Panel 1: The Guardians are sitting around a capture Badoon ZOM cyborg soldier. ROCKET RACOON looks up at STAR-LORD.
TEXT BOX (1): Picking up the pieces of that Badoon plot thread that DnA didn’t use?
ROCKET RACOON: The Badoon are going after Knowhere.
TEXT BOX (2): No, no, wait…
Panel 2: Large panel, as some of the Guardians stand aboard a Badoon warship they’ve just boarded, ready for action – present are STAR-LORD, ROCKET RACOON, GROOT, MAJOR VICTORY, MANTIS, and GAMORA.
TEXT BOX (1): Badoon, but cool action shot!
STAR-LORD: Alright, folks, lets make this quick and painful.
ROCKET RACCOON: Speaking my language, Quill.
GROOT: I am Groot!
TEXT BOX (2): Then throw in some witty Nextwave name tags, and…
TEXT BOX (3): Nah, it’s cool, but…
Panel 3: ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PULP’ – A re-imagined team of Guardians in the MARVEL NOIR/MARVEL PULP line. They are standing in front of a retro-style pointy space rocket with retro-style pointy space engines on either side, and are in a movie-posteresque arrangement.
This team consists of STAR-LORD, who looks more in line with his helmeted movie look but with a more ‘western cowboy’ touch; ROCKET RACCOON and GROOT, who look mostly the same; VONCE ASTRO, aka MAJOR VICTORY, who’s suit has a more robotic and otherworldly look to it and his shield has a different color scheme; NIKKI, who has a solid mix of ‘westernesque space dame’ and ‘sharpshooter’; and ADAM WARLOCK, who’s wielding a staff and has a look that positively screams ‘SPACE WIZARD!’
TEXT BOX (1): OH! OH! GUARDIANS PULP!
TEXT BOX (2): Except…how do I get that across in a single page?
Panel 4: MK STANGELAND JR. sits at his desk in front of his laptop, looking up with his hands stretched upwards.
MK STANGELAND JR. (1): AAAAH!
MK STANGELAND JR. (2): How do I decide?!
MK STANGELAND JR. (3): I’m running out of time!
Panel 5: MK STANGELAND JR. sits in front of his laptop, but has a sudden look of realization on his face.
MK STANGELAND JR.: Wait a minute…