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In case you have been living under a rock, let me tell you that I am a bit of a Marvel fan. I love the comic books as well as the movies. I also have an insane amount of Marvel collectibles. As you might already know, the Guardians of the Galaxy are one of my all time favorites (I mean, hello, I have a full tattoo sleeve featuring them). Lately, they have been tossed around the comic book universe. What I mean by that is there was a short run by Brian Bendis, then another by Gerry Duggan, which abruptly went from All New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 to Guardians of the Galaxy Infinity Quest #146 (still written by Gerry Duggan) seemingly over night. Which is not entirely a bad thing, however, because man, is it good.
If you are at all interested in Marvel, you should be reading this series. It is short, but detailed, and totally worth the read. Especially with movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp, and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 coming to theaters.
The Panels Are Out Of This World
Like most comic book readers, I love a good panel. And there are quite a few of these in the Guardians of the Galaxy Infinity Quest run (issues 146 to 150 – #151 was cancelled with no explanation except that big things are coming). These images pulled me in. I found myself staring at panels, analyzing all of the items in the background, and wanting really badly to start ripping out pages and plaster them all over my walls. I mean, the imagery! Incredible. I gotta hand it to Marcus To (artist) and Ian Herring (color artist).
Infinity Stone Search
At this point in the Marvel comic book world, everyone is looking for the infinity stones. Thanos is MIA and everyone is nervous he will find them first. Talk about a race to find them. If Thanos gets his hands on them, pretty much all hope is lost. I have a feeling we will be seeing this in Infinity War, but you never know what they will pull from the comics.
A New Member of the Guardians of the Galaxy
Yea, a new member has joined the Guardians of the Galaxy (and one leaves too). I don’t want to give too much away, because it is awesome to discover it yourself as you read it. But trust me, most people will love to see this new member join (I sure did!). It totally makes me wonder what is going to happen in the MCU. If you want a background on a possible team up, these are the comics to read.
The Return of Warlock
Yup! You read that right. He (or should I say Him) is back baby! We pretty much knew that was going to happen thanks to the stinger at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Adam Warlock is a big deal in the comic books, like a BIG deal. So I was thrilled to see him break his way back in to the story line (literally). Even though we will likely get some of this story in Infinity War and/or Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, it can’t hurt to get the background in the comics.
Omg omg omg omg…. it's here!!! The return of #WARLOCK!! If you are not reading #InfinityQuest written by @GerryDuggan than you are crazy! I have a feeling this is leading up to/tying in to #InfinityWar & #GotGVol3!#Marvel #CountdownToInfinityWar pic.twitter.com/nXMNbvWJZv
— Mama's Geeky – Tessa Smith (@MamasGeeky) January 22, 2018
It Leads In To Infinity Countdown
Now, any fan of the Marvel Comic Books knows they do not play out on the big screen exactly how they are written. Honestly, that is one of my favorite things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But after issue 150, Infinity Countdown starts. This is filled with one shots and cross overs and all the things that comic book fans dream of. I am sure it will be fine to start with the Infinity Countdown issues, but why would you? Guardians of the Galaxy Infinity Quest is only 5 issues. Important issues. You don’t want to miss them.
Preorder this run in trade paperback form (out March 27th) or support your local comic shop by heading out there and picking up these issues today!