Marvel has announced via ComicBook.com that their line of cosmic comics has increased by one. "Guardians of Infinity," a new series from veteran "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer Dan Abnett and artist Carlo Barberi, will feature a trio of characters from the present day Guardians team as well as a few surprise guest stars.
As described in the solicitation text below, "Guardians of Infinity" will feature Drax, Rocket and Groot as well the Guardians 3000, a group of cosmic characters from the far future that have been missing in action since the end of their ongoing series ahead of the currently unfolding "Secret Wars" event. The solicitation text also teases a group called the Guardians 1000, offering no further hints about the team.
Each issue of "Guardians of Infinity" will also feature a back-up story from a rotating selection of writers and artists; Jason Latour and Jim Cheung (who also provides the cover for the first issue) will handle the first one-off, a Thing and Rocket team-up.
"Guardians of Infinity" #1 arrives in December.
GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1 Written by DAN ABNETT & JASON LATOURArt by CARLO BARBERI & JIM CHEUNGCover by JIM CHEUNGVariant Cover by CARLO BARBERI
IN THE INFINITE EXPANSE OF TIME AND SPACE IS THERE ROOM FOR MORE GUARDIANS? YOU BET THERE IS!
Defending the galaxy is a good gig, but Drax isn't thrilled with the combat hours (not enough of them) and Rocket isn't thrilled with the compensation (not enough of it). They're off on an adventure to supplement both, and Groot is happy to come along. But instead of the perks they want, they're about to get more trouble than they can handle. Good thing the Guardians 3000 are on hand to help! But what about...THE GUARDIANS 1000??!!
Also in this issue, Latour and Cheung tell a one-off story of Ben Grimm and Rocket Raccoon, stuck on a planet where culture is based on Earth-style professional wrestling...but the stakes are life and death! THIS AIN'T KAYFABE, BROTHER!