Things are about to get even seedier in the cosmic side in the Marvel Universe, as the Ravager era Yondu Udonta is diving into his very own series.
As reported by Comicbook.com, Marvelous X-Men writers Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson and Dead Eyes artist John McCrea are launching the five-issue series Yondu in November. This version of Yondu, an ancestor of the original future Guardians of the Galaxy version of the character, entered the Marvel Universe years ago after the popularity of Michael Rooker’s version of the character in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
“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,” Nadler says. 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”.
Despite the fact that the book will be exploring the space lanes of the universe along with various planets, the creative team is treating it much like a street-level book.
“Yondu is a space adventure exploring the seedy underbelly of the Marvel cosmic universe,” McCrea said. “Me, Zac and Lonnie are showing you the space toilets, cosmic sewers and galaxies’ gangsters in a rip-roaring tale across time and space”.
Previously this Yondu has appeared in Star-Lord related books, but recently made a bit of a return within the pages of the newly launched Future Foundation series.
Check out the book solicitation & images below. Marvel’s full November solicitations will drop later this month.
Written by LONNIE NADLER, ZAC THOMPSON
Penciled by JOHN MCCREA
Cover by CULLY HAMNER
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)!