Guardians of the Galaxy
For a troubled group of space orphans, intergalactic assassins, mercenaries, and other strange beings from across the galaxy, family is something that you find.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a group of often-reluctant heroes who scrape by doing mercenary work until something threatens the galaxy or each other. They’re lead by Star Lord. Also known as Peter Quill, he’s an Earth-born man who was taken into space in the 1980s shortly after his mother’s passing. The only thing he brought with him were the songs that his mother put on a cassette tape for him, giving their adventures a cool vintage soundtrack. As he blundered into danger and uncovered villains threatening the universe, he made friends with a handful of other misfits. Among their number were Gamora, assassin, adopted daughter of evil overlord Thanos, and object of Peter Quill’s affection. Later they meet the avenging fury of Drax the Destroyer, who is committed to seeing the death of Thanos; as well as the mercenary team of powerful plant-being Groot and the violent Rocket Raccoon. Later they welcome Mantis, the strange alien empath, into the fold. Together the team has foiled plots from the villainous Ronan the Accusor and from Ego The Living Planet, Peter Quill’s charming and deadly father.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are the centerpiece of Marvel’s outer space adventures and will play a major part in the upcoming Infinity War, where the evil overlord Thanos makes his plans known. In the meantime, these adventurers bring a touch of humor and space fantasy to the Marvel Universe.