In July 2014, co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman confirmed a sequel, saying it was "going to happen" due to the positive response, and confirmed that Gunn would write and direct. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - IMDb Did you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Did it leave you craving more? If so, these five comic book recommendations are just what you need! These stories were picked out by some in the Chorus comic book thread to help those who loved this film and want to dig into the cosmic world that the film was built from! If you're interested in more recommendations, or if you just want a place to talk about your favorite comics, come check out the comic book thread! The thread will be making these posts for future comic book films, too, and you're invited to join us! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artists: Steve McNiven, Sara Pichelli Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon. This is a pretty accessible starting point to just jump in and get something similar in tone to the movies. The general premise is that Earth has been declared off-limits by a galactic council which inevitably leads to it being attacked by aliens, with the GOTG being the only ones there to defend it. Plus, Iron Man, who's just hanging out with them at the time. It also deals with Star-Lord's relationship with his father, which is also part of the movie (albeit with a different character as the father), so there's a joint theme there, too. @SpyKi Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artists: Paul Pelletier, Brad Walker, Wes Craig Buy from Amazon. "We've only just been put together, Pete. The glue isn't set. Push too hard and you'll bust this team apart faster than you formed it" - Rocket Racoon. The Guardians of the Galaxy formed during one of the most devastating cosmic battles in the known universe, a literal wave of Annihilation destroyed worlds and billions of lives. From the ashes of this battle comes the Guardians of the Galaxy, consisting of every character we love from the movie plus a few more we can probably expect to see in future films. There are a lot of moving pieces in this series, and although it is surrounded by heavy continuity, I had no problem jumping in and would recommend this as a starting point for others. The story is at its best when dealing with the consequences of a rogue decision made by Peter Quill, a secret brought to light that could destroy everything they've worked to build. @Vivatoto Astonishing Thor Writer: Rob Rodi Artist: Mike Choi Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon. In Astonishing Thor, a five-issue limited-series, Thor encounters a cast of characters not often seen in Marvel: Ego the Living Planet, The Stranger, The Collector, and Zaphyr. Thor notices Ego is on a path of destruction through space, which leads to natural disasters on Earth. He seeks The Collector for help, but discovers he's involved in a scheme with Thor's old friend Zephyr. Ego gets an updated origin story and ends up battling his evil twin brother, Super Ego (no, I'm not kidding). Mike Choi's art is gorgeous, and the pages with no words, just action, look awesome. Whether you're a big Thor fan, or aren't but love cosmic Marvel stories, you'll enjoy this. @xapplexpiex Silver Surfer: Freedom Writers: Steve Englehart, John Byrne, Stan Lee, Mark Gruenwald Artists: Marshall Rogers, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Joe Staton, John Buscema Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon. These 80s stories are a great trip through the classic Marvel cosmic tapestry that Infinity Gauntlet, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more would eventually come out of. Silver Surfer's adventures here involve the likes of Mantis, the Celestials, and the Elders of the universe (like The Collector and The Grandmaster), not to mention Galactus, Mephisto, Death, and Eternity. Much of it gets wordy, but this is complimented by some delightful comic illustration, particularly at the hands of penciler/colorist Marshall Rogers. If you've enjoyed the GOTG films and are excited for Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War, this is a great place to begin digging deeper into that cosmic mythos. @Tim Rocket Raccoon: A Chasing Tale Writer: Skottie Young Artists: Skottie Young, Jake Parker Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon. The first volume of Skottie Young's Rocket Raccoon takes the character and pulls him in different directions. He's trigger happy, as usual, and also has some more touching moments. He finds out he may not be the last of his kind, only to be disappointed in the end. In addition to the story being great, the art and coloring are fantastic. You can't see a huge difference when the issue switch to Jake Parker's art instead of Young's. Jean-Francois Beaulieu brings some bright colors to give it even more personality and make the comic pop. This is a fun comic to read, and it's a great Rocket Raccoon story. Plus, you get a lot of Groot, too, and who doesn't want that? @Deanna If you wanna dabble in buying new issues as they come out, you could also consider checking out All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, the brand new twice-monthly ongoing series by Gerry Duggan and Aaron Kuder! Or, you could pick up Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy, a 5-issue miniseries by Jim Starlin and Alan Davis! Both series just released their first issues, and they're both perfect jumping-on places for new (or lapsed) comic book readers. And, again, if you have any questions on how to get into comics, check out the comic book thread!