Marvel has announced details of the first of two titles it is offering for Free Comic Book Day 2017 in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD #1, which also comes complete with a sneak peek preview of The Defenders series.
“Is there a better time to offer fans a sneak peek at the All-New Guardians of the Galaxy series than the same weekend Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters?” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Fans looking for a clean entry into the comic book need look no further. Plus, the creative team behind Civil War II are giving fans a sneak peek at the criminal mastermind that’s awaiting Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist when they explode out of the gate in The Defenders #1.”
First, blast off with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot as they head for the stars and right into an all-new ongoing series! Creators Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure as the stage is set for May’s highly anticipated ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1! As this unlikely band of misfits returns to outer space once more, nothing will prepare them for their first run in with the new Nova Corps!
Then, head back down to Earth and the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as the blockbuster creative team that brought you Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Spider-Man bring you their next explosive epic in…THE DEFENDERS! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they go head-to-head with the new criminal element in the Marvel Universe. What new player is running things in the underworld? Find out here with a 10-page tale that leads directly into THE DEFENDERS #1 this June!
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