Captain Victoria contacts Star-Lord telling him that there is an Earthling using the missing Nova Centurian helmet and that the Nova Corps have issued a bounty of 10,000,000 units. Rocket Raccoon and Groot head out and find the helmet in the possession of Sam Alexander. When the other Guardians of the Galaxy members catch up, they learn how his father Jesse used the helmet and didn't come home causing Sam to search for his dad. Following Star-Lord's attempt to scare him straight at Starlin's Bar on Knowhere with the help of Kraglin and the Ravagers with him, Nova follows a signal to Spartax where he encounters Mantis who states that the Universal Believers' Patriarch will lead him to Nova's father.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy features themes of redemption and the importance of friendships and family told through a series of riveting sequential story arcs. The series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe.
It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.