GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's Star-Lord 'Our Luke Skywalker'
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Editor
Date: 13 March 2013 Time: 10:29 AM ET
USA Today, writer Brian Michael Bendis continues to show his excitement for his latest Marvel NOW! relaunch: Guardians of the Galaxy. He's brining Steve McNiven's art along for the ride, as well as a new Earth-based member of the team, Marvel's newest massive star, Iron Man. "I had this idea of one of the Guardians being an Earth member," Bendis told USA Today. "It seemed like that would be a cool thing to do and would say a lot more what the book is."
The interview focused on brief looks at each individual character. [Read our Who's Who in the Guardians of the Galaxy Here] The ragtag crew of a Raccoon, a sentient tree, a resurrected genetically engineered warrior, the adopted daughter of a Universal-level threat, a half-human heir to a warrior race's throne, and the billionaire playboy philanthropist we all know and love has one major thing in common, says Bendis, "they're being selfless." Despite their difficult origins and pasts, they all have a "heroic trek," and specifically by their own choice. Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite comics, a digital-only initiative that uses the format in unique ways, will be used to let new readers know why they should care about these other, admittedly strange, characters. Released every other week for free on comiXology, the comics each focus on one character, with the Drax chapter available now. "In the fight he's amazing, but in between those fights not only does he not know what to do with himself but there are constantly people challenging him or trying to make their name on him," Bendis says of Drax, explaining his role in this digital one-shot.