YONDU To Explore 'Seedy Underbelly' of Marvel Cosmic in New MARVEL Title

Credit: John McCrea (Marvel Comics)
Credit: John McCrea (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Cully Hamner (Marvel Comics)

Marvel Comics' MCU-inspired Yondu is getting his own title this fall from writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, along with artist John McCrea. First reported by ComicBook, the five-issue Yondu title will delve into the criminal underworld of the Marvel Cosmic Universe.

"Yondu is a space adventure exploring the seedy underbelly of the Marvel cosmic universe," said McCrea. "Me, Zac and Lonnie are showing you the space toilets, cosmic sewers and galaxies’ gangsters in a rip-roaring tale across time and space."

Although not specified, it appears this Yondu is the modern-day version introduced in 2015, who was previously described as an ancestor of the original Yondu who co-founded the Guardians of the Galaxy centuries in the future.

"Yondu is such a unique character because so many readers know him from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and yet his story is almost completely undefined in the comics," said Nadler. "He’s a blank slate. We took this as a golden opportunity to simultaneously show readers who Yondu is at his core, while also exploring the criminal underbelly of the greater Marvel cosmos."

Credit: John McCrea (Marvel Comics)
Credit: John McCrea (Marvel Comics)
Credit: John McCrea (Marvel Comics)

Yondu #1 is scheduled to debut in November.

Here is the first issue's solicitation - look for Marvel's full November 2019 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.

Penciled by JOHN MCCREA
Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artefact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?! Find out in this all-new series from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!

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