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To wrap up its animation panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel premiered early footage of a “Guardians of the Galaxy” cartoon. In the clip, Rocket Raccoon, appearing first in silhouette, fights off multiple flying robotic enemies before Starlord shows up, telling him, “If you’re going to hang out with me, you’re going to need bigger blasters.”
The short clip followed comments by SVP-Production and Creative Director Eric Radomski that the Guardians would appear in episodes of all current Marvel animated series, including “Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” and “Avengers Assemble.”
“With the upcoming movie, we’re trying to get them into the minds of everybody who might not know about the Guardians.” Cort Lane, Vice President of Development & Production added that a Season 3 episode of “Spider-Man” will actually air early to get the Guardians out there.
This August, the burning question of what happened to one of the greatest heroes of in the Marvel Universe finally gets answered in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 – an Original Sin tie-in! New York Times Bestselling creators Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness bring you the blockbuster answer to the question on everyone’s mind:
What happened to Richard Rider?
“We have literally been dropping hints since the Guardians guest-starred in Avengers Assemble,” says Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “I have known exactly what we were doing with this from the moment I agreed to do the book, but I thought it would be best to slow burn the reveal.”
Nova, the Human Rocket – once one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe, gone in a flash. Side-by-side with Star-Lord, Nova fought valiantly to save the entire universe from encroaching death. Sealed in a twisted and horrific version of our own universe, Richard Rider sacrificed everything to prevent the onslaught of Thanos.
The true story of that sacrifice has never been told. Though Star-Lord and Thanos miraculously returned, Nova was nowhere to be found. The truth behind his absence kept a closely guarded secret between two bitter enemies. A secret that will finally be revealed!
“Not only does this reveal answer a question for diehard readers, it also tells something about the character to newer readers,” continued Bendis.
“This is a story Brian Bendis has been dying to tell for several years,” says Executive Editor Mike Marts. ”Now that time is finally here and we can’t wait for readers to find out what happened to Richard Rider!”
How did Star-Lord and Thanos escape their hellish imprisonment? And why did Nova not return with them? The explosive last stand of Richard Rider begins now! No fan can afford to miss the blockbuster GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers Assemble #7 from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley! The Avengers are hot on the heels of Thanos as they try to stop his quest for intergalactic power. But when the Mad Titan has a cosmic cube in his possession, Earth’s Mightiest will have to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to defeat him. Can their combined might stop Thanos’ conquest?
Here’s the first promo poster for Marvel Studio’s The Avengers, which Joss Whedon is currently directing and which will open on May 12th. The film features an all-star cast of Marvel superheroes including Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
This poster was photographed by Superhero Hype at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, where Marvel unveiled its “Avengers Assemble” movie licensing initiative, a umbrella-themed program which will allow companies to license products based on Marvel Studios’ Thor, as well as the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, which debuts on July 22nd, and The Avengers.
Media Release — Marvel is pleased to announce that Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant! The star-studded creative team of Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco introduce the Ultimate Avengers in an explosive way! Nick Fury returns and discovers that Captain America has gone rogue! The Sentinel of Liberty encounters the vicious Red Skull… and you’ll never believe this super-villain’s true identity! Ultimate comic fans cannot afford to miss the shocking revelation within the pages of this groundbreaking issue! This second printing also features the powerful interior art of Pacheco on the cover!