Marvel has announced a new Guardians Team-Up comic that will launch in February 2015 and feature writing from Brian Michael Bendis.
It's almost funny to think of it now but there was absolutely was a time where Guardians of the Galaxy was barely even on the B-List of Marvel's roster of heroes. Following the epic success of this year's Guardians film adaptation however, the titular team of space-faring misfits has been receiving a ton of attention from the company's comic arm. In addition to a primary Guardians of the Galaxy series, the publisher has also invested in new books centered on Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and a team of future Guardians. The company also announced last month that it will launching another solo-comic based on the adventures of Gamora.
Now, Marvel has announced that it will be adding yet another comic series to the Guardians line. The new book, Guardians Team-Up will feature veteran Marvel author Brian Michael Bendis in the writer's seat. As its title implies, Team-Up will concern itself mainly with partnering the Guardians with other teams and characters from the Marvel universe. The book will open with a two-part story-line that will partner the space team with the Earthbound Avengers.
It's Bendis's hope that Team-Up will help to make the Guardians a more regular entity in the main Marvel Universe. "Part of my uber-plan was to have the Guardians be more a part of the Marvel Universe and not off doing their own thing," he said. Marvel editor Katie Kubert would go on to say that the book will be a "sandbox" with which Bendis and other collaborators will be able to manufacture the sort of pair-ups that many Marvel fans adore. "Branching out with fun ideas like Gamora and She-Hulk joining forces to make a 'Green Girls Kick (Butt)' team or the insanity of something like Rocket Raccoon and Deadpool gets me so excited it's almost more than I can bear," she said.
We've reached out to Marvel to see if we could find out more information about which writers will be working with Bendis on Guardians Team-Up. The book itself has been slated by the publisher for release in February 2015.
Source: USA Today