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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy


Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?"

But... who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? They're actually talking owls from a series of fantasy novels about... no, sorry, my editor is telling me that is not correct. Let's see... the series tells the story of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman and... no, I'm getting another note here, hang on... A talking raccoon and a tree? That can't be right.

If you're feeling a little confused, don't panic! ComicsAlliance is here to tell you everything you need to know about the Gladiators of the Gridiron! And then some.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ #1: A New Reader’s Perspective [Spoiler-Free Review]


If the measure of success of the Marvel NOW relaunch campaign is truly how accessible these many decades-old superhero sagas can be made for fresh eyes, then the publisher and its roster of creators deserve whatever praise is coming to them...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy And Nova Make A Cosmic Comeback At Cup O’ Joe [NYCC 2012]


The launch of two new books saw the return of Marvel's cosmic titles at yesterday's Marvel Cup O' Joe panel at New York Comic-Con -- but we were told not to think of them as "cosmic" anymore. The panel led by Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada also featured many of Marvel's bigwigs, including editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, publisher Dan Buckley and Marvel TV head honcho Jeph Loeb, most of whom took the opportunity to deafen the crowd by shouting "NOW" into their microphones...

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‘Captain America’ #1 Welcomes ‘First Avenger’ Audiences in Style [Preview]


On sale this week is Captain America #1, beginning a new series for the Sentinel of Liberty just in advance of his much anticipated return to the big screen in Captain America: The First Avenger. Written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Steve McNiven & Mark Morales and Justin Ponsor, the new title is explicitly designed to welcome The First Avenger viewers to the Marvel (Publishing) Universe.The...

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Steve Rogers Returns to Duty with Brubaker & McNiven in ‘Captain America’ #1 [Preview]


After more than four years, Steve Rogers will once again assume the mantle of Captain America, and just in time for his new movie, too. July will see not just the much anticipated release of the Captain America: The First Avenger film but also Marvel Comics' brand new Captain America series, which returns Steve Rogers to the forefront and in his classic costume...

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Steve Rogers to Reclaim the Cap Costume in ‘Captain America’ #1 This July


Following a brush with with death, resurrection and a stint policing the planet, Steve Rogers will return to wielding his Captain America shield this July in an all new Captain America #1. The super soldier's new ongoing series by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve McNiven is timed to take advantage of the July 22 movie release of Captain America: The First Avenger and will apparently involve a mysterious figure from past and deadly secrets...

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Millar & McNiven’s ‘Nemesis’ Headed to Hollywood, Tony Scott Onboard to Direct


Most folks would consider four issues of a comic a solid storyline. For Mark Millar, it's just another movie deal.

In what should come as no surprise to anyone who's been paying attention to Millar's career to date (and let's be honest, it's hard not to pay attention to Millar these days), Bleeding Cool has announced that "Nemesis" -- his ultra-violent, "what if Batman were a supervillain...

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Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s ‘Nemesis’ Is Bloody, Stunning [Review]


For all of the original Comics Code line items that Mark Millar flagrantly gives the middle finger, there's one "modern, edgy comics" trope he doesn't fall into: moral ambiguity. For better or worse, characters in Mark Millar comics are either strong, selfless, yet rough hardasses or purely evil rough hardasses...

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From The Initiative Comes THE ORDER


Press Release

After the devastating events of Civil War, a new super hero team has been formed by Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in accordance with his Fifty-State Initiative. Rising superstar writer Matt Fraction and acclaimed artist Barry Kitson introduce THE ORDER; the premier team of Director Stark's post-war agenda


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From The Ashes Of Civil War Comes THE ORDER


Press Release

Spinning out of Civil War, a new super hero team has been formed by Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man); one that embodies everything he's fought for over the last year. Branded by Stark himself, THE ORDER (Formerly known as the Champions) is the first team to launch as part of the Fifty-State Initiative


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