Much like Drax the Destroyer, Gamora is a creation of Marvel cosmic architect Jim Starlin, and modernity has morphed her character to varying degrees since her origins in the pages of Adam Warlock’s comic.
For the majority of her pre-2000’s appearances, Gamora is invariably connected to both Adam Warlock and Thanos, and you could do well to simply read through the Complete Thanos Reading Order for a look at Gamora’s early days.
Nonetheless, Gamora’s modern connection the Guardians of the Galaxy has freed her character to new motivations and behavior, and you’ll find a complete list of all Gamora comics below!
Gamora Reading Order
Gamora: Guardian of the Galaxy
The recently compiled Gamora early days collection will give you the most essential Gamora early appearances, highlighting her involvement with Adam Warlock and Thanos.
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Nearly all of these comics are part of a larger narrative, and are also compiled in Comic Book Herald’s complete Thanos reading order.
Collects: Strange Tales (1951) 180-181; Warlock (1972) 9-11, 15; Avengers Annual 7; Marvel Two-In-One Annual 2
Jim Starlin returns to his Marvel cosmic characters in Infinity Gauntlet and subsequent Infinity Watch, and Gamora gets a lot of attention as a result.
Fans of Starlin will find a lot of Gamora-centric issues in Infinity Watch, including tales of Gamora’s early days as a little girl traveling with Thanos.
Gamora Joins the Guardians of the Galaxy
Similar to Drax, Gamora is a part of the modern Marvel Cosmic universe of the 2000’s from day one, with a central role and romantic interest during Annihilation.
As such, I’d recommend you consider both Comic Book Herald’s Marvel Cosmic reading order, and the complete Guardians of the Galaxy reading order.
Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 1
Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 2
Collects: Guardians of the Galaxy #1 to #25
Marvel NOW! Gamora
For the most part, Gamora’s Marvel NOW! appearances can be summed up through her inclusion in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Even though it took far too long for the deadliest woman in the galaxy, Gamora did also finally get a solo series of her own, which is collected below:
Collects: Gamora #1 to #5
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