Marvel Comics’ MCU-inspired Yondu is getting his own title this fall from writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, along with artist John McCrea. First reported by ComicBook, the five-issue Yondu title will delve into the criminal underworld of the Marvel Cosmic Universe.
“Yondu is a space adventure exploring the seedy underbelly of the Marvel cosmic universe,” said McCrea. “Me, Zac and Lonnie are showing you the space toilets, cosmic sewers and galaxies’ gangsters in a rip-roaring tale across time and space.”
Although not specified, it appears this Yondu is the modern-day version introduced in 2015, who was previously described as an ancestor of the original Yondu who co-founded the Guardians of the Galaxy centuries in the future.
“Yondu is such a unique character because so many readers know him from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and yet his story is almost completely undefined in the comics,” said Nadler. “He’s a blank slate. We took this as a golden opportunity to simultaneously show readers who Yondu is at his core, while also exploring the criminal underbelly of the greater Marvel cosmos.”
Yondu #1 is scheduled to debut in November.
Here is the first issue’s solicitation – look for Marvel’s full November 2019 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.
Written by LONNIE NADLER, ZAC THOMPSON
Penciled by JOHN MCCREA
Cover by CULLY HAMNER
Yondu, lone Ravager and all-around scoundrel is about to hit the biggest pay day of his life when he stumbles upon a dangerous new weapon! But when this artefact turns out to be deadlier than he bargained for, will the reward outweigh the risk as Yondu finds himself targeted by a mysterious mercenary? Plus, when an unexpected visitor from the future turns up to stop Yondu, it begs the question: exactly how bad did he screw up?! Find out in this all-new series from ZAC THOMPSON and LONNIE NADLER (AGE OF X-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL) and JOHN MCCREA (Dead Eyes)!