Marvel Cosmic Comics go on Hiatus

Published on April 30th, 2010

If you’re one of the people who reads the Marvel Solicitations each time they are published, unlike myself, then you may have noticed that for the months of May onwards, there are no entries for the Nova or Guardians of the Galaxy series.

This is because those two series (of which the most recent issues of both, I reviewed ) are going on hiatus while ‘The Thanos Imperative’ takes the main stage for 6 months. I got in contact with Dan Abnett a few days ago, and he told me that Nova would definatly be tieing in with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take a main role in ‘The Thanos Imperative’, which is obviously brilliant, and just what we want when their series are going on a half-year long absense.

nova1According to Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the other main players in this storyline revolving around the return of Thanos, aside from Nova, would be Star-Lord and Quasar. So we can rest assured, that the Guardians and Nova will not be missed in the hiatus of their solo series.

However, in an interview with editor Bill Rosemann recently, Rosemann stated that yes, these two series would be taking a break whilst ‘The Thanos Imperative‘ takes over. But he did not answer directly, when talking about the future for the Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy series, once ‘The Thanos Imperative’ blows over.

Bill Rosemann – “Both Guardians and Nova–the titles–will indeed be on hiatus during The Thanos Imperative…but the characters themselves will be seizing the spotlight! As for their return…well, that depends on if anything and anyone survives!”

This is a slight worry, but an exciting worry nonetheless, if that can be possible to be excitedly worried? Regardless, I cannot wait to sink my teeth into ‘The Thanos Imperative’, but then again I’m probably the only one on Comic Impact who gives a damn about it! I’m joking, I’m joking.

Joe Quesada has himself stated that there are big plans for Marvel’s cosmic comics in the foreseeable future once ‘The Thanos Imperative‘ concludes. I’m glad he’s said that, and it’s reassuring. I don’t believe that Marvel will neglect their cosmic line of comics anyway, after they’ve been spending so long building it all up over the past few years, and I don’t think that a storyline about the rebirth of Thanos is exactly a perfect way to write everything off.

I do not want to see the Guardians of the Galaxy series collapse come the end of the 6 issue long ‘Thanos Imperative‘ series, as I do personally prefer it to Nova. Not to knock Nova as it is brilliant in its own little ways, but I would miss Guardians more than Nova. If books start getting cancelled, then I blame Thanos!

I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom. If you have any interest in this storyline at all, then from what Dan Abnett told me, you’ll want to pick up ‘The Thanos Imperative: Ignition’ One Shot, which comes out this week!

Rob Andrews
Rob@comicimpact.com