LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1 Review


Does this adventurer really need his own monthly title? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

From the pages of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

A brand new series from SAM HUMPHRIES and PACO MEDINA! In this exciting first issue, Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save an orphanage, and still finds time for some flirting with Kitty Pryde–but it’s all in a day’s work for the STAR-LORD!

Legendary Star-Lord 1_Variant CoverCan you feel it in the air my fellow fanboys and fangirls? The cosmic winds be blowing towards a cinema near you, but before that happens the good people at the House of Ideas want to make sure you’re aware of the awesome character that’s going to be a blockbuster sensation, we hope. There’s a lot of hype going into the launch of Guardians of the Galaxy and the time feels right for this reckless half human, half alien hero to go solo.

Sam Humphries does a solid job building an entry level narrative which carries a western motif. The author manages to keep the antics among the stars while playing to the core mechanics which make Peter Quill a likable scoundrel. That’s the key thing here, and in all honestly the talent plays it safe until we find out about his big target. I had no idea how I would feel about this series but with that ending this one might be worthy of its self-proclaimed legend status.

I think there now exists a comic where the appealing illustrations by Paco Medina fit without question. Right from the first page the pictures pop off in a pleasing but minimalist fashion that never overly assaults the senses. Each pencil stroke, from my view, exists with just enough calm and substance that when you add in the colors by David Curiel this release turns into one of the most complimentary displays I’ve seen from Marvel.

Legendary Star-Lord #1 comes to a solid end with some minor issues that’ll eventually need to be sorted out. But as beginnings go this one does enough right to earn a spot on your pull-list. Recommended.

OUR RATING
8
  • + We get more adventures with the one true Star-Lord!
  • + Enjoys a solid start thanks to the script by Sam Humphries.
  • + Paco Medina delivers when it comes to the varied illustrations.
  • - Some of the elements just felt far too much like an Earth driven outing.

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