Guardians of the Galaxy characters including Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord and Rocket Racoon
Guardians of the Galaxy vintage comic book cover including Starhawk and more

Guardians of the Galaxy: 8 Cosmic Comic Book Covers Through History

Guardians of the Galaxy: 8 Cosmic Comic Book Covers Through History

Fans of these cosmic outlaws, you’re in for a treat! From Groot to Star-Lord, we’re taking you on a cover art tour of Guardians of the Galaxy history, showing off spectacular comic art throughout the decades and right up to the present day. Buckle up and get ready for a vintage ride through the galaxy, with your favourite heroes at the wheel.

1. Marvel Super-Heroes (Vol. 1) #18 | January 1969

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

In this landmark issue, the rampaging Badoon cause four strangers – Charlie-27, Martinex, Major Vance Astro and Yondu – to unite as the Guardians of the Galaxy!

2. Marvel Presents: Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 1) #3 | February 1976

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

Uncertain times ahead… As the Badoon War comes to an end, can Earth and the Guardians find peace?

3. Marvel Two-In-One (Vol. 1) #61 | March 1980

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

Original Guardians member Starhawk meets a hero who will himself one day become a Guardian of the Galaxy – the Fantastic Four’s Thing! 

4. Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 1) #13 | June 1991

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

The Guardians meet the Spirit of Vengeance – the 31st- century’s Ghost Rider – who later joins the Galactic Guardians.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Annual (Vol. 1) #1 | July 1991

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

In this issue, Aleta officially joins the team, Vance Astro’s divergent timelines are explained, and the story is told of how the team got their ship, the Captain America.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 1) #20 | January 1992

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

After years trapped in his containment suit, Vance Astro gets a brand new look – and a brand new code name: Major Victory! 

7. Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 2) #2 | August 2008

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

Discovering Major Victory from the 31st-century Guardians in a block of ice, the new Guardians decide to name themselves after his team!

8. Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 3) #14 | June 2014

Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics cover

The Guardians celebrate 100 issues of their own title by being torn apart by J’Son and the Spartoi. Groot’s secret origin is also revealed…

 

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Ultimate Guide to the Cosmic Outlaws celebrates the exciting world of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, with a decade-by-decade history that charts all the incarnations of the group.

This must-have guide examines iconic Guardians of the Galaxy characters like Groot and Star-Lord, while showcasing key comic book issues and exploring iconic storylines. 


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