Slated for the big screen in 2014, not a whole lot of people thought this rag tag space team would ever get their chance in the spotlight. Bill Rosemann, editor for Marvel Comics talks to us about the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Bill Rosemann: I love that the Guardians are such endearing, misfit underdogs. They are the Bad News Bears of super teams…but it is their individual strengths and unique personalities that make their sum greater than their parts.
A: What Guardians member did you find yourself gravitating towards during that series?
BR: While Peter Quill was our POV everyman character, allowing us to see the cosmic weirdness through the eyes of a (half) human, I was fascinated with Rocket Raccoon, who was constantly misjudged and underestimated. I delighted every time Rocket proved the doubters wrong.
BR: We were just as surprised and delighted as everyone – okay, maybe even a bit more –when the Guardians movie was announced. We got hints of Marvel’s greater interest as we began to see the Guardians translated into action figures and make it into the new Spider-Man cartoon, but when we saw the movie concept art – which was close in many ways to our version of the team – well, we were all pretty excited.
BR: It’s a blast! Brian is one of my all-time favorite writers, so seeing him and the stellar line-up of artists bring the Guardians to a whole new audience is thrilling.
A: Will Groot ever learn another word besides “Groot”?
BR: Readers who enjoyed the Annihilation: Conquest—Star-Lord mini (where this iteration of the Guardians first formed) know that Groot once talked in full sentences – sentences that usually commented on how he, the mighty monarch of Planet X, was so much greater than his fleshy allies!
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