COMICS: Marvel Unveils Paolo Rivera's Stunning GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 Variant

The Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil artist provides his unique take on Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven's new Guardians of the Galaxy series with this fantastic variant cover for issue #2 of the fan favourite "Marvel NOW!" series. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 3/30/2013
Marvel is proud to unveil international superstar artist, Paolo Rivera’s, jaw dropping cover to Guardians of the Galaxy #2! It’s the book that has everybody talking and this April, the blockbuster team of Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven with Sara Pichelli dial it up a notch bringing fans explosive action set across the entire Marvel Universe. The Badoon have their sights set on Earth, and Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket Racoon, Drax, Groot AND Iron Man must rush in to stop them. But with the brutal invasion happening in London, the fate of the Guardians of the Galaxy may have been decided millions of miles away.

Looking for more Guardians of the Galaxy? Have no fear as the Marvel ReEvolution continues when Brian Michael Bendis and artists Mike Oeming, Ming Doyle & Mike Del Mundo, introduce fans to the cast of this hit new team! With two Guardians Of The Galaxy Infinite Comics starring Drax, & Rocket Raccoon available now, ABSOLUTELY FREE, via the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, the fun has just begun!

They’re protecting the Marvel Universe one alien invasion at a time, and this April get your first look at just who the Guardians of the Galaxy really are in Guardians Of The Galaxy #2!




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XK1D - 3/30/2013, 10:01 PM
Jaw dropping indeed!
thatcoldblackcloud - 3/30/2013, 10:01 PM
Iron man? Really?
SageMode - 3/30/2013, 10:04 PM
I really hope those aren't suits that'll be influencing their appearance in the movie.
GetsugaTensho22 - 3/30/2013, 10:05 PM
It's nice. very nice, but "Jaw-dropping"? "Stunning"? I don't think so.
doodmanbro - 3/30/2013, 10:09 PM
terrible. the suits look retared. drax looks like the hulk. groot looks like he the living christmas tree. and iron man.....really? raocket raccoon looks fine a guess. this better not be what we see on the big screen. and i really hope its not iron man with them in movie
Hexagram - 3/30/2013, 10:11 PM
Iron Man on the team.., meh. His suit design is sh!t. Why does Treebeard have "punch-lights" tacked all over his body?
OrgasmicPotatoe - 3/30/2013, 10:12 PM
@SageMode Hate to be that guy, but I think everything they release from GotG right now is to prepare audience for what's to come in the movie. After all, they still need to convince a [frick]load of people that this movie will be worth it.
sexfoodcomics - 3/30/2013, 10:22 PM
It's good but far from stunning.
Triptheorist - 3/30/2013, 10:27 PM
Bland sci-fi character design, go go!
Hexagram - 3/30/2013, 10:52 PM
The image above illustrates a Drax that might be "fun-lovin'?" :-P This will be a sequel to Serenity mashed up with Avengers jive('cause of the receipts) and I'm hoping for that plus a wee bit more. Pratt is a deserved/funnier version of Mal, but without the Plissken-like betrayal by his own government, we'll get the, well we don't really know how they'll play it cinematically, but from the above image, cut the Iron Man armor. Gamora in the same suit as Star-Lord's makes sense, but the time of us '70's comic lovers has come and gone(despite DOFP); Pratt will not be a Dredd look-a-like flying thru the cosmos.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/30/2013, 10:57 PM
MrAgamotto - 3/30/2013, 11:57 PM
ARRGH!!! Go f*ck yourselves, Bendis, Mcniven and Marvel!! Why? WHY?! Why did Marvel give Bendis this series? Why they didnt give it to Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning since the movie is going to be based on their amazing run? What the hell is Iron Man doing there? he didnt even justified his pressence in the team! And what, in name of God, what the F*CK was wrong with Pete's sexy helmet?! WHAT?!!!! AAAAARRRRRRRRGGHHHHHHHHHHH! At what point did he become blonde and start having a beiber haircut!!!! Why you have to sh*t in every f*cking thing you touch, Bendis?!! WHY??!!!
MrAgamotto - 3/30/2013, 11:58 PM
And Groot looks like something that will appear in a new version of The little shop of horrors!!
parkerray - 3/30/2013, 11:59 PM
Hmm, at least Wolverine and Spider-Man are not on the cover.

But I agree Groot is kinda giving off a sad Christmas tree from Charlie Brown vibe.

MrDonut - 3/31/2013, 12:09 AM
This further proves how shit that Iron Man helmet looks
OrganizedChaos - 3/31/2013, 12:24 AM
Iron Man should've had a design similar to the space suit in Iron Man 3
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Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 2:38 AM
I never want RDJ to grace the screen with the above illustrated armor.., ever. It's a waste of his time and he is contractually obligated to Disney/Marvel/Paramount for a grand sum of money.

@OrganizedChaos

That's a great design for Stark's space suit!

Baskin Robbins milkshake syrup is the same thing used for sliming down prosthetics out there in Hollywood.., you know?, the land where even the overweight balding types have pedicures, tan and get brazilians. Why? Oh wait, what am I talking about: reality television producers.., nevermind sorry. Why do they all look like the Governor's right hand man? Not Milton.
marvel72 - 3/31/2013, 3:04 AM
bloody lovely cover.
126thst - 3/31/2013, 4:13 AM
I hate that Iron Man is in this group. You don't have to put an Avenger in everything to make it successful.
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 4:17 AM
^^ Isn't it though? It's like they're all looking at a star affixed a top a Christmas tree operating as a hood ornament that has yet to have the power button turned on.., yes power button & GOTG in the same sentence.
ManCalledSting - 3/31/2013, 4:29 AM
The white suit someone posted above, isn't a space suit, it's a sub-orbital suit. Big difference.
Odin - 3/31/2013, 4:55 AM
That is bretty good cover.
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 5:06 AM
^^ What about his ion-phased intergalactic sub-orbital space suit? Will that not be in the catalog this fall? :-P
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 5:07 AM
^^ Just load Deathbyexile's GIF @3/30/13, 10:57pm
Tevii - 3/31/2013, 5:36 AM
Stunning? Really? I think that looks like crap. It looks like a 13 year old drew that... In the 70s
VonArndt - 3/31/2013, 5:40 AM
I just love how iron mans helmet looks like a cheap knock off of Starlords cool helmet, lame. I don't understand why they think everyone has to see Starlords human face for them to want to buy the book, plus his costume looked nothing like that in the first issue they just released. Why make all these crappy costumes for the guy when the one from the 08 run was so perfect.
laughterman26 - 3/31/2013, 6:19 AM
i just want their original costumes back, except drax. he looks sick.
superotherside - 3/31/2013, 6:27 AM
Star Lord needs a mask. That's it.
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 7:02 AM
Tevii is tipping top heavy.., get some towels please.., hurry!! If I could draw like that @13.., I'd..........., be Matthew McCaughnahy(?).
CharlesLord - 3/31/2013, 7:11 AM
is it just me or does Drax look a lil Hulkish in the face?
KeefNCookies - 3/31/2013, 7:56 AM
Worst designs ever.

Unmake mine Marvel
CaptainObvious - 3/31/2013, 8:17 AM
Wow, you guys look nothing like your original designs!
marcvader1 - 3/31/2013, 8:41 AM
Stunning is so friggin overused by you editor's. Cheap tactic.
jimoakley666 - 3/31/2013, 8:48 AM
Bloody gorgeous cover.
OrganizedChaos - 3/31/2013, 9:12 AM
@DarthJericho

"Sub-orbital" is another term related to space. Look it up.
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 9:21 AM
When some say that the moon is best photographed off the reflective backend of a humpback whale(they do.., shut up) taking early mourning feeding strides for sonar.., it's an incredible endeavor and you bet your buttoxes that we'll be there! :-D





I love 'dos flying cars from 'da' Han Solo movie 'dat puts people ta' sleep!

imbed a pic cattle decapitation.., it'll help you out.., I'm Olympic athlete Ryan Lockte and I think that whatever I say is worth a file. Breath with your mouth open.., it's easier and definately appropriate for me! Just stop and bring back After Chelsey! I don't even watch that shit.., but its way better. I love thrice nuked Woody Allen wannabes! I love Chelsea Lately!
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 9:25 AM
Oh yeah, Ryan Lockte walking around aimlessly with a coked up producer from NJ wearing a newsboy hat is entertainment.., no catch phrase to be implemented.., it's just hyper-sadicial.., etc.
Hexagram - 3/31/2013, 9:28 AM
Turn, "Yeaaaaah" to "Hell naw.., that's been growing there for how long?" "Uh-uh!"
Chewtoy - 3/31/2013, 9:51 AM
That Iron Man armor is ugly as hell... And the uniforms could not be more generic looking, lead by bland blonde man,
HulkDraxGroot - 3/31/2013, 11:03 AM
beautiful cover.
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