One of the five heroes seen alongside the Guardians in Rod Reis' just-released new cover for All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 will be the next person to join the team.
“We’re excited to have an Avenger joining the ranks of the Guardians…or is it the Nova Corps? Or both? Oh, you’ll see,” said editor Jordan D. White in a statement. “Just know, he beat out some stiff competition, as you can tell by that cover of issue #12!”
Dr. Strange, Deadpool, Man-Thing, Cable...
What's that you say?
There are only four heroes there?
Look again - that looks like Ant-Man perched on Man-Thing's shoulder.
Ant-Man was previously seen in an early version of November's Guardians of the Galaxy #146 cover previewed with Marvel's renumbering math.
They're all dressed up as Nova Corpsmen, but note the smallest figure next to Groot - looks like an Ant-Man.
When that issue was officially solicited however, the Ant-Man figure was omitted from the cover.
Here is the solicitation for October's All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12, in which this mystery new member will be revealed.