Original Guardian of the Galaxy Yondu will star in his own eponymous solo series from Marvel Comics this Fall, from the creative team of Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and John McCrea. Marvel announced the news via chicken product promotional website ComicBook.com, also giving the site's hungry readers some nuggets of information in the form of statements from the creators.
Said Zac Thompson:
Yondu is the opportunity to do something completely different for Lonnie and myself. We're giving readers a street-level space book within the cosmic Marvel Universe. Yondu is filled with jokes on every page. We've had an absolute blast writing the series and have laughed until we're in tears every time we come up with a new scene. However, we wanted to bring a depth to Yondu that readers will appreciate. There's a lot in this book that's completely new. New planets, new reveals, new characters, and new adventures. Yondu is carving out a brand new pocket of Marvel cosmic and he's leaving a trail of destruction wherever he goes.
John McCrea is a dream collaborator. He's brought so much insane detail to Yondu's world that readers will be able to pour over every page for hidden jokes, subtle details, and masterful character work. John's resume boasts some of the best books in the history of comics but this might just be the best work he's ever turned out. I can't wait for people to see what he's cooking up
Zac and I really wanted to stretch the limits of who we are as creators with Yondu, so we're pushing ourselves to completely new places, which I think will take a lot of readers by surprise. We're mostly known for writing horror stories, but this book is a full-on comedy crime book with neo Western elements. It's unlike anything we've tackled before.
Working with John McCrea has been completely surreal. We are such big fans of his work on books like Hitman and The Boys, and getting to collaborate with a veteran like John is a pipe dream realized. He's augmenting our story on every single page.
And McCrea, somehow far more efficient with his words than a pair of career writers, added:
Yondu is a space adventure exploring the seedy underbelly of the Marvel cosmic universe. Me, Zac and Lonnie are showing you the space toilets, cosmic sewers and galaxies' gangsters in a rip-roaring tale across time and space.
The news comes just one day after fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A announced plans to serve macaroni and cheese in their nationwide stores, so, all in all, it's a good week for ComicBook.com. That story and more can be read on the website's entire category dedicated to just that single restaurant. Yondu #1 hits stores in November.
Written by LONNIE NADLER, ZAC THOMPSON
Penciled by JOHN MCCREA
Cover by CULLY HAMNER
Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artefact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?! Find out in this all-new series from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!