The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional spacefaring superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In modern popular fiction, a superhero is a type of costumed heroic character who possesses supernatural or superhuman powers and who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
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Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning formed the team from existing and previously unrelated characters created by a variety of writers and artists, with an initial roster of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Quasar, Adam Warlock, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Groot.
Andy Lanning is a British comic book writer and inker, known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and for his collaboration with Dan Abnett.
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These Guardians first appeared in "Annihilation: Conquest" #6.
"Annihilation: Conquest" is a 2007-2008 Marvel Comics crossover storyline and the sequel to 2006's Annihilation.
A feature film based on this team was released in 2014.
A sequel, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
2, was released in 2017.
This Guardians team is the second to operate under the name, following the original team created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan in 1969.
Eugene Jules "Gene" Colan was an American comic book artist best known for his work for Marvel Comics, where his signature titles include the superhero series Daredevil, the cult-hit satiric series Howard the Duck, and The Tomb of Dracula, considered one of comics' classic horror series.
Arnold Drake was an American comic book writer and screenwriter best known for co-creating the DC Comics characters Deadman and the Doom Patrol, and the Marvel Comics characters the Guardians of the Galaxy, among others.