The space Ravager Yondu, star of the Guardians of the Galaxy feature films, is set to headline a new ongoing Marvel series name after the titular character.
Written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable, Age of X-Man: Alpha and Age of X-Man: Omega) and illustrated by John McCrea (Dead Eyes), Yondu will peel back the curtain on the space pirate's untold history.
"Yondu is such a unique character because so many readers know him from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and yet his story is almost completely undefined in the comics,” Nadler told ComicBook.com. He’s a blank slate. We took this as a golden opportunity to simultaneously show readers who Yondu is at his core, while also exploring the criminal underbelly of the greater Marvel cosmos."
"Yondu is the opportunity to do something completely different for Lonnie and myself,” Thompson adds. “We’re giving readers a street-level space book within the cosmic Marvel Universe. Yondu is filled with jokes on every page. We’ve had an absolute blast writing the series and have laughed until we’re in tears every time we come up with a new scene. However, we wanted to bring a depth to Yondu that readers will appreciate. There’s a lot in this book that’s completely new. New planets, new reveals, new characters, and new adventures. Yondu is carving out a brand new pocket of Marvel cosmic and he’s leaving a trail of destruction wherever he goes.”
“Yondu is a space adventure exploring the seedy underbelly of the Marvel cosmic universe," McCrea said. "Me, Zac and Lonnie are showing you the space toilets, cosmic sewers and galaxies’ gangsters in a rip-roaring tale across time and space”.
The cover and solicitation for November's Yondu #1 can be found below:
- Written by LONNIE NADLER, ZAC THOMPSON
- Penciled by JOHN MCCREA
- Cover by CULLY HAMNER
- Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artefact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?! Find out in this all-new series from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!