Orphaned Heroes in Space: The Parallels Between Luke Skywalker and Peter Quill

From both galaxies far, far away and Stan Lee’s infinite recesses of imagination, the great franchises of STAR WARS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY were born. Through these two box office hits, the stories of Luke Skywalker and Peter Quill – also known as Star Lord – have been and are in the process of being told. While both epics lay claim to interesting characters and dynamic plots, the two stories intersect at surprising intervals and parallel each other in unexpected ways. And it all begins with their Daddies…Or lack thereof.