Image(s) of the Day: New neon-splashed Guardians of the Galaxy 2 covers

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Apr 27, 2017, 10:23 AM EDT (Updated)

Empire Magazine has launched their new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 covers with Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket, Mantis, Nebula, Baby Groot and Yondu crowding a color-saturated main edition and the sentient sapling, Baby Groot, gracing the front of a special subscribers cover.

The mounting mania for this flashy sequel is palpable and I'm just grateful this is a spring release and not late summer like the original. With news that Sly Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum are joining the party playing significant characters from the Marvel Universe, this rowdy interstellar ride just keeps getting better. This sensational Guardians-centric issue goes on stands March 23.

If you haven't ever heard of this movie and had no clue it was coming out, I'm dispensing with the monotonous cast roll call and plot description and asking Yondu to whistle one of his Yaka arrows your way instead.

Take a peek at this perfect pair of Empire covers below and let us know if this space fantasy tops your list of most anticipated flicks of 2017. James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rockets into theaters on May 5.