While Marvel Comics canceled Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova - and replaced them with goofier versions - at least there is a bit of good news in that the upcoming Gamora series from Nicole Perlman will potentially be a similar approach to the series that inspired the $750 million-plus movie.
It's learned that Marvel Comics editor Bill Rosemann, who was responsible for adding Rocket Raccoon to DnA's Guardians of the Galaxy as well as edited their line of Marvel Cosmic comics, is editing the Gamora ongoing series.
Nicole Perlman also wrote a previous script of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and chose to write a screenplay based on the comic when she took part in the Marvel Studios writers program back in 2009.
Marvel.com posted an interview with both Bill Rosemann and Nicole Perlman; check out some highlights:
Bill Rosemann: I learned that, like me, she understood the untapped potential in everyone’s favorite thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac. [Marvel Editor-in-Chief] Axel Alonso has encouraged us to diversify our talent pool, to seek out new voices who could bring something new to say about our best characters.
My friend Will Corona-Pilgrim at Marvel Studios helped me get in touch with Nicole and the rest is soon-to-be cosmic history!
Nicole Perlman: This book will reference experiences from Gamora’s past, which helped her become the woman she is today. It is an action-packed character piece, really giving time to reflect upon Gamora’s psychology. What is it that makes her so unbeatable in battle? Is it simply because of her training, weaponry, and enhancements? I posit that there is something more going on within her psyche than initially meets the eye, and having a solo series gives us an opportunity to explore that in-depth.
Nicole Perlman: The Guardians will come into play, as will the Badoon, Magus, and others.
Nicole Perlman: The tone is mind-bending sci fi, in the vein of “Total Recall,” “The Matrix,” and “Enemy Mine.” We play with memory, and the idea that our mistakes—as painful as they were to experience—are the building blocks of our identities. We also explore the idea that wellsprings of strength come from surprising sources.
The Gamora series hits Spring of 2015.