Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Deeper Look Into The Guardians Off The Galaxy Trailer For Your Old School Space Opera Campaign

Right off the bat I don't really think that the new Guardians of The Galaxy Trailer has anything to do with the characters from the old nineteen nineties comic series which was a spin off from the nineteen  sixties comics. 
'Here's the real lowdown on these Guardians and the old guard from 1969.
According to wiki - 

The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional spacefaring superhero team that appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics.Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning formed the team from existing and previously unrelated characters created by a variety of writers and artists, with an initial roster of Star-LordRocket RaccoonQuasarAdam WarlockGamoraDrax the Destroyer, and Groot.
The modern Guardians team is the second to operate under the name, following the original team created by Arnold Drake andGene Colan in 1969. These Guardians first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 2) #1 (May 2008). A feature film based on the current team is set for release in August 2014.File:Guardians of the Galaxy team in the 2014 film.jpg
 The new version  Chris Pratt stars as Peter as James Quill — alias Star-Lord and has a serious comic book sense of fun and an infusion of Seventies nostalgia. If the trailer is an indicator of things to come then we're in for a ride that was hinted at over the last couple of years with this one.
Here's an extra large Rocket Raccoon because the character is one of my all time favorites. 
The nice thing about the Guardians of Earth 616 is that they make a great template for a motley group of space adventurers and you really don't need an excuse to place them into your own games. We've seen them appear already in a wide variety of settings. For a game like X plorers or stars without numbers, motley crew's of adventurers are the rule and not the exception. 

Star-Lord teams up with the alien superheroine Gamora (Zoe Saldana), hulking Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), giant anthropomorphic tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and, of course, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), 
Chris Pratt stars in Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Astro Connection - 

Vance is discovered encased in ice on the asteroid Hydronis by the new Guardians of the Galaxy team lead Star Lord. Astro confirms his identity to the band of aliens and later converses with Mantis at the Guardians' home base, Knowhere. Mantis confirms to Star Lord that Astro has been temporally displaced. The Guardians are then attacked by the Cardinals of the Universal Church of Truth.[10]
Vance later joined this incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy and helps to rescue Peter Quill from Blastaar.[11] He later joins Rocket Raccoon's team on their mission to stop the War of Kings.[12] After Adam Warlock loses control and becomes Magus, Vance is killed when his shield is thrown back at him by Magus, opening his suit up and causing him to age rapidly.[13] However, he is later seen to be alive, but in suspended animation and a prisoner of the Magus, along with Mantis, Phyla-Vell, Cosmo and Gamora.[14] He later breaks free with the other Guardians (excluding Phyla-Vell - apparently slain by the revived Thanos), reuniting with the other half of the team. After Thanos is incapacitated by Star Lord, Major Victory and all the other Guardians reunite in Knowhere. It's also revealed, during a council of the Guardians of All Galaxies - that reunites the Guardians of the whole Multiverse - that the Major Victory currently in Earth 616 is a time displaced one from an alternate, unidentified dimension. During this council three other versions of Major Victory appear: one identical to Earth-616 one with the original uniform, another with the symbiotic outfit of 1994-1995 and finally another with the pre-symbiotic costume appearance and the Captain America-themed uniform.

The Not So Secret Origin of The Guardians
According to Wiki - 

In the aftermath of the Phalanx invasion of the KreeStar-Lord[14] decides to form a team of interstellar heroes that will be proactive in protecting the galaxy, rather than reacting to crises as they happen. To this end, he recruits Adam Warlock,[15] Drax the Destroyer,[16] Gamora,[16] Phyla-Vell (the new Quasar),[17] Rocket Raccoon,[18] and Groot,[18] with Mantis as support staff.[19] On the recommendation of their ally, Nova, the group establishes a base of operations on the space station Knowhere, which possesses a teleportation system with near-universal range.[20] An intelligent, telepathic dog named Cosmo is Knowhere's chief of security and works closely with the new team. After a confrontation with the Universal Church of Truth,[1] the team meets a semi-amnesiac man who identifies himself as Vance Astro - Major Victory of the original Guardians of the Galaxy.[21] Astro's declaration inspires the as-yet-unnamed team to adopt the "Guardians of the Galaxy" name for their own.[22] When the team learns Star-Lord directed Mantis to telepathically coerce the heroes into joining the team, they disband.[23]
Rocket Raccoon decided to continue Star-Lord's mission and started a search for the missing members. He asked Bug to join the team, as well Groot's return to full size and the addition of Mantis and Major Victory as field members.
Meanwhile Star-Lord was banished to the Negative Zone by Ronan the Accuser for his actions during the Phalanx's attempted conquest of the Kree Empire. There, he finds himself in the middle of King Blastaar's fight to break into 42 and use its portal to invade Earth. Star-Lord allies with Jack Flag to defend the prison and contact the other Guardians for rescue. Rocket's new team successfully brings both of them back, and Flag becomes a Guardian.
Elsewhere, Drax and Phylla begin looking for Cammi, but on their search they talk to a seer who tells them about an oncoming war. Phylla was able to wake Moondragon from the dead, but lost her Quantum Bands in the process. The consequence for Phyla is that she is now the new avatar of death. They went back to Knowhere and did not follow up on the search for Cammi.

A ton more Information right over - HERE 

Here's where we currently are in the comic universe at the moment. Remember this is a Marvel universe and so details may still change at anytime. 

"After Star-Lord's father visits him in a bar to tell him that it is forbidden for any alien species to visit Earth, Iron Man is attacked by Badoon appearing to attack Earth. The Guardians and their newest member Iron Man defeat the ship; however, London is still attacked.[33] The Guardians defend London and finish off the horde of Badoon but learn that, for violating the "Earth-is-off-limits" rule, or the Spartax Earth Directive they are to be placed under arrest by the King of Spartax. The Guardians manage to escape with the help of Groot, who had recently regrown after being destroyed by a Badoon ship's explosion. The team includes Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Tony Stark. In April 2013, it was announced that Image Comics' Angela (Spawn) would join the Marvel Universe due to a legal battle between Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane. After appearing in Age of Ultron, she joined the Guardians in November. Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) and Agent Venom (Flash Thompson) are set to join the team"

Way,way, back when the Guardians of the Galaxy and most of the characters were in the Marvel Super Heroes game and you can find most of them below. 

Here's a Write up on Star Lord For Marvel Super Heroes
 About ninety percent of the other characters are available in the Marvel Handbooks
Available for Free Download Right Over
 A ton of stuff on the 616 movie gear right over 

From pistols to big ol' swords, these items help Star-Lord's crew guard the galaxy:

They've already got a facebook group right

Photo: Want to learn more about Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" from the comic books? Get up close and personal with their signature gear!

From pistols to big ol' swords, these items help Star-Lord's crew guard the galaxy:

Photo: Take another look at Charlie Wen's amazing concept art for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," out on August 1, 2014! We're getting excited - are you?

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