Get (To? Two?) Guarding With “Gamora #1” & “Star-Lord #1” On The Wednesday Run

gamora-1-coverI remember when the Guardians of the Galaxy film was first green-lit.

Sure, Marvel had been knocking it out of the park, both critically and monetarily, with their series of interconnected film franchises. I mean… Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Avengers… how could you second-guess the brain trust that was making those kinds of studio decisions?

But Guardians of the Galaxy?

A gun-toting raccoon and a giant walking, somewhat talking, tree? In space?

Admittedly, I thought it would be a hot mess, singlehandedly signaling the demise of the superhero film franchise.

Boy, was I wrong.

Boy, was that an awesome film.

Boy, I can’t wait for the sequel next year!

To tide us over until then, today, Marvel Comics launches two new monthly series’ starring the coolest characters from the Guardians franchise: Gamora #1 and Star-Lord #1.


Gamora #1

Written by: Nicole Perlman

Illustrated by: Marco Checchetto

Published by: Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics has spared no creative expense with this series!

If you loved the character of Gamora in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, you’re going to love the bad-ass hero here!

Written by Nicole Perlman, the screenwriter of that first Guardians film, who, incidentally, is now writing the screenplay of the upcoming Captain marvel film, Gamora #1 sees the warrior beauty on the road to redemption. Once, she was the tool of the cruel and evil Thanos. This is the story of how she got her reputation… and how she turned on her master to become the hero we now know!

Joining Perlman is the amazing artist Marco Checchetto – so you know that Gamora is in good hands and will be every bit a visually exciting as story-driven!

star-lord-1-coverStar-Lord #1

Written by: Chip Zdarsky

Illustrated by: Kris Anka

Published by: Marvel Comics

Joining the new Gamora series is a brand new Star-Lord monthly series starring Peter Quill, everyone’s favourite galactic rogue hero!

Written by the funny Chip Zdarsky and illustrated by Kris Anka, this Star-Lord has given up his universe-spanning heroics to have his feet planted firmly on land. Back on earth, Quill is looking for a job.

But what kind of job opportunity might present itself to one so used to high-flying, dangerous and, let’s face it, unquestionably high sci-fi, antics?

How about bar-tending?

It’s a whole new adventure for this Star-Lord!

Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up Gamora #1 and Star-Lord #1… they’ll will both delight those of any age who flat out love fun and action!

Besides, could the gun-toting raccoon and walking, somewhat talking tree be far behind in terms of a guest appearance?

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