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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Concept Art Reveals Star-Lord With Cosmic Cube?

The batch of Guardians of the Galaxy movie concept art that just landed online might reveal a key detail to the movie as we see in Star-Lord’s right hand a cube-shaped object.

Of course, Marvel Cinematic fans will recognize that as the Tesseract, with comic book fans knowing it by the name, the Cosmic Cube.

We know that the Cosmic Cube has played a large role in the Marvel Studios movies, and if you are fan of the Marvel Comics, specifically DnA’s 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy run, you know that the Cube came into play during The Thanos Imperative.

Star-Lord and Richard Rider Nova used a Cosmic Cube to trap Thanos in another dimension and stop him from destroying the Marvel Universe, seemingly seeing themselves destroyed in the process as well.

The below image seems to indicate that Star-Lord might be asking for directions – or help? – or pointing somewhere on a map where he found the cube or another may lie.

Thanks to Twinkfist in the CBN Marvel Cosmic Forums for the good eye.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord and Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. 

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Dear Bendis: This Is How You Do Thanos. Sincerely, Everybody

Below, you will see a mesmerized Thanos, a Thanos who could not tell the difference between a fake and a real cosmic cube in Avengers Assemble #8.

Below that you will see the Elders of the Universe who could not tell the difference between a fake and a real cosmic cube in Avengers Assemble #8.

One good thing, at least the Cancerverse is back and we can get the real Richard Rider back as Nova.

Though I have no idea how in the heck it is back.

But that has never mattered.

Much.

Finally, you will see how an artist that has done Thanos  – right – for an 8th grade class

Thank you, Thorman.

Enjoy the new Guardians, boys and girls.

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Avenges Assemble #7 Reveals Thanos Triumphant (Spoiler)

It’s thought that coming out of the next issue of Avengers Assemble #8 will be the new Guardians of the Galaxy.

Not by Marvel Cosmic fan favorites’ DnA or Brad Walker or Paul Pelletier, but by former Avengers-scribe Brian Michael Bendis, and possibly, Steve McNiven.

We’ve already said our feelings about that  – and Marvel does know how we feel – so let’s just get on to Avengers Assemble #7.

If you have been reading the series, it follows The Avengers movie somewhat in that Thanos is the next big baddie the Avengers are facing, with the Mad Titan having acquired a cosmic cube. Of course, the Assemblers will need a little help and that’s where the Guardians of the Galaxy come in.

This particular issue saw Thanos use the cosmic cube to summon some of the cosmic big wigs – the elders of the universe – including the Stranger and the Collector. 

So what does Thanos do? He eliminates them.

But that’s not all, as apparently, Thanos also takes their place. See below.

Avengers Assemble #8 hits October 10th, described as: The explosive conclusion to the Avengers’ cosmic odyssey! Will the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy be able to stop Thanos from his quest to make Earth the throne world of his new empire? The explosive fallout of the storyline will change one of the Avengers’ lives forever as a brand-new Marvel initiative spins out of this bombastic series.

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Avengers Assemble #8 Cover Features Thanos With Cosmic Cube

The solicit and cover for Avengers Assemble #8 has been released and we see the cover has the Mad Titan Thanos holding a cosmic cube.

From the solicit we also see the Guardians of the Galaxy are also appearing in Avengers Assemble yet again.

It’s thought that a new Brian Michael Bendis scribed Guardians of the Galaxy series will be spinning out of this.

Regarding the Cosmic Cube, we know that during DnA’s critically acclaimed and top HC seller, The Thanos Imperative, Star-Lord used a cosmic cube to trap himself, Nova (Richard Rider) and Thanos in another universe to stop the Mad Titan from causing havoc in the Marvel 616 U.

It’s unknown whether or not Bendis or Marvel will touch upon the events of The Thanos Imperative – as we see Star-Lord and Thanos are back – or if they will just ignore it completely.

In related news, former Marvel Cosmic fan-fav artist Brad Walker will be doing art chores on October’s Avenging Spider-Man Annual with Rob Williams on as writer.

 

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #8
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Mark Bagley (A&C)
Bagley and Bendis’ Final Issue!
• The explosive conclusion to the Avengers’ cosmic odyssey! 
• Will the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy be able to stop Thanos from his quest to make Earth the throne world of his new empire?
• The explosive fallout of the storyline will change one of the Avengers’ lives forever as a brand-new Marvel initiative spins out of this bombastic series.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
 

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What’s Your Angle On The Tesseract?

Just What The “DOC” Ordered

 

“What’s Your Angle On The Tesseract?”

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

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Ever since Marvel Comics decided to unveil their most powerful weapon in Iron Man 2, the cosmic cube – renamed the Tesseract – has been causing fanboys to drool and movie goers to ponder, “What is a Tesseract?” That’s the million dollar question, I suppose! And it all depends on what company, field or genre you support!

A tesseract, first used in the book A New Era of Thought by Charles Howard Hintin in 1888, means the four lines from each vertex to other vertices, or the four-dimensional analog of the cube. The tesseract is one of the six convex regular polytopes. Even in geometry, there are numerous names and ideas as to the different functions of a tesseract. There is no definitive idea of the tesseract that does not open itself to other possibilities.

Take for instance, the use of the tesseract in the great work of fiction, A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L’Engle in 1962. Here it is used more as a wormhole, a portal that sends Meg Murray and her friends through time and space by literally bending the space-time continuum. This seems more in line with the “cosmic cube” that was created by Marvel Comics in July 1966. Is it a possibility that good ol‘ Stan and Jack loved A Wrinkle In Time so much that they created a homage to it in Tales Of Suspense #79? Possibly, but Stan will probably never admit to hearing of the book and claim sole creative control!

Though there have been three different versions of the “tesseract” in various Marvel comics over the years, there has been one constant about them. They have all had the potential to be the most powerful cosmic device ever created! They can alter reality, transfer the essence of one individual to another, make any wish come true regardless of the consequences and — it has even become a sentient life form! Its powers, creators, users and destroyers have all been linked to cosmic energies in some shape or form. And just like Avengers the movie, I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of what destruction can be wrought by its power!

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But now there is a new version of the tesseract that is completely different than all other versions. While previous incarnations have all been birthed in true science, geometric shapes and cosmic fundamentals — this new version is birthed in magic! Found on the last page of Justice League Dark #9, DC Comics has entered into the fan frenzy of the tesseract movement. Jeff Lemire has wasted no time amping up this book in only one issue, and it will only get better from here! DC’s version of the tesseract is said to be The Eighth-Dimensional Map, not just a map but â€” THE map to the four most powerful artifacts in the DCnU! Locked inside the tesseract is the hidden locations to the Four Pillars Of Existence, the source of all magic on earth — The Books Of Magic! As astounding as that revelation is, it is a comment that is made by a character named Dr. Mist that has piqued my interest more. He not only calls the box the tesseract but the FIRST tesseract! Does that mean there are more? Maybe a total of three? More? Remember folks, during the Avengers/JLA crossover a cube was seen in the DCU! Could this be it? Who knows? All I know, is that I am extremely excited to see where this is going!

To wrap up, “What is a Tesseract?” I guess you can choose your own answer. A scientific theory, a portal to save your father, the Cosmic Cube or a map to The Books Of Magic! Hell, there’s even a band! So, pick what best suits you and run with it! No matter who Marvel and DC’s characters are getting married to, comics’ real buzzword is — Tesseract

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Brewer Report: Cosmic Cube “Tesseract”

Spoilers, ahoy!

(Editor’s Note: I recently saw the “Thor” movie and noticed those that waited for the post-credit scene were scratching their heads after viewing. So if you are unfamiliar, M.E. Byron Brewer gives us a run-down on the Cosmic Cube – known as the “Tesseract” in the movies. – Man In The Trenches Matt)

 

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