Warning: SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy #10
It seems like Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy team members have been changing every other month, and are headed for another reboot soon. But before then, they've just added the most unlikely of members to their roster. In Guardians of the Galaxy #10 Kid Magus teams up with Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Moondragon to confront the Universal Church of Truth. Yes, that Magus. And THAT Church.
For those unfamiliar with either cosmic power players, Magus is the super evil alter ego of Adam Warlock. The Universal Church of Truth used to worship him, and when that body of believers worships anything, it's bad news for the universe. Their church ran on the power of souls, so as you can imagine, that caused them to do some dastardly things. And in a strange twist of fate, the new Magus is joining forces with the Guardians to stop the Church from erasing Earth (and who knows how many other planets along with it). Also, Magus is a child now, because... why not?
Kid Magus was reborn after the Infinity Wars event, and took up residence with former members of the Universal Church of Truth. Calling themselves the Order of the Healing Truth, they made it their mission to make up for the harm that the Church had done. And this included killing Magus. Being as powerful as he is, he destroyed them all with ease, and became the monster they feared he would. This doesn't stop Rocket, Groot, and Moondragon from recruiting him to the team, mainly because they have nowhere else to turn.
It goes without saying that the Universal Church of Truth, now led my Peter Quill's father J'son, would be more than distracted by the return of their former leader. That distraction is something that Rocket is banking on so he can save the rest of the Guardians from the trance of the Church.
When they arrive to confront J'Son and get their team back, Magus emerges from the ship with the Guardians in tow, and does exactly what he was recruited to do. Will Magus help the Guardians rescue their friends? And will he remain a part of the team? Perhaps we will see him join back up with the Universal Church of Truth (which can't be good). Find out as the Faithless story line continues in Guardians of the Galaxy #11, on shelves November 13th!
- Guardians of the Galaxy #10
- Written by: Donny Cates
- Art by: Cory Smith
- Cover Art by: Patch Zircher
- The threat of the Universal Church of Truth looms large over the cosmos! As the galaxy threatens to crumble under the onslaught of the Patriarch’s growing power, Rocket’s struggle to hold his failing body together has reached critical status! The only question is: can he hold on long enough to make a difference?
Guardians of the Galaxy #10 is available at your local comic shop, or direct from Marvel Comics.