Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Return April 12th

by Tony Thornley

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been on a bit of a hiatus for a while now. On April 12th, they return in a new series and it will change everything about the Guardians we thought we knew.

Coming from Captain America and Star Trek writers Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly and superstar artist Kev Walker, the Guardians are about the face Grootfall, an event that will thrust them into a wild and untamed corner of the galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy  #1 introduces an overwhelming new cosmic threat to the Marvel Universe, one that emerged from the very heart of the team: GROOTFALL. This mysterious phenomenon will push Marvel’s beloved team of intergalactic super heroes to the Manifold Territories: an uncharted, lawless area of Marvel space filled with never-before-visited planets and undiscovered alien species. The Guardians have brought to their lowest depths and their found family is fractured like never before. Tying to outrun their tragedy, the Guardians rise as the Folds’ only chance at salvation. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they forgive the failures of their past? Or will they fade into the dark, eternally unforgiven? In the new trailer, fans can see the lineup of the new run in action including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Nebula, and Mantis. They can also glimpse the devastating effects of GROOTFALL and witness the true, galaxy-bending might of what the Guardians are up against…

“These characters have been psychedelic super heroes, lovable smugglers, and cosmic war fighters who are living under constant chaos. This was a chance to take them somewhere completely different,” Lanzing told CBR in a recent interview. “So, the Western became a way for us to say that the tone of this book is going to be different from the Guardians books that you’re familiar with, and it allows us to get a little crazier.”

“I think fans can also get excited about the structure of our run,” Kelly added. “Initially, we’re popping off five individual issues. This is the story of every week coming to a new town and discovering the trauma, drama, and pain, then engaging with that and not necessarily resolving it in the best of ways, but stepping into it in their own way and then coming out the other side.”

Check out the trailer and debut covers above and pick up Guardians of Galaxy #1 when it hits April 12!

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