It’s all been leading to April 27!

There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become something more.

We’re nearing the April 27 release of “Avengers: Infinity War”! Last week, Marvel Studios revealed five character posters. Now, they’re back with 22 mighty posters spotlighting each of our impressive super heroes ready to take a stand against the threat that is Thanos!

Leading the gallery above is the first Avenger (and birthday boy) himself, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man! See the rest of the Avengers and their super allies — Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa/Black Panther, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voicing Rocket and Groot, Paul Bettany as Vision, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Dave Bautista as Drax, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, and Benedict Wong as Wong.

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on April 27. Get tickets on Fandango now! Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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The daughter of Thanos comes to Battlerealm, hunting for vengeance!

Thanos always manages to bring out the worst in people, including his adopted daughter Nebula. Forced to fighter her sister Gamora and mechanically enhanced when she lost, this fierce warrior unleashes her fury and combat prowess on Battlerealm, and if she runs into daddy dearest all the better.

We talked to Kabam Art Director Gabriel Frizzera and Champion Designer Piero Herrera about Nebula and her seriously awesome abilities in “Marvel Contest of Champions.”

Marvel.com: Has Nebula finally found out that Gamora has been hanging out on Battlerealm? Has she entered The Contest looking to take down her sister, or for some more nefarious purpose?

Gabriel Frizzera: The Collector captured both Gamora and Nebula back in 2014, but for some reason preferred to add Gamora to The Contest and keep Nebula in storage—story of her life, really. The Guardians bump into her again when they travel back in time to 2014. All I can say is Nebula might tag along for future adventures, if Gamora and her can make up.

Marvel.com: And what’s going on with the new monthly quest? Can we get some details on that bad boy?

Gabriel Frizzera: This month’s quest, “Guardians Vol. Zero” is a throwback to the distant year of 2014, when The Contest started. Kang the Conqueror—who has a truce with the Avengers—hires the Guardians to salvage the wreck of his ship, the Damocles, where he keeps some important equipment. But Yondu gets there first, and after some shenanigans they’re all accidentally transported two years, four months, and 23 days into the past. Star-Lord sees this as a chance to warn The Collector about releasing Thanos in The Contest, but the time portal is closing; if they don’t find The Collector fast, they might get stuck in the recent past, forever—or I guess they can just wait for two years, four months, and 23 days.

This event is a great chance to look back and fill some of the untold backstory. Like in our new motion comic, where you see into the Collector’s thought process when picking Champions for his brand-new Contest of Champions. His selection process is less than perfect, as you can see here.

Marvel.com: It looks like Nebula is rocking her Ravager outfit from “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” What went into making sure her style stayed true to the movie look?

Gabriel Frizzera: We got lots of cool reference ahead of time from Marvel Studios for both Nebula and Yondu that allowed us to build models that are very similar to the movie characters—but of course we infused our own unique Contest style to them!

Marvel.com: Would you mind breaking down her kit for us? She doesn’t have a sword to swing around, but she’s got cybernetic implants and a mean left hook right?

Gabriel Frizzera: We decided to keep the two electric batons she fights with in the first “Guardians” movie, and that’s what Nebula uses most of the time. I think the animation team came [up] with a very unique fighting style that leverages the double weapons. She can also build up energy in her electric arm and discharge a powerful pulse to disable enemies!

Marvel.com: So what exactly is her style? How are we playing her and what do we need to look out for when relentlessly hunting down our sister?

Piero Herrera: Nebula is able to quickly charge up “Electroshock charges” when holding block. Those charges [enable] Nebula to deal high amounts of damage in a very short period of time and also can be used to lock the opponent’s Power Bar, temporarily disabling their ability to get Power. Hold block to get charges, land a Parry, and use Special 1 for Power Lock, or Special 2 for the high Shock damage burst. On top of it, Nebula also has a pretty good Self-Repair ability.

Marvel.com: How does her self-healing compare to some of the other regenerative characters in the game?

Piero Herrera: The way Nebula activates her Self-Repair is quite unique. Whenever she takes a lot of damage from a single hit, she will be able to heal all of the damage taken from that hit if she has a Self-Repair charge ready to be used. This also means that she is very strong against an opponent’s Special 3, since the damage from a Special 3 is just calculated in one big chunk after the cinematic sequence. Basically, the Self-Repair will activate whenever you need it the most.

Marvel.com: And when can we harness Nebula’s fury for ourselves?

Piero Herrera: Nebula is just about ready to start electrifying opponents with her electric arms and energy pulse discharges; be sure to check her out when she comes to The Contest on May 11!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Contest of Champions” news and interviews.

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Your favorite space scoundrels get posters for Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' out May 5!

Get a new look at Peter Quill and his band of unlikely heroes in 10 new cosmic character posters for Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in theaters May 5!

Take a look at your favorite Guardians Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax (Dave Bautista), above! We’ve also got character posters for a couple misfits they’ve picked up along the way — Ego (Kurt Russell), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Yondu (Michael Rooker).

Plus, check out a new IMAX poster, exclusive to participating IMAX theaters, shared by director James Gunn, for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” directly below!

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 IMAX Poster – Those who have followed me awhile know that IMAX is…

Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!

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Take a look at Mike Deodato's redesigns of the Mad Titan and his very non-traditional family!

Death’s biggest fan scores his own ongoing comics title as THANOS #1 hits stands on November 16. Written by Jeff Lemire and drawn by Mike Deodato, the series will see the Mad Titan attempt to rebuild his life after experiencing more than a few setbacks.

Thanos sets out to get closer to his days as the wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet, but soon finds himself facing off against the most dangerous people in his life: his family. Brother Starfox, son Thane, possible granddaughter Nebula, and former lover Death all have a thing or two to bring up with the would-be destroyer of creation.

We talked to Deodato about redesigning some of those classic characters, building up Thanos’ confidence and the challenges of drawing a villain of the Mad Titan’s ilk as the star of the comic.

Marvel.com: Does drawing a villain-centric book like this offer different challenges than one starring a hero?

Mike Deodato: Heroes are easy to love and to identify with, villains are tricky because, you know, they are…villains. The challenge is to make him, his personality, so fascinating that the reader will forget he is the villain and will actually start to root for him. Some TV shows have accomplished it nicely, like “Marco Polo,” “House of Cards,” and “Breaking Bad,” but it is not an easy task.

Marvel.com: Thanos’ look has stayed pretty consistent over the years. Were you able to play with the costume a bit?

Mike Deodato: I loved the way he was portrayed in the “Marvel Contest of Champions” game so I decided to go with that look with a few changes on the helmet details.

Marvel.com: Starfox, Thane, and Nebula will also be appearing. Did you put your own spin on those characters?

Mike Deodato: For Starfox we decided to start with his original costume, only making sure he looks as badass as ever. Thane, I used his current look and Nebula I chose to make it closer to the “Guardians of The Galaxy” movie version. The one character I did big changes with was The Champion. I thought he looked too tidy so I went for a more savage, dirty approach. Death will look more playful, quirky, and human instead of solemn and serious.

Marvel.com: The star of this book has been knocked down a few pegs in recent years. Does that alter how you convey him on the page?

Mike Deodato: I want him to look like a veteran scarred warrior, the type [where] you freeze just by looking at him. Because he’s been in so many battles, he is way more experienced and therefore way more dangerous.

Marvel.com: When you talked to Marvel.com about this book initially, you mentioned French sci-fi influences. What sets them apart from their American counterparts for you?

Mike Deodato: They have more of an idyllic, psychedelic, dream-like feel, I guess. I want it to contrast with the sci-fi horror apocalypse that is Thanos.

Marvel.com: In that same interview, you also mentioned a desire to draw Jeff’s stories after reading OLD MAN LOGAN and MOON KNIGHT. What was it about those stories that piqued your interest?

Mike Deodato: He has an old fashioned, yet modern way of telling stories that immerse you in the reading and forget all around it, just like all good writing should be.

The Mad Titan takes center stage once again on November 16 in the pages of THANOS #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato.

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See the warrior's schemes with Nebula in a clip from 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy,' airing Saturday at 9:30 PM ET!

Gamora turns on her teammate in a clip from this week’s “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”! Watch the clip above and tune in to an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” airing Saturday at 9:30 PM ET on Disney XD.

When Gamora and Star-Lord come face-to-face with the deadly Nebula, Star-Lord springs into action, knowing that he can rely on his teammate. Gamora has her own plans on how to deal with her sister, which involve handing her fellow Guardian over to the enemy! See the surprising twist in the clip above!

Catch a brand-new episode of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Saturday at 9:30 PM ET on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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The assassin uncovers her mysterious past in new shorts for 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy,' premiering September 26!

Gamora, Nebula, and Korath all compete in a deadly battle in new “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” shorts! Watch the new shorts now and tune in to the series premiere of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 PM ET on Disney XD.

On a special mission from Ronan the Accuser, the three assassins all race to be the first to obtain their target. Just when Gamora takes the upper hand, she finds herself in over her head! This mistake leads Gamora to a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger who unlocks secrets of Gamora’s past. Check out the shorts above and below to see what secrets the past holds!

Catch a special preview of the first episode of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” on Saturday, September 5 at 9:00 PM ET on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more for more shorts each week explaining the origins of your favorite intergalactic misfits.

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Add Thanos, Yondu, Nebula and more to your Marvel bobble head collection!

Funko is excited to announce a new series from the popular ‘Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy’ Pop! Vinyl Figure Bobble-Heads line. Available in stores this March, this wave will include some of the favorites that you’ve been asking for including Yondu, Ronan, Nebula and The Collector. Pop! Vinyl Figure Bobble-Heads will stand 3.75” tall and come in a window display box.

But wait, also included in the new line will be The Mad Titan himself… Thanos. The Thanos Super-Sized Pop! Vinyl Figure Bobble-Head will tower over the other figures at 6” tall and come in a window display box. And for even more from Funko, visit their website here.

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Plus James Gunn designs the loveable Baby Groot in a new featurette, available on the Blu-ray December 9!

Two sisters don’t see eye-to-eye in this deleted scene from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and get a behind-the-scenes look at the design of Baby Groot! Watch the scene and featurette now and get even more bonus content when “Guardians of the Galaxy” comes out on 3D Digital and Digital HD on November 18 and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9.

Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) aren’t sisters by birth, but were both taken under Thanos’ wing to become trained killers. When two trained killers have a disagreement, especially about who’s the stronger warrior, things get a little heated! Check out the video above to see their confrontation.

Director James Gunn had a specific vision for Baby Groot, and it’s that vision audiences fell in love with! Learn more about how Baby Groot sprouted in the video below.

Pick up “Guardians of the Galaxy” on 3D Digital and Digital HD on November 18 and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 9 for deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more! Make sure to follow @Guardians on Twitter and like “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Facebook for all the latest on your favorite band of intergalactic misfits.

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Learn about the Props and Costumes of the Villains and Nova Corps in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' in theaters now!

Watch the latest installment of “Gear and Garb of the Galaxy” to see how the design of a film’s villains is just as important as the design of its heroes, and see it all brought to life with Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is in theaters now!

Prop Master Barry Gibbs and Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne spoke to Marvel.com about the importance of designing not just the main characters of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but all the supporting characters as well. Learn more about how they approached the design of evildoers Ronan (Lee Pace), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Korath (Djimon Hounsou), as well as the members of the Nova Corps and the Guards in the Kyln!

Go see “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in theaters now, for an even better look at all the props and costumes in the film! Then go ahead and like Guardians of the Galaxy on Facebook and follow @Guardians on Twitter to learn even more about the film! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest and greatest on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The film is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is in theaters now.

In addition to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015; and the untitled “Captain America 3” on May 6, 2016.

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Keep your GOTG good times rolling with the comics that inspired Marvel's latest feature film phenomenon!

If you saw “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” over the weekend, odds are you still have adrenaline pumping through your body and a ridiculous grin plastered on your face. Heck, you’ve probably kept one eye on the sky just hoping that a Ravager ship will come and take you away to the insanely awesome corner of the universe depicted in the movie. Odds are that will never happen, what with “Guardians” being a work of fiction and all, so you might want to take your eyes off the sky and direct them towards some comics.

The action-packed galaxy depicted on the big screen comes straight from the Marvel GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY line of comics, meaning that there are plenty of intergalactic adventures with Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket and the rest just waiting for to be read! Here are some starting places designed to get you up to speed on all things Marvel Cosmic and to further your Guardians fandom!

Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1

Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

If you’re looking for more information on the colorful stones at the heart of the film’s plot, look no further than this modern day classic. You’ll get the lowdown on every one of the desirable items and see them put in action by the big bad himself—Thanos! Nebula also makes a standout appearance in this storyline—but if you really want more of the blue-skinned baddie, you should see her take on all of the Avengers in AVENGERS #318.

Drax the Destroyer (2005) #1

Drax the Destroyer (2005) #1

  • Published: September 28, 2005
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Rating: T
  • Cover Artist: Mitch Breitweiser
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Drax has been around in the comics for a long time—longer than all of his teammates save Groot. But the version of Drax that has risen to prominence in recent years emerged in this limited series. You’ll witness the death and rebirth of the Destroyer as a knife-wielding brawler with a body covered in intimidating red tattoos.

Annihilation: Conquest - Starlord (2007) #1

Annihilation: Conquest - Starlord (2007) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

The modern day Guardians took their first steps towards formation in this series, which pushed Peter Quill back into the spotlight after decades in the shadows. Star-Lord and his ragtag band of cosmic misfits, including Groot and Rocket Raccoon, must help stop the spread of the invasive alien race called the Phalanx!

Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #1

Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

This is it—the start of the team’s definitive era! Writer Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning mix their apparent affection for the forgotten corners of the Marvel Universe with their knack for incredibly witty dialogue and heartbreaking drama to create a comic unlike anything else in the galaxy. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, Rocket, and more form the first line of defense against the biggest threats in the cosmos.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #1

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

If you’re looking for a more recent jumping on point, then check out the current run by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Steve McNiven and Sara Pichelli! The main Guardians crew from the film forms the backbone of this series, with big time guest stars like Iron Man and Captain Marvel swinging by to do some heavy lifting! This series is packed full of the kind of rapid-fire wit that brought the film to life.

Rocket Raccoon (2014) #1

Rocket Raccoon (2014) #1

  • Published: July 02, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: January 05, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Skottie Young
  • Cover Artist: Skottie Young
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Coinciding with the film’s release, Marvel’s launched two all-new ongoing series starring Rocket and Peter Quill. The duo of Rocket and Groot take the spotlight in ROCKET RACCOON, written and drawn by Marvel’s mightiest cartoonist, Skottie Young. LEGENDARY STAR-LORD features unfiltered Peter Quill action courtesy of Sam Humphries and Paco Medina, meaning that the titular space pirate gets in way over his head and stays there!

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” is in theaters now!

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