Getting ready for GotG - What to read?

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  1. Crimson King Superhero Novelista

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    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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    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
     
  3. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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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!)
     
  4. Crimson King Superhero Novelista

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    Thanks! I didn't realize they'd only had one run. Any other good minis besides Annihilation?
     
  5. Chewy REDACTED

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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)
     
  6. Crimson King Superhero Novelista

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    WINNER

    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.
     
  9. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    I recently started with this:

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

    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-of-the-Galaxy/bundle/32

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

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