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Daddy Issues

It’s awfully hard to capture lightning in a bottle twice. Writer/director James Gunn’s first outing in the world of Marvel Studios, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, was the first true breath of fresh air in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, which was by no means stale, but had by then settled into a relatively safe-feeling pattern of […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Old and New

In January 1969, before Neil Armstrong stepped upon the surface of the Moon, but lasting until well after Harrison Schmidt returned to Earth, there was an unsuccessful fiction about traveling through space, colonizing worlds, and fighting invaders. Like the Lunar trips, it was very much a product of its times, but they were not all […]

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Star-Lord Goes Solo

Before the Guardians of the Galaxy movie was released to universal (AND GALACTIC, AMIRITE?) acclaim, Brian Michael Bendis relaunched the title through Marvel as an epic comic-book space opera. High stakes, royal politics, crossovers with other superhero titles – basically, doing following through on his concept and early subtitle of Cosmic Avengers. I really like […]

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Going Cosmic

Once upon a time, a curious me wanted to catch up on Avengers history. Through some digging, I found a name that kept popping up on the top 5 greatest Avengers stories of all time: The Korvac Saga. So I found myself a trade copy and decided to see what all the hubbub was about. […]

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First Read: Gamora #1

James Gunn often gets praised as a visionary director and writer for what he did on Guardians of the Galaxy. He deserves every bit of that praise and more. Someone who does not get their due credit, from what I’ve seen, is Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the screenplay. Now, I know that often directors and […]

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April Is Guardians of the Galaxy Month!

At this writing we’re only four weeks away from the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and here to celebrate it is our Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande, who brings us this amazing Guardians banner! Look for more GOTG features all month here at Blastoff!

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The Origins of Star-Lord

I’m not sure if you’ve heard this, but Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to theaters. I’d be amazed if anyone has managed to avoid the seeming deluge of marketing surrounding the film. It feels like there have been at least 20 trailers and television spots. But, they’re effective. The ragtag group of outlaws […]

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