Marvel Announces "Guardians Of The Galaxy Team-Up" Series

Marvel Comics has announced Guardians of the Galaxy Team-Up, a new series written that sees the Guardians going on adventures with characters from across the Marvel universe (via USA Today). The series launches in February, and will be written by Guardians of the Galaxy main series writer Brian Michael Bendis.

"Part of my uber-plan was to have the Guardians be more a part of the Marvel Universe and not off doing their own thing," Bendis says.

The series will kick off with a two-part story, drawn by Arthur Adams, which has the Guardians crossing paths with the Avengers. Bendis also teases the return of a “fantastic” villain who hasn’t been seen in some time.

Guardians of the Galaxy Team-Up will also feature some standalone stories, like the third issue, by Sam Humphries, that ties into the Guardians of the Galaxy/X-Men crossover event The Black Vortex.

"These aren't just fun adventures," Bendis says. "These are going to be stories that matter to the team and matter to the cosmic landscape in general."

"I get to work with my heroes and up-and-comers," he says. "There's literally no downside to a project like that."

Guardians of the Galaxy Team-Up #1 will hit store shelves in February.