It ain’t happening. The story’s source is something called Latino Review and the Latino Review article doesn’t even specify a source. Not even “an unnamed source”. Nothing. Nada. I’m calling bullshit (on Latino Review and AICN - not the OP).
Latino Review is one of those unheralded sites that get accurate scoops all the time. They’re often better than Entertainment Weekly. Though they’re not always 100%, they definitely have a finger on the pulse.
I found it all a bit generic, but then I probably didn’t give it long enough. It was during that phase when Marvel created a new title every month. It was impossible to keep up with all of them. I’ve never been blown away by Jim Valentino though. I found the Shadowhawk title he did for image similarly disappointing.
The later version became a bit of a dumping ground for older cosmic type heroes, but it was well written and seemed to bring out the best of the characters. It was run by Peter Quill (who used to be Star Lord) a world weary earthman who didn’t really want the job, and had members such as Drax the Destroyer, Warlock , Gamora and Moondragon. Some of the characters were a bit quirkier, such as Rocket Raccoon (who is a Raccoon, but also happens to be a weapons expert and tactical genius), and Groot (who is a giant tree who only ever sayd “I AM GROOT”).
I could see them kind of blending the two distinct GotG team concepts.
Starlord blends with Vance Astro as the Earthman…maybe contemporary guy who gets transported into the future, where the Badoon have conquered Earth and enslaved its colonies. Drax/Charlie 27 blend. Yondu might not fly because–holy crap did Cameron rip-off GotG for Avatar too? Blue skinned Native American-pastiche primitive warrior. You throw Groot and Rocket in there.