List of Guardians of the Galaxy members

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The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team that has starred in the comic book series of the same name, published by Marvel Comics. The original team, based in an alternate universe within the Marvel Comics continuity, debuted in the comic book Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan. 1969). Another team, this time based in the mainstream Marvel Universe, debuted in the comic Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 2) #1 (May 2008).

Modern team[edit]

These are the members of the mainstream Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy team. They are separated by the period when they joined. The names in bold are the current members of the team.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Adam Warlock Him Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008)
Drax the Destroyer Arthur Sampson Douglas
Gamora Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan
Quasar
a.k.a. Martyr
Phyla-Vell Changed name to Martyr in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #12 (May 2009).
Rocket Raccoon Rocket Current Leader
Star-Lord Peter Jason Quill Former Team leader
Groot Groot Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #7 (January 2009) Appeared as a sapling beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008); joined active team after fully regrowing.
Mantis Brandt, first name unknown Served as an advisor beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008) before becoming an active member.
Major Victory Vance Astro Also member of the alternate reality Guardians of the Galaxy team.
Bug Bug
Jack Flag Jack Harrison Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #9 (March 2009)
Cosmo the Spacedog Cosmo Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #12 (May 2009) Assisted the team beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #1 (July 2008) before officially joining team.
Moondragon Heather Douglas Resurrected by Drax and Phyla-Vell.

Marvel NOW![edit]

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Iron Man Anthony Edward Stark Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #1 (April 2013)
'Angela Aldrif Odinsdottir Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #9 (February 2014)
Agent Venom Eugene "Flash" Thompson Guardians of the Galaxy Free Comic Book Day (2014)
Captain Marvel Carol Danvers

All New All Different Marvel![edit]

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Star-Lord Katherine Anne Pryde Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #26 (2015) Decided to stay in space in Legendary Star-Lord vol. 1 #8 (March 2015). Started travelling with the Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #26 (June 2015). Officially joined the team in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 4 #1 (December 2015). Took the Star-Lord codename from Peter Quill.
Thing Benjamin Jacob Grimm Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 4 #1 (2015)

Original team[edit]

These are the members of the original, Earth-691 Guardians of the Galaxy team.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Major Vance Astro
a.k.a. Major Victory
Vance Astro Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan. 1969)
Charlie-27 Charlie-27 Jovian
Martinex Martinex T'Naga Pluvian
Yondu Yondu Udonta Centaurian
Starhawk Stakar Ogord Defenders #29 (Nov. 1975) Arcturian
Nikki Nicholette Gold Marvel Presents #4 (Apr. 1976) Mercurian
Aleta Ogord Aleta Ogord Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (1991) Arcturian; unofficial member as of Defenders #29 (Nov. 1975) as co-joined to Starhawk.
Firelord Pyreus Kril Guardians of the Galaxy #4 (Sept. 1990) Also Protector of the Universe; former Herald of Galactus
Replica Guardians of the Galaxy #14 (Jul. 1991) Skrull
Talon Guardians of the Galaxy #20 (Jan. 1992) Inhuman
Yellowjacket Rita DeMara Guardians of the Galaxy #34 (Mar. 1993) Human from the 20th Century
Geena Drake Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 #14 (2014) Human from the 31st Century

Galactic Guardians[edit]

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Martinex Martinex T'Naga Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #2 (1992) Team Leader
Firelord Pyreus Kril
Hollywood Simon Williams
Mainframe
Phoenix Giraud
Replica
Spirit of Vengeance Wileaydus Autolycus

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