As Marvel's solicitations for April 2014 are released, they basically list everything we've been expecting, from Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck's Nightcrawler to Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's 50th anniversary of Daredevil, in Daredevil #1.50.
But there is one nifty surprise in amongst the listings. Despite the success of the current Brian Bendis Guardians Of The Galaxy, before the movie comes out, two other writers return to the characters, to prepare the way for the film that draws on much of their work… Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning return to the comic for one last time.
MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)
DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING (W) • WELLINTON ALVES (A)
GET READY FOR MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WITH AN ALL-NEW COMIC BOOK PRELUDE—WRITTEN BY COSMIC LEGENDS DAN ABNETT AND ANDY LANNING!
• Who is Nebula? What tragic events forged her unbreakable allegiance to her dark lord? Find out here!
• Plus: Gamora! Korath! And more from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99 –
Sorry, did I say one last time? No, they also have two stories in the regular Guardians Of The Galaxy book as well..
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Nick Bradshaw (A/C)
100th issue ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
• 45 years in the making! It's finally here!!! The 100th issue of Guardians of the Galaxy! (Okay it's actually the 101st, but we had an X- Men crossover to get through! Sheesh!)
• It's an all-star celebration of the most popular super team of 2014 as cosmic captain Brian Michael Bendis welcomes Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE AND THE X- MEN) to the team!
• As the GOTG gets ready for new members VENOM and CAPTAIN MARVEL, there are unexpected dangers that promise to tear the team to its core.
• Plus in this special double sized anniversary issue…two special back up stories by former GOTG writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!
Although this tweet raises more questions than it answers…
@MikeFitz538 I'd love to write a cosmic Avengers book solo, (I no longer work with Lanning) More cosmic stuff from me TBA soon!
— Dan Abnett + Nik (@VincentAbnett) January 6, 2014