The rollout for Marvel Comics’ reinvention of its cosmic comics just got a digital expansion.
Entertainment Weekly has the word that starting today, the publisher will debut Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics” — a four-part serial in the publisher’s tablet-ready comics model. The story will appear on the Marvel Comics app bi-weekly and each part will focus on a different member of the space-faring team including Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Gamora.
“Each one is sort of a prologue to the very first issue that lets the readers know who these characters are and what their individual goals are outside of the team,” Bendis told the magazine. “What makes Gamora tick? What secret is Rocket Raccoon hiding? What cost comes from being one of the galaxies most famous warriors like Drax the Destroyer?
“They are very unique individuals but there’s something very classical about them as a group, like Robin Hood and his Merry Men, like Firefly, like Han Solo and Chewbacca,” he added of the cast of he and Steve McNiven’s ongoing series’ appeal. “The Guardians are characters that have risen above their terrible upbringing and have chosen to do something worthwhile in this lifetime. That makes them heroes. The fact that they are so unique, the fact that most of them are one-of-a-kind, makes them all the more heroic.”