Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Rocket Raccoon & the Pet Avengers Battle Vulture Von Doom & the Pets of Evil Masters in GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #5!

Earlier today, Marvel Comics published the Pet Avengers' first adventure in roughly four years. The Pet Avengers are the greatest super-hero team that I never knew I needed. They are a team of super-powered animals that originally banded together in order to keep the Infinity Gems away from Thanos the Mad Titan.

The Pet Avengers consist of Lockjaw (the Inhuman Royal Family's teleporting bulldog), Thor Frog (a frog who was given his own Asgardian hammer), Hairball (Speedball's kinetically-charged cat), Redwing (Captain America's pet falcon), Zabu (Ka-Zar's sabretooth tiger), and Ms. Lion (Aunt May's lap-dog). Lockheed (Kitty Pryde's fire-breathing dragon) normally appears with the Pet Avengers, but sadly doesn't appear in this story -- though he does make an appearance on the cover!

This time around, the Pet Avengers are joined by two members of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon and Cosmo!

You have to check out GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #5, which was published earlier today. Our favorite furry, feathered, and/or flippered animal super-heroes find themselves walloped by a new team of villainous pets. I'm talking about Vulture Von Doom and the Pets of Evil Masters! Vulture Von Doom plans to capture the Pet Avengers and drain them of the cosmic energies that they soaked up from the Infinity Gems way back when.

Let's start from the beginning:


The Pets of Evil Masters include:
  • Vulture Von Doom: A lab animal who spent years in Castle Doom absorbing all sorts of strange energies.
  • Thori: One of Loki's hellhound pups.
  • Falconia: One of Falcona's familiars. You'll be forgiven if you don't know who Falcona is. She is a villainous Inhuman who hasn't been seen in years.
  • Mikhol: One of the Red Ghost's super apes. He has super-strength.
  • Tiger Wild: He is apparently Doctor Doom's attack tiger. This was his first appearance.
  • Cuddles: Princess Python's giant snake.
  • Bitey McSpidey-Bite: He's a giant spider -- apparently with connections to a certain Web-Slinger!
You really need to check out GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #5. It's written by Andy Lanning & Andy Schmidt, with art by Gustavo Duarte, colors by Marcelo Maiolo, and letters by VC's Cory Petit.

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