Guardians Of The Galaxy
News, Reviews, Features, Podcasts, & Buyer's Guides...
Hey! Who's for a bit of a shameless tie-in to the really quite ridiculous barrage of announcements
Marvel have just made about all their upcoming movies? We thought you might be, so settle in as we do the thing we're known to at least four people for doing best: expertly guiding fans of the movies through new and exciting reading choices in the world of the comics themselves.
For each of the just-announced Phase Three films, we've picked a comic we reckon you should read that either (seemingly) ties directly into the film in some way, or is just otherwise relevant in terms of getting a handle on the character(s) involved. They're not necessarily the best comics featuring these characters, they're not necessarily the comics we think the movies will be directly based on, but we reckon they all have some kind of relevance and (more importantly) are all worth a glance.
If, like us, you're still reeling from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, you might be wondering where you can read more about the cosmic side of Marvel. Well, good news. Today's Comixology sale
is based around Thanos, the villain behind the events of both the Avengers AND Guardians of the Galaxy movies. There's a typically confusing range of options, though, so as usual we've got a guide to help sort you out.
It's been stated often enough that Guardians of the Galaxy
- excellent trailer campaign notwithstanding - has by far the toughest job of any Marvel Studios film yet when it comes to capturing the attention of the casual viewer. It's somewhat appropriate, then, that - assuming enough people are actually sufficiently drawn in by the premise and promotional material to go and see it - it ends up being quite probably the most immediately engaging and accessible movie in the Studios' canon.
This week, selected cinemas have been showing 17-minute previews of Marvel's forthcoming blockbuster,
Guardians of the Galaxy. Panel Beats contributor John Fitzsimons snagged entry into one of these showing, so here we present his spoiler-free impressions!
Not spoilery in a "one of the tracks is titled Requiem for a Raccoon" kind of way or anything, just that the content of Peter "Star Lord" Quill's mixtape is by all accounts a pretty central thematic element that will presumably be quite good fun when revealed gradually. But, fuck it, it's a fantastic set of tracks that helps build anticipation yet further for what's clearly going to be one of the most tremendous superhero flicks ever made, so go and give it a listen and dial up your hype meters. And if you know someone who can get us into an advance screening, let us know. We'll be your friend.