It’s A Galactic Hat-Trick On The Wednesday Run

Hey kids! Comics! Well, movie tie-in comics anyways.

You see, one of the most eagerly anticipated summer films is do for release in one month and Marvel, ever the craft marketers, have three new comic book series’ to herald the occasion.

Of course, I’m alluding to the film that I once thought of as a joke, but am now excited to see (in IMAX 3-D, of course): Guardians of the Galaxy! It looks like a lot of fun. And kids should love it – it’s got a badass talking raccoon, foe Pete’s sake!

And those three new comic books out today? All geared for a kid’s fascination!

Follow me after the jump for the galactic low-down!

GotG GMW 1 coverGuardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1

Written by: Corona Pilgrim

Illustrated by: Andrea Di Vito

Published by: Marvel Comics

Let’s start with Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1. Here, kids (um, and adults) will get introduced to arguably the two most interesting, most marketable bounty-hunting characters in the upcoming film: the giant-gun toting, bad attitude hero named Rocket Raccoon and his giant bark-skinned, tree-limbed partner, Groot! (You can see the toy line now, can’t you? Yes you can.)

Here, Groot attempts to arrest his best buddy, Rocket! Say what?

Of course, there has to be more than meets the eye to that tagline and indeed, there’s more than meets the eye with this extra-sized comic: it also includes a reprint of Thor #314 – where the Asgardian rumbles with the muscle-bound badass Drax 9another main character form the Guardians of the Galaxy film).

That all makes Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1 a great place to get acquainted with the main protagonists of the upcoming movie.


Star Lord 1 coverLegendary Star-Lord #1

Written by: Sam Humphries

Illustrated by: Paco Medina

Published by: Marvel Comics

Ah, the roguish hero! Who doesn’t love, ‘em?

Here, we get Peter Quill, the affable and charismatic leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, otherwise known as Star-Lord!

Who’s that?

Star-Lord! And didn’t you know he’s legendary?

Legendary Star-Lord #1 is the first issue in a new monthly series that everybody caught up in the Guardians of the Galaxy film hoopla will want to reading. Here, he’ll battle Badoon, fight to save an orphanage and, like all, rogues, flirts with the girls. This time it’s Kitty Pryde, cementing Star-Lord firmly in the marvel Universe. (Clever editors!)

And finally, and most excitedly…

Rocket Raccoon 1 coverRocket Raccoon #1

Written and Illustrated by: Scottie Young

Published by: Marvel Comics

So, this is the comic everyone – and I mean everyone – has been waiting for. Boys and girls, teens and tweens, Moms and Dads and lovers of comic books, here is the first issue of the new, monthly (finally!) Rocket Raccoon!

Look, this furry dude is gonna steal the show when Guardians of the Galaxy is released in early August, no doubt about it. He’s voiced by Bradley Cooper, didn’t you know? It’s a no-miss!

Here, Rocket is on the run – from both the authorities and some furtive enemies. Courtesy of writer/artist Scottie Young, Rocket Raccoon #1 is sure to be an action-packed, high octane, intergalactic adventure full of wit, gunplay and heroism.

So, make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up the Galactic hat-trick! Get primed for Guardians of the Galaxy!

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