A l’occasion du mois spécial Guardians, le site Multiversity Comics a interviewé le co-scénariste Dan Abnett sur son expérience “Guardians of the Galaxy”:
[quote]It stems back even before the “Annihilation” stuff. Andy Schmidt, the editor at the time at Marvel, an associate editor, he had asked Dan and I if we wanted to pitch a “Nova” ongoing series with Chris Batista. Chris had just come off working on “Spaceknights,” I believe he’d been working on that with Andy, and basically Andy was a big fan of the Cosmic stuff and wanted to try to develop some more Cosmic books. We worked up a whole “Nova” idea with Chris, with Chris re-designing the uniforms and the different gradings and rankings of the Nova Corps, but it didn’t come to anything at the time unfortunately.
But Andy was a great proponent and supporter of the Cosmic stuff, he managed to pitch “Annihilation” event with Keith Giffen. He brought Dan and I back to work on the “Nova” mini-series that was part of that “Annihilation” event, and Keith — who I’ve been a massive fan of ever since I was a kid, reading his “Rocket Raccoon” back in the day and his “Legion of Super Heroes” — Keith said, “He’s where I want Nova at the beginning, here’s what has happened, and here’s where I want him at the end. What you do with him in between is entirely up to you.” So we started with him on Xandar after the Annihilation Wave had hit, and ended up with him basically in place for the climax of the series, and Dan and I came up with the whole range of Xandar stuff that happened for “Annihilation,” we put the World Mind inside Rich’s helmet and made him the last custodian of the Nova Corps, becoming Nova Prime.[/quote]
[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE ANDY LANNING[/size]