Fans of the classic GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie have been treated to the cinematic origin of Peter Quill, the legendary Star-Lord – but over in the comics, his origin runs a little differently.  Created by Steve Englehart in 1976, he was a background character who began to come to the foreground in 2004, during the “Annihilation” events.  Then, when the movie hit the screens, the character was transformed.

The comics’ Star-Lord may have changed his appearance to more closely represent Chris Pratt’s take, but his origin hasn’t changed much.  For one thing, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director James Gunn has openly dismissed the idea of bringing the Spartax into the films, whereas in the comics Quill has recently supplanted his father as ruler of the Spartax!

STAR-LORD #1 promises to revisit the origins of Star-Lord, retelling Englehart’s stories in a more modern style and context.  It should be good!

Here’s Marvel’s solicitation:

New York, NY—October 26th, 2015 — The child of a doomed romance between a Human and a Spartax. The man who would become the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Before there was the Star-Lord, there was Peter Quill, and his story will finally be told this November in STAR-LORD #1 – the brand new ongoing series from blockbuster writer Sam Humphries (Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex) and artist Javier Garron (Inferno, Cyclops)! After that tragic day his mother was taken from him but before his spacefaring adventures, Peter was…an astronaut?! Or at least, he wanted to be. His mission: get revenge for the death of his mother! But as NASA’s biggest burn-out, it looked like the once and future Star-Lord would remain eternally grounded on Earth. But with a burning desire for vengeance and expert knowledge of spaceships – nothing will stop him from reaching the stars. This November, witness the origin of Marvel’s scoundrel of the spaceways in the can’t miss STAR-LORD #1!


STAR-LORD #1 (SEP150682)




Variant Cover by YASMINE PUTRI (SEP150683)
Hip-Hop Variant by TRADD MOORE (SEP150684)

Movie Photo Variant Also Available (SEP150685)

FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15

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