Ahead of NYCC, Marvel Comics dropped a bomb on their cosmic universe. Or at least a weird, human-sized cocoon: Adam Warlock is slated to return in Guardians of the Galaxy#150.
Gerry Duggan and Aaron Kuder will kick off the new arc in January. Marvel’s release promised that it would tie into the ongoing story that we started to see the outline of in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#10 – the Guardians are on a quest to recover the Infinity Stones Gems (you can have the Infinity Gems when you pry them from my cold, dead, old-ass fingers), and Adam Warlock, as a long-time bearer of the Soul Gem, makes perfect sense here.
Warlock was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1967, but also by Gil Kane and Roy Thomas in the 1972. But it wasn’t until Jim Starlin put him in one of the trippiest, oddest comics of the ’70s that the character took off. He became an underground sensation, and one Starlin kept coming back to, from The Infinity Gauntletin 1991 to 2016’s The Infinity Revelation. In between, he was also a main character in what is widely considered to be the best arc featuring Marvel’s cosmic characters: the Abnett/Lanning Marvel Space era that started with Annihilation: Conquest (or Annihilation: Nova to be more precise) and ended with The Thanos Imperative.
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