Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer hit the internet a few weeks ago. And we are so ready for the sequel!

Are you ready for a little Guardians of the Galaxy history? The original superhero team, opens a new window that called itself the Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared way back in 1969 with a completely different cast of characters.

The team we know and love came together in their own comic series, opens a new window in 2008, followed by the 2014 film.

Fun fact: there are a few key differences between the comic book version of the Guardians of the Galaxy and their movie counterparts. For example, in the comics Peter Quill a.k.a Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt, opens a new window) is the son of a human woman named Meredith Quill and an alien emperor named J’son.

But this fun fact won’t help you figure out Star-Lord’s movie backstory. Director James Gunn, opens a new window decided to change the identity of Peter’s father, opens a new window. Instead of an intergalactic Emperor he will be an ancient interstellar entity known as Ego the living planet, opens a new window (played by Kurt Russell, opens a new window.)

The library has Guardians of the Galaxy comics and more to keep you entertained before Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters this May.

Guardians of the Galaxy
This volume is the start of Brain Brendis’ writing work on this series. It came out right around the time the 2014 movie premiered.

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This is the start of a new story arc for the Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter is the new Emperor of Spartax while Rocket Raccoon becomes the new team leader. What could possibly go wrong?

Guardians of the Galaxy/all-new X-Men
The Guardians of the Galaxy live in the Marvel comics universe. That means they occasionally crossover with the more earth-based Marvel heroes. This volume has the team work with the X-Men, opens a new window.

Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino
If you’re at all curious about the original 1960’s Guardians of the Galaxy then check out this volume collecting Jim Valentino's original 1969 storyline.

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Guardians of the Galaxy is famous for it’s awesome soundtrack. This is the Awesome Mix Vol. 1, featuring some of the greatest songs from the 70's and 80's.

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And of course we have the movie. Just asking for a re-watch before you see the big sequel.

Who's your favorite Guardian of the Galaxy character? Let us know in the comments.