacy

Nova: Secret Invasion - Vol. 3

Nova: Nova Corps - Vol. 4

Guardians of the Galaxy: War of Kings, Book One

X-Men: Emperor Vulcan

X-Men: Kingbreaker

Road to War of Kings

War of Kings

Guardians of the Galaxy: War of Kings, Book Two

Nova: War of Kings

Realm of Kings

Nova: Realm of Kings

Guardians of the Galaxy: Realm of Kings

Thanos Imperative

Annihilators

Annihilators: Earthfall

Then current GotG, Nova, Infinity ect

So there ya go people enjoy

#1 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (16509 posts) - - Show Bio

That looks about right.

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#2 Posted by Lvenger (21239 posts) - - Show Bio

Impressive write up Jonny, I've never properly gotten into the Guardians of The Galaxy and don't know much about them. So this list is perfect if I or others in a similar position to myself want to dip into GoG reading. Thanks for the blog, this'll be very useful for future GoG fans on here.

#3 Posted by ccraft (5594 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice, I'll have too bookmark this thread when I decide to get GotG comics.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: @lvenger: Thanks duders, yea @daredevil21134 and @arturocalakayvee were asking me about Star-Lord and Guardians books so I was thinking that only more people will be asking about marvel Cosmic the closer we get to the movie so I decided to write this up.

@shadowswordmaster: Yea, I think one of the Conquest tpb reprints one or two Nova issues but appart from that it should be good.

#5 Posted by pinecone (521 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Fallen_Crippled (6460 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! Love the GotG! Thanks!

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#9 Edited by pinecone (521 posts) - - Show Bio

Is some of this bad or really not worth reading or is it all good.

#10 Edited by Lena_Dante (2515 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, great job! This is super super helpful.

#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

@pinecone said:

Is some of this bad or really not worth reading or is it all good.

It's all good to great

#12 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, great job! This is super super helpful.

Thanks, will you be checking some of the books out?

#13 Posted by Fresh Prince (5226 posts) - - Show Bio

@pinecone said:

Is some of this bad or really not worth reading or is it all good.

It's all good to great

Agreed! Everything by Abnett and Lanning are nothing short of excellent.

In case you wanna add as well, Rocket Raccoon: Tales from Half-world and Rocket Raccoon & Groot: The Complete Collection have a lot of good stuff in them.

#14 Posted by jloneblackheart (5486 posts) - - Show Bio

Annihilation Omnibus came out recently. Get one before they are gone.

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#15 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

Annihilation Omnibus came out recently. Get one before they are gone.

This is good advice

#16 Posted by Xwraith (21544 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart said:

Annihilation Omnibus came out recently. Get one before they are gone.

This is good advice

I tried to, but I couldn't afford it.

But the DnA Guardians is getting reissued in two volumes starting next month.

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#17 Edited by Lena_Dante (2515 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Yeah, for sure! I've already read a little bit of their run that tied in with some other stuff, and I've read a couple of the cosmic arcs. I've been meaning to do a full read through for a while.

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#20 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

@skit: I would have thought so

#21 Posted by Ms-Lola (4481 posts) - - Show Bio

Just wanted to add my voice to all the others. Great job lining all these up, thank you.

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#23 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

Might throw in some Infinity Watch for the extra flavor

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#28 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6496 posts) - - Show Bio

Got it, thanks!

#29 Posted by TimeLordScience (1422 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you think of the current GotG/Star Lord/Rocket Raccoon stuff, @jonny_anonymous ?