Nebula And Gamora Star In Their Own YA Novel: Sisters In Arms
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Nebula And Gamora Star In Their Own YA Novel: Sisters In Arms By Mackenzi Lee

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BY May 14, 2021

The daughters of Thanos are moving from the big screen to the page, with a new book by Mackenzi Lee. The novel is Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms and stars the colorful warriors in their younger days. Meaning this takes place before the events of the Guardians of the Galaxy series by Ewing and Cabal. That also means the novel captures them at the height of their intense rivalry to be the favored daughter of Thanos.

Gamora Nebula Sisters in Arms Image via Marvel/Disney Publishing

Sisters In Arms Depicts Nebula and Gamora In Their Younger Days

“In Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms, readers will see their favorite alien cyborg sisters earlier than in some of their best-known iterations.” This is according to author Mackenzi Lee. “They’re still in the throes of a past that we have mostly only heard about—as daughters, and agents of Thanos. Their own identities still in flux as they learn who they are to themselves and each other outside their father’s control. The book not only lays foundation for who we will see them become. But also sheds some light on who they were.”

The plot of the book seems to revolve around a quest “to retrieve the heart of the planet Torndune.” The request is given to Gamora, which of course means Nebula makes it her own personal mission to beat her sister to the goal. This early story should give some nuance to the backstory of the two sisters. And it might fill in some gaps about their intense rivalry that has persisted across the history of the MCU.

Mackenzi Lee Writes YA Novels About Beloved MCU Characters

Gamora Nebula Sisters In Arms Image via Marvel Studios

Mackenzi Lee is the author of another MCU related novel about everyone’s favorite trickster god in Loki: Where Mischief LiesShe says that “part of the joy of contributing to the Marvel Universe is working with stories and characters that overlap, change, grow, and exist across formats and years and generations and creators. Every writer, actor, and director who tells these stories brings something new to them. And we all keep building on the work of those before us to create richer, deeper, more interesting characters. It’s like working in the greatest collaborative writing space of all time, where your co-workers are everyone from Stan Lee to Zoe Saldana, to the writers and artists making the comics today.”


Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms will be out on June 1, 2021 from Disney Publishing. Stay up to date on all of the latest MCU news by following Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today!

(Featured image via Marvel/Disney Publishing)


Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

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