Okay Antibody, I had to do quite a bit of moving-things-around to dig out my box of Marvel Cosmic. BUT. That said.
All-New GotG - Gerry Duggan's volume - Introduces a new Raptor called Talonar. Their true identity is a big part of their story and picks up on a character forgotten after DnA left the Cosmic books. I don't wanna spoil it here, but they have a big connection to another major Cosmic character. Tell you what, I'll put it in spoilers if you wanna know:
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. Their identity and relationship plays out in the rest of All-New GotG, but they're very much a bit character. The reconstruction of the Nova Corps and the infiltration by the Raptors is something of a big plot throughout the book. I liked this volume in general, and I liked the intro to Infinity Warps, but Warps IS a mess IMO.
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 1-4 - Picks up Talonar's story and reintroduces Chris Powell. He's basically followed in his dad's footsteps on Earth, becoming a cop, but the threat of the Raptors draws him back into space. A pretty solid Darkhawk mini-series that I don't remember tying in too tightly to the rest of Infinity Warps.
Sleepwalker - 1-4 - a mini-series starring Sleepwalker, but IC: Darkhawk ends saying that it's continued here, but kinda not really.
Its Sleepwalker's comic first and foremost and I think it's the best tie-in to come out of Infinity Warps. It's got a fun story, Sleepwalker gets a great kind of re-branding, and it's got some of the funnest warped/amalgam characters.
GotG Vol. 5 - Darkhawk is invited to the reading of Thanos' "will", in which he says that he's uploaded his conciousness into the mind of one of the galaxy's greatest heroes. WHO that is is the question and, lead by Eros, some of the most powerful heroes need to find an answer. Darkhawk only appears until issue 5 and then the annual, where he's sucked into a black hole and rescued by the bad guys for his reappearence in issue 9. Again, a bit role at best.
Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk - a one-shot celebrating 30 years of Darkhawk. Features a flashback story to Darkhawk Volume One, a story set in DnA's Cosmic run, and a story setting up the next Darkhawk story. I liked this a lot.
Darkhawk (2021) 1-5 - mini-series that introduces the NEW Darkhawk and picks up on the plot from Heart of the Hawk. A solid mini-series, but it's gone no where so far and doesn't really address Chris' fate.
All-New GotG - Warlock returns to the story and our lives in issue 150, leading into the Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock one-shot, with some gorgeous artwork by Mike Allred. He appears throughout the Infinity Countdown mini-series, and Infinity Warps. Warlock is the one who, at the end of Infinity Warps, uses the Infinity Stones to give them personhood - hoping to prevent them from being used again. Those characters then spin off into a handful of books as new characters, most notably in the Infinite Destinies Annual story-line. I liked the Black Cat background story of Infinite Destinies and I thought that GotG vol. 6's annual/tie-in was great, HILARIOUS.
GotG vol. 5 - Warlock is one of the powers summoned by Eros and suffers the same fate as Darkhawk - sucked into a black hole until he's pulled out of it by the bad guys. I know that Magus is brought back to life as well, as a child, but I don't remember what happens to him. Maybe nothing.
To the best of my knowledge, Warlock hasn't been seen since - and probably won't until GotG Volume 3 is ready to get released in theaters.
Annihilation Scourge - yeah, I dug that out too - features the Sentry going to the Negative Zone and becoming the Void. Leading the Revengers, from the Cancerverse, he's pacifying the Negative Zone, forcing Annihilus and Blastarr into an alliance. Annihilus escapes into our universe and warns Nova. Throughout the one-shots that compose the event (notably Silver Surfer) we learn that the Sentry travelled into the Negative Zone, hoping to rid himself of the Void personality (Reed Richards said the Negative Zone's special properties affected him uniquely). So he absorbed the negative energy and purged the Void from his being - but this also took his powers. Freeing the Void punched a hole in reality, allowing the Cancerverse to invade the Negative Zone - so a nice throwback to the DnA times. Nova ends up summoning every Earth-hero he can, they return Bob Reynolds to the Void, making him the Sentry again, and Richard Rider ABSORBS THE TOTALITY OF THE CANCERVERSE INTO HIMSELF. This leads directly into his status quo in Nova (2017) so if you're connecting dots for Rich, it's kinda necessary reading.
Al Ewing's GotG (volume 6) pairs nicely with his run on SWORD and they directly influence each other at times. The fact that Rich shows up in X-Men: Red? It's specifically because of the cosmic status quo coming out of Empyre, explored in GotGs, and then expanded slightly in SWORD. Ewing also cleans up Moondragon and Phyla's story, which was a bit of mess coming out of Infinity Warps and Cates' volumes, picks up on Kl'rt's story to some degree (if you fell in love with the character during Annihilation, this is the closest you're gonna get), and of course culminates in the pretty awesome Last Annihilation.
OKAY. Now you have to buy all of those comics, enjoy!