Guardians of the Galaxy: Cre­at­ing Marvel’s Space­far­ing Su­per He­roes

This over­sized and beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated his­tory is a must-buy for any fan of Marvel’s quirki­est comic fran­chise

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This art­book is big. Telling the story of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comic fran­chise (though not the films) from start to fin­ish, this lux­u­ri­ous vol­ume mea­sures a whop­ping 27.9x2.5x35.6 cm.

View­ing five decades of amaz­ing comic art within this over­sized tome is an en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Al­most all the art­work here is fin­ished, so if you’re look­ing for notes, sto­ry­boards or sketch­book doo­dles you may be dis­ap­pointed. You may even want to pick holes in the ab­sence of quotes from piv­otal series artists Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Valentino, although in­put from the likes of Dan Ab­nett, Andy Lan­ning, Va­le­rio Schiti, Andy Schmidt and many more should sat­isfy all but the most obsessive of comic com­pletists.

But over­all, au­thor Mark Sumerak does an ex­cel­lent job of telling the story of this quirki­est of comic fran­chises, from 1969 right through to 2016, and the beau­ti­fully re­pro­duced art­work is a real treat on the eyes.

The Guardians of the Galaxy looked very dif­fer­ent to their cur­rent form when the comic was launched in 1969.

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