Like everyone who loves comic books, I was shocked when Kevin Feige and the boys at Marvel Studios announced that Guardians of the Galaxy would become a movie. Guardians was easily the fourth or fifth most popular team in the M universe, and even that’s a stretch. It was like making a complete reversal from the iconic and well-known Avengers’ heroes. At the moment they made the announcement, you probably could have polled everyone in Comic-Con’s Hall H and 90% wouldn’t have known who Rocket Raccoon was.
But Marvel was undeterred. They stuck to their plan. It has taken time, but we finally know now that their plan was simply masterful. Slowly, slowly they dripped Guardians on us. On the back of toy packaging you found Rocket Raccoon. The comic book universe re-launched a new Guardians title with smart writing and amazing art. The synergy of comic story lines and movie plots have intersected for awhile now, but this “jump to space” Marvel is making is truly remarkable.
I’ve been saying for a year now that by the time Guardians his theaters, folks will feel like Star Lord is as recognizable as Captain America. They will feel like the Guardians’ characters are as important to the Marvel universe as any we have seen before. But Marvel didn’t push these guys out there like the new Iron Man or the latest Black Widow. These are bandits fighting in space and there’s something epic about them. Something epic and yet humorous at the same time. Someone obviously thought this one through to the end and it shows.
Marvel Studios isn’t just Iron Man and the Avengers. It’s a whole new universe of nameless heroes who won’t be nameless for long. And now that Marvel Studios has announced the Guardians sequel already slated for 2017, the public is going to get a healthy dose of Rocket and the gang for years to come.
Congratulations, Marvel - for showing us the true meaning of the words “good marketing.”
What am I doing wrong…. :(
you do’t have a team of stylists to make you look their idea of handsome.
28 july 1794 Place de la Révolution, ParisThis is the history you know, behind the bloodshed and la guillotine, a different secret revolution awaited, it’s story burning to be told.
More doodles form the other night. Mirrored deer head, possible alternative for Nywborn Crest (story btwn Shy n I)
Milan/Paris Men’s Fashion Week 2011 ‘Teen Wolf’ actor Tyler Hoechlin was featured in the inside story of August Man Malaysia August 2014 issue. Photographed by Bryan Kong.
MilanParisMFW @TylerL_Hoechlin from @MTVteenwolf featured in @AugustManMY Photographed by @bryankjins Styled by @VoJuliet
Stage rendition of the ‘Musical Ending’
The Last of Us: One Night Live
this remains the least funniest thing anyone has ever posted on the internet and I want to repost it here so we can reflect on how low humanity can go
it is so unfunny that every time I look at it it actually steals future laughs from things I will later find funny