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Star-Lord: Guardian of the Galaxy

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Just in ti me for his big-screen debut, Star-Lord's sensational seventies sci-fi sagas are collected in one volume! After aliens killed Peter Quill's mother, he became an astronaut, hoping to find the killers and take revenge...until a fateful encounter with the Master of the Sun unlocked Quill's true destiny! Now, as the intergalactic policeman Star-Lord, Quill faces ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Marvel (first published July 9th 2014)
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Aug 31, 2014 Alan rated it liked it
In a perfect world I would have given this a 4 star review. I picked this to replace floppies that I no longer had and to get some cash for the ones I still did. By the time I got through with the Doug Moench stories I remembered how uneven the character's various rus had been.

Lets start with emphasizing the good. The second story is by the team of Chris Claremont/John Byrne/Terry Austin. At the time this story was published it was at the height of this team's work. Calremont in the text piece d
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Feb 11, 2016 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
The Starlord (Preview 4). Englehart's original story is really impressively classic SF, like the exploration science fiction of the '40s by authors such as Doc Smith. This whole (long) issue is just an origin, but it's nicely done with great characterization all the way, revealing who this Peter Quill is. It anticlimaxes a bit at the end, which smooshes the resolution into just a few pages, but otherwise this remains a very intriguing piece. It also offers a few bits of Star-Lord lore which are ...more
Jan 25, 2015 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Bronze standard 70s cheese. Kind of terrible and sublime at the same time.
Jeffrey Smith
May 20, 2016 Jeffrey Smith rated it really liked it
A fun read if you like 70's and 80's Science Fiction Space Opera. I liked the both the Black and White art in the first half, and the spacey color art in much of the second half.

Forget about the Guardians of the Galaxy" movie - it was fun, but Star-Lord was not the same character. Star-lord as shown in the movie was your basic Smart-Alec rogue, like Han Solo. In contrast, the book started with a narcissistic and vengeful anti-hero Peter Quill who reminded me of Gully Foyle from "Star's my Desti
Apr 06, 2016 Ruthie rated it liked it
Another book I have mixed feelings about! This seems to be the month for it. It was interesting from the stand point of reading the comic origins of a movie character I really like. Some of the stories in it were pretty interesting as well. Others I just had to shake my head at. I know that there are often inconsistencies and changes when there is a gap in production, or when they change writers, but at times there were inconsistencies within the same story. Also, some of the stories were just ...more
Feb 26, 2015 Jean rated it it was amazing
Perfection. The original spirit of Star-Lord that DnA captured perfectly in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and has been lost post-Thanos Imperative in Bendis' hands. Here is the intelligent, soulful hero, instead of Marvel's current marketing ploy of changing Peter to be a "roguish" Han Solo knock-off that matches their adaptation of the character for the MCU. Look back to this, Marvel, and remember.
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May 13, 2016 Elliot Huxtable rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This really is a manual on how to do the same character fifty different ways. Very different from the Star-Lord of the Silver Screen, this Peter Quill can be brooding, aggressive, and volatile as well as a pacifist, funny and charming. Some really lovely artwork, residually in those stories by Claremont & Zahn.
Stanford's early adventures.

The early adventures of Starlord are true sci-fi fun. It is a shame that the character has been so drastically altered recently since the original is so interesting and entertaining.
May 16, 2016 Jana rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Eh. Actually, I found this rather boring, felt that within the single issues the plot was rather difficult to follow and I didn't like this version of Star-Lord's character.
Mar 09, 2015 Eric rated it really liked it
I like these old collections, they remind me of when I first started reading comics.
The stories in this one overlap a bit, can be a bit campy, but overall tell some great stories.
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Steve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.

He was finally hired away from M
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