The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 12): We Talk Guardians of the Galaxy

As epic terrors imperil the cosmos, Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson, and the newly cyberneticized John E. O. Stevens blaze across the heavens wielding wit, fortitude, and implausibly potent weapons of dubious origin to discuss the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Hoarsemen share their opinions on the movie (SPOILER ALERT), then turn their attentions to the comics which spawned it. Fred wrestles with the convoluted continuity of Marvel’s cosmic playground, while life-long readers John and Jeff endure the dual threats of retcon and reboot. Why was the first iteration of Jason Quill such a jackass? Will we ever see Mantis on the big screen? And can anyone defeat Taserface!

As usual, the chaotic cosmic conversation concludes with the customary captivating chronicles of Culture Consumed. (Long-time Marvel fans, see what I did there?)

The celestial vastness awaits! Quickly! Before the spacetime continuum is torn asunder!

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Legacy (Marvel)
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers (Marvel)
  3. Rocket Raccoon & Groot: The Complete Collection (Marvel)
  1. Annihilation Omnibus (Marvel)
  2. War of Kings (Marvel)
  3. The Thanos Imperative (Marvel)
  1. Star-Lord: Guardian of the Galaxy (Marvel)
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: Angela (Marvel)
  3. Annihilation: Conquest Book 1 (Marvel)
  1. The Movement Vol. 1: Class Warfare (DC)
  2. Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales by Kenneth Hite
  3. The House on the Borderland and Other Mysterious Places by William Hope Hodgson
  1. The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies by Clark Ashton Smith (Penguin)
  2. False Dawn by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  3. We Leave Together by J.M. McDermott
  1. Magnus Ridolph by Jack Vance
  2. Prelude to Space by Arthur C. Clarke
  3. The Black Company by Glen Cook
  1. Some Golden Harbor by David Drake
  2. Lost Horizon by James Hilton
  3. The Dedalus Book of British Fantasy: 19th Century Edited by Brian Stableford

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8 thoughts on “The Three Hoarsemen (Episode 12): We Talk Guardians of the Galaxy”

    1. Well, the team for the movie is the core of the latest iteration, which has some character reboots. So we have a goofier Starlord, a wrestlery Drax, etc. None of these folks were original Guardians; I think they just tossed Yondu in there as a weird tip o’ the hat to the old team. AND THEY DID A TERRIBLE JOB. Based on that, perhaps you should be glad Vance wasn’t in the film. He’d probably be in his old copper-suit phase & Ronan would rip him open or something.

  1. And, for your amusement, I was going to respond to a comment by Mr. Tam in our Warren Ellis episode comments but it looks like COMMENTS ARE CLOSED, boo!

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