In 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy broke into the pop culture consciousness through a hit Marvel Studios film. But the history of the Guardians of the Galaxy goes back much, much further than that.
This April, Insight Edition will release a new book covering the entire existence of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The new book is titled Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel's Spacefaring Heroes. Written by Mark Sumerak, the book goes all the way back to the creation of the Guardians of the Galaxy in 1969 to trace their entire comic book history in art book form, featuring some of the greatest Guardians of the galaxy art ever created by some of the greatest Marvel Comics artist to ever work on the characters..
It all begins with the cover. ComicBook.com can exclusively reveal the cover to Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel's Spacefaring Heroes. The cover is by comic book artist Dale Keown and features several members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They include cinema stars Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora, as well as deeper cuts Moondragon and Starhawk.
Check out Keown's full cover below. Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel's Spacefaring Heroes releases in stores on April 4, 2017.
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Explore the greatest art from five decades of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comics with this deluxe art book.
The Guardians of the Galaxy made their first appearance in the pages of Marvel Super-Heroes back in 1969, and while the team’s lineup has changed significantly over the years, its popularity with fans has continued to grow and grow. This deluxe book delves into the creation and evolution of the Guardians through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought them to life. Filled with incredible art from nearly fifty years of comics, Guardians of the Galaxy: Drawing Marvel’s Cosmic Crusaders is the best way to experience the zany creativity and dynamic artistic talent behind fan-favorite characters like Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot.