Guardians of the Galaxy: Where to Start

By Emmanuel Batista | April 18 2023 | ComicsGraphic Novels

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is coming to theatres in less than a month!(trailer below)

 

If you want to catch up with the Guardians before their third outing on the silver screen, here are some great jumping on points:

 

MARVEL-VERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

This book contains multiple standalone stories featuring the Guardians. They range from tales focusing on specific guardians, to big team ups with the avengers. This is a great introduction to the Guardians for readers of all ages that want some accessible Guardians action without having to commit to a longer series.

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: SOMEBODY’S GOT TO DO IT MARVEL SELECT

This is the start of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s definitive run of Guardians of the Galaxy. This is the introduction of the modern iteration of the Guardians formed after the events of Annihilation Conquest. If you want to see how the current, fan favorite version of the Guardians team first came together, this is the book for you!

 

WARLOCK BY JIM STARLIN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Adam Warlock is making his MCU debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3! Before watching him on screen check out this influential run on the character by Infinity Gauntlet writer Jim Starlin. This run added a lot to Adam Warlock’s history, was the first time the infinity Gems were assembled, and even introduced Gamora!

 

ROCKET RACOON & GROOT: TALL TAILS 

If you can’t get enough Rocket and Groot, check out this series of fun stories featuring the pair on cosmic misadventures away from the rest of their Guardians teammates.

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2023) #1

If you want to know what the Guardians have been up to recently, this brand new series by writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing just started April 12th!

 

Want more Guardians? Check out all of our Guardians of the Galaxy titles here

MARVEL-VERSE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
9781302950705
A collection of iconic stories for all ages featuring Marvel's premier team of starbound heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy!
$9.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
FOC Jan 23, 2023
Paperback
120 Pages
Outreach/New Reader
Age 10-14 years

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: SOMEBODY'S GOT TO DO IT MARVEL SELECT
9781302923426
Collects Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #1-12. Continuing the series of graphic novels handpicked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal story lines written and drawn by some of Marvel's most acclaimed creators! Out of the ashes of ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST, Marvel's sci-fi heroes unite to protect the cosmos! Back-to-back cataclysmic conflicts have weakened the boundaries of our reality. Dark gods and monsters are seeping through the cracks. In the face of terror, who stands to defend a desperate universe? Star-Lord and his squad of butt kickers - the modern-day Guardians of the Galaxy! Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Mantis - plus Quasar and Adam Warlock - are a dysfunctional team with a big future…unless the Universal Church of Truth has its way! But why are the 31st-century Guardians of tomorrow - Major Victory and Starhawk - here too? Bug, Moondragon and Cosmo the space dog join the fun even as a fresh war looms - in an entertaining and action-packed story that revitalized the Guardians for a new era!
$24.99 US
Aug 18, 2020
FOC Dec 23, 2019
Hardcover
296 Pages
Marvel Select

WARLOCK BY JIM STARLIN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
978-0-7851-8847-6
At '70s Marvel, no one mastered the startling scope and high-concept complexity of cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin! And his work on Adam Warlock set the tone for star-spanning spectacle that is considered a high-water mark to this day. Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilistic menace Thanos, Warlock's conflicts weren't just knuckle-grinding throw-downs--they were epic, existential struggles for his very soul. Featuring the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems; the debuts of Gamora and Pip the Troll; and an all-out struggle to save the universe joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man! Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #178-181, WARLOCK (1972) #9-15, AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2.
$34.99 US
Jan 28, 2014
FOC Dec 09, 2013
Paperback
328 Pages
Marvel Universe

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 1 KEV WALKER 2ND PRINTING VARIANT
75960620535600112
WHO ARE THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? One year ago, the Guardians of the Galaxy were destroyed. Their optimistic future shattered by the betrayal of one of their own. Now they ride the space lanes of a lawless corner of the galaxy, trying to outrun their tragedy. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they forgive the failures of their past? Or will they fade into the dark, eternally unforgiven? Writers JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY (CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY) team up with artist KEV WALKER (PREDATOR) for a Guardians story like no other!
$4.99 US
May 24, 2023
FOC Apr 24, 2023
Comic Book
40 Pages
Marvel Universe