James Gunn Reacts to Nebula Solo Series Announcement

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Marvel recently announced fan-favorite cosmic character Nebula would star in her own solo six-issue miniseries by Vita Ayala and Claire Roe. This marks the first time ever that Nebula will headline her own title, a fact that wasn't lost on Guardians of the Galaxy and GOTG Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn.

Shortly after Marvel's announcement, Gunn reacted to the news on Instagram by sharing the cover of Nebula #1.

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"So cool. #Nebula gets her own comic," Gunn wrote. "I know it sounds strange, but from the first moment @karengillanofficial and I talked about Nebs I knew she would become a major character in the MCU and at @marvel In general - I told Karen as much, which I hoped she wouldn’t think was just my way to get her to play what initially seemed like a fairly small role. All of it is a great testament to Roger Stern and John Buscema, her original creators, who filled my childhood with joy. Stay tuned for her further cinematic adventures in the not-too-distant future..."

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Nebula was created by Roger Stern and John Buscema and debuted in 1985's Avengers #257. Although she was a known character, Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy movies helped Nebula reach mainstream popularity. She may have started out as a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she eventually became an official (and crucial) member of the Avengers in Endgame.

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Nebula #1, by Vita Ayala and Claire Roe, arrives in Feb. 2020 from Marvel Comics.

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