We’ve been waiting for this news for about six years!
Ever since Bendis nabbed Guardians of the Galaxy out from underneath Abnett and Lanning, the comic hasn’t been the same since.
Marvel Cosmic under Bendis and Loeb became a shadow of its former self, a joke, a mockery, a parody of the quality cosmic titles this site was built upon.
Now with the latest issue of Guardians of the Galaxy tanking further in sales, a new Marvel NOW! teaser has been revealed suggesting Bendis will be off the title.
The image features the words “Guardians of the Galaxy Grounded” with “The Epic Final Arc.”
The only thing epic about it is that Bendis is finally getting the boot. His entire run on the book has been grounded!
Interestingly enough, Marvel Comics has also teased the return of Richard Rider in a brand new Nova #1.
It looks like it’s the return of Marvel Cosmic that we all know and love!
Prior to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie getting green lit, Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy spearheaded Marvel Cosmic. That all changed when Bendis and Loeb decided to cash in on the titles, cancelling them and canning DnA off the books.
The only disappointing news surrounding the whole thing is the fact that Dan Abnett recently went exclusive with DC Comics, meaning he won’t be writing for Marvel.
More than likely with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hitting theaters next May, Marvel Comics will do another relaunch. Hopefully Bendis is off the book and away from Marvel Cosmic completely!
It would also be nice to get former Marvel Comics editor Stephen Wacker off the Disney Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon, which has been atrocious.
That said, I’m stilling remaining cautious about the whole thing, which is due to the way Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, Dan Buckley, Jeph Loeb, Brian Bendis and Stephen Wacker have treated the fans and the material.
The creative team on Nova has yet to be announced.