The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Guardians of the Galaxy--Groovy Age Style!
Hey, hey, hey, Groov-ophiles! Ol' Groove has long been a fan of the original Guardians of the Galaxy and Star-Lord. Jim Starlin's creations, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora were a huge part of Captain Marvel, Warlock, and the Avengers' Groovy Age mythos. Always found Ronan, the Accuser kind of a cool villain, and the Collector was truly wonky. Now, I know the new Guardians of the Galaxy flick won't feature (much, at least) of the original team, but it is definitely going to pull most of Marvel's Cosmic Universe together (even the Nova Corps are involved, fer Odin's sake! So, yeah, Yers Trooly is headin' to the ol' movie-house tonight to check out all'a the above-mentioned cool characters (plus Rocket Racoon and Groot, to boot!). While we wait, here's a passel of cool covers featuring the original Guardians, plus many of the "new" Guardians in their Groovy Age guises. Are ya ready for this?
The original team featuring Yondu:
Oh, and while Rocket Raccoon never made a cover during the Groovy Age, he did make his debut then (in the back of Marvel Preview #7). Just so he doesn't feel left out, here's his debut page...
Special thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics and Grand Comics Database for being such fantastic resources for covers, dates, creator info, etc. Thou art treasures true!
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