Today we found out in the Marvel Comics solicits for May that the first appearances of Nova, Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy will be collected in the Marvel Firsts: The 1970s TPB.
Nova #1 from 1976, Marvel Preview #4 features Star-Lord, and Marvel Presents #1 and #3 sees the Guardians of the Galaxy (though not really the first appearance).
As we've seen in the past from Marvel, they tend to collect stories and characters that will be featured in some way in upcoming arcs.
And we do know that Marvel has plans for both Nova (though which one?!) and the Guardians. Hopefully we see some more of Darkhawk and Quasar, too.
MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1970s VOL. 3 TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, TONY ISABELLA, JOHN WARNER, STEVE GERBER, STEVE ENGLEHART, MARY SKRENES, JACK KIRBY, GERRY CONWAY, ARCHIE GOODWIN, ROY THOMAS, DOUG MOENCH & STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE GAN, DON HECK, MIKE VOSBURG, AL MILGROM, GEORGE TUSKA, BOB MCLEOD, JIM MOONEY, JACK KIRBY, JOHN BUSCEMA, JOE SINNOTT, JIM CRAIG, RON WILSON & CHIC STONE
Cover by VARIOUS
Marvel’s popular line of fantastic first appearances continues! The sensational seventies come to a phenomenal finish with this third volume featuring aliens, space gods, giants, dinosaurs and more! Included here are the fabulous first issues of such seventies stalwarts as Skull the Slayer, Omega the Unknown, the Champions, the Eternals, Devil Dinosaur and others! Collecting SKULL THE SLAYER #1, CHAMPIONS #1, MARVEL PRESENTS #1 and #3, BLACK GOLIATH #1, material from MARVEL PREVIEW #4, OMEGA THE UNKNOWN (1976) #1, ETERNALS (1976) #1, NOVA (1976) #1, MS. MARVEL (1977) #1, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #32, WHAT IF? (1977) #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #35, DEVIL DINOSAUR #1, MACHINE MAN (1978) #1, material from HULK MAGAZINE (1978) #11, and SAVAGE SHE-HULK (1980) #1.
376 PGS./Rated T+ --$29.99