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Get a Look at Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy Gameplay

Square Enix at E3 revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy from Eidos Montreal.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Popular Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett was involved in the creation of the game which has the team together less than a year and having to save the universe.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26, 2021.

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It’s a new week and we’ve got lots coming at you. So strap in and get ready! We’re kicking off the week with some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Game: 8 Details You Might Have Missed – What’d you all think of the game reveal?

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The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’: Battles Over Budgets, Executive Purge Factor in Cancellation – This seems about right.

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Will Eidos Montreal’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Spell Redemption?

After the rocky launch that was Marvel’s Avengers can Square Enix redeem themselves with another Marvel video game? At E3, Eidos Montreal revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Popular Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett was involved in the creation of the game which has the team together less than a year and having to save the universe.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26, 2021.

Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming October 26, 2021 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Get an inside look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with the development team at Eidos-Montréal, their creative collaborator Bill Rosemann (VP, Creative at Marvel Games) and a special guest: award-winning comic book artist Dan Abnett.

Guardians of the Galaxy #15 Reveals the Mysterious Threat Behind the Last Annihilation

Marvel’s new age of space kicks it into high gear this summer in “The Last Annihilation“, a new crossover spinning out of Guardians of the Galaxy! Known for his long-term world-building and big payoffs, acclaimed writer Al Ewing continues to revolutionize Marvel’s cosmic landscape. All the pieces are now in place for a conflict that will shake the stars and test the very limits of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes.

“The Last Annihilation” will begin in July’s Guardians of the Galaxy #16 but the mastermind behind this latest threat has been kept under wraps. However, fans won’t have to wait long! After months of speculation, fans will finally learn the identity of the saga’s secret villain next month in Guardians of the Galaxy #15. The issue will deliver an ending no one will see coming and will also see two heavyweights from Ewing’s current titles collide. Both reeling from recent conflicts, the new Guardians of the Galaxy will come face to face with mutantkind’s new space agency, S.W.O.R.D. Get a glimpse at the Guardians’ tense showdown with the master of magnetism, Magneto, in all-new never-before-seen artwork by series artist Juan Frigeri with colors by Federico Blee!

In recent issues, the Guardians of the Galaxy have increased their ranks like never before, recruiting powerhouses such as Wiccan, Hulkling, the original Quasar, and even Doctor Doom! But will they all be enough to withstand what’s to come? Pick up Guardians of the Galaxy #15 to discover what villain is behind “The Last Annihilation” and to see the twisted vision they have in store for the galaxy. And stay tuned for more information on this epic cosmic crossover, including the full revealed cover of Guardians of the Galaxy!

Marvel Reveals Phil Jimenez’s Pride Month Variant Covers

This June, Marvel will commemorate Pride Month with a new series of stunning variant covers by legendary artist Phil Jimenez! Spotlighting Marvel’s growing LGBTQ+ representation, Marvel’s Pride Month Variant Covers will feature some of Marvel’s most popular LGBTQ+ heroes: Wiccan and Hulkling, America Chavez, Mystique, Northstar, Iceman, Moondragon, Black Cat, Daken, and the new Valkyrie, Runa. These stunning depictions will proudly adorn the covers of your favorite Marvel titles throughout the month of June.

Check them out below and collect all nine Pride Month Variant Covers starting on June 2nd!

  • BLACK CAT #7 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER
  • MARAUDERS #21 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Iceman
  • X-MEN #21 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Mystique (APR210772)
  • THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #3 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Runa (APR210877)
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Moondragon (APR210928)
  • MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER A featuring America Chavez (APR210814)
  • MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER B featuring Hulkling and Wiccan (APR210816)
  • WOLVERINE #13 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Daken (APR210792)
  • X-FACTOR #10 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Northstar (APR210802)

Discover the Fate of the Infinity Stones as Infinite Destinies Concludes in August

The chase for the powerful Infinity Stones is on! Beginning next month, Infinite Destinies will trace the current whereabouts of these legendary artifacts, some of which have fallen into the hands of Marvel’s newest breakout characters. This highly anticipated Marvel event will play out over the course of eight thrilling annuals, and their startling repercussions will be explored in “Infinity Score“, the upcoming arc in Jed MacKay’s hit run on Black Cat!

Marvel’s biggest heroes know all too well the destruction that the Infinity Stones can herald and are determined to stop this unbelievable cosmic power from falling into the wrong hands once again. Each part of this saga will see an iconic character clash or team up with a rising star as the very future of the Marvel Universe hang in the balance! Which of these powerful new characters is an Infinity Stone Bearer…and which isn’t? Find out by snatching up these annuals this summer! Each annual will also include one chapter of “Infinite Fury” detailing Nick Fury’s chase for these stone-bearers and finding so much more than he bargained for.

August will see the final three chapters of this game-changing story:

In Miles Morales: Spider-Man Annual #1, written by Saladin Ahmed and Jed MacKay with art by Luca Maresca and Juan Ferreyra, and cover by Kim Jacinto Miles will team up with the Magnificent Ms. Marvel series’ breakout hero: AMULET! Together, they’ll investigate a series of monster attacks in Brooklyn and discover a series of cursed magical objects. But who activated them, and why? And can Spider-Man and Amulet find out before the monsters take them down too? Also featuring “Infinite Fury” Part 7 by Jed MacKay and Juan Ferreyra!

Miles Morales: Spider-Man Annual #1

Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 by Al Ewing and Jed MacKay with art by Flaviano and Juan Ferreyra, and cover by Mike McKone will finally see Hercules go head to head with his newest rival! Hercules has always been known as the Prince of Power…that is until a younger prince showed up to out-muscle him! With the aid of an all-powerful Infinity Stone, even a complete idiot can develop the quads, delts and abs of a Prince of Power…but why was it THIS idiot? Focus on your core, True Believers – the answers will shock you to it! Also featuring “Infinite Fury” Part 7 by Jed MacKay and Juan Ferreyra!

Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1

And finally, Avengers Annual #1 will present the startling conclusion to this unpredictable saga. Written by Jed MacKay with art by Travel Foreman, and a cover by Federico Vicentini the last secret of the Infinity Stones and Infinity Stone-Bearers is revealed here. Plus, meet a brand-new character who beats Captain America and Iron Man within an inch of their lives. Also featuring “Infinite Fury” Part 8 by Jed MacKay and Juan Ferreyra!

Avengers Annual #1

From The Infinity Gauntlet to The Infinity War, the emergence of the Infinity Stones has resulted in some of Marvel’s most memorable epics. Now, the next chapter in their storied history is just on the horizon! Check out the covers below as well as the official checklist and be there for the very beginning of Infinite Destinies when it kicks off on June 2nd in Iron Man Annual #1!

Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #14

Guardians of the Galaxy #14

(W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Brett Booth
Rated T+
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A WHOLE GALAXY OF TROUBLE!
• As half the team defends the Kree/Skrull Throneworld against a deadlier threat than they’ve ever faced before…
• …the other half investigates a terrifying sacrificial cult on a mysterious planet…with the power to plunge the universe into war.
• Plus: A new space hero…joins…the team…
•…No way.

Guardians of the Galaxy #14

Black Cat is on the Prowl in the Phil Jimenez Pride Cover

This June, Marvel will commemorate Pride Month this year with a new series of stunning variant covers by legendary artist Phil Jimenez! These Pride Month Variant Covers will spotlight Marvel’s growing LGBTQ+ representation, and when first announced in March, fans got to see Jimenez’s incredible depictions of Iceman, Daken, America Chavez, and Northstar. Now check out another popular hero, Black Cat in a stunning cover that will proudly adorn the cover of Black Cat #7, an upcoming issue of Jed MacKay’s hit ongoing run.

See below for a full list of Pride Month Variants and be on the lookout for more reveals coming soon!

  • BLACK CAT #7 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER (APR210898)
  • MARAUDERS #21 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Iceman (APR210751)
  • X-MEN #21 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Mystique (APR210772)
  • THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #3 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Runa (APR210877)
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Moondragon (APR210928)
  • MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring America Chavez (APR210814)
  • MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER B featuring Hulkling and Wiccan (APR210816)
  • WOLVERINE #13 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Daken (APR210792)
  • X-FACTOR #10 PRIDE MONTH VARIANT COVER featuring Northstar (APR210802)
Black Cat #7 Pride Month Variant Cover

A New Cosmic Threat Rises in The Last Annihilation

Known for his long-term world-building and big payoffs, mastermind writer Al Ewing has completely revolutionized Marvel’s space-based sagas, introducing exciting new developments such as Emperor Hulkling, the Kree/Skrull Empyre, the return of S.W.O.R.D., and a wild new lineup for the Guardians of the Galaxy. And since last year’s epic Empyre, Ewing has laid the groundwork for an explosive conflict that’s set to erupt this July in The Last Annihilation, a new storyline that will impact some of your favorite cosmic titles and more. The Last Annihilation will unfold throughout the summer starting in July with Guardians of the Galaxy #16 and S.W.O.R.D. #7.

With art by Juan Frigeri and cover by Brett Booth, Guardians of the Galaxy #16 will see the entire galaxy under attack, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Annihilus first waged war. Someone out there has awakened with a new vision for the universe and they have the army to make it a reality. When five different planets fall under siege, will it be too much even for the new Guardians of the Galaxy to handle?

With art and cover by Valerio Schiti, S.W.O.R.D. #7 will take place immediately following the Hellfire Gala. The party is over…but not all the guests have gone home. Victor Von Doom is staying for dinner. Be there as he catches up with an old friend… just as THE LAST ANNIHILATION hits!

This summer… the war to end all wars begins. And not everyone’s going to come home. Find out who the mysterious foe behind The Last Annihilation is on June 23rd in Guardians of the Galaxy #15. And be there on July 21st when it kicks off in Guardians of the Galaxy #16!

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #13

Guardians of the Galaxy #13

When the Guardians of the Galaxy relaunched under Al Ewing‘s guidance I was excited to check the series out. I followed it through its first arc and enjoyed where it was going. But I fell off and found myself reading an issue here and there that tied into something else. With Guardians of the Galaxy #13, the issue feels like another good jumping on point. It’s perfect for new readers as well as long-time fans.

My experience with the Guardians of the Galaxy goes back to the team from the future but I fell in love with the team during the Abnett and Lanning days. Since then there’s been ups and down (a lot of downs, lets be honest) but Ewing’s run has been solid (of what I’ve read of it). With The Kree and Skrulls now in an alliance, The Guardians of the Galaxy have a new role, that of superheroes. They’ve been soldiers, misfits, and thieves, but now they’re getting a more formalized take… Avengers in space. And that’s not a bad thing. With a large cast of heroes, the teams can now tackle multiple issues and try to help the infinite issues out there.

Guardians of the Galaxy #13 kicks off with two, an attack on the Kree/Skrull capital planet and the mystery of a cult on a mysterious planet. Each provides different aspects to the issue. With one we get the big-screen adventure and action. The other builds a mystery that will clearly play out down the line. We also get to know each team and members and how the various personalities play out. There’s also a bit of uniformity now too hearkening back to those classic days of matching uniforms (with a bit of a throwback to them).

The art by Juan Frigeri is fantastic. Frigeri is joined by Federico Blee on color and Cory Petit on lettering. There’s some amazing visuals that make you take notice. From the opening of Throneworld II to Super Skrull managing the teams, to the Guardians arriving to battle, and more, there’s so much to enjoy. There’s a fun energy about the art. The colors help and the lettering adds personality to so many of the characters. All of that combines into a visual treat that makes the comic fun!

Guardians of the Galaxy #13 is a near-perfect jumping-on point. There’s just one sequence between Peter and Gamora that feels really out of place. But, beyond that, the comic is a fun adventure. There’s a certain energy and excitement about the issue that jumps from the page. If you’ve wondered about the Guardians of the Galaxy, this is the point to hop and because it looks like it’s going to be an awesome ride.

Story: Al Ewing Art: Juan Frigeri
Color: Federico Blee Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

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