The GoTG’s Yondu Gets His Own Mini-Series From Thompson, Nadler & McCrea
by Olly MacNamee
Marvel, via comicbook.com – and now other sites too, such is the nature of the internet – have announced a mini-series spotlighting Guardian of the Galaxy’s Yondu Udonta from writer Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable, Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men) artist John McCrea (Dead Eyes) with covers by Cully Hamner.
Promising to redefine Yondu’s history, it’s also not going to take itself too seriously, either, with Thompson saying, “Yondu is filled with jokes on every page. We’ve had an absolute blast writing the series and have laughed until we’re in tears every time we come up with a new scene.”
But, its not all just for laughs. There’s plenty that is news, too.
There’s a lot in this book that’s completely new. New planets, new reveals, new characters, and new adventures. Yondu is carving out a brand new pocket of Marvel cosmic and he’s leaving a trail of destruction wherever he goes.
As for series artist, John McCrea, Nadler and Thompson are big fans:
Working with John McCrea has been completely surreal. We are such big fans of his work on books like Hitman and The Boys, and getting to collaborate with a veteran like John is a pipe dream realized. He’s augmenting our story on every single page.
Here’s a first look at unlettered pages and an over new of the series, courtesy of Marvel Comics:
Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artefact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?!