Media, Spec Sites Identify Appearance of Wrong Character in GoTG

Contains minimal spoilers for GotG, so if you want to go see it without any knowledge, don’t continue reading, but there’s probably something that needs to be set right and Jason is on the case!!!

Here’s the Fox on the Run chorus lyrics to push the “spoiler” lower:

Fox on the run
You scream and everybody comes a running
Take a run and hide yourself away
Foxy on the run
Fox on the run
And hide away

That should be enough, right?

During an interview with Marvel’s Kevin Feige Thursday, lifestyle blogger Sarah Ruhlman broke the news that Miley Cyrus will voice the character “Mainframe” in one of the reported five mid-credits scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 movie. The comic media and speculator sites first identified the character as the one who first appeared in A-Next #1 (1998). This version is an android, patterned after Iron Man’s armor, who was designed by the MC2 universe Tony Stark to preserve his legacy.

However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed to Rhulman that the character who appears is “only a head” and the “31st Century version of the Vision.” This information more accurately describes a character who actually appears in the Guardians of Galaxy series (1990); his first appearance is in issue #5.

NOW THIS, MovieWeb and others posted the image of the MC2 Mainframe in their articles, which caused a bevy of sales on eBay of A-Next #1. Collectors and speculators should therefore search for Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (first appearance as a voice) and #6 as the first visual appearance and identity reveal:

There are six graded copies of Guardians of the Galaxy #5 on the Census. Presumably, the print run of GOTG was higher than A-Next. There are also six graded copies of A-Next #1, which sold 51,942 copies in August 1998 according to Comichron.

As spec sites begin to correct the error, copies of GotG #5 are starting to move. They are still cheap, but be on the lookout for higher grades and newsstands copies.

While some are steadfast in their determination to never spec on Miley Cyrus, there could be an investment opportunity here.



  • Christopher Hellyer
    Christopher Hellyer

    Nice work!

    • Thank you sir!

      • Since our talk on the other comic site, I’ve thought about this a little more. Why wouldn’t they just use the actor who plays Vision Why cast a female voice for what should be a male role. Also are they suppose to be from the future ? If they are going to introduce time travel in the MCU outside of the minor time manipulation in Dr. Strange it might kinda throw the whole MCU continuity off. So I don’t know if it’s going to be just as written in the book. The whole female voice kinda throws a wrench in Vision from the future, the whole anything from the future coming to the MCU timeline brings a thousand more questions.

        • You make some great points! It was reported that the mid-credits group of Guardians/Ravagers had existed before the modern group, so time travel becomes the wildcard. The question is are they from the past or the future. Since MCU has altered characters in past movies, perhaps they’ll use the Guardians of the Galaxy #5 concept in a new form. Furthermore, photos and information released from the production of the Avengers: Infinity War point toward the Vision evolving and in one photo he is even seen in human form kissing the Scarlet Witch; perhaps there is a connection.

        • BYo

          MCU Vision’s origin being different helps to muddy the waters as well…

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