With the "Guardians of the Galaxy" on the way as Marvel's next monster movie, the company decided to pull out all the stops for its newly launched comic series. They lined up top writer Brian Michael Bendis and "Civil War" artist Steve McNiven to pen and draw a story that tonally fits within the realm of Marvel's cinematic universe.
In our exclusive Marvel NOW! episode, go behind the scenes with Bendis and editor Steve Wacker as they lay out the ties that connect the comic to the upcoming movie, how main character Peter Quill's backstory was fleshed out to reintroduce his alter-ego Star-Lord to a new audience, and -- in a fascinating bit -- what draws Bendis personally to this story.
In our bonus clip, Bendis and McNiven discuss why they were eager to collaborate with each other on the cosmic comic, especially when it comes to McNiven's "Spielbergian" take on the action sequences.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" #0.1 is on shelves now.