GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Title Ending In January (But With Plans For Something Bigger)

Marvel Comics January 2018 cover
Credit: Marvel Comics

Guardians of the Galaxy writer Gerry Duggan has announced that Marvel Comics is ending the title after January 2018's #150 issue. In a tweet, Duggan said the series was ending due to a larger story he had planned.

"Folks, Guardians Of The Galaxy IS wrapping at #150, but it's because I pitched a story to @Marvel that was way bigger than just Guardians. Huge stories are coming your way beginning in February. More soon."

In November, Newsarama confirmed that the solicited #151 had been cancelled - but the planned cover art for that ended up being used for February's Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1. It could be assumed that Infinity Countdown - or whatever it is counting down to - is the "bigger" story Duggan mentioned which caused Guardians of the Galaxy's rushed conclusion.

Here is the solicitation for the final Guardians issue, and the Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #150
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARCUS TO & AARON KUDER (A)
LENTICULAR COVER BY ALEX ROSS
TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER BY JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER
VARIANT COVER BY AARON KUDER
VARIANT COVER BY Mike Allred
AVENGERS VARIANT COVER BY MAHMUD ASRAR
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
B&W REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
THE RETURN OF ADAM WARLOCK Parts 1 (of 2)
That’s right – as more and more parties take an interest in the Infinity Stones, a man with serious Infinity experience joins the fray! Plus: Nova Rocket leads the charge against the Raptors!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK #1
GERRY DUGGAN (w) • AARON KUDER (a/C)
VARIANT COVER BY MIKE ALLRED
ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone…and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than…Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones…
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

 

Infinity Countdown Prime #1
HULK VARIANT COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN
TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

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