Between The Continuity – The Guardians of the Galaxy Effect


Guardians of the Galaxy finally unleashed its first trailer and as has been the trend with any big announcement of this movie being made, The Speech Bubble surged in its normal views. The reason? People want to know more about this property, exploring the characters that are gearing up to treat us on the big screen. Fun fact: my all-time most popular posting ever is my Character Spotlight on Star-Lord with it having 2.5 times as many views as my second place feature and 6 times as many views as my third place feature. In fact, seven of my Top 10 features ever are Character Spotlight in nature with Star-Lord’s fellow Guardians teammate Drax coming in at 5th Place. With Guardians of the Galaxy coming out in August, I’ve made the decision that I just have to round out the whole team so once I’m caught up on Off The Shelf and Covers of the Week I’ll be devoting my resources on doing entries for Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. Time permitting I might also do some Spotlights on the two villains of the movie, Nebula and Ronan, as well. For those of you that are curious, here’s the full rankings of all my Character Spotlight features so far:

1. Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill) (Overall 1st Place)

2. Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) (Overall 2nd Place)

3. Issue #2: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly) (Overall 3rd Place)

4. Issue #10: Arthur Douglas (Drax The Destroyer) (Overall 5th Place)

5. Issue #1: The Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) (Overall 6th Place)

6. Issue #5: Firefly (Garfield Lynns) (Overall 8th Place)

7. Issue #4: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) (Overall 9th Place)

8. Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) (Overall 13th Place)

9. Issue #3: Ocean Master (Orm) (Overall 30th Place)

10. Issue #7: Count Vertigo (Werner Vertigo) (Overall 34th Place)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch the trailer for the tenth time…

Previously On
Retroactive: The Flash 1972 & Uncanny X-Men 1980
#Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/06/14-02/12/14 (Valiant First, New Marvel Series Announced, & Other News)
Retroactive: Green Arrow 1989 & The Punisher 1988
Around The Web: Week 7 (Lego Movie, Stephanie Brown, H.I.S.H.E., & Top Comic-Based Tweets)
The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (02/09/14-02/15/14)
Retroactive: Detective Comics 2008 & Daredevil 1983
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 02/19/14
#Trending In The World Of Comic Media: 02/08/14-02/14/14 (Gotham Casting Announcements, The Original Flash Returns, & Other News)
Off The Shelf: A Look At “Indestructible #1″
Off The Shelf: A Look At “Marvel Knights: Hulk #1″
Retroactive: The Flash 1973 & Uncanny X-Men 1981

looking-aheadMore Off The Shelf’s incoming including: The Midas Flesh #1, Dead Boy Detectives #1, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1, Black Widow #1, and more.

On that note, this week’s offering of Between The Continuity has reached its end. I hope everyone has an excellent week and manages to read some great stuff. Until next time, I leave you with three words that sum up this blog and life in general:


5 thoughts on “Between The Continuity – The Guardians of the Galaxy Effect

    • The more positive buzz that this movie can generate the more hope I have that Marvel’s biggest risk will be rewarded. Then they may be open for riskier properties in the future!

    • The remaining entries of my Top 10 are:

      4th Place: #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/08/13-02/14/13

      7th Place: Retroactive: Detective Comics 1939 & Amazing Spider-Man 1963

      10th Place: “Let’s Settle Down Before You Crash A Tornado On Us And We End Up In OZ”: Bullet Points Part 2 – Marvel Comic Reviews 11/14/12

      The main reason that entry of #Trending ranks so high is due to continual searches for Emily Bett Rickards. As for that Marvel Comic review one, the only guess I have is because of the use of OZ in the title?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s