After "grouding" the Guardians of the Galaxy on Earth for the end of writer Brian Bendis's run, Marvel is relaunching the title as All-New Guardians of the Galaxy by sending the fan favorite team back to space with writer Gerry Duggan and artist Aaron Kuder (via ComicBook).
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy will kick off with the team caught in a conflict between the Collector and the Grandmaster - two Elders of the Universe with ties to Marvel's movies. Likewise, the team features its very own Baby Groot - an obvious nod to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The series will also feature fallout in Marvel's cosmic line from the years-long absence of the Nova Corps (which Duggan wrote for a time in Nova), as well as a smaller line-up focused on the characters of the film franchise. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy is planned to be released twice a month, with guest artists filling-in on smaller stories that focus on the individual characters, in-between arcs drawn by Aaron Kuder.
"We want to put these guys into new cosmic situations," Duggan explained. "We're right in the middle of a heist in the first issue. I think, even though they're functioning well as a team, they're each looking forward to handling their own business, so they might be feeling gravity's pull apart. They have a lot going on individually and I'm really excited to explore that."
No release date for All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has been announced.