Originally Posted by Chewy
I'm not taking a shot at GotG... I love GotG. It's just the first movie they're making that's not based on a series that ran for 50+ years, so it's the example
True, though to be fair to GoTG, it's a little like a C-list Avengers...you can fall back on elements of the characters individual arcs. They have the Celestial Madonna, 4 members of the Infinity Watch, a Member of the Mar-Vell family...there's a lot to fall back on there that's not necessarily in those 25 issues, and assorted crossovers.
I guess I just don't see a team that includes Adam Warlock fighting the Universal Church of Truth as being a "borrowed" element, any more than a team including Thor fighting Loki would be. Where as when Ms. Marvel fights Moonstone or MODOK, she's clearly borrowing from other rogue galleries.