(Picture source: @JamesGunn)
C2E2, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, is an exciting place. Arguably one of the biggest Expos for the area. But we Galaxians got a little extra excitement from the last panel from Marvel Comics, 'Next Big Thing'. The panel talked about Marvel's 'Women of Marvel' run of new female-led series, introduced Marvel's "Young Guns" and discussed numerous comics. You can read the about the entire panel over at CBR.
But the really exciting news for Galaxians came in the form of some upcoming news teases, and some awesome cover art. Check it out.
"Scottie Young spoke about his Rocket Raccoon series where the fan favorite character is accused of murders he didn't commit. "Rocket knows he's murdered people, but he hates being accused of murdering people he didn't kill," said the artist. The book will be a "big, intergalactic space romp" with the "bromantic" relationship between the character and Groot being explored as villain Macho Gomez gets into the mix."
"The panel revealed the new lineup of "Young Guns" being promoted by the publisher including Sara Pichelli on "Guardians of the Galaxy,"
"The panel spoke about Nick Bradshaw's (of "Wolverine & The X-Men,") incoming run on "Guardians of the Galaxy" starting with issue #16 which breaks the team out of their traditional structure."
The 100th anniversary special for "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be by Andy Lanning and Ron Marz with art by Gustao Duarte under a cover by David Lopez. That one-shot will feature Silver Galactus and the return of original Guardians member Charlie 27. The book will ship in July.
"The Legendary Star-Lord" #1 cover by Steve McNiven
"The panel announced July's new "Legendary Star-Lord" series by Sam Humphries and Paco Medina. "Sam has got a great story planned for it. It's epic. It's like a Western in outer space with humor and hi-jinx and the fate of the entire galaxy resting in his hands," Executive Editor Mike Marts said about the book. The cover to issue #1 will be by Steve McNiven with variants for the issue by the new Young Guns."
"Young Guns" is a promotional initiative from Marvel Comics spotlighting rising artists. All six new Young Guns are individually illustrating a variant cover to July's "The Legendary Star-Lord" #1, and will appear June 14-15 at ReedPOP's new New York City convention, Special Edition: NYC.
"The Legendary Star-Lord" #1 variant cover by Ryan Stegman.
"The Legendary Star-Lord" #1 variant cover by David Marquez
"The Legendary Star-Lord" #1 variant cover by Mahmud Asrar
"The Legendary Star-Lord" #1 variant cover by Valerio Schiti
Those covers are amazing. Gorgeous artwork. The 100th anniversary special is intriguing! Silver Galactus? Is that Gamora in Star-Lord's MCU uniform? What armor is IronMan wearing? Charlie 27 and Major Victory? Drax and Rocket in old uniforms? Wasn't Macho Gomez the villain from Despicable Me 2? (Kidding!)
Which cover is your favorite? I've only found 5 of the Star-Lord covers, but if I can get a definite list of all 7 (6 Young Guns and McNiven), we'll post them all here.