It is said, “Actions speak louder than words.”
With Guardians of the Galaxy #19 we saw the team get cut in half. With the Realm of Kings One Shot we saw the Evil Avengers, including an inverted version of the Quasar we know, make his way to Earth. The Guardians reside on the decapitated head of a Celestial, known as Knowhere. The mysterious cocoon has been developing for a number of issues.
So following in that special tradition, Cosmic Book News went straight to DnA for answers.
We conducted a rather straightforward interview with our old friends Dan and Andy (aka. DnA) as they talked with us about Guardians of the Galaxy.
However, this time around, these two talented writers have decided to let their upcoming issues of Guardians of the Galaxy do the talking for them. Oh sure, they answered our questions, but they left a lot blank!
We can guarantee no spoiler warnings, but a fun interview none-the-less!
Cosmic Book News: What are your thoughts on the new lineup? As we witnessed with Guardians of the Galaxy #19, half the team was essentially killed off – including fan favorite Cosmo. Is having a dozen or so Guardians a bit too much? Or was the decision based on the story to show how powerful the Magus is?
DnA: Since the first issue, we’ve enjoyed keeping readers on their toes when it comes to the team line-up and, yes, we wanted to show how powerful Magus was. But it was also a dramatic moment that seemed to ‘write itself’. We weren’t culling a team that had got too big. This was just what happened at such a dramatic instant.
Then of course, you have to
bear in mind that we ———— ————— — —- —————— ————.
Cosmic Book News: Speaking of death in comics, what are your thoughts? Particularly in regards to fan favorite, Cosmo?
DnA: Cosmo was great character, but you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.
Cosmic Book News: Bug reminds me a lot of Kurt Wagner in the early days of All-New, All-Different X-Men, especially his reactions to females. Any plans to play around with him, make him the “light comic character”?
DnA: He already is! Our problem is the reverse: reminding readers that he’s capable and sensible, too.
Plus, you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.
Cosmic Book News: Is the mantle of “Chosen One” on Jack Flag tied in at all with the Mantis/Celestial Madonna saga?
DnA: No. Oh, wait…*frantic whispering between writers*…Maybe.
Cosmic Book News: Most of the lineup is great on this team, but most are humans or meta-humans (Peter, Drax, Moondragon, Jack). We need a real cosmic titan in here with uber-powers if Warlock is to remain Magus — or even to stave off big cosmic threats. As the Magic One said, “Wood and bullets ain’t too high-tech.”
Now would seem like a good time to bring the Silver Surfer into the fold. Seeing how we have Evil Quasar, perhaps a rematch is on from Quasar #50?
Or even Thanos as he is considered Death’s champion with the Magus, life’s?
DnA: There lack of a serious cosmic big hitter is going to be a major issue through this next, epic phase of the story.
And, of course, you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.
Cosmic Book News: Just, who is in that cocoon, and who severed the Celestial’s head off?
DnA: That’s easy! —————————.
And the head was cut off —————- ——– ——— – – ———— —————.
Cosmic Book News: Any plans for a return of The Stranger in GotG?
DnA: It’s not a thought we haven’t had, let’s put it that way.
Cosmic Book News: Regarding The Fault, will we see the Evil Avengers again? And will their “Master” make its way to our universe?
DnA: There’s a VERY big story coming for 2010, and we don’t think it’s giving anything away to say…—–.
Cosmic Book News: What does 2010 have in store for the Guardians?
DnA: There’s a VERY big story coming for 2010, and you have to bear in mind ————- ———— —– — —– —————- —————.
Cosmic Book News: Thanks, guys!
In honor of this special interview, we at Cosmic Book News admit we _____________. So we would also like to say, _________ .
Look for Guardians of the Galaxy #22 to hit stores January 27th, 2010!