When I heard Peter Quill was getting his own series I thought it a bit odd (even with the ramp-up you’d expect with the new Guardians of the Galaxy hitting theaters in less than a month). For me Star-Lord has always been a character who has worked best in a group setting. Amping up his smarmy charm here to match what we’ve seen of Chris Pratt in the film’s trailers, Legendary Star-Lord #1 works as a reintroduction to the character for both new and established audiences alike.
The story showcases the character’s noble intentions that often come off less than heroic (such as Star-Lord getting himself captured while apparently robbing an orphanage). While a prisoner of the Badoon, before making his escape thanks to his rocket boots and trusty element gun, he takes the time to have a holo-date with Kitty Pryde.
The comic ends with the reason for his new trinket and a new frenemy which suggest where the comic may take our hero (although it’s pretty vague about when this adventure takes place or the whereabouts of the rest of the Guardians). Worth a look.