Legendary rocker David Bowie gave a posthumous thumbs up to global entertainment superstar Donny Cates, sometimes known as "The David Bowie of Comics," for Cates' decision to name the new ship belonging to the Guardians of the Galaxy after Bowie, who has himself sometimes known as "The Donny Cates of Music." Even more impressively, Bowie approved of the decision on Twitter despite being deceased since 2016.
The late rock star noticed Cates' tribute after Cates tweeted about it in response to an article about the anniversary of Bowie's Space Oddity.
And to celebrate, we named the new ship in Guardians after him! https://t.co/cJR1yZgFSB
— DONNY⚡️CATES (@Doncates) July 24, 2019
This prompted Bowie to take to Twitter from beyond the veil to post:
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) July 25, 2019
And despite his international renown as a superstar comic book writer, Cates was humble enough to recognize that one of the greatest musicians of all time communicating with him from beyond the grave is truly an unusual honor.
Whoa. I've been blessed! https://t.co/dYds7ZsTH6
— DONNY⚡️CATES (@Doncates) July 25, 2019
See what all the fuss is about in Guardians of the Galaxy #7, in stores now.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
(W) Donny Cates (A) Cory Smith (CA) David Marquez
"FAITHLESS", Part 1: The death of Rocket begins here! In the aftermath of the FINAL GAUNTLET, the Guardians of the Galaxy are taking some well deserved R&R. But their vacation is about to be cut short when a familiar, but radically powerful enemy returns. And what does all of this have to do with the whereabouts of a certain raccoon?
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