In spite of Tom Brevoort's snarky comments, Abnett's Guardians 3000 #1 has managed to be a hit as sales estimates for October see the first issue netting almost 60,000 copies.
Guardians 3000 #1 is listed at selling 58,574 copies, which is an exceptional number as issues of the 2008 run (which had no support from Marvel) hovered around 25-30,000.
Abnett's Guardians 3000 #1 came with four variant covers, as well as the main cover by legendary artist Alex Ross.
While Marvel booted Abnett off his book that inspired the $750 million Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Abnett has managed to turn the team from the future into a Marvel Cosmic must-read, and one that is light years ahead of its current timeline counterpart.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3000 #3 was released this week, which created quite the buzz as the issue featured a Nova related to the Rider family. Marvel also booted Abnett off the 2007 Richard Rider Nova run, replacing the title character with a different version, which has been selling less than Abnett and Lannnig's Nova since the third issue.
Guardians 3000 #3 also saw a look at an Iron Man of the future as part of the A-Sentience, a techno-organic species created by The Stark.
The series features the future Guardians of the Galaxy in the year 3014 opposing the forces of the Badoon. Something is wrong with the timestream causing the Guardians to relive the war over and over, but hope arrives in the form of an earth girl, Geena Drake, who happens to have an enigmatic power that enables her to sense the timestream disruption.
Guardians 3000 #4 hits in January.