Friday, March 31, 2023

"Guardians of the Galaxy" - Cosmic Upheavel

Marvel Comics "Guardians of the Galaxy" #1, available April 12, 2023, is written by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and illustrated by Kev Walker, with variant covers:

" year ago, the 'Guardians' were on top of the galaxy. After the 'Infinity Wars' had torn them apart, 'Peter Quill' and his surrogate family had slowly begun pulling themselves back together again and healing in response to then-recent threats: The near-resurrection of 'Thanos', the return of the 'Church of Universal Truth' and the reborn 'Olympian Gods'. 

"In the wake of concurrent major cosmic upheavals, the team emerged from all these trials in its largest, most powerful, and most optimistic incarnation yet. This re-energized era of the team culminated with the Guardians joining forces with the 'Mutants of Krakoa' to save the galaxy from the demonic entity 'Dormmamu'. 

"Things were finally looking up for the Guardians for the first time in a long, long while. And then it all came crashing down. In the aftermath of 'The Last Annihilation', the Guardians were suddenly betrayed by one of their own — a betrayal which shattered the team and their spirit. 

"Now, one year later, Quill and what's left of the Guardians are roaming the distant, lawless space-lanes to try to outrun their tragedy and cope with the pain of their failures and losses. But the Galaxy still needs it Guardians, because trouble's a brewing out in the wild green yonder. 

"Something is approaching that will force Quill and his team to venture out further into the final frontier than they've ever gone previously — a cosmic odyssey which will push them all to their absolute limits like never before..."

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