Saw this today

As part of my usual what comics are coming out e-mail, I noticed that Marvel are releasing this today.

This is the final in their In the year 3000 line of Guardians of the Galaxy Classics TPB which covers the period from issue 51-62 which ended the original Guardians of the Galaxy series. As a long standing Guardians of the Galaxy fan, this was a nice little suprise to see.

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As well as the other two volumes covering the Gallagher/West run. Was glad to see that this era has been well represented by Marvel’s collected edition people, that they haven’t forgotten that there was a group guarding the galaxy before Rocket met Groot.

 

Maybe for the Future


I have been wondering whether or not to include some comics that have different versions of the Guardians of the Galaxy (original team) including Guardians 3000 and the Secret Wars Korvac Saga.

Haven’t decided one way or another so far, so wondering what other’s may think.

Administrative S**t

In the interests of saving space on here, am going to be removing any non-Guardians of the Galaxy posts from Standing Guard. What I’ve been doing recently is sharing stuff from my other blogs to here, rather than add new content, which doubles the space I am using.

If you are following this blog for new content, the two blogs I am using here are Munky on Merseyside ( http://misfitmunky.wordress.com,) for personal stuff and general geekiness and ( https://marvelmunky76.wordpress.com ) for My Marvel Life related stuff.

There will be new content here from time to time, but if you’re following this blog, please follow the others for the stuff I have been posting here in the past year.

While shopping….

While shopping this afternoon, I saw something at a supermarket and just had to get it.

It was a toy, but before you roll your eyes, I get it, late thirties, shouldn’t be buying toys. Like many comic fans I have bought actions figures, as decoration. One by one, they fell into disinterest until my son was born, at which point, I knew where they’d end up. So any toys have been his, but I have my weakness, the original Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Lets be honest, have one of the team tattooed on my right arm, so when I saw this.

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One of the original Guardians of the Galaxy has his own figure, living in a geeky golden age.

That was it, just wanted to brag about my swag.

 

 

The Right Arm of Vance Astro part 1

In an attempt to move foward, to move past some mistakes in my past, am covering a tattoo on my right arm, yesterday was the first of what I hope to be just two sittings.

Being a life-long comic reader and an old school Guardians of the Galaxy, the best choice for me was Vance Astro, sometime leader of the Guardians, at the time when he first started to wield the Shield of Captain America.

Yup, this guy

Yup, this guy

That decided, I needed three things, the time (hard with a little one) an artist and the desire to be in pain for a minimum of two hours at a time.

This weekend I had all three and visited Design for Life Tattoo parlour in Liverpool City Centre http://www.design4lifetattoo.co.uk/

The talented Simon K Bell, who can be found on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonkbell/ , did a fantastic job and turned the shower of s**t you see here with the stencil.

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To this

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And then after another painful hour….

 

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There is still reds, silvers and some background oranges and yellows, but so far I think it’s going really nicely.  My thanks to Simon Bell for the work and my wife, the always awsome Rosie, who was with me distracting me, while someone was tatooing over scar tissue.

Getting it finished in March.

Ta Ta For Now internet people.