Marvel Comics released a first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy prelude movie tie-in issue from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Wellington Alves.
The first issue hits in April.
Via CBR, Dan Abnett offered:
Because the movie is taking the comic and adapting it to movie form the characters will appear to be very recognizable, but they're not in quite the same continuity as the comics. Since this material is based on the movie there are a lot of references and likenesses.
Issue #1 is a Nebula story, which involves a lot of the other characters from the movie. Issue #2 is a Rocket and Groot story. So these stories introduce some of the regular and supporting characters and set up some of the elements of the film.
Wellinton Alves, who we worked with on our "Nova" run, is penciling both issues. These stories take a little longer to get done because unlike a regular Marvel story everything has to be run by the Studio to make sure that we're head on; that nothing's said or done that shouldn't be and that the details and tone are right.
Tonally I think it's absolutely in keeping with our "Guardians" run as you would recognize it but it has its own flavor. That's something I worked hard to maintain in those Prelude stories
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"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release.
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