While we’re on the subject, the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is out. (i09 has a frame-by-frame breakdown of it here.) As previously noted, I am not down with the cross-polination of sci-fi and superheroes. In the same way that I don’t cotton on to mysticism and superheroes–no Dr. Strange or Dr. Fate; no Specter or Zatana–I like sci-fi, or superheroes, but I prefer my genres silo-ed. If there must be aliens, then plop them on earth and leave them there, Kal-El style. Send a great superhero team like the X-Men or the Teen Titans into space, and I tuned out. In particular, the Guardians of the Galaxy comics did nothing for me as a kid. Zero. Left me totally cold.
And yet . . .
This Guardians of the Galaxy project like it has such a perfectly-pitched tone. Something like Raiders meets Star Wars. And it strikes me that what the world needs right now is a great comic space-opera. I am in.
As the kids say, I suspect it will make all of the money.