GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to Get First-Ever Epic Collection

In time for the next flick, natch…

Hey, look what ragtag, planet-hopping team is getting its own Epic Collection in 2023: those wacky funsters, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Except this is the OG Guardians that first popped up in 1967’s Marvel Super-Heroes #18.

Dig this description on Amazon:


By Steve Gerber, Roger Stern, Sal Buscema, Don Heck and Al Milgrom

Welcome to the 31st century! A thousand years from now, Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex and Charlie-27 – the original Guardians of the Galaxy – rise to retake the Solar System from reptilian raiders! And soon, the greatest heroes of the present day – Captain America, Doctor Strange, the Thing, the Hulk and more – will join the Guardians in the future’s greatest war! Then, as the Guardians help society rebuild, threats arise from two worlds: one of them living, the other gone mad! The Guardians meet the flame-haired Nikki and the mysterious, all-knowing Starhawk, and the team faces a baptism of fire! Plus: Thor lends a hand against the all-powerful man-machine called Korvac! Collecting MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #18, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #4-5, GIANT-SIZE DEFENDERS #5, DEFENDERS (1972) #26-29, MARVEL PRESENTS #3-12 and THOR ANNUAL #6.

A few thoughts:

— The 408-page paperback lists for $39.99 and is due April 11, 2023. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is out officially May 5.

— The Guardians weren’t the most popular team back then, of course, so this volume covers about 10 years on its own.

— Standard caveat: This has not been officially solicited by Marvel yet, so anything can change. That said, I fully expect this to see print. Keep checking back at 13th Dimension for updates.


— CAPTAIN AMERICA’s Original SECRET EMPIRE to Get Epic Collection. Click here.

— Annie Nocenti’s DAREDEVIL to Get Epic Collection. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. These issues have been reprinted in previous formats which I already own, but I’m a huge fan of the 70s OG Guardians, so I have this Epic Collection on pre-order as well. Gene Colan’s original costume designs for their debut appearance were not the definitive versions, but interesting in their own way.

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  2. Given the Bronze Age style of comics – this will be a great collection. This version of the Guardians of the Galaxy was fun, interesting, and familiar yet different. Marvel’s response to the Legion of Superheroes (a far distant group protecting and fighting for order in the universe).

    The Marvel Presents arc was really interesting to me as a kid picking it up. Themes that were carried into and expanded in the 1990s Jim Valentino revival.

    I have these already collected. So don’t need the epic. But glad its coming out to be easy for new buyers!

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