Johnny Cupcakes: Guardians of the Galaxy T-shirts
There’s been an outpouring of super hero or comic book film adaptations coming from Hollywood. More or less successful. In terms of box office, the majority of them have been right on the money, but true fans may disagree.
Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel, has taken the spotlight in recent years, with an unexpected success! Before the release of the movie, the characters were rather obscure even for comic book fans, specifically Marvel readers. Avid fans might have known about them. But the gutsy Disney release propelled them into worldwide popularity. Quite similar how the Iron Man movie pushed its solo book. The series was saved because of the great Robert Downey Jr and Co.
Now, Guardians of the Galaxy is at the second volume, the sequel more precisely, and it didn’t disappoint. Certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes and with plenty of positive feedback from professional critics in the industry, it focuses on creating a real story. It doesn’t just bring together a bunch of superheroes. The movie FEELS like a classic comic book thanks to the freedom James Gunn seems to have had independent from the studios. Otherwise, it would surely have focused more on interconnecting other superheroes (The Avengers) for a possible sequel.
Given that approach, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 has the heroes evolve separately for the most part of the movie, in the end coming together stronger than ever. It’s a movie focusing on story and character development, and less on hinting at other 5 possible Marvel storylines.
I love them for breaking this rather annoying mold and for giving us characters to genuinely empathize with. With that in mind, I got even more excited to see Johnny Cupcakes‘ offer his take on the theme, with a few Guardians themed t-shirts, hilariously called Guardians of the Bakery: