Marvel editor-in-chief Alex Alonso recently sat down and spoke with CBR on Jan. 4 about the upcoming Marvel cosmic lines debuting in Marvel Now. The two titles, "Nova" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," will definitely tie in with the Marvel movies world, but Alonso also said they will play a big role in the comic universe at Marvel.
Re-launching the "Guardians of the Galaxy" comic book line was extremely important for Marvel since they are launching a movie based on the characters in 2014. While the Guardians have always had a presence in the far-reaching universe, Alonso said in the interview that they should not just be considered Marvel Cosmic heroes.
Alonso said that the Guardians of the Galaxy "are as deeply woven into the fabric of the Marvel Universe as Spider-Man or the X-Men." The Marvel editor-in-chief also said that fans will see how important they are to the actual Marvel universe in 2013, and they will be front-and-center when everything starts to get hairy in the year.
Nova, a character that has been around a long time but remains a fringe star, also gets a big reboot this year as well. He was originally part of the formation of the Guardians of the Galaxy years ago, and is almost Marvel's version of Green Lantern, an intergalactic cop.
Whether Nova will find his way into James Gunn's movie or not remains unknown, but Alonso said the character will also play a big role in Marvel Comics in 2013.
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