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Old 08-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Getting ready for GotG - What to read?

I posted a similar thread on the Thor forum. What are some good GotG comics to read to get myself prepared for the movie?

I picked up Annihilation a while back, which was great, but it sort of assumed some knowledge of the characters.

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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I would say just to read through the 25 issue Guardians of the Galaxy series as a starting point. You'll feel a bit thrust into it in issue 1 but if you stick with it the characters really get to breathe and you'll have a blast

Then if you still want more there are all sorts of minis and events that tied into it featuring the characters

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I would just start reading Annihilation. It's a great series and thats how I got into it (and I'm not even usually into cosmic stories!)

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I would say just to read through the 25 issue Guardians of the Galaxy series as a starting point. You'll feel a bit thrust into it in issue 1 but if you stick with it the characters really get to breathe and you'll have a blast

Then if you still want more there are all sorts of minis and events that tied into it featuring the characters
Thanks! I didn't realize they'd only had one run. Any other good minis besides Annihilation?

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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There's a flowchart I posted in another thread of all the modern cosmic stuff, let me dig it up

Here you go, pick and choose what interests you
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I've only read the Guardians book and the 5 main event minis

Annihilation was a bunch of cosmic characters but Annihilation: Conquest really focuses on the characters who become the Guardians (that's where the book spun out of)

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It appears that I missed some of the Annihilation lead-ins.

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I've started reading GOTG 0.1 and up

Then I realized they are part of Volume 3.

Should I read Vol 1 and 2, or is Vol 3 a reboot ?

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No real need to read vol 1 if you're only interested in the movie roster (not counting Yondu) but yes you should read vol 2.

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I recently started with this:




And had no problem getting into it. I just finished Vol. 2. Good stuff.

Also, for those like myself who read digital, Comixology now has a bundle of what appears to be Abnett's whole run:
http://www.comixology.com/Guardians-...laxy/bundle/32

Seems to me like a pretty good place to start.

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No real need to read vol 1 if you're only interested in the movie roster (not counting Yondu) but yes you should read vol 2.
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I recently started with this:



And had no problem getting into it. I just finished Vol. 2. Good stuff.

Also, for those like myself who read digital, Comixology now has a bundle of what appears to be Abnett's whole run:
http://www.comixology.com/Guardians-...laxy/bundle/32

Seems to me like a pretty good place to start.
Thanks

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