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Guardians of the Galaxy Gets A Video Game: Watch Gameplay Trailer

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy gets a new video game as Square Enix, the studio behind the Marvel’s Avengers game, has released a gameplay trailer at the E3. Worth a mention is that, similar to the Marvel’s Avengers game, this isn’t a part of the MCU, so that is why Star-Lord doesn’t look specifically like …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Square Enix Video Game Rumored

In addition to the TellTale Games Guardians of the Galaxy video game that gets released this year, it’s rumored a second Guardians of the Galaxy video game is being developed in conjuction with the recent announcement of the Avengers project. Marvel and Square Enix recently announced a multi-game partnership which kicks off with an Avengers …

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Bill Rosemann Teases Spider-Man PS4 Costume & Video Game

Our main man at Marvel, Bill Rosemann, chats with Marvel.com about the recently announced new Spider-Man PS4 video game.

Bill Rosemann edited the popular Marvel Cosmic titles by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning that inspired the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Now Bill is the Creative Director for Marvel Games and offers the new Spider-Man PS4 video game costume will be further explained.

It’s Peter Parker, but he has a different costume. We like to think that it’s inspired by the classic design. But yet, it’s clearly different. And we know people have questions, they want to know why it’s changed.

In due time, my friend! One day, when the time is right, we will go into great depth about why certain decisions were made. But one thing I can say now is that extensive thought was applied from the top of his mask to the bottom of his feet. We know how much people love Spider-Man and his costume. In my opinion, it’s the best-designed super hero costume of all-time. If you’re going to alter it, you have to understand what the original design achieved and be very thoughtful and have a reason for everything. Another thing I want to say is that Insomniac and Marvel are known as great storytellers, and there is story behind everything in the game, and as the months go on, we will dig into all of that. 

Rosemann also says the Spider-Man PS4 video game is not tied to the movies or Spider-Man: Homecoming, but will be a standalone game enabling it lots of freedom.

One of the questions we’ve been asked right away was, “Is this game set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or an adaption of a movie?” And our answer has consistently been – and this has gone back for the last two years, since Jay Ong came to Marvel Games with a mandate to great games for our great fans – is that we are going to create unique, standalone games that give our partners the freedom and time to deliver the game they want.

Marvel Games is giving Insomniac the freedom to tell their Spider-Man story. We’re here to collaborate with them and embrace their vision and help them execute that to the fullest. And by giving them that freedom, they’ll deliver something new and unexpected so you, as the player, won’t know what is going to happen next. You’re not going to think, “Well, this is set between this movie and that movie, so I know how things are going to end.” In this game, you have no idea what is going to happen next and where it’s going. 

Rosemann also offers this Spider-Man is not a teenager and has mastered his powers.

Okay, so by his voice and body shape, you can tell he’s not a teenager. He’s a little more experienced and again, we’ll talk about this more, maybe it’s these experiences that have led to why his suit is the way it is. We all learn and grow from our experiences and this Spider-Man has been fighting crime for a bit and he’s mastered his abilities, which you’ll experience from the very first scene. The trailer footage — which is gameplay captured on a PS4 — was specifically chosen to show the wish fulfillment of being Spider-Man, web-slinging, wall-crawling and parkouring through New York City like it’s your playground. The evolution of his traversal skills, and bringing that into combat is also a unique new element to the game. You see in the combat scenes the thinking and fun that Spider-Man puts into fighting the bad guys. You see that scene where he grabs the box and spins around and BAM! nails someone with it. And I love that scene where he comes flying in and BOOM! lands on the guy. The combat you’ll experience here is everything you want Spider-Man combat to be, and the trailer does a great job of showcasing that.

Marvel and Sony have yet to announce a release date and the official title for the Spider-Man PS4 video game.

It’s also learned the Spider-Man PS4 video game is only the first in a line of “epic” Marvel console games in development.

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Funko Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmo & Howard The Duck Figures

Everybody’s favorite cosmic canine gets a Funko Pop! vinyl figure as Cosmo has been revealed.

Cosmo was featured in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but first made his appearance in the popular Richard Rider Nova #8 comic book.

Funko also released a Howard The Duck Dorb figure.

Both are now available.

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Darkhawk & Nova Corps Get Disney Infinity Marvel Discs

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Marvel Cosmic seems to be on the up and up – at least when it comes to gaming – as now the Nova Corps and Darkhawk get Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Discs.

Marvel Editor Bill Rosemann, who edited the DnA Marvel Cosmic line of comics which included Darkhawk, tweeted out the news.

The Power Discs are used with the Play Set base to unlock items and customization.

DisKingdom spotted the following info and images at Walmart.

Expand your Disney Infinity adventures! Place Power Discs on the Disney Infinity Base to power-up character abilities, customize your Toy Box, or unlock new gadgets, costumes and team attacks.Includes 4 Power Discs:

Cosmic Cube Blast – Unleash a powerful energy blast on nearby foes.

• Darkhawk’s Blast – Blast obstacles with a powerful energy beam from your chest.

Nova Corps Strike – Call upon the Nova Corps and unleash a tactical strike from above.

Ghost Rider’s Motorcycle – Take a ride on the wild side with Ghost Rider’s flaming motorcycle.

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As fans of DnA Marvel Cosmic know, Darkhawk was featured prominently with his own mini-series during War of Kings which introduced Talon and the Raptors.

In an interview with Marvel.com, Rosemann also said he hopes to see more from Darkhawk as well as Richard Rider Nova and again mentions Quasar.

Marvel.com: Very cool. If you could add one classic costume to the game that doesn’t exist now, what would you add?

Bill Rosemann: I have to go with my man, Rich Rider Nova!

Marvel.com: Oh, there it is! 

Bill Rosemann: And in publishing, with all the great cosmic books they have going, it would be awesome to see Darkhawk rise again.

Marvel.com: Oh, you are always all about that Darkhawk. 

Bill Rosemann: I love his look, how he scratches that itch of “young Earth person in space”, a great point-of-view character, and visually a nice counter balance to all the bright cosmic characters. 

Marvel.com: So we need a Rich Rider Nova and Darkhawk in “Marvel Future Fight.”

Bill Rosemann: It’s time to for them to fly again! 

Marvel.com: There you go! What more could you want? 

Bill Rosemann: Well, you might want additional characters from the comic books, and by golly they’re in there! 

Marvel.com: That’s true, we’ve been rolling out a deep list on Marvel.com…

Bill Rosemann: Yes! Firebird and Ares and Quasar…and I hope this delivers on the promise that we made to the Quasar fan club years ago when they sent a 10 pound cake to the offices asking for the return of Quasar. 

Quasar is also featured in the LEGO Marvel Avengers video game and has his first Hasbro action figure coming out this Summer.

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Quasar Comes To Lego Marvel Avengers

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First a new action figure, and now Wendell Vaughn Quasar is coming to Lego Marvel Avengers!

Marvel Comics editor Bill Rosemann made the announcement on Twitter and shared the following images.

I’m happy to state I was one of the Quasar fans that sent Marvel and Bill the Quasar cake (and hence how Cosmic Book News got its start)!

Bill Rosemann was also the editor behind Abnett and Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova, which inspired the James Gunn movie.

“LEGO Marvel’s Avengers” launches on January 26, 2016 for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC.

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Fans Call For Boycott of Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy #21

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Marvel Cosmic fans may have finally had enough of Brian Michael Bendis and his Guardians of the Galaxy.

When word became known that Marvel Studios was moving forward on a major motion picture based on Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book, the head honchos at Marvel Comics canceled their run, in essence firing the cosmic duo off the titles.

Bendis was named as the successor, with many people considering Bendis a backstabber in addition to highjacking DnA’s title, which again inspired a $750 million dollar movie.

Now with Bendis‘ recent attempt to explain the fate of Richard Rider, which interestingly enough was also first written by DnA in the best selling The Thanos Imperative, it’s looking like fans are coming to their senses.

Tom Brevoort was already questioned about the poor quality of the Richard Rider story in recent Bendis issues of Guardians of the Galaxy, which saw numerous misspellings and questionable art choices, with Brevoort blaming fans for – get this –  actually wanting the story to be told.

Now the social network Reddit is responding as a fan has called for a boycott of BendisGuardians of the Galaxy #21.

Guys, can we all resolve NOT to buy Guardians #21 next week? Because f–k Bendis.Comics

Some comments:

I am on board with this. Plus his handling of the GOTG kind of sucks. I miss the old run.

he should probably have paid more attention to Thanos Imperative, given that what he’s writing is basically its followup. It’s like if I tried to write a sequel to No Country For Old Men without actually watching the film.

I don’t mind the stories so much as the characters. Most of the Guardians have been rewritten to the point where they might as well be new characters. Only, they’re not. And the fact that that he’s kept the names and labels means that any other writer who actually wanted to use the established characters can’t, because Bendis‘ OC characters are masquerading under their names. The only reason Marvel is pushing new cosmic material is because of the movie, and the movie only exists because of how well the 2008 run was received. Surely you can understand people being upset when the new material doesn’t reflect the stuff that parented it in the first place?

I mean, his job is literally to write comics. Having some understanding of the comics he’s writing for seems like it would be part of that job, no? Does Marvel really not have editors who check things like this?

Bendis appears to have no respect for this cosmic saga because the characters feel very different to who Abnett and Lanning.

Abnett & Lanning spent years revitalizing the cosmic side of Marvel and crafted one of the greatest comic book epics of all time. Then Bendis took over, disregarded key events, and changed everyone’s personalities until they were almost unrecognizable. It’s like he completely missed the point of what made the A&L stuff such a fan favorite. I’ve always been a big Bendis supporter but even I have to admit that he made a clusterf–k out of this one.

I wish there was some sort of Omnibus of all the cosmic Omnibus’ for Annihilation through Thanos Imperative.

I only read the first Bendis issue, and I normally like his stuff, but thought it was woeful compared to the DnA run. Still not got any better then?

Sure, Bendis ignores everything that happened in the Thanos Imperative, I mean everything, literally everything, cant even spell Richard Rider’s name right (Ryder). All major points in the story line were ignored. And that is not the worst thing, even ignoring all that, he took a 2 page story and dragged it across three issues with a shitty resolution that makes no sense. We are on issue 20 of Gotg, and nothing really interesting has happened…F— BENDIS

i’ve hated it the whole time anyway. it’s been typical bendis: absolutely no plotting and every character sounds the same.

I don’t hate him, but I think it boils down to this; With Avengers, he completely revamped a comic that wasn’t very good at the time, and it was much better for it. With GotG, he completely revamped a comic that was already one of the best and well loved comics around, and it is much worse for it.

Amen, brother. People need to wake up and stop supporting garbage.

Fans are also upset over Marvel’s decision to replace Richard Rider with an “idiot” (the creator’s own words) that they dub “NINO” (Nova In Name Only). The good news is that the NINO replacement is selling less than Richard Rider, and fans also voted Richard Rider a favorite choice for the Marvel Heroes 2015 video game, and Rider was the best-selling action figure of the Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite movie line.

Regarding Bendis‘ Guardians of the Galaxy and its high sales, Tom Brevoort stated it had nothing to do with Bendis writing the title, but everything to do with the movie interest.

Similar to Joe Quesada stating sales weren’t the factor in Abnett and Lanning’s cancellation, former Marvel Cosmic Editor Bill Rosemann, who was also in essence fired from the Marvel Cosmic titles, recently stated sales on DnA’s books were “rock solid.” Rosemann was also responsible for Rocket Raccoon becoming a member of the Guardians, with Rocket now a household name.

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Good News: Bill Rosemann Back On Marvel Cosmic With Nicole Perlman Gamora Series

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While Marvel Comics cancelled 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.

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Andy Lanning Wants To Write More Nova and Darkhawk

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Best Marvel Cosmic news I’ve heard in a while.

CBR posted a write-up about the Guardians of the Galaxy panel at the recent New York Comic-Con.

Former GoTG writer Andy Lanning attended as well as former Marvel Cosmic editor Bill Rosemann.

Both Lanning and Rosemann inspired the multi-million dollar Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

The good news is that Andy Lanning still would like to write Nova and has stories in mind.

Rosemann also mentions Darkhawk, with Lanning talking about the “War of the Raptors.”

Previously, Lanning talked a bit about their planned post-Thanos Imperative plans last year as well.

Andy Lanning:  “I love Nova so I keep going back and reading the stuff. Luckily, Gerry is a great writer and I still got stories in my head which won’t see the light of the day, if I were to write those, I would respect what Gerry has done and take my thing in a different direction.”

Bill Rosemann: “We did our best [regarding Darkhawk]. Each event we try to see who we can elevate. In ‘War of Kings,’ we said Darkhawk! He would look so cool in space. There was the story we found out Darkhawks were the Sith to the Novas Jedi. It’s out there, and the people that are working on the books now are looking at things… I hope they bring them back.”

Andy Lanning: “There’s a whole, ‘War of the Raptors’ story yet to be told.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy NYCC 2014 Panel Recap

Marvel held their “Guardians of the Galaxy – Then and Now” panel today at the New York Comic-Con.

Present were Marvel Comics editor Bill Rosemann, Andy Lanning, Doug Moench, Gerry Duggan and Jim Starlin.

Below you can check out a recap via the Marvel live blog as well as a photo.

Nothing major was announced (tune in Saturday to the Cup O’Joe Panel).

Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Guardians of the Galaxy- Then and Now
The Evolution of the Marvel Cosmic Universe

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A18
Following the smashing success of Guardians of the Galaxy, we decided to take fans through the history of one of Marvel’s quirkiest teams, as well as Marvel’s cosmic universe at large! This 75th Anniversary panel will feature current “cosmic” creators, as well as the writers and editors who shaped Marvel’s cosmic universe! Join us as we go back in time, and get an exclusive look inside the creation of some of your favorite space-facing characters! Panelists will include Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Al Milgrom (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Doug Moench (INHUMAN), and Jim Starlin (INFINITY GAUNTLET).

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Iron Man 3 & Audi Team Up For Interactive Comic Book Contest

Marvel Studios, Marvel Comics and Audi have teamed up for a new promotion for Iron Man 3 that centers around an interactive digial comic book contest, “Steer The Story.”

You can actually become a co-creator of a comic book where you decide Iron Man’s fate and craft the final chapter.

And all participants who submit a final panel will be acknowledged in the final page!

CBN Marvel favorite editor Bill Rosemann will be a judge, with the story that sees Iron Man taking on the Blizzard written by Jeff Parker with Manual Garcia on the art.

More details below and head on over to www.steerthestory.com for more. You will see a “Chapter 1” link on the top middle of the page to check out the comic.

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Press Release

Audi and Marvel have teamed up to give fans a thrilling interactive comic book experience with the launch of the Iron Man “Steer The Story” comic book contest. The crowd-sourced digital comic book gives Audi and Iron Man 3 fans the opportunity to become a co-creator of the final panel of the comic book as well as direct Iron Man’s fate and help decide the outcome of his adventure.

Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and editors Jeanine Schaefer and Bill Rosemann will serve as the contest judges for the final component of the contest, which gives consumers the chance to create their very own final frame to Tony Stark’s adventure by drawing or photographing their submission.  Additionally, all participants who submit a creative final panel will be acknowledged in the final page. The final US-based winning submission will have the opportunity to win an original art board signed by Marvel artists and a trip to Comic Con in San Diego for an art review by a top Marvel editor.

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Exclusive: Marvel Editor Bill Rosemann Comments On New Darkhawk

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5715:]]With the events that unfolded in this week’s issue of Avengers Arena #4, which saw a new Darkhawk, we reached out to former Marvel Cosmic editor Bill Rosemann for a comment.

The original Darkhawk, Chris Powell, had his amulet ripped from his chest in Avengers Arena #3, and now we see that the mantle has been passed to Chase of Runaways.

Darkhawk joins a long list of recent characters to seemingly get the reborn or relaunch treatment as fans noted Ghost Rider, Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ms. Marvel all have had recent changes.

Now, Dennis Hopeless adds Darkhawk to the list in a controversial storyline that sees the younger denizens of the Marvel U. battling it out for all out survival.

Bill Rosemann didn’t offer anything in regards to Chris Powell, but did send over the following about the new Darkhawk.

Hello Matt and all readers at Cosmic Book News!

Stay tuned for more developments with Chase coming to grips with the Darkhawk amulet and the power it unleashes!

Look for more with the new Darkhawk in Avengers Arena #5.

AVENGERS ARENA #5

Writer: Kev Walker

Art: Kev Walker

Description:

The Braddock Academy vs…themselves?
• Plus: What is up with Chase and Darkhawk?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$2.99 (EACH)

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Darkhawk Gets Pwned In Avengers Arena #3 (Spoilers)

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It hasn’t been a good couple of years for anything related to DnA’s Marvel Cosmic run.

The latest is in regards to Darkhawk, who happens to be appearing in the controversial Battle Royal-esque Avengers Arena.

Last week saw the former galaxy’s most wanted — become the galaxy’s most pwned.

Check out the page below to Avengers Assemble #3.

Turns out that is not the last we’ve seen of Chris – at least not yet – as former Marvel Cosmic and CBN fav editor, Bill Rosemann, tells CBR he’ll be appearing in upcoming issues.

Despite the amulet being ripped from Chris Powell in issue #3, Darkhawk will appear in present-day scenes in upcoming issues. And as a self-professed Darkhawk fan who engineered his return when I edited the cosmic books a couple years ago, I approve of this (intentionally enigmatic) message.

We can only imagine what Darkhawk is in for this time; actually, without the amulet, that would be Darkhawk-no-more.

The new “Game On” arc begins with April’s Avengers Arena #8 (cover, pictured right).

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Who Is Cammi? Drax’s Sidekick Faces Annihilation In Avengers Arena

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With the announcement that Marvel NOW’s Avengers Arena will be returning to us cosmic stars Darkhawk and Cammi, it makes us here in the CBN offices wonder if some of the complex story threads accompanying said characters might also return.

The fact that former cosmic editor Bill Rosemann, always a friend to CBN, is behind the book makes us feel good, and we are quite eager to see DH’s handling by creative team Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker.

What I – your trusty M.E., Byron Brewer – do not find particularly tasteful is this seeming gladiator mentality where young heroes battle to the death. Iron Man vs. Hulk, Thing vs. Sub-Mariner, OK. Mix it up. But even then, in the Marvelous Age of Marvel, it was never to the death.

And these are kids!

Cammi’s inclusion brings up some particular feelings, seeing as how she has been missing since the great sci-fi days of Annihilation. (Oh how we miss ’em!)

For the uninitiated – and that may be legion – Cammi was a 10-year-old elementary school student raised in Coot’s Bluff, Alaska. She lived with her mother Mavis, who had a problem with alcohol. Her father has been missing for quite sometime.

Around this time, the Omega Core Prison Transport Vessel, designated Dredge 01, departed from Earth en route for the Kyln prison planetoid located at the edge on the universe in the Crunch Cascade. Galactic-level gangsters known as the Brood Brothers were transferred into the Omega Core’s custody by Earth authorities. But before the Dredge 01 left the planet’s orbit, a singularity drive failure caused it to crash-land back on Earth outside of Coot’s Bluff.

Cammi and her friend Dex happened upon the five survivors of the crash: Drax, Paibok, the Blood Brothers and Lunatik. Tricking the (then) dim-witted Drax into thinking that she was his long-lost daughter Heather (Moondragon), Cammi goaded him into a fight with the Blood Brothers.

While waiting for a way to escape Earth, Paibok had grown tired of the feud between Drax and the Blood Brothers so he transformed himself into the likeness of Thanos and then impaled Drax through the head, seemingly causing his death. A strange occurrence soon followed. Cammi curiously claimed ownership of Drax’s dead body. The corpse began to smoke and melded into the ground beneath it. Later, a new version of the Drax entity bursts through the harden soil.

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Paibok, Drax, Cammi and the surviving Blood Brother were taken into custody on the Omega Core Stockade Barge designated Dredge 02.

Cammi and Drax remained aboard Dredge 02 until it docked at the Xander Cluster, Tranta System, Andromeda Galaxy, on its way to the Kyln. At Xandar, the Omega Core Prison transport warden was forced to release Cammi and Drax because this new Drax’s genetic matrix readings did not match the originals recorded by the Omega Core.

While Cammi and Drax were awaiting their pending release, the great Annihilation Wave of the villainous Annihilus (natch) attacked the Xandar Cluster, destroying the prison.

Now stranded, Cammi and Drax began searching for transport off the planet, in the process running into Nova (Richard Rider version, the only acceptable version). Finding a Nova Corps Combat Cruiser, which was powered by the Nova Force that is stored inside of Rider, the companions traveled nine light years to the planet of Nycos, where they were met by the Protector of the Universe Quasar (Wendell Vaughn of Earth).

The heroes were attacked by Annihilus’ command section of the Annihilation Wave. Nova infected the Annihilation Waves’ command structure by using a virus developed by the Xandar’s World Mind. Cammi appeared piloting a rescuing Nova Corps Combat Cruiser. The infected vessels began to self-destruct, granting them safe passage out of the Xandar Cluster.

Cammi, Drax and Nova with the World Mind incorporated into his person then traveled into Kree space. They arrived on Daedalus 5 in the Greater Magellanic Cloud where Nova assumed leadership of the intergalactic resistance movement known as the United Front. Peter Quill, the former hero Star-Lord, served as Nova’s chief aide and strategist. Bolstered mainly by the local Kree Forces, the resistance also included the Skrull Talos, Ronan, Gamora and her Graces.

The UF’s greatest assets, though, were the former Galactus Heralds Firelord, Red Shift and Stardust. Their mission was to prevent the Annihilation Wave, launched in the Negative Zone, from advancing any further into our positive matter universe.

While on Daedalus 5, Drax was informed by Phylla-Vell, daughter of the Kree hero Mar-Vell, that Moondragon had been abducted by Thanos. She gave Drax a package containing her severed ear, which confirmed the story of Moondragon’s capture. Cammi asks if she can keep the ear. (See what we mean about Cammi? Corpses, ears?)

After a brutal battle with the Centurions from the Negative Zone, Drax leaves Cammi behind with the UF as he goes to rescue Moondragon. After single-handedly killing Thanos (and thus fulfilling his life’s mission, BTW), Drax returned with Moondragon.

Curiously, even though he later set out to find her in Guardians of the Galaxy, there has been no report of Cammi’s whereabouts since the previous events.

Now comes Avengers Arena which stars not only Cammi and Darkhawk, but also students from Avengers Academyand the Runaways cast in addition to new characters.

I trust Bill Rosemann. Marvel with cosmic characters – eh, well, let’s just say they have not won me back thus far with Bendis GotG and Loeb’s nuNova.

Good luck, Cammi.

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Bill Rosemann Brings Back Darkhawk and Cammi In “Avengers Arena”; But For How Long?!

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3061:]]Remember the “Survive” Marvel NOW! Teaser that featured Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker?

Well, Marvel revealed what it really is about. 

And it sounds pretty wild!

The new title is dubbed “Avengers Arena,” and it sees 16 young heroes – including Darkhawk and Cammi – battling it out against each other on Murderworld run by the villain Arcade.

It’s kill or be killed!

Former Marvel Cosmic editor Bill Rosemann is behind the book — which probably explains the inclusion of Darkhawk and Cammi. So thank you, Bill!

Not only are Darkhawk and Cammi present, but so are the students from Avengers Academy and Runways in addition to new characters.

Last we saw of Darkhawk was in Nova #36, I believe, when Evil Darth Quasar knocked him out giving him a concussion. Regarding Cammi, last time for her might have been Annihilation with fans wondering whatever became of the former sidekick of Drax The Destroyer.

“After his last appearances in War of Kings and NOVA, Darkhawk soars again!” Marvel Editor Bill Rosemann told Marvel.com. “Staying with sci-fi, just wait until you see what Dennis and Kev have planned for Annihilation’s Cammi, baddest girl in all the galaxy.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3062:]]Rosemann goes on to compare the new series to the popular novels and movies, Lord of the Flies and Hunger Games, but with a “Marvel twist.”

“AVENGERS ARENA gives a high concept itch a superhuman scratch. Throughout history, societies have sent their young adults against one another in competition, whether that’s in war, sports or “American Idol.” Likewise, art has examined this phenomenon of the older generation sacrificing the younger generation and also of young warring gangs wanting to prove who’s #1 in everything from the myth of Theseus vs. the Minotaur to “Lord of the Flies” to “Battle Royale” to “Starship Troopers” to “Survivor” to “Hunger Games.” Teen vs. teen competition is as old as storytelling — but now it’s time to give it the Marvel twist,” Rosemann said.

Writer Dennis Hopeless states there will be “a lot of murder in this new Murder World” — and we can’t help but wonder if it Marvel will continue their course of killing off cosmic characters.

I think fans of Darkhawk know that he would pretty much be able to take any of these guys out. 

Right?!

Avengers Arena #1 hits in December.

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