There's a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! No one!! Why has Earth become the most important planet in the Galaxy? That's what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out!! Join the brightest stars in the Marvel universe: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and--wait for it--Iron-Man, as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! These galactic Avengers are going to discover secrets that will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!
List of covers and their creators:
|Reg||Regular Cover||Steve McNiven||1|
|Var||Sketch Variant||Steve McNiven||2|
|Var||Sketch Variant||Steve McNiven||3|
|Var||Texts From Deadpool Variant||Unknown||20|
|Var||Texts From Deadpool Sketch Variant||Unknown||9|
|Var||Variant Cover||Milo Manara||7|
|Var||Blank Variant Cover||None||8|
|Var||Skottie Young Variant Cover||Skottie Young||19|
|Var||Variant Cover||Joe Quesada||16|
|Var||Sketch Variant||Joe Quesada||15|
|Var||Phantom Variant||Edgar Delgado & Humberto Ramos||10|
|RE||Retailer Exclusive - Dynamic Forces||Guru-eFX & Carlo Pagulaya & Michael Jason Paz||14|
|RE||Retailer Exclusive - Lone Star||Mark Brooks||5|
|RE||Retailer Exclusive - Maximum Comics||Rachel & Terry Dodson||12|
|RE||Retailer Exclusive - Mile High Comics||Rain Beredo & Mike Deodato Jr.||4|
Warning! This section contains spoilers!
Starlord is sitting in a bar on an alien planet chatting up an Alien Woman explaining about his time travelling around the Galaxy, the Woman points out that he is human but Quill says that he is half human and the human half is the good part of him. Spartax guards come in scaring away everyone and taking away the Alien Woman Starlord was Chatting up and Star Lord's father enters. Starlord's father is the king of Spartax and was able to find him using Spartax's resources. Starlord's father then explains that Earth is now off limits and that Starlord should stay away from it and that the most powerful races in the Galaxy the Kree Supreme intelligence, the Shiar, Annihilus, the Spartoi (led by Star Lord's father) and the Brood have all agreed that Earth is off limits. Starlord then gets cross with his father over this decision saying that the Badoon, Thanos and other alien races will attack the Earth because the Earth is off limits. Starlord's father then asks Starlord to become prince of the Spartax empire but Starlord says no and they both get into an arguement but are interrupted by Gamora who is attacking the Spartax guards. Starlord stops her and his father is impressed with being able to control Gamora. Starlord and Gamora then head off to rejoin the Guardians.
Iron Man is flying through space enjoying himself but is interrupted when the Badoon appear and they attack him and he attacks the Badoon. The Guardians of the Galaxy then appear attacking the Badoon, Drax attacks the ship breaching the outside, and Groot breaks through the glass on the ship's bridge and Gamora takes down the Badoon. The Guardians continue to attack the ship but the Badoon give up and blow up the ship but escape in another ship. Groot is caught in the blast as is Iron Man who is knocked out. Rocket Racoon goes looking for Groot and finds a part of him. Drax, Gamora, Iron Man and Starlord make it back to the ship and Gamora explains to Starlord that she thinks Starlord was set up by his father because he was upset about Starlord not becoming the Prince of Spartax so let the Badoon attack the Earth. The Badoon reach Earth and start to attack London.