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You can call the Guardians whatever you want to. But to the rest of the galaxy, all the people we've helped crawl out from under you and crap like you... the Guardians are the good guys. Not to brag, but we actually go out of our way to help people. We help people who can't help themselves.
~ Star-Lord

Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning formed the team from existing and previously unrelated characters created by a variety of writers and artists, with an initial roster of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Phyla-Vell, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Adam Warlock.

These Guardians first appeared in Annihilation: Conquest #6 (April 2008). A feature film based on this team was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. A sequel, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, was released in 2017, and the team has also been featured in the crossover films Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). This Guardians team is the second to operate under the name, following the original team created by Arnold Drake, Roy Thomas and Stan Lee in 1969.

Members

Original team

These are the members of the original, Earth-691 Guardians of the Galaxy team.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Major Vance Astroa.k.a. Major Victory Vance Astro Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (January 1969)
Charlie-27 Charlie-27 Jovian
Martinex Martinex T'Naga Pluvian
Yondu Yondu Udonta Centaurian
Starhawk Stakar Ogord Defenders #29 (November 1975) Arcturian
Nikki Nicholette Gold Marvel Presents #4 (April 1976) Mercurian
Aleta Ogord Aleta Ogord Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (1991) Arcturian; unofficial member as of Defenders #29 (November 1975) as co-joined to Starhawk.
Replica Guardians of the Galaxy #14 (July 1991) Skrull
Talon Guardians of the Galaxy #20 (January 1992) Inhuman
Yellowjacket Rita DeMara Guardians of the Galaxy #34 (March 1993) Human from the 20th Century
Geena Drake Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #14 (2014)Guardians of the Galaxy Human from the 31st Century

Galactic Guardians

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Martinex Martinex T'Naga Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #2 (1992) Team Leader
Firelord Pyreus Kril
Hollywood Simon Williams
Mainframe
Phoenix Giraud
Replica
Spirit of Vengeance Wileaydus Autolycus

Modern team

These are the members of the mainstream Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy team. They are separated by the period when they joined.

  • Notation:
    • Characters in bold are members of the team as of the present time.
    • A slash (/) between names indicates codenames of one character in chronological order.
    • Characters listed are set in the Earth-616 continuity except when noted.
Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Adam Warlock Adam Warlock Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008)
Drax the Destroyer Arthur Sampson Douglas
Gamora Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan
Quasar

a.k.a. Martyr, Captain Marvel

Phyla-Vell Changed name to Martyr in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #12 (May 2009). An alternate reality counterpart joins in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 5 #1 as Captain Marvel.
Rocket Raccoon Rocket Raccoon
Star-Lord Peter Jason Quill Team leader
Groot Groot Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #7 (January 2009) Appeared as a sapling beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008); joined active team after fully regrowing.
Mantis Brandt, first name unknown Served as an advisor beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008) before becoming an active member.
Major Victory Vance Astro Also member of the alternate reality Guardians of the Galaxy team.
Bug Bug
Jack Flag Jack Harrison Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #9 (March 2009) Currently in a coma caused by a Hydra influenced-Captain America in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1
Cosmo the Spacedog Cosmo Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #12 (May 2009) Assisted the team beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008) before officially joining team.
Moondragon Heather Douglas Resurrected by Drax and Phyla-Vell. An alternate reality counterpart joins in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 5 #1.

Marvel NOW! (2012-2015)

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Iron Man Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #1 (April 2013)
Angela Aldrif Odinsdottir Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #9 (February 2014)
Agent Venom Eugene "Flash" Thompson Guardians of the Galaxy Free Comic Book Day (2014)
Captain Marvel Carol Susan Jane Danvers

All New All Different Marvel! (2015-2019)

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Kitty Pryde/Star-Lord Katherine Anne Pryde Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #26 (2015) Decided to stay in space in Legendary Star-Lord vol. 1 #8 (March 2015). Started travelling with the Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #26 (June 2015). Officially joined the team in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 4 #1 (December 2015). Took the Star-Lord codename from Peter Quill.
Thing Benjamin Jacob Grimm Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 4 #1 (2015)
Ant-Man Scott Lang All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 (2017)
Beta Ray Bill Beta Ray Bill Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 5 #1 (2019)
Cosmic Ghost Rider Frank Castle (Earth-TRN666) Frank Castle from an alternate reality.

Dark Guardians (2019)

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Starfox Eros of Titan Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 5 #2 (2019) Leader of the team
Gladiator Kallark
Nebula
Cosmic Ghost Rider Francis "Frank" Castle
Wraith Zak-D

Marvel's Fresh Start (2020-present)

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Marvel Boy Noh-Varr Kree hero and former member of the Young Avengers.
Phyla-Vell
Nova Richard Rider Member of the Nova Corps.
Wiccan William "Billy" Kaplan-Altman Guardians of the Galaxy vol 6 #13 (2021) Member of the Young Avengers.
Hulkling Theodore "Teddy" Altman-Kaplan/Emperor Dorek VIII

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