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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy

By now you have seen the movie and maybe have some question regarding the characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, well here at Comic Book Hunter & Gatherer we have you covered, check out our ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy Character Guide.
In this installment we discuss Yondu, who first appeared in Marvel Superheroes #18 as an original member of the Guardians. A mint copy of this issue which is in fact te first appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy will run you about $500, you can read all about it HERE.

About Yondu
Yondu Udonta is a member of the Zatoan tribe, primitive beings native to Centauri IV. He is a hunter, we like that. In 2049 A.D. after his planet was the first humans colonized outside of our solar system his people fled. Yondu is born in the late thirtieth century. 

First Appearance
Marvel Superheroes #18 was created by Arnold Drake and artist Gene Colan. The issue was dated January, 1969.  In the 31st Century, a group of diverse aliens become freedom fighters. . The founding members are Vance Astro , Charlie-27, Yondu and Matrix. The Guardians were formed to fight the the Badoon, a race that had conquered the Sol system and the Alpha Centauri system. In Marvel comics the home reality of the Guardians of the Galaxy has been designated Earth-691.

In Guardians of the Galaxy
Played by one of me and my daughters favorite actors Michael Rooker, Yondu is the father figure to Peter Quill and leader of the Ravagers, a band of outlaw mercenaries.

If you are looking to start collecting key Guardians of the Galaxy comics your collection will not be complete without a copy of Marvel Superheroes #18. Hit your wallet and go find a copy, it will be going up in value from here on in. Get it, learn it and love it.

Good Luck on Your Hunt!