Guardians of the Galaxy Versus Greek Gods in New Series

Attendees dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper and pixelated video game stormtrooper pose during New York Comic Con. The costume at right is made of cardboard. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK – Among the many announcements and all the excitement at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC), which took place October 3-6 at the Javits Center, the Guardians of the Galaxy in their latest comic book series will be taking on the Greek gods. The announcement was made during Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel. The new series will be written by Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and drawn by Juann Cabal (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man).

Set in an even more lawless and chaotic time, “the Greek gods are reborn as the Dark Gods of Olympus and begin waging a war of conquest across the cosmos” with only The Guardians standing in their way, IGN reported.

The full lineup of heroes has not yet been confirmed though the cover art shown during the Comic Con panel features several fan favorites including Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Moondragon, Noh-Varr, Nova, and Phya-Vell.

An attendee dressed as Medusa poses during New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 5. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The Greek theme could also bring in Hercules, who has appeared in Marvel comics in the past as an Avenger.

Rocket Raccoon also sported a flashier new look for the series which is scheduled to appear in 2020.

“Marvel’s other NYCC announcements include a new ongoing series and a new costume for Thor, a Star Wars relaunch set after the events of The Empire Strikes Back, and a new wave of The End comics,” IGN reported.

An attendee dressed as Groot poses during New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
The main floor of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is seen during New York Comic Con on October 4. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)