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.
Vance Astrovik and Jack Flag return to Earth after having some space adventures with the Guardians. Vance having gone to the 31st century, then back to the current century to form the currant Guardians. Back at earth, the meet up with and induct (abduct) Stargirl into the Guardians. There are several instance involving space bounty hunters coming to capture the Guardians on behalf of Lady Martuk of the Skrull empire. As well, they are forced to deal with one space nemesis, Despero. He has somehow learned of a future plot to stop him and has come to try and stop Vance from living in order to complete that future timeline. The end of the beginning comes when, after meeting Lobo, they find a real lead in space and begin to trail after Lady Martuk to find out why she is after them.
July ~ September, 2014:
Age of Heroes opens to find Vance Astrovik, NASA 70s era astronaut, recently returned to earth following years of adventuring with a team called Guardians of the Galaxy. Having gone through something of a time slip, he left on a mission in the late 70s and seems to have come forward in time.
Also recently 'returned' to earth is the lesser known Jack Flag. Unknown ties between an organization known as Kobra, last that was known about him was he was serving 10 years in a federal prison, but was freed en route to a new facilities by Kobra raiders.
Having tried to catch up after returning, Vance and Jack were seen at the Double R Diner in Metropolis when they were 'apprehended' by extraterrestrial visitors. Long story short, Lady Martuk, of the Skrull Armada, wants the Guardians. The rest of the team has already been imprisoned, Vance and Jack must rescue them.
Tracking down Jimmy the Slug, they find him in the digestive track of one enlarged Stag Beetle. Battle ensues, Jack enters the beast to get Jimmy before he escapes. Stargirl is met and recruited for the rescue mission (more, Stargirl saves their butts and they - the boys - flirt-fail a little, she agrees to go cause space is awesome).
In route to the prison, Stargirl and Jack have some misadventures while Vance gets security codes for the prison. While MLP is discussed between the former two, the later thinks that out of their discussed plans to get friends out, getting capture is the best plan.
In a hectic escape with chunks of the prison being destroyed, Stargirl proves herself again with forcefield protection while Jack muscles guard bots and Vance does his magic, aka TK and piloting The team escapes, leaving the threat of the Lady skrull who initiated the plot to have them captured still at large. That, though, is for another adventure.
A day at the beach after star adventures with Stargirl on the team, unofficial like, they encounter a team of Shark mutates and scrape by with a win, after a few personal injuries to the three members of the earth bound unit of Guardians.
After the sharks, still looking for R&R, Jack is proposing the idea of bringing in some techno wiz-kid to look at the Ship they acquired from the bounty hunters. Amidst this, Jack is taken control of by a puppeteer. Revealing his identity, or discovered by Vance, Despero indicates he's trying to stop some future event whereby Vance defeats Despero. Having to flee from this encounter, Despero takes Jack Flag as his puppet.
In search of a being who might be able to help find Jack, or know how to track Despero at least, Vance and Stargirl encounter Death's Head. He quickly captures the remaining two earth bound members of the Guardians and is en route to collect on their bounty. Unaware of the extent of Stargirl's forcefield and its ability to protect her and others in the vacuum of space, Death's Head is caught by surprise as Vance TK blasts a whole out of the robot's ship and they two make their escape.
Acquiring Death Head's current ship, Stargirl and Vance visit Tor 5, to restock the ship for organic lifeforms again and pick up on the trail of Jack or Despero. As the trail gets hotter on Despero, Vance and Stargirl discover that Jack has been launched at earth. His body housing an extinction level virus, diverting to save earth, the trail grows cold. Power Woman, Caitlin Fairchild, and Kyani Kohana join with Stargirl as the pod holding Jack enters Earth's atmosphere and the converged heroes work together to stop the pod and contain Jack and the virus from being unleashed.
In the wake of the virus and Jack's return to earth, he talks with Gearbox about being their techno-expert. She is introduced to the ship, and team member Stargirl. There is some discussion about green aliens and Captain Kirk. Gearbox agrees to help, with the ship at least, if not more - real life obligations dependent.
On a break to California to catch some of the hurricane driven swells, Stargirl and Jack Flag are lucky on hand to prevent more coastal damage as a small fishing boat is carried in on a large swell against a resort pier. Taking some damage, they recoup in hopes of catching more surf the next day.
Refreshed from earth, everyone recovered, the team heads into space to try and regroup to find leads on Lady Martuk and the Bounty Hunters she keeps sending after them. They seek out Lobo and get some answers, or at least a new lead to follow.
After a day wandering a museum, Jack and Courtney find themselves at a club where they meet Jean Grey. Unfortunately, some Skrull bounty hunters had followed Jack and Courtney there and were adamant about capturing Jack. Working together, the three heroes defeated the Skrull bounty hunters.
Later, Courtney meet Jean for coffee and the two discussed Lobo's impending visit, invasions and how they aren't inclined toward permanent male companionship. Plans to go to Vegas may have been made…don't tell the guys.
Subsequently, plans are being made to go after Astrid for answers on Lady Martuk, and Stargirl and Jack foil a robbing spree by super villains Shade and Neutron, along with another hero (Cascade).
Action Vs Reaction
After learning more of Lady Martuk from Lobo, the Guardians more actively pursue interests in finding out what Martuk and the Skrull are up to. This is interrupted after Power Woman meets with Jack Flag to ask what they know about Ming and Planet Mongo. Likewise, meeting Marvel Girl, Courtney and Jean consider using the Guardians as a forward scout while Justice League readies its solar-system wide surveillance system. After initial scans of the planet and an fight with several war ships of Ming, they Guardians must land on the planet due to a damaged fuel cell. They encounter Prince Barin, take his son to safety and Marvel Girl makes contact with them to hopefully serve as a telepathic relay between potential ground resistance and any team Justice League sends in to hopefully stop this threat on earth. While working to become hero's on earth again, they have another visit to Mongo, meeting Prince Thun of the Lionmen. They refocus efforts in November to find a balance between earth life and being Guardians of the Galaxy.
September ~ Beginning of December, 2014:
Accepting they cannot just settle in back on Earth, the local Guardians give in to action rather then continued reaction to things coming their way. With news from Lobo about someone who may have worked with Lady Martuk named Astrid, they journey into space again and confront Astrid trying to flee, having been tipped off or somehow knowing of their arrival. Space battles ensue, Stargirl fights space battles solo, Vance and Jack fight ship to ship. They discover Lady Martuk needs something lost on Earth to help her space battle plans and give the Skrull the ability to instantly teleport ships to make strikes and invade neighboring galaxies.
Spending some time in space, they also inquire after Ming as per Power Woman's inquiry as the Justice League expects an attack on earth. Discovering he is a psycho that is moving about space, conquering planets for their resources and enslaving the entire population of these conquests, proceeding to subjugate them to his will - they return to earth. Meeting up with Marvel Girl, they share this information and now face a dilemma. Do they focus on trying to find what Lady Martuk is after and stop her agents near/around Earth to stop Skrull invasion of the galaxy, or try to recon more on Ming, risk being captured, and try to help Justice League defend Earth.
Marvel Girl has volunteered to accompany the group, and it seems like they are going with the reconnaissance. They may want to put Earth affairs in order, no telling when they'll be back, if at all. Meeting with Power Woman and Miss Marvel after the ideas of reconnaissance is discussed, both parties agree to make this work to the advantage of Justice League and Earth - the Guardians will use their ship as a forward scout, capable of getting out to where Ming/Mongo is approaching, just beyond the Oort Cloud, they will also relay their ships feeds/sensors to the Justice League's network of satellites so they have continuous nearly up-to-date intel as the Guardians fly off to Mongo.
Sensor pod running and relaying to Justice League satellite network, they head for Planet Mongo and are engaged by three warships from the planet. While Vance maneuvers to avoid heavy enemy fire, Stargirl jams frequencies to prevent backups from being called in, Jack mans the guns and Jean senses the enemy. Jean discovers human-styled computer relays made of several humans working with the computer and eventually manages to shut down their shields by manipulating a human computer relay. This allows them to survive this battle but their ship is wounded.
Arguments erupt as Jean destroys the sensory pod, ending relays to the Justice League and her critique of Vance's piloting. Crashing down because of heavy fuel loss, apologies are made between Vance and Jean while Jack and Courtney scout the Arboreal forest the found to 'hide' in. They had this on their sensors pre-crash, hopefully the Justice League has enough details about Mongo to start working on plans.
Luck would have it that Starfire, a Tamaran Princess, arrives via an escape pod. Being in hyper-sleep herself, the pod is damaged on entry into the atmosphere of Planet Mongo, and its subsequent crash on the surface. Jack takes notice of this pod and investigates. The luck being that, while the pod was damaged beyond flight capabilities, it conveniently has a good fuel cell that could be used by the Guardians ship.
Vance works to attach the pod, having assistance from Jean, their near clash mostly resolved. Jack and Stargirl head out on one last scouting mission to try and find someone. Luck is on their side, they find the Prince of Arboria. In an exchange to possible have the Prince coordinate with Earth should it come to a fight, the Guardians agree to take the Prince's infant son to safety. Vance has no intention to build a baby seat permanently in the ship. The one good thing from this trip is that Starfire, the princess in exile from her home world makes a good fit on the team; she is asked to join and does so.
They return home finally. Stargirl insists the child be given to no one but her parents. Both so they know where the child is and she doesn't trust anyone else to take care of that baby. They come back to Earth just as Mongo sends more at Earth, including a massive meteor meant to hit earth but diverted by Justice League and friends. Jack encounters one of the initial shock troopers of Ming while at the Griffin Observatory in Metropolis.
Vance makes more repairs to the ship after the visit to Mongo, and the crew heads into space to test it out. While there they are visited by Starhawk, someone from the 31st Century that knows Vance, as Major Victory. He informs the team that Despero taking Jack has altered his potential timeline and implores them to try and stop Despero. Having no reason to dispute this man from the future, they enter the collapsible portal he supplies them with.
Going to the temple where the Flame of Py'tarr is kept, they do battle with Despero and Collapsar, stopping Despero from lighting the flame. Despero is forced to retreat, Collapsar is defeated and the flame remains extinguished for the time being.
The ship is running well with the fuel pod from Starfire's escape pod, but Jack and Starfire head out to an intergalactic space part to get more appropriate parts. They encounter two bounty hunters seeking to claim the reward offered on the Guardians by Lady Martuk. When Jack turns to face this group, one of the two seems to recognize Starfire, perhaps aware of her and her planet's history. Defeating the hunters, Starfire lets them go as the Guardians seek to get out of port before authorities show up, but warns them not to tell anyone they have seen her. She explains to Jack that while she values life, if these two show up and are not good to their word, she may just take their lives.
Jack and Courtney take some deserved time off to go up to Amusement Mile in Gothom. While there, Jack chances upon /the/ Batman. They take out Solomon Grundy together and Jack learns that the Justice League may be planning a first strike campaign on Mongo, Batman learns Jack is with the Guardians and part of the first intel for the Justice League. Batman offers that the Guardians could go again with Justice League, potentially (team dependent), and Jack thinks it would be cool, but not his entire choice (team dependent).
While on earth, Jack gets a distress call from Vance and coming to his location, discovers a trooper of Ming is assaulting him. Vance is shot and disappears, Jack believes him disintegrated and rushes the trooper blindly, pummeling it. It fires the same weapon on Jack. Waking up to a sell in a Mongo Slave Pit/Coliseum, Jack discovers Vance is alive. Yet, oddly, its not quite Vance but Courtney's mind is somehow in Vance's body and, worse, Ming has dampening collars that subdue the natural (meta/altered/etc.) abilities of Vance and Jack.
Luckily enough, Courtney's staff is not distinct to her body, but called to her mind. Working with Rico in a neighboring cell, she manages to disable Jack's device, and they plan to go up to a large upcoming fight, where Jack can then free Courtney in Vance's body. This plan is turned over when Courtney learns that Jack is deathly afraid of centipedes and, as luck has it, they are pitted against two large centipedes, along with a large lizard monster. Courtney works with Rico and another slave, a muscular lizard not of Mongo. Eventually Jack faces the lizard, ignoring the centipedes and the group escapes.
Unbeknownst to them, Vance was awake long enough before he was switched to Courtney's body on earth and is en-route with the Guardian's ship, back to Mongo to save his friends. As they head towards Arboria with Rico, by foot to not overuse the Staff Courtney has while body-swapped with Vance. Nearing the canyons of Prince Thun of the Lionmen, as the encounter the Prince's scouts, Ming Raiders chance upon the group. Courtney stays back to fight them, nearly taken by nets as Vance arrives and the two manage to blast the raiders out of the sky before reinforcements are called. With half a day before secondaries come to see what happened to the scouts, they make peace with the Prince of Thun, who seems to be in support of Prince Barin, while his father, King of the Lionmen is still adherent to Ming's rule. The Guardians return to earth yet again.
While getting some needed R&R, plotting their next move, Stargirl encounters a Giant Toy Robot while en route to meet up with the boys at the Double R in Metropolis. Taking it out, they start to investigate what this robot might actually be and how it was unleashed towards Metropolis during the ongoing Mongo Crisis. Within a week a second giant toy robot attack occurs, this one involving two giant robots that housed dozens and dozens of smaller, deadly robots. Stargirl and Jack Flag were assisted by Agent Black Arrow (Nanali) of SHIELD, raising the question of how serious is the maker of these giant toy robots and, more specifically, what is their purpose in coming to Metropolis.
No leads on the Robot, Guardians have a busy Halloween day, starting with a Giant Mummy attacking people at 12:01 as the day starts and ending with a swamp monster near midnight as the day comes to a close. As if they can't escape from holiday mayhem, Courtney had scent Jack an image of her finding a robber in a Santa suit. Jack follows up by showing local news from Jersey about a man in a turkey costume holding up supermarkets to steal frozen turkey. They go after him, almost nab the Gobbler, but he gets away, after frozen turkeying Jack. It is revealed Jack misses not being able to vote, he might have to face to the fact that he's an escaped federal prisoner.
Taking the ship up again to patrol the galaxy, getting in some sites, picking up news and rumors, the group stumbles upon a lead in the Lady Martuk bounty hunter escapade. Eating a meal, they see someone that looks like Jack, and Jack is at the table. They chase him down to find two Skrull, shape-shifted to look like Jack and Vance. Defeating them quickly and 'questioning' them about this, they discover a small group of Skrull have started taking on Guardians of the Galaxy Identities in order to disguise themselves. This rogue/rebel band is causing trouble for the galaxy by instigating Lady Martuk in what could amount to galactic war if the Skrull decide to invade. They decide to do more research before going after this rogue band.
In late November, Jack and Courtney are at a football game when one player reveals he is a metahuman, Courtney saves the day, and Jack learns that even with his super speed (cheetah fast only, not Flash fast), tackling a pro football player isn't a wise idea. He eats dirt, Courtney stops the man from causing anyone harm. In December, they make it to Rockefeller center for the lightning of the tree, meet a catgirl (Tigra) who seems destined to want to climb the tree, Jack has Courtney throw him to the tree to stop Tigra, but really he only makes a fool of himself. His face goes out in numerous broadcasts, letting authorities know that Jack Harrison (as he wasn't in a mask) is operating on the eastern seaboard, he might have to face up to those federal charges for 'escaping' federal prison sooner than later.
The Guardians start to follow the trail of the rogue/rebel band of Skrull that have duping Vance, Jack and other Guardians.
These are logs specific to the Guardians, not necessarily part of a specific plot
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(2015-03-03) Fight in the Park
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(2015-01-09) World Eater - Prt 1
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(2014-12-03) Rockefeller Lighting
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(2014-11-25) #43's Big Shot
#43's Big Shot Summary: In a game, playing for a play off berth, #43 loses his temper, reveals...
(2014-11-07) Vance Copy - Redux
Vance Copy - Redux Summary: While getting parts for the ship, Guardians encounter doubles of...
Turkeyed! Summary: The Gobbler strikes, a mundane criminal stealing frozen turkeys from around...
(2014-11-05) Unrock the Vote
Unrock the Vote Summary: Jack Flag forgot to vote, is distraught, seeks immediate attention from...
(2014-10-31) Monster from the Deep
Monster from the Deep Summary: Justice and Jack Flag face off against another monster. Date:...
(2014-10-31) Giant Mummys are Flammable
Giant Mummys are Flammable Summary: The Guardians face off against a giant mummy. Date: IC...
(2014-10-28) More Giant Toy Robots!!
More Giant Toy Robots!! Summary: Stargirl and Jack find another Giant Toy Robot, or two, Nanali...
(2014-10-20) Made in Japan
Made in Japan Summary: Catching up after another Mongo adventure and the body switch of...
(2014-10-17) Mongo Again
Mongo Again Summary: Vance saves the day, again! Date: IC Date (2014-10-17) Related:...
(2014-10-09) You Sir Are No Vance (Switcheroo)
You Sir Are No Vance Summary: Jack wakes up with Vance, after thinking they were dead, only to...
(2014-10-07) More Mongo Mayhem
More Mongo Mayhem Summary: Jack and Vance encounter a new Shock Trooper of Ming, this one...
(2014-10-02) Crusader Caper
Crusader Caper Summary: Jack Flag meets Batman after they both briefly think the other is a...
(2014-10-01) Girls Cheat
Girls Cheat Summary: Not really, but Stargirl and Jack Flag enjoy some down time as Halloween...
(2014-09-28) The Imp and the Ogre
The Imp and the Ogre Summary: Jack Flag and Starfire encounter more bounty hunters, one may...
(2014-09-26) Light My Fire
Light My Fire Summary: Starhawk comes from the 31st Century to send the Guardians after Despero...
(2014-09-24) Baby on Board
Baby on Board Summary: Guardians finally find sentient live in the forest, meeting the people of...
(2014-09-20) Plant Seeds
Plant Seeds Summary: Jack and Jean discuss their current situation on Planet...
(2014-09-20) Kori's Arrival … on Mongo
Kori's Arrival … on Mongo Summary: Starfire crashes down on Mongo, Jack is there to be heroic …...
(2014-09-19) In Search of Mongo
In Search of Mongo Summary: The Guardians and Marvel Girl go to forward recon planet...
(2014-09-18) Metro Fire
Metro Fire Summary: A fire in Tealboro is dealt with by four heroes, including the Guardians of...
(2014-09-16) Jungle Research Project
Jungle Research Project Summary: Stargirl and Jack Flag investigate some ruins down south. ...
(2014-09-12) Plans Finalized
Plans Finalized Summary: Power Woman and Marvel Girl meet with Jack Flag to finalize plans for...
(2014-09-10) Advances in Space
Advances in Space Summary: With the potential team-up between Guardians of the Galaxy and...
(2014-09-09) Maybe We Should Recon
Maybe We Should Recon Summary: Jack Flag and Stargirl catch up with Marvel Girl regarding...
(2014-09-05) Boarding Parties
Boarding Parties Summary: The Guardians track down Astrid to learn more about Lady...
(2014-09-04) Dark Radiation
Dark Radiation Summary: The Shade and Neutron go on a robbing spree as some bet between them,...
(2014-08-30) Clubbing and Beatings Don't Mix
Clubbing and Beatings Don't Mix Summary: Jack, Courtney and Jean are at a club. Skrull bounty...
(2014-08-29) The Main Man
The Main Man Summary: The Guardians turn to one of the universes most wanted for some...
(2014-08-28) How Swell of You
How Swell of You Summary: Stargirl and Jack Flag make it to California to enjoy the massive...
(2014-08-22) OMG - Space!
OMG - Space! Summary: Jack makes good to Whitney - after discussing with team bringing her to...
(2014-08-21) Nothing Beats (a) Palmer
Nothing Beats (a) Palmer Summary: Guardians socialize at the Double R Diner in Metropolis after...
(2014-08-19) It Came From OuterSpace
It Came From OuterSpace Summary: Heroes save Metropolis, and possibly planet, from deadly virus...
(2014-08-15) To Tor 5
To Tor 5 Summary: After liberating Death Head's spaceship Vance and Stargirl head to Tor 5...
(2014-08-08) Escape from Space
Escape from Space Summary: Vance and Stargirl escape from Death's Head Date: 2014-08-08 ...
(2014-08-08) Beat Down in the Sewers
Beat Down in the Sewers Summary: Vance and Stargirl take on Death's Head, with bad...
Desperation Summary: Despero reveals himself to the Guardians, in his ploy to stop some future...
(2014-07-31) Welcome to the Guardians
Welcome to the Guardians Summary: Time off in Gotham, Jack Flag makes the invite to Stargirl to...
(2014-07-30) Attack of the Sharks!
Attack of the Sharks Summary: The Guardians take a day at the beach, its ruined by a shark...
(2014-07-25) Go In to Get Out
Go In To Get Out Summary: Vance, Stargirl, and Jack get captured in order to help the rest of...
(2014-07-22) Brony and Pegasister
Brony and Pegasister Summary: After getting hit on by some alien bartenders, Jack and Stargirl...
Bugerffic Summary: Jack gets eaten by a bug, Vance tries to save him, but Stargirl actually...
(2014-07-09) A Quick Bite
A Quick Bite Summary: Vance and Jack, fresh back to earth, meet and catch up all social like. ...
This is a repository of information central to the adventures of the Guardians.
Despero - Recently revealed himself in present timeframe to Guardians, trying to stop Vance from stopping him along some future timeline.
Lady Martuk - Skrull military officer, high ranking in the armada. Presently wants the Guardians captured/put away/out of the picture.
Jimmy the Slugg - Sort of go to contact, street-wise fellow on a Local Group/intergalactic level.
R'nanor - slave mine between our Galaxy and Skrull space where the Guardians were imprisoned, and subsequently escaped, in July of 2014.
Eismos - A mining colony in the Quantil system. The moon sized asteroid/planet rotates around its star like the moon does earth -one side always facing the sun. The colony exists where day meets night, concisely dusk or twilight.
Thi-do-tek - Humid/wet planet, serpentine like species is the dominant evolved race.
Tor 5 - Large mixed space port through some well traveled lanes.
* Mar'chuks - Intergalactic Pawn Shop - Glr'rtszn's main rival
* Glr'rtszn' - Intergalactic Pawn Shop - Mar'chuks' main rival
Plots to Date:
Note, Logs from the specific plot pages do not work on included pages - but links to each plot is provided at the bottom of each plot for the curious of mind.
Lady Martuk of the Skrull Armada has initiated a plot against the Guardians of the Galaxy. Her intentions, as of yet, remain veiled to the Guardians. During the Summer of 2014, she had the active galactic members imprisoned. Turning the tides on the bounty hunters that went to earth to get team members, the Guardians discovered Lady Martuk as the present culprit of this plot line
Adventures in July of 2014 involved the bounty hunters coming for Vance and Jack.
After Vance and Jack return to earth, bounty hunters pursue them. They play sheep, allowing themselves to be captured in order to find out why they came to get the duo. The discover Lady Martuk is after the Guardians and that the rest of the team is imprisoned at the slave mines of R'nanor.
Needing directions to the mines of R'nanor, Jack and Vance track down Jimmy the Slugg; a resident alien on Earth. In battling a giant stag beetle to remove the parasitic Jimmy form its thorax, Stargirl joins with them (saves them) and the trio heads into space.
Favoring a plan of get captured and break out, the other six members that were imprisoned are freed. The galactic bound six part ways with the 3 earth bound members as they try to find leads on why Lady Martuk would have imprisoned them.
A new bounty hunter shows up for the Guardians on Earth as they're searching for Jack (See Despero Plot). This one is a robot named Death's Head. It proves far more capable than the original three alien beings sent to capture the team. Easily defeating Vance and Stargirl, they make an escape from his ship into the dead of space.
Answers are finally sought by the Guardians, a potential galactic invasion is revealed to them. The source, Lobo, he plans to visit earth it seems.
A run in with Skrull bounty hunters at a club in New York reveals Lady Martuk has stepped up her plans to get the guardians - not just working with selected hunters but putting up the equivalent of wanted posters around the local galaxies cluster as well as a few neighboring sectors in this section of the universe.
Preparing to visit Astrid, Lobo's source, the Guardians catch her trying to flee the intergalactic space station in a neighboring sector (as defined by Guardians of Oa). Vance and Jack pilot ship to stop the main vessel while Stargirl launches into space, showing off again (for all the right reason), and defeating/turning aside two escort vessels. They learn Lady Martuk is after a quantum item/artifact that may be on earth, this would help her get around other galaxies quickly. She wants the guardians off earth, hence all the space trouble. They return to earth to try and search for the item.
A few skrull are encountered on earth while digging in ruins in Mexico/Central America, Stargirl and Jack defeat them but nothing is revealed yet. As Ming approaches, the Skrull front is quiet for a time. Then, while getting new parts for their ship, the Guardians chance upon two skrulls in the form of Jack and Vance. They are pursued, defeated and questioned.
Bounty hunters continue to show up after them. They are not sure what Lady Martuk is after but have discovered a secondary plot involving Skrulls taking the likeness of members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Despero starts a plot to alter a potential future whereby he is defeated by Vance. Its a little muddled as to which future because Vance has already visited and adventured in the 30th Century, but its possibly another future prior to those future past adventures of Vance.
Early August, 2014 - Returned from the Prison Break out (See Lady Martuk Plotline), and after the Sharks of Metropolis, the heroes are en route to Gotham (something about a possible techno-wiz to wiz-up the Ship). Jack is mindzotted and forced to attack Vance and Stargirl - they easily keep Flag off his feet. It is revealed that Despero is after Vance, using Jack as his muscle or his bait. Despero escapes from Metropolis with Jack as his puppet.
The remaining duo go in search of a member of the serpent race of Thi-do-tek, who may have info on Despero or Jack, they visit the sewers. There they are interrupted by Death Head, also collecting on a Bounty against the Guardians. The robot is unaware of the power of Stargirl's forcefield, allowing the duo a chance to escape into dead space en route on the robot's ship.
Acquiring a ship, en route to find Jack, the discover Despero has launched Jack back to earth - his body the vessel of a deadly extinction level virus for the human population. Jack was used for this purpose due to his enhanced stamina and regenerative ability. The group arrives and Stargirl is joined by Power Woman, Caitlin Fairchild, and Kyani Kohona in stopping both the large pod from damaging the city, as well as assisting in getting Jack under containment and to individuals perhaps capable of stopping the virus.
Despero unheard of, the Guardians don't know what Jack has done. It seems he was used as muscle to unearth an ancient artifact that is used to light the Flame of Py'tarr. Starhawk arrives from the future, sensing this disturbance in the timeline, with a one use space/time portal to the Altar where the Flame is currently extinguished. The Guardians go and fight Despero along with Collapsar.
Despero is chased away from the altar, Collapsar is defeated and the temple collapsed over the object that holds the Flame. The torch to light the flame is given to Starhawk of the future for safe keeping.
Despero is at large.
Dates of Importance
Begun: August 1st.
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Earth has become the target for Ming the Merciless' latest conquest, and he is bringing his whole planet with him.
Dates of Importance
Either upcoming dates for scenes, or post-dates for scenes that have happened
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Original Guardians - From the 60s/70s - Vance Astro in the 30th Century
Current team (revised 2008) - Current Guardians, started ~2008, Peter Quill/Star Lord and the Guardians
Both Teams (Comic Vine) - A good overview of most incarnations of the Guardians of the Galaxy - Comic Vine is a good repository of images as well
List of Various Members - The members of the various incarnations from wikipedia