How important are Nova and Guardians of The Galaxy to the next year of Marvel Comics…? Well, here’s what Axel Alonso has to say on the subject:
It’s a mistake to label this the “Cosmic line.” Nova, the Guardians of the Galaxy are as deeply woven into the fabric of the Marvel Universe as Spider-Man or the X-Men, and we’re going to remind readers of that in 2013. The Guardians won’t be fueling up their spacecraft on the planet Gronk when the $#!% hits the fan — they’ll be right in the thick of it.
Look, “Marvel Studios’ The Avengers” underscored the fact that the heroes fought for Earth in the context of a larger universe — hello, Thanos! — and we’ll be doing the same thing in 2013. The creative teams on “Nova” [Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness] and “Guardians of the Galaxy” [Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven] have put their heart and souls into telling exciting and accessible stories that exist in — and will be relevant to — the Marvel Universe and reflect deep affection for the characters and their history.
So, does that mean crossovers with Age of Ultron, or is there even more $#!% hitting the fan later in 2013…?