Yondu is Getting His Own Solo Marvel Comic Series

Yondu has become a fan favorite among fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is Mary Poppins after all. Now, Marvel is giving the Guardian of the Galaxy his own comic series. This solo series will be written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson with John McCrea doing the art for the series. Talking about what fans can expect from the series, Nadler said:

Yondu is such a unique character because so many readers know him from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and yet his story is almost completely undefined in the comics. He’s a blank slate. We took this as a golden opportunity to simultaneously show readers who Yondu is at his core, while also exploring the criminal underbelly of the greater Marvel cosmos

Nadler and Thompson are not only excited about bringing this character to life, but they’re excited to use the opportunity to stretch themselves. Thompson said:

Yondu is the opportunity to do something completely different for Lonnie and myself. We’re giving readers a street-level space book within the cosmic Marvel Universe. 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. However, we wanted to bring a depth to Yondu that readers will appreciate. 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.

Along the same lines, Nadler said:

Zac and I really wanted to stretch the limits of who we are as creators with Yondu, so we’re pushing ourselves to completely new places, which I think will take a lot of readers by surprise. We’re mostly known for writing horror stories, but this book is a full-on comedy crime book with neo Western elements. It’s unlike anything we’ve tackled before.

Meanwhile, McCrea added his excitement with this statement:

Yondu is a space adventure exploring the seedy underbelly of the Marvel cosmic universe. Me, Zac and Lonnie are showing you the space toilets, cosmic sewers and galaxies’ gangsters in a rip-roaring tale across time and space.

Yondu #1 will be available in November. Check out the synopsis and preview pages below.

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?! Find out in this all-new series from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!
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