Guardians of the Galaxy is a cash cow for Marvel Comics. The team of galactic outlaws is known for their cosmic savagery and outlandish adventures. Rocket, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, and Mantis are the Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy have made a killing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and they are about to in the comic books as well. The team was recently taken off the shelf when the last of their issues featuring the core team was made to disband off panel. Guardians of the Galaxy is finally coming back to Marvel Comics and the first member has already been revealed. Presenting – Marvel Comics Update – Ghost Rider is now a Guardian of the Galaxy!!!
Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw are set to write the 2019 installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy storyline of Marvel Publications. They have decided to include the cosmic Ghost Rider aka Frank Castle of the future King Thanos storyline. Frank Castle’s solo Cosmic Ghost Rider series is all set to wrap up this next month in November and will be seen now as the newest member of a completely new roster of characters that will become the latest incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The storyline is set after the supposed death of the Mad Titan and will reveal to the readers that the universe is still in need of a cosmic superhero team to take care of its woes. Nobody knows who will answer the call of creation for the formation of a new Guardians team until Frank Castle decides to show up as the cosmic Ghost Rider.
Another interesting fact is that the writers and the artists that are tasked with drawing up the storyline have all promised that the new arc will feature all cosmic superheroes of considerable stature to ever exist in the Marvel Universe. To be able to witness something of this caliber is an opportunity of epic proportions.
Cates was recently heard giving out a rather interesting reply when asked about the 2019 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book featuring Ghost Rider as a member. He says and we quote:
“My first job at Marvel, with ‘Thanos Wins,’ was inspired by the work of my hero, one of the greatest cosmic storytellers ever, Jim Starlin. So being able to tell that Thanos story was a dream come true,” Cates is heard saying in a statement. “And now that Thanos has died in the pages of Infinity Wars, my best friend Geoff Shaw and I could not turn down the opportunity to tell a story set during the fallout of the Mad Titan’s death.”
He further adds:
“Geoff and I always lean towards stories that are a little bit loud, and in space, the stakes and action can be bigger than anywhere else,” Cates continued. “This was our chance to do things we’ve always wanted to do. To tear #$%@ up. And of course Cosmic Ghost Rider is on the team. How could he not be?”
Guardians of the Galaxy first debuted in GOTG Vol. 1 in the year of 2014. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb’s true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.
The last time the Guardians were seen on screen is Avengers Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
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