We’ve got two Guardians of the Galaxy cover variants for Empire‘s next issue, featuring a look at the heroes on one, and the villains on the other. We’ve had some looks at Ronan the Accuser played by Lee Pace, but this is perhaps the best we’ve seen so far. Click through and take a look at characters in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Let’s start with those lovable space tramps that are going to blow it away at the box office this August. Starlord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Batista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) are front and center on the hero cover. All indicators point to Cooper’s Rocket stealing the show, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Pratt doesn’t hold his own.
Hmm, it’s not bad, but it’s really nothing we haven’t seen before, and is it just me or do those arrows and descriptions take away from the picture. Maybe it’s the font or the font size, or those arrows, but something just seems off to me. I’m including a gallery of Empire’s other Marvel movie covers at the bottom of the post so you can compare.
On the other hand the villains cover is amazin’balls! It’s the first truly clear look at Pace’s Ronan the Accuser. Although I imagine that Karen Gillian‘s Nevula will be the stand out villain of the movie. Just take one look at Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer and you’re sure that he really does have that menacing stare down to a science. Nebula’s black eyes, those are so spooky that I don’t know if she’s staring at me, or looking into my soul and finding it wanting.
I can’t wait to see all the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosplay in the next couple of months.
What do you think, which cover would you buy?
Here’s those other covers I talked about earlier. There’s The Avengers team cover, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier group cover, and the Individual X-men: Days of Future Past covers. Take a look at these and compare them to the GOTG Heroes cover.
For me, those without silly arrows and descriptions are much more appealing. What’s your opinion on this?