Marvel Comics are encouraging retailers to have launch parties on January 23 for the Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch by writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw.
For this launch party, Marvel is offering Guardians of the Galaxy lithographs - which according to Diamond Comics Distributors' website, are of this classic Al Milgrom image. Retailers who exceed 250% of their Venom #5 orders (also writen by Cates) by December 17 and opt in to the launch party will receive a bundle of 20 free lithographs. The wholesale price of the bundles are $6 each.
Marvel is also offering up to 15% discounts on Guardians of the Galaxy #1, tied to the copies of Venom #5 they ordered.
Here is the solicitation fro the debut issue:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
DONNY CATES (W) • GEOFF SHAW (A)
Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
Wraparound Variant Cover by GEOFF SHAW
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY GERALD PAREL
VARIANT COVER BY STEVE SKROCE
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY BERNIE WRIGHTSON
PARTY VARIANT COVER BY TBA
PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID MARQUEZ
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!