Old Man Quill #1
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Old Man Quill #1

Writer: Ethan Sacks Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Meet Peter Quill. He used to be Star-Lord - you know, the legendary outlaw - but it's been quite some time since he's gone by that name. Taking over for his father as the Emperor of Spartax, Quill put the life of spacefaring adventure behind him for one of leadership and responsibility. Quill grew up. But things didn't go as planned. Decades have passed, and Peter is haunted by tragedy. Down and out, Quill's existence means nothing...until the former GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY drag Peter out of his funk for one last mission! The heist of a lifetime - and Quill's harrowing quest for more

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 10, 2019

    I'm cautiously optimistic about this series but I've been hurt before, so I'm playing the next couple by ear to see how I like the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 9, 2019

    Sacks and company have an interesting opportunity here. The plot structure of the first issue seems to suggest that Quill, Rocket and the rest of the group have been through a LOT since they were last together. If Sacks can tap into the unique dynamic of a group of people working together for the first time in ages to save the galaxy, the next 11 issues could be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 6, 2019

    This issue is a superb introduction for what's to come and it shows incredible promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 5, 2019

    With an immediate effect that these creators care about this world and the characters in it more than just cashing in on the "old man" craze, Old Man Quill succeeds in introducing a fun and frightening new paradigm for Peter Quill's kooky space-faring world, scars and all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Feb 12, 2019

    I have been anticipating this title since it was announced months ago, and I could not be further from disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Feb 9, 2019

    Overall, Old Man Quill does a pretty good job of picking up the tone established throughout the line of the other ‘Old Man Universe' line of books. While I'm very interested in continuing this story going forward, a negative, of the first issue at least, is it didn't do a whole lot to establish itself as something completely different from what we've seen Star Lord (Quill) or the other ‘Old Man' books do before. Hopefully meeting up with certain old friends doesn't hinder the experience going forward, as some solid art, and enough intrigue in the story make this recommendable for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Feb 6, 2019

    Old Man Quill (2019-) #1 sees Old Man Peter Quill team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy for one final mission. The art and character designs are great. The story is a little lacking, but leaves enough to keep you hooked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 8, 2019

    The literal crash-landing of an ending brings the series smack-bang into the rest of the "Old Man" universe, and it's more the potential of a second issue than anything here that is likely to bring us back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Feb 5, 2019

    Another trip to the Wastelands makes for an exciting premise, this opening chapter may lack a detailed script but more than makes up for it in character. Also there will be DOOM and you can never go wrong with Dr. D. That Mt. Doommore was a glorious and promising sight. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Craig Feb 11, 2019

    Die-hard "Guardians" fans will likely get the most out of this issue, which delivers some good moments but falls short of truly compelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 6, 2019

    Although its initial scenes are packed with promise and novelty, Old Man Quill #1 takes a turn in its final act and unexpectedly points the story in an all-too-familiar direction. It's bolstered by strong visuals and it will doubtless get back to cosmic dystopia content eventually, but the short-term prospects sparked by the detour are dim. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 6, 2019

    “Something good, something bad, or a bit of both?” Old Man Quill #1 winds up being the latter option. Though writer Ethan Sacks gets the tragedy of the line and the character of Quill, the plot of his first issue leaves something to be desired, though the potential could reveal itself in the next issue. Couple that with the dynamic, but distant artwork of Robert Gill and Andres Mossa and, unfortunately, things don’t really pull up too well especially for a first issue. As it stands, Old Man Quill #1 is an “Old Man” tale for completists only. Read Full Review

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