After the war with the Cancerverse, the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded following the death of their leader, Star-Lord. At his last request, Star-Lord's friend Cosmo formed a new team of heavy-hitters to be on-call for serious threats to the cosmos.

Other members unrelated to the X-Men include Cosmo, Silver Surfer, Quasar, Ronan the Accuser and Beta Ray Bill.