Happy Birthday Dave Bautista & Drax Comic Book Recommendations!

Dave Bautista was born on January 18, 1969, and didn’t start off his career with acting. Growing up as a boy in Washington D.C. his first “job” was stealing cars at the age of 13. It was a long journey full of dark choices until he began bodybuilding and decided to become a professional wrestler. He entered into the world of entertainment when he began his career with WWE, then called WWF in 1999. While he worked hard and professionally within the world of wrestling, he began acting in small roles in 2006 and then gaining fame with roles as Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and Spectre in 2015.

Everyone has viewed his take toward acting as incredibly professional, with a complete dedication to the craft and a desire to be taken seriously within it.

Recently Dave Bautista has come out and said he is more than happy to close the door on his Character of Drax. While Dave Bautista has recently come out stating that he doesn’t like the direction his character has gone in, becoming simply a comic relief, he is still very happy to have had the opportunity to play the role, and cherishes his friendships with castmates and his fans from around the world.

But, seeing as how this is a comic book centric article, we are going to talk a bit about the character that Bautista brought to light and the more public eye.

The Invincible Iron Man #55 (1973) The first showcase of Drax within the MCU, his powers very different then. He harbors a grudge against Thanos and partners with Tony Stark to defeat Thanos. While the two succeed, Thanos gets away and Iron Man and Drax part ways with Drax continuing on his journey of revenge. In the comic Drax is showcased with energy blasts, flight, and incredible strength.
Drax the Destroyer #1 (2005) A rebranding of Drax after years in the Marvel Universe. This new history and character completely changes everything you know about the character including powers, backstory and more. It feels closer to the one you might know if you learned about him from Guardians of the Galaxy. He now suffers the crash of an interstellar prison transport leaving him with dangerous criminals in an isolated Alaskan town.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (2008) After the turbulent wars that have devastated the universe, there is a need for a ragtag group of people to take on the entities that want to take advantage of those who are weaker. Leading the team is Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, and the even more eclectic and mismatched warriors including Rocket and Drax.

What’s your favorite Drax comic?

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