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Marvel dusts off trading cards for Guardians of the Galaxy promotion

It turns out the variants and die-cut covers were only the beginning of the ’90s nostalgia: Now come the trading cards.

Marvel announced this morning that it will celebrate the release next month of Guardians of the Galaxy #1 with a series of six limited-edition trading cards available only at those retailers hosting launch parties for the new title by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven.

However, one of the cards will be even more limited than the others. To learn which one — Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Iron Man — the publisher is pointing fans to their participating local store.

“We’ve found a way to bring the cosmic elements of the Marvel Universe to the center of the playing field,” Bendis teased last month. “Here’s a wide-open, brand new #1 that starts these characters on the most reader-friendly place you could ever hope to have them without taking away anything that made them special in the first place.” The writer and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso talked more about the series in CBR’s latest “Axel in Charge.”

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 goes on sale March 27.



isnt that art reused?

how bout original art for these cards?

Too bad Star-Lord’s new outfit sucks. I loved the one he wore in the previous series. The whole team’s look feels like Mass Effect. I love Mass Effect and I love Guardians, but they aren’t the same thing.

Also, too bad Iron Man’s on the team. In addition to that, too bad Iron Man’s on the team and wearing some of the ugliest Iron Man armor I’ve seen.

ho-hum… i’ll probably get it once it’s on sale digitally for a 99¢ Monday or Friday.

lol. Looks terrible.

Bring back DnA.

Bunch of dummies running Marvel, lol.

Wow. Re-used art for “trading cards” that are published online weeks before the series is to see the light of day. This re-launch for Marvel Cosmic is shaping up to be pretty pitiful. I just wonder why they thought their “A-list” talent should get to steal this corner of the sandbox from DnA rather than some sharp, new hungry writers in the area like Hale Fialkov, Spencer, Hopeless, or even Mark Waid (take away the “new” part there).
Point being all of these writers probably would have more respect for what came before than these A-listers appear to & would likely have honed in on why these books were a surprise cult-success 4 years ago rather than throw out the bath water & start with all new material to their own detriment.
Don’t mess what aint broken fellas. McNiven said it best (worst) when he says double breasted suit coats don’t work in outer space, so let me just swipe design from Mass Effect instead.. very original.
I’m sure we’re in for a glorious ride.

Plus… WTF with all those garish light discs that are embedded into Groot’s tree bark skin? Ugh

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