Contest of Champions #1


"Lots of mysteries, lots of emotional beats. We've kidnapped a few luckless characters to be permanent additions to the cast -- the idea is that the game-players and their "Summoners" have a number of permanent pawns. They can be assisted by the Marvel Universe's best and brightest -- "ringers" who are stolen for a fight or two, mindwiped and sent back none the wiser -- but essentially, they're there to fight until they die.

Imagine that for a second. Fighting an endless gladiatorial combat in a broken section of spacetime, utterly alone. Nobody's rushing to bring you back, nobody's coming to get you. Iron Man says he'll bring in the Avengers -- but then he's sent home in a flash of light and you know he's not even going to remember your name. And then people start dying, and you know it's just a matter of time before it's your turn...

So, yeah, emotional beats won't be a problem. The big mystery is, how the Hell does anyone get out of this?
" - Al Ewing

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Paco Medina
Colorist: David Curiel

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Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1


Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ed McGuinness & Kris Anka
Inkers: Kris Anka, Mark Farmer, Mark Morales, and Jay Leisten
Colorists: Marte Gracia and Marcelo Maiolo

Besides the mini-event The Trial of Jean Grey, there was also another event that was connected to Legendary Star-Lord... and it was Black Vortex. Let's just get into folks...

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The Trial of Jean Grey Part 1: Guardians of the Galaxy #11

thetrialofjeangreypart100 The Guardians usually find themselves on the other side of the law, yet their teaser word is "Judgment." Are they passing judgment on the X-Men or helping the teens escape judgment?

Brian Michael Bendis: Right there, that is the reason to tell the story. Everyone has a judgment, but whose is right? Should Jean be held accountable for things that she has not done yet? Should she be stopped before it happens again? Is a crime a crime if the person who committed the crime hasn't committed it yet?

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Sara Pichelli
Colorist: Justin Ponsor

This will be a quick look at short crossover event between Guardians of the Galaxy and All-New X-Men, The Trial of Jean Grey.

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[personal profile] tugrul2015-04-02 09:09 am

Showcasing the Black Vortex! Transformations!!1!

So in Guardians of the Galaxy #24, a Black Vortex amped and power drunk Gamora tries to convince her and Beast's teammates that the Black Vortex is too valuable to be destroyed by showing them what it can turn them into by submitting to the Black Vortex and becoming cosmic versions of themselves.

Transformations after the cut )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-09-03 06:32 pm

Give Marvel credit where it's due... Guardians of the Galaxy anti-bullying covers

Marvel have a LOT of publicity going for their Guardians of the Galaxy characters, and with the likes of Chris Pratt (who kept the Star Lord costume so he could make Hospital visits to sick kids in it), some very good PR, so I can only applaud them for this

October's anti-bullying covers )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2011-12-24 01:20 am

Thanos has a cool Yule

Yup, Jim Starlin gave the guy who makes the Grinch look like an amateur a Christmas story... Sort of.. in this story from the 1992 Marvel Holiday Special

Featuring the cutest assassin you're ever likely to see. )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2010-03-08 11:22 am

J-Lo ain't got nothing on her hind-ah! Butt week continues...

Butt Week moves along as a certain green tuckus is honored (and sometimes made terrifying).

Say my name!  )