COMICS: Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Prelude Follows Karen Gillan's Villainous Nebula

COMICS: Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Prelude Follows Karen Gillan's Villainous Nebula

Hit the jump and check out panels from the Guardians of the Galaxy prequel comic featuring Nebula, as well as details from comic book writers DnA as they also talk up working with director James Gunn.

Reuniting Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning one last time in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy and in favor of director James Gunn, the duo has contrived a two-part comic book prelude that leads up to events in the summer Marvel space epic. While issue #2 follows Rocket Raccoon and Groot before they joined the team, the debut issue "is pretty much an origin, or at least background, story for Nebula (played by Karen Gillan in the movie), which reveals details of her upbringing and training," reveals Abnett. "This features Gamora and Thanos, and is packed full of action too. It’s a chance for fans to know a little bit more about Nebula prior to the film’s release."

"James [Gunn], who was keen for us to write the Cinematic comics, was kind enough to invite us for two set visits during the making of the movie and made it clear that the movie’s key inspiration was our run on the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series," continued Dan Abnett. "I talked to James at some length about the sort of things he wanted to see and the sort of aspects of the film and its characters that might most usefully be supported with comic stories. James is a really great, compelling, enthusiastic and creative person. Watching him work on set was inspiring, and he was clearly very engaged with the material and determined to do it justice. I enjoyed writing stories with our conversations in mind." Head to Newsarama for more.

Marvel’s two-part Guardians of the Galaxy comic prequel comes out on April 2. What do you think?

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.
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