This month, fan favorite Guardians of the Galaxy character Yondu Udonta will be getting his own comic series. Not only that, but he'll be teaming up with the original version of himself from the future.
Coming from writers Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler along with artists John McCrea and Mike Spicer, Marvel's Yondu will see the titular character (or characters) enjoying the lawless Nova Corps-free time that the Marvel universe currently finds itself in. It's a new frontier in Marvel's universe, so it only makes sense that a major inspiration for the series is set to be the hit AMC show Breaking Bad. While both Yondus are outlaws, it looks like they'll both have minds to one day leave their criminal lives behind. However, just like with Walter White and meth-dealing, getting out may may prove harder than either Yondu realizes.
The new details come courtesy of Newsarama, with Thompson and Nadler also speaking to the fact that while present-day Yondu will resemble the Yondu seen in the MCU Guardians of the Galaxy films (played by Michael Rooker), this comic book Yondu will still manage to surprise readers. He'll have new layers of depth and nuances that will make him unique to the Marvel Comics Universe, as well as making him quite distinct in comparison to his counterpart: the original Yondu Udonta from the future.
While Thompson and Nadler won't spoil the hows or whys behind the Yondus meeting and working together, they do tease that their clashing personalities will be a driving force behind the series' tensions, which should prove to be pretty humorous and entertaining (imagine the arguments Walter and Jesse had in Breaking Bad...but in space and they're both blue). And just like the writers of shows like Breaking Bad, Thompson and Nadler have made sure that things won't go well for Yondu or Yondu.
A team-up between a present-day Yondu and future Yondu seems like something that should have happened a long time ago. One of Marvel's mos famous space outlaws, it was only a matter of time until he became a fan-favorite outside of the comics. Thompson and Nadler have promised as much: "if you’re going into this because you love the Yondu in the Guardians films, you’ll get what you’re looking for, but you’ll stay for the elements you didn’t expect."
The new Yondu series hits shelves November 6th.