Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers (Marvel Now)

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers (Marvel Now)

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ISBN-13: 9780785166078
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 186,591
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

About the Author

Award-winning comic-book creator Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics today. He has helmed a renaissance for Marvel's popular Avengers franchise, writing every issue of New Avengers and launching Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Dark Avengers. He has also written the event projects House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion and Siege. Bendis is one of the architects of Marvel's Ultimate line of comics, having written every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man since its launch in 1999, as well as Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Ultimate Origin, Ultimate Six and the Ultimate Enemy trilogy. The introduction of multiracial Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales made USA Today's front page and went on to become a hotbed topic on Fox News, CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Howard Stern Show and more. Bendis' creator-owned projects include Scarlet with Alex Maleev, Brilliant with Mark Bagley, the Eisner Award-winning Powers with Mike Oeming and the Hollywood tell-all Fortune and Glory. Bendis is also the creator of Image Comics' Jinx line of crime comics, which has spawned the graphic novels Goldfish, Fire, Jinx and Torso with Marc Andreyko, and Total Sell Out. Sony and FX have completed principal photography on the pilot for Powers with Bendis as executive producer, and he's adapting Fire for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron. Bendis is also a writer and consulting producer for the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man. As a member of Marvel Studios' Creative Committee, he has consulted on the films Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, and Marvel's The Avengers. He is head writer of the massive multiplayer online game Marvel Universe for Marvel and Gazillion games.

Artist Steve McNiven parlayed a chance trip to the San Diego Comic-Con into a position at CrossGen Comics, where he quickly earned a regular assignment on Meridian. When CrossGen ceased publishing, McNiven moved on to Marvel Knights 4 with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Next, he joined Warren Ellis on Ultimate Secret. In 2006, McNiven and Mark Millar shattered the Marvel Universe's status quo in Civil War. His next assignments included Brian Michael Bendis' New Avengers and the initial story arc of Amazing Spider-Man's "Brand New Day" era. McNiven and Millar reteamed for "Old Man Logan" in Wolverine and the creator-owned Nemesis, published under the Marvel Icon imprint. With Ed Brubaker, McNiven helped relaunch Captain America.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers (Marvel Now) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories, and an excellent gateway into the Guardians of the Galaxy series. A must read if you enjoyed the movie.
DP72MO More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, as Bendis' work tends to be, and he artwork is great, but the amount of story covered in this volume is much too slight. The story barely gets started. It's all set up but very little payoff. It seems greedy of Marvel to charge so much for so little story.
DontKnowKanji 3 months ago
This is how you set up an ark. After reading this, you WANT to see the conclusion in the conflict between Star-Lord and his father. Story wise, the only real fault I find is the team make up. I understand that this was made for an audience mostly supplemented by new comers from the MCU so they had to add a character like Iron Man and the rest of the team make up is identical to there film counterparts, and that's the problem. They missed an opportunity to introduce either new or obscure characters to the fans that came from the movies so I feel that is a blow to the quality. Also, this is the ugliest Iron Man Suit I've seen since Heroes Reborn
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Bendis brings the Guardians to Earth with some galactic politics and destruction abound. We get some interesting Quill backstory and family drama. Steve McNiven and Sara Pichelli's art is phenomenal. While retconning stories to tie closer to the movies will upset many, I understand it. Overall, a good start to another Guardians series.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
*Book source ~ Library The Star-Lord’s dad has manipulated others so that he can achieve his goal: Earth is off limits. Anyone messing with Earth in any way will be arrested. But why? Who knows? I love the artwork, but the story seems kinda shaky. Is it just me, or is Star-Lord’s dad a real asshat? I don’t have much experience in the Marvel universe as far as the comics go, so I’m not sure what the deal is in this volume. I know Star-Lord is a good guy, so why would his dad be a bad guy? Anyway, I did enjoy the banter, plus I love Iron Man. And I most especially love the artwork. There are also some enjoyable short stories at the end, one each for Drax, Groot, Rocket and Gamora.
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Why is iron man in it
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TPham More than 1 year ago
Starts off great and is delivered on time and in great condition
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Good
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