Marvel Games Comic Connection: Gamora
Your Mann at Marvel, Bill Rosemann, presents a tour of Gamora's comic book history as she stars in the brand-new 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy'!
Hello, True Believers! Welcome to the latest installment of Marvel Games Comic Connection, where your pals at Marvel Games search through the House of Ideas’ cavernous Comic Book Vault to spotlight the incredible issues that inspire the amazing additions of the coolest characters hitting our most popular video games.
This week’s stellar installment celebrates the recent worldwide launch of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which GamingTrend.com calls “the biggest surprise of the year, and joins Marvel’s Spider-Man as one of the best Marvel video games in the last decade.” Created by the mad geniuses at Eidos-Montreal, this single-player action-adventure game takes you from Knowhere to the furthest reaches of the universe as our beloved rag-tag band of underdogs attempt to pay the bills, stay alive and—oh, yeah—save the galaxy!
Continuing the Marvel Games tradition of celebrating classic comic book characters by reimagining them for new medium, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy features a unique version of Gamora, the former assassin raised by the infamous Thanos, which has players thrilled and cosplayers running to their workshops.
So just who is this skilled swordswoman and what drives her to carve a path of vengeance through the stars? Let’s leap into this week’s cosmic Comic Connection!
STRANGE TALES (1951) #180
Pip the Troll encounters the mysterious and vengeful Gamora, the deadly Zen-Whobian who is on a quest to destroy the villainous Magus!
AVENGERS ANNUAL (1967) #7
After Gamora is left for dead by her adoptive father Thanos, the enigmatic Adam Warlock heals her via his powerful Soul Stone!
WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH (1992) #1
Gamora teams with Adam Warlock, Drax the Destroyer, Moondragon and Pip the Troll to guard the almighty Infinity Stones!
ANNIHILATION: RONAN (2006) #1
Returning to the cosmic spotlight, Gamora locks on a collision course with the Kree Accuser Ronan!
NOVA (2007) #4-#12
Possessed by the Phalanx hive mind, the deadly duo of Gamora and Drax are on the hunt for the Human Rocket!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1
Building on her time with the Infinity Watch, Gamora once again teams with Adam Warlock, Drax and Moondragon, this time joined by Star-Lord, Mantis, Phyla-Vell, Rocket and Groot on a mission to save the universe!
GAMORA: MOMENTO MORI
What was it that transformed Gamora from the weapon of Thanos to a defender of the powerless? Witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Women in the Galaxy in this journey of revenge and redemption!
Which of these classic comics inspired the Eidos-Montreal team in the creation of their version of Gamora? Find out for yourself by taking a trip through the cosmos in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and then join us here next time for another illuminating edition of Marvel Games Comic Connection. Have fun, Fearless Front Facers!
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