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Appearing in "The (Secret) Origin of the Guardians of the Galaxy"

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  • Jupiter (Only in flashback)
    • Floating Cities (Only in flashback)
  • Pluto (Planet) (Only in flashback)
    • Charon (Moon) (Only in flashback)
  • Earth (Only in flashback)
  • Centauri-IV (Only in flashback)


  • Docu-Chips
  • Badoon Mind-Probe (Only in flashback)
  • Badooon Slave Discs (Only in flashback)
  • Robo-Servants (Only in flashback)
  • Yondu's Yaka Arrows (Only in flashback)


Synopsis for "The (Secret) Origin of the Guardians of the Galaxy"

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  • This "Secret Origin" is based on the origin that appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 but with scenes that have been added or altered. The biggest change is that Starhawk is revealed to have secretly guided the four survivors to ensure that they came together as the Guardians.
  • The first origin had Major Astro's rocket launching from Earth in the year 1988 but in this version Astro says that "It was early in the twenty-first century" when his mission began. Astro's launch year was shifted forward at least 13 years because writer Jim Valentino believed that the sliding timescale applied to the future history of the Earth-691 timeline.
  • Although Major Astro stated in this issue that his voyage was to Earth's closest interstellar neighbor, the triple-star system of Alpha Centauri that is 4.3 light-years away, he also stated that his capsule plunged inexorably through the interstellar void toward Beta Centauri. This seemingly confirms that some people at Marvel believed that Beta Centauri was one of the three stars in the Alpha Centauri star system, but it's not. Despite appearing to be relatively close in the sky above Earth, Beta Centauri is actually more than 350 light-years further away than Alpha Centauri.

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