Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) Issue 1
Well, duh. This is a pretty obvious entry point to join the party. This run, by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, is the genesis of the big-screen Guardians team. Abnett and Lanning essentially revitalized the old team name with a new slate of members, and this issue is where it all started. It’s a nice primer on the team concept and gives a good feel for the characters. This is where it all started.