Bugis afictional character, asuperheroappearing inAmerican comic bookspublished byMarvel Comics. Bug was originally a member of theMicronautsand later joined the second incarnation of theGuardians of the Galaxy.
Bug appeared as a featured character throughoutMicronautsoriginal run, starting from the first issue until issue 59 (dated August 1984), the series final issue. Months later Marvel restarted the series withMicronauts: The New Voyages1 (dated October 1984) with Bug once again appearing as a featured character. This second series lasted until issue 20 (dated May 1986).
Although Bug was not a founding member of the modern Guardians team,Rocket Raccoonasked him to join when the original group disbanded after some internal misunderstandings. Bug agreed, and fought alongside the Guardians as they attempted to stop theShiarKreeinterstellar conflict known as theWar of Kings. Although they failed, Bug stayed with the Guardians as they dealt with the wars aftermath in theRealm of Kingsstoryline through the series end with issue 25 in 2010. Bug appeared as a member of the Guardians inAvengers Assembleissues 4-8 in 2012.
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When he first appeared inMicronauts1 (dated January 1979), Bug was known asGalactic Warrior, taking this name from a figure from theMicronautstoy line on which the comic book series was based. The toy based characters were all owned byTakara Co., Ltd., with any original characters owned by Marvel. Starting with the fourth issue Galactic Warriors name was changed to Bug. This was done after Marvel realized that since the characters design looked nothing like the toy, they could assume ownership if they used a different name.
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat
Communication with others bearing antennae
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The Lost Micronauts: The Un-Told Story of the Micronauts Re-Launch…That Never Left the Launching Pad, Innerspace Online, February 2, 2007
Bug can cling to walls and has exceptional agility. He has extraordinary sight, with enhanced peripheral vision gained by wearing his helmet. His antennae enable communication with others bearing antennae, and provide heightened sensory awareness with a limited degree of danger sense.
Bug did not make any further appearances until 2007. At this point he appeared alone, without any of the other Microns, as a prisoner of the alien race theKree. He was then recruited into a hastily assembled covert team led byStar-Lord. His activities at this point were depicted in thelimited series,Annihilation: Conquest – Star-Lordand in the subsequent limited seriesAnnihilation: Conquest. He was then a recurring character in the second volume ofGuardians of the Galaxy, which spun out of the events portrayed inAnnihilation: Conquest.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
In an interview forGuardians of the Galaxy, director and screenwriterJames Gunnrevealed that Bug was in a previous script for the movie as a part of the team.
Live GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Interview with Chris Pratt, James Gunn and Kevin Feige – AMC Movie News
In the 1990s Marvel began plans to launch a new series starring the Micronauts, despite the fact that they no longer held the publishing rights to the toy based characters. Assuming thatAbrams Gentile Entertainment(the company that, at the time, owned the American rights to the Micronaut toy line) would agree to this new series, Marvel hiredShon C. Buryto write the series andCary Nordto draw it.In preparation Bug and the other Micronauts that Marvel owned guest starred inCable39 (dated January 1997)and Bug was featured in a soloone-shot(dated March 1997).The negotiations with AGE eventually fell apart, the series was shelved and the three issues already produced were never published.
Bug would later appear with the other Marvel owned Micronauts (now named the Microns) in issues ofCaptain Marvelin 2000 and 2001.
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Enhanced peripheral vision via helmet
Characters created by Michael Golden