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Guardians of the Galaxy


The Guardians of the Galaxy as featured in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 1, #1.
Art by Jim Valentino Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy as drawn by Valentino. ...

Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 1, #18 (January 1969)
Created by Arnold Drake
Gene Colan
Roster
Vance Astro/Major Victory
Aleta Ogord
Charlie-27
Nikki
Martinex
Yondu
Starhawk

The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team active in the 31st century in an alternate timeline that is a version of the Marvel Universe. The Guardians first appear in Marvel Super Heroes vol. 1. #18, 1969. Marvel Comics (Stan Lee is behind many of the superheros) is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Marvel Super-Heroes is the name of several comic book series and specials published by Marvel Comics: Marvel Super-Heroes #22 (Sept. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Arnold Drake was an American writer of comic books notable for his work on Deadman, for which he was given the Bill Finger Award, and on Doom Patrol. ... Gene Colan (born September 1, 1926, the Bronx, New York City, New York) is an American comic book artist who sometimes worked under the name Adam Austin. ... Vance Astro, also known as Major Victory, is a fictional character, a superhero in the future of the Marvel Comics universe, and a founding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. ... Aleta Ogord, briefly also known as Starhawk, is a fictional character, a superheroine in a future of the Marvel Comics universe. ... Captain Charlie-27 is a soldier in the Earth 691 timeline of the fictional Marvel Universe, genetically engineered to live in Jupiters gravity. ... Nicholette Nikki Gold is a fictional character, a woman in the Earth-691 timeline of the fictional Marvel Universe, genetically engineered to live on the planet Mercury. ... Martinex is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Yondu is a fictional superhero in the future of the Marvel Comics universe, and a founding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. ... Starhawk, the alter ego of Stakar Vaughn Ogord, and later Aleta Ogord, is the title given to agents of the Hawk God in the fictional Marvel Comics universe. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... The 31st century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 3001–3100 of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Marvel Super-Heroes is the name of several comic book series published by Marvel Comics: Marvel Super-Heroes Special #1 (October 1966) Marvel Super-Heroes (1967 series) #12-105 (December 1967 - January 1982) (numbering continued from Fantasy Masterpieces volume 1; later became a reprint series) Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1...

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History

The original members of the team are:

Each is apparently the last of their kind and are forced to unite as a team against the actions of the Badoon, an alien race which attempts to conquer Earth's solar system. During the course of the war against the Badoon, the team recruit two more members - Starhawk and Nikki - and travel back in time and encounter several of the heroes of 20th century Earth, including Captain America and the Thing [1] and the Defenders. [2] Vance Astro, also known as Major Victory, is a fictional character, a superhero in the future of the Marvel Comics universe, and a founding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... It has been suggested that stasis (fiction) be merged into this article or section. ... Martinex is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... Captain Charlie-27 is a soldier in the Earth 691 timeline of the fictional Marvel Universe, genetically engineered to live in Jupiters gravity. ... Adjectives: Jovian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 20–200 kPa[4] (cloud layer) Composition: ~86% H2 ~13% Helium 0. ... Yondu is a fictional superhero in the future of the Marvel Comics universe, and a founding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. ... Beta Centauri (β Cen / β Centauri), also known as Hadar or Agena, is the second brightest star in the constellation Centaurus and the eleventh brightest star in the nighttime sky. ... The Badoon are a reptillian alien species in the fictional Marvel Comics universe. ... Starhawk, the alter ego of Stakar Vaughn Ogord, and later Aleta Ogord, is the title given to agents of the Hawk God in the fictional Marvel Comics universe. ... Nicholette Nikki Gold is a fictional character, a woman in the Earth-691 timeline of the fictional Marvel Universe, genetically engineered to live on the planet Mercury. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers,[1] is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Thing (Benjamin Ben Jacob Grimm) is a fictional character, a founding member of the superhero team The Fantastic Four in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Defenders was a comic book series about a loosely-organized team of superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


The Guardians eventually defeat the Badoon, but soon find themselves facing a new foe called Korvac, who was in fact a creation of the Badoon. After teaming with the Thunder God Thor to defeat Korvac in the 31st century, [3] the Guardians then follow Korvac to 20th century Earth, where together with the Avengers they fight a final, massive battle. [4] The grateful Avengers make the Guardians honorary Avengers. [5] Soon after returning to the 31st century Vance Astro decides to stop himself from becoming an astronaut by meeting his previous self. The feedback caused by Astro meeting himself results in the Guardians' timeline separating from the main timeline. The Vance Astrovik from 20th century Earth then goes on to join the New Warriors as Marvel Boy [6] and later the Avengers as Justice. [7] Michael Korvac, aka simply Korvac, was also called the Enemy, the Machine God and the Clockwork Lord. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a fictional character and a superhero appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... The Avengers are a fictional superhero team that appear in the Marvel Universe. ... The New Warriors is a Marvel Comics superhero team, traditionally consisting of young adult heroes. ...


In the 1990's the Guardians had a self-titled comic that ran for 62 issues. The title's sales dropped with the departure of writer/artist Jim Valentino and was eventually cancelled. As the events of the series are set in the future and have never been referenced since, it is uncertain as to whether it is regarded as canon. [8] In 2005, Marvel Comics designated the 31st century Earth occupied by the Guardians (and the hero Killraven) as Earth-691. [9] The Guardians of the Galaxy as drawn by Valentino. ... Jonathan Raven, better known as Killraven, the Warrior of the Worlds, is a freedom fighter in a post-apocalyptic alternate future (Earth-691) of the fictional Marvel Universe. ...


Galactic Guardians

The Galactic Guardians are an off-shoot superhero team of the Guardians of the Galaxy and are also active in the alternate timeline of the 31st century of the Marvel Universe. The Galactic Guardians first appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #2, 1992. The 31st century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 3001–3100 of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Formed by Martinex, one of the original members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Galactic Guardians were all auxillary or honorary members of the Guardians. They were called together when the planet controlled by Mainframe (the future version of Vision (Marvel Comics)|Vision) contracted a computer virus and was slowly destroying the planet he maintained. Martinex is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Vision is the name of at least three fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


The fouding members were:

Firelord is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Wonder Man is a fictional character, a superhero and a long-time member of the Avengers that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... The Vision is the name of at least three fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Phoenix IX is Giruad of New Haven a fictional character in Marvel Comicss Guardians of the Galaxy comic series. ... Replica is Skrull in the Earth 691 timeline of the fictional Marvel Universe, and is a devout member of the Universal Church of Truth. ... Ghost Rider may refer to: Ghost Rider (comics), the supernatural comic book character(s). ...

Alternate Version

During the events of Avengers Forever it is revealed that in an alternate future the Avengers become an army and conquer the galaxy, with the Guardians of the Galaxy acting as resistance fighters. [10] Avengers Forever is a twelve-issue comic book limited series serialized by Marvel Comics from 1998 to 2000 starring the superhero team called the Avengers. ...


References

  1. ^ Marvel Two-In-One vol. 1, #4 -5
  2. ^ Defenders Giant Size #5 + Defenders vol. 1, #26 - 29
  3. ^ Thor Annual #6
  4. ^ Avengers vol. 1, #167 - 177
  5. ^ Avengers vol. 1, #181
  6. ^ Thor vol. 1, #411
  7. ^ Avengers vol. 3, #4
  8. ^ Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 1, #1 - 62
  9. ^ Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes (2005)
  10. ^ Avengers Forever #1 - 12 (1998 - 1999)

External links

  • Jim Valentino comments on his issues, and lays out his plans up to what would have been issue #51
  • Marvel Directory entry
  • Guardians of the Worlds - Includes information about Guardians members

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (488 words)
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a Marvel Comics superhero team active in the 31st century in an alternate timeline.
The Guardians eventually defeat the Badoon, but soon find themselves facing a new foe called Korvac, who was in fact a creation of the Badoon.
During the events of Avengers Forever it is revealed that in an alternate future the Avengers become an army and conquer the galaxy, with the Guardians of the Galaxy acting as resistance fighters.
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