They're the rag-tag band of adventurers tasked with protecting the entire Marvel-Verse. They're the Guardians of the Galaxy, and they put the far-out into outer space! When Earth faces a cosmic threat so great that even its mightiest heroes can't handle it alone, the Avengers assemble alongside the Guardians - but can these two very different teams work together to save the day? Then, when Death's Head, one of the galaxy's greatest bounty hunters, targets the Guardians, it's lights out for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot! Plus: They're used to being the galaxy's most wanted, but why is Groot trying to arrest his best bud Rocket?! And for Star-Lord, it's all about the music! Collecting GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1-2, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: DREAM ON, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: GALAXY'S MOST WANTED and ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5.
Award-winning comic-book creator Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most successful writers in the industry today. In addition to an acclaimed run on Daredevil, he has helmed a renaissance for Marvel’s popular Avengers franchise and written the event projects House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, Siege, Age of Ultron and Civil War II. Bendis wrote every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man from its launch in 1999 before bringing his multiracial Spider-Man, Miles Morales, to the Marvel Universe for continuing adventures. He took on Marvel’s mutants in the pages of All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, and launched Guardians of the Galaxy into the stratosphere. Bendis shook up the life of Tony Stark in Invincible Iron Man and related titles, introducing Riri Williams as Ironheart, and then assembled street-level heroes Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Daredevil and his co-creation Jessica Jones in Defenders. His creator-owned projects include Scarlet with Alex Maleev, Brilliant with Mark Bagley, and Takio and the Eisner Award-winning Powers with Michael Avon Oeming.
Marc Sumerak began his career at Marvel as an assistant editor; he has written Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four and several Power Pack limited series. Sumerak has been nominated for Eisner and Harvey awards for his work on Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius.
Since his beginnings with Ann Nocenti in Longshot (which earned him a Russ Manning Award), Arthur Adams has most often displayed his distinctive and detail-intensive art in miniseries or one-shots (including several Uncanny X-Men Annuals) — along with brief but memorable stints on Fantastic Four, X-Factor and other titles. He co-created “Jonni Future” for Alan Moore’s Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales, and Dark Horse Comics has published his creator-owned Monkeyman and O’Brien. Renowned for cover art at Marvel, DC and elsewhere, Adams has also illustrated trading cards, posters and shirts, among other products; his art can be found in toy design, film advertisements and a series of X-Men-themed Campbell Soup labels. Jeph Loeb’s Hulk series featured a string of issues in which Adams provided interior art.
Italian-born artist Andrea Di Vito’s work for Marvel Comics includes the limited series Annihilation and Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill; the one-shot What If Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben?; and stints on series such as Captain America and the Falcon, Thing, Thor and Young Avengers. His first published work in the United States was a pinup in Marvel Shadows and Light.