Marvel Comics Teases The Death Of A Guardian Of The Galaxy


Whenever a major comic book event rolls around, we anticipate for at least one character to bite the dust, right?

In keeping with such expectations, Marvel seemingly knows how to keep the tradition alive, as the currently ongoing Infinity Wars looks to check off that requisite box. Already, we’ve learned of how it’ll yield bizarre hybrids amalgamating some of our favorite heroes, but today’s news comes as being a bit more somber.

You see, the House of Ideas sent around cryptic teasers to the media this afternoon bearing the ominous title of “One Will Fall.” Bereft of any synopsis, our only assurances come in knowing that Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian #1 will be written by Gerry Duggan, illustrated Andy MacDonald, and R.B. Silva will supply the cover. Oh yeah, there’s also some teaser art which you can view below.

Right now, all we can really surmise is that one of the Guardians of the Galaxy are on the chopping block – but whom? In truth, it could be any one of them, though it’d be oddly humorous if Drax the Destroyer got the ax because of actor Dave Bautista sounding the Independent Thought Alarm so often as of late. And yes, I’m aware of movies and comics being two entirely different beasts, but I’m just thinking out loud as it were.

At this moment, it remains unclear as to whether this’ll be the first installment in a miniseries or if it’s a one-shot, but it sounds like something True Believers should check out. My gut tells me that the death will come in the mainline series before the fallout is explored in this title, though you can never be too sure these days.

Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian #1 arrives in comic shops this December.