No, that’s not a joke headline, though it certainly sounds like one. Apparently, the Guardians of the Galaxy are on the way out, and the Asgardians of the Galaxy are coming in.
For a while now, it’s been known that Guardians of the Galaxy was on the way out, as a comic. While the movies are definitely continuing into a third installment, the comic book will be ending its run this year. And in its place? Asgardians of the Galaxy.
Yes, that might sound like a joke, but it’s not. Well, apparently it’s not, because we got this teaser in today:
THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ARE NO MORE…
WHO ARE THE ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
So what does that mean exactly? I have no idea, but then again that’s probably not too surprising since I’m not the biggest GotG fan out there. What I know of the current team is gleaned from the Infinity Countdown series, in which they play a very big part.
Could Infinity Wars be leading into the deaths of the Guardians? Or maybe, it could be a simple breakup of the modern squad. And just who would make up an Asgardian team of Guardians? Would Thor pull double duty, as both a Guardian and an Avenger?
Maybe this could be a potential home for Jane Foster’s version of the thunderer. We’ll find out at some point this year, presumably once Infinity Wars comes to a close.