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Read up on our ragtag cosmic crew! Led by Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy are Marvel's line of defense against all nature of galactic threats!


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Modern Guardians

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #1

The modern era of the Guardians starts here! In the face of terror, who stands to defend a desperate universe? Star-Lord and his squad of butt-kickers, of course. A roster you may be familiar with from Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy!

The Team Expands

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #1

Join the brightest stars in the Marvel Universe: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot and—wait for it—Iron Man, as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters to defend planet Earth.

'Guardians' by Al Ewing and Juann Cabal

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #1

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they’re a family. But the universe is not a peaceful place—and it’s only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned—harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars.

All-New Guardians

In All-New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #1

Same crew, new adventures! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket, and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails.

Emperor Quill

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #1

The Raccoon's in charge! Peter Quill has abandoned his role as Star-Lord to be Emperor of the Spartax. Rocket didn't wait a single minute to take the reins and become team leader of Drax, Venom, Groot, Kitty Pryde, and new Guardian Ben Grimm, AKA the Thing!

Star-Lord: Origin

In Star-Lord (2015) #1

See how Marvel's scoundrel of the spaceways discovered the galaxy he was destined to guard! Before Peter Quill traversed the universe, before he was a Guardian, before he was Star-Lord, he was... an astronaut. Well, at least, he wanted to be.


In Gamora (2016) #1

Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.

Gamora and Thanos

In Thanos (2019) #1

For anyone looking for the full history behind Gamora and her adoptive father, Thanos, look no further than this excellent origin saga.

Rocket: Space Noir

In Rocket (2017) #1

A self-contained caper starring the rascally non-rodent, Rocket! It’s a dirty universe out there, even when you’re not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. When an old flame swims back into Rocket’s life, he’ll be forced into the heist game once more.

Rocket and Groot

In Rocket Raccoon & Groot (2016) #1

Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries, and astonishing adventure abound as Skottie Young and Filipe Andrade tell tall tail tales of Rocket Raccoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride.


In I Am Groot (2017) #1

When the Guardians get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!

Drax: The Galaxy’s Best Detective?

In Drax (2015) #1

What does Drax do when he's not adventuring with the Guardians? He lets his bloodthirsty quest for revenge take the pilot seat, of course! Determined to find and kill Thanos, Drax is ready to take on the universe. But when you're tooling around in a ship aptly named "The Space Sucker,” an unwavering desire for bloodshed isn't enough to keep a mission from derailing.


In Yondu (2019) #1

Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous weapon! But when this artifact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?!

First Appearance

In Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #18

A far-out cosmic throwback starring the very first Guardians of the Galaxy... from the 31st century! For more of this original crew, continue with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (1990).