Yet another Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in comic is on the way. Unlike the brief Hanes digital comic tie-in or the Ford one-shot, this one will be a mini-series. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will, you guessed it, tie-in to the upcoming Telltale series videogame. This five-issue miniseries will be a prequel to the game and launch in July. Fred Van Lente will be the writer for the mini, with Salva Espin handling the art duties.
The comic will not be set in the Marvel comic universe, or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the Telltale game universe. It does sound like the movie version though. Here's how Van Lente describes the comic series:
"… how to answer this without getting too spoilery…they have to perform a rescue mission from the gladiatorial pits of Sakaar—which I wrote way before the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer came out; I swear—that leads them to an even bigger score. I won’t give away what it is they’re after, but it sets [up] the plot of the Telltale Series nicely. Suffice it to say it is found [on] Titan, the homeworld of the Death-obsessed Thanos, currently taken over by wall-to-wall scum and villainy who worship him as a god! This is a science fiction heist like no other, where one misstep is death."
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series promotional art by David Nakayama
Sheesh so many tie-in to Guardians of the Galaxy. It's almost like they have a movie coming out on May 5th or something…