As we count down to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 in just 10 days, I’ll be releasing a number of Guardians-related guides and guide updates! First up is the major Marvel character finally making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (after they have arguably already told his biggest story!). Read all about Him in my Adam Warlock Guide!
Learn more about the distinct eras of Adam Warlock in my original launch essay for the guide.
From the advertising for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3, it looks like it’s pulling from the earliest Adam Warlock stories – when High Evolutionary encounters his protective cocoon floating through space and subsequently installs him on Counter-Earth as a hippy space Jesus.
However, though early Bronze Age comics might be a little dated for modern readers (both for the style and the hippy themes). Instead, you might want to check out the stone-cold classic Infinity Gauntlet (1991), which is pretty much the plots of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame but with Warlock as Thanos’s primary opposition instead of a number of underpowered Avengers.
Or, for a much more modern story of Warlock serving alongside the Guardians, check out their landmark 2008 revival series by Abnett & Lanning!