In 2019 Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw are preparing to revive and overhaul the Marvel cosmic based series Guardians of the Galaxy, and it turns out they are bringing a fictional friend along for the ride.
As revealed on Marvel.Com, the duo are bringing along the Cosmic Ghost Rider onto the team which of course is the long-lived Frank Castle who became Ghost Rider and a Herald of Galactus before serving alongside Thanos in Shaw & Cates “Thanos Wins” storyline from last year and early this year in the former Thanos series.
“My first job at Marvel, with ‘Thanos Wins’, was inspired by the work of my hero, one of the greatest cosmic storytellers ever, Jim Starlin. So being able to tell that Thanos story was a dream come true,” says Cates. “And now that Thanos has died in the pages of Infinity Wars, my best friend Geoff Shaw and I could not turn down the opportunity to tell a story set during the fallout of the Mad Titan’s death.”
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos needs the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic Super Hero in the known universe, a new adventure is set to begin.
“Geoff and I always lean towards stories that are a little bit loud,” Cates said, “and in space, the stakes and action can be bigger than anywhere else. This was our chance to do things we’ve always wanted to do. To tear #$%@ up. And of course Cosmic Ghost Rider is on the team. How could he not be?”
Stay tuned as Marvel no doubt rolls out more of the team very soon ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s 2019 return.