Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 is almost upon us, so get ready to save the galaxy once again, with Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot and all the other fan favorite characters! Obviously.
To hype yourself up even more, read some of the comics that will influence the movie! Our resident Guardians expert has looked up the best Guardians of the galaxy books ever, so have a look further down below!
GUARDIANS VOL.2 TIE IN COMICS
After the Annihilation Conquest event the Guardians got their own series which spanned 25 issues and ran from 2008 to 2010. Right after saving the galaxy from Annihilus, they once again face serious odds when they are drawn into the War of Kings event. While the Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest books are currently out of print (except for the Star Lord mini-series, which is still worth a read on it's own), you will find that these Complete Collections are a perfect entry point for new readers and fans of the movies because you'll recognize their favorite characters immediately (the movie team is also based on this series).
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 02
The Thanos Imperative wraps up the Marvel cosmic stories after that and seals the fate of Star-Lord, Nova and Drax at the time.
You can also get this run in its entirety as an omnibus:
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING OMNIBUS HC
If you want to read the full War of Kings event which is bigger than just the part the Guardians played in it, there is also two omnibusses available for that, but you'll see that some storylines are repeated for those that don't read the GOTG series.
In 2012 Marvel brings the Guardians of the Galaxy back in a new series by Brian Michael Bendis. Most of the team members return with some other additions and changes during the run. You can collect this storyline in gorgeous hardcovers:
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY HC VOL 01 MOVIE CVR
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY HC VOL 02
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY HC VOL 03
Or in trade paperback format:
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 ANGELA
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY / ALL NEW X-MEN TP THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 03 GUARDIANS DISASSEMBLED
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 04 ORIGINAL SIN
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 05 THROUGH LOOKING GLASS
Or even as an omnibus:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 !
This run is concluded with the Black Vortex cross-over event where the Guardians and X-Men come together.
This story is available in hardcover edition
During this run, several team members also get their own series, like Star-Lord and Rocket.
The most recent storylines for Guardians of the Galaxy or the individual team members are:
And there are many more stories to discover if you want!