Following the events of The Thanos Imperative the Guardians of the Galaxy are no more. Phaya-Vell and Gamora were killed, Star Lord and Nova sacrificed themselves to stop Thanos, and Adam Warlock and Drax are both dead (again).
This leaves the rest of the team scattered and Cosmo to fulfill Star-Lord’s final request: put together a new team of “absolute badasses” and “annihilators.” This one-shot follows Cosmo on his quest to gather the Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, Quasar, Ronan, and Gladiator to stop Blaastar‘s attack on the Inhuman/Kree capital of Attilan and agree to band together to save the universe from whatever next big threat emerges.
Cosmo’s discussions with each of the reluctant warriors are well done. My favorite is the short scene with the cosmic telepathic dog taking a ride with the Silver Surfer on his board.
The new series, The Annihilators, is also set to return two former Guardians in their own adventures – Rocket Raccoon and Groot. As to what will happen to the rest of the Guardians, we’ll just have to wait and see. Worth a look.