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Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers, Vol. 2 Paperback – March 6, 2013
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"These two collections reflect what made Marvel so fine back in the day. The story of the Guardians unfolded over time slowly and in a meandering way, touching first one port of call then another over the years as we learned more and more about these fascinating characters. They became increasingly woven into the larger fabric that was the sprawling Marvel Universe, but in a manner which seemed natural and less contrived somehow that what we chance upon these days with persistent events dominating the flow of the storytelling." -- Rip Jagger
"To truly get the full Guardians experience, starting with their metaphorical 'season one,' you have to start here. If you're a fan of space opera or classic comic book storytelling, you'll enjoy reading these cosmic adventures from some of the medium's biggest creators." -- Brett White
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Len Wein is the co-creator of "Wolverine" and the "New X-Men." He is a former editor in chief of Marvel Comics, Disney Comics, and Top Cow Comics, as well as a senior editor at DC Comics. His previous work includes "The All-New, All-Different X-Men Masterworks; The Untold Legend of Batman; "and" Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals." He lives in Woodland Hills, California.
A veteran of the comics field, George Perez has illustrated dozens of the most popular series over the last 20 years including New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and JLA/Avengers.
John Byrne is director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy and distinguished professor of energy and climate policy at the University of Delaware. He has contributed to Working Group III of the United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1992 and shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the panel's authors and review editors. His books includeTransforming Power: Energy, Environment and Society in Conflict; Energy Revolution: Toward an Energy-Efficient Future for South Korea; and Governing the Atom: The Politics of Risk.
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We then get stories of the Guardians in the present times, meeting with Ms. Marvel; a team-up with Spider-Man, who naturally has some conflicts with these future heroes; a three-part tale from "Marvel Two-In-One" where the Thing aids Starhawk and the team against a threat; and, biggest of all, a story where Vance tries to convince his younger self not to go into space, the Thing and the rest of the team trying to stop him and Vance ends up unlocking an alternate timeline for his younger self (who would eventually become the Avenger Justice). The tales are all well-written in that nice '70's style with great artwork from George Perez on the Avengers tales and good interaction between the Guardians themselves and the Marvel heroes. While some may be annoyed at this being set so much in the present, it's a great showcase for the Guardians and deserves a read by those interested in their adventures that established them as a good team to watch.
I didn't read GOTG back during my hey-day of collecting Marvel comics but I do remember them appearing from time to time with other titles that I regularly read (Avengers, Defenders, Fantastic Four) however after getting this book, I now have gotten a better idea of what I missed.
"Guardians of the Galaxy - Tomorrow's Avengers Vol 2" is an enjoyable collection, filled with a fun, interesting group of heroes but more importantly with some fascinating back-story - particularly the Vance Astro character, who bridges both centuries and who wraps up this volume on a somewhat profound note, opening a myriad of possibilities, which of course was so prevalent in Marvel stories.
This collection brings the Guardians from their 31st Century time to the then 20th Century where they join forces with the Avengers - the main plot centers around the "Korvac" storyline; a very well-developed tale involving a futuristic man, tormented and abused by the alien conqueror's the Badoon, who transforms into a near invulnerable, God-like being who travels back to the 20th Century and wants to re-make the universe. The Guardians are convinced that their leader, Astro, is in danger - not his present self but rather his younger self as a boy and that Korvac is tracking him down to destroy him in an attempt to alter the future.Read more ›