Star-Lord #1
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Star-Lord #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
8.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he's been away a LONG time. How does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose CV mostly consists of "guarding the galaxy"? One thing is certain, Earth has a new guardian. Also, a new bartender.
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Dec 21, 2016

    So yeah, I am all in for this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I can't wait for next month's installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 23, 2016

    We can tell there's more on the horizon for Quill as well as his past coming into play. There's remnants from the previous Guardians series that will be addressed this series, which appears evident. This is a good creative team to display Quill out of his comfort zone and dealing with what threats may come. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Dec 22, 2016

    I really dug this as a start to a new series. Focusing on the small stuff and giving us a character in a more relatable environment helps make them more human and gives a surprising weight to the situation whenthings do go to hell. The writing and art team have also got off to a promising start and I'm looking forward to the rest of the work they can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Dec 22, 2016

    I hate to be negative, but Star-Lord #1 launching this week alongside Gamora #1 (with Rocket Raccoon #1 coming next week) has me thinking this might be a finite adventure disguised as an ongoing. After all, were six months away from the second Guardians of the Galaxy feature film, which would be a perfect time to launch a series reuniting everyones favorite misfit losers in space, right? Well have to see what happens together, but for now, Zdarsky, Anka, Wilson, and Petit are doing a fine job providing interstitial entertainment with Peter Quill in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 21, 2016

    Star-Lord#1 is a goofy good time with a touch of infinite sadness from an all-star creative team of Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka, and Matthew Wilson that is worth picking up even if you haven't read aGuardians-related comic in over a year like yours truly. It will be amusing to see how Peter Quill “fits in” on Earth as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 21, 2016

    The new Star-Lord series doesn't offer much in the way of cosmic spectacle. Instead, character drama is the focus as the new creative team explore a Peter Quill who finds himself marooned on Earth. It's an unusual story direction, but one that makes for a very enjoyable first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 26, 2016

    Marvel has been spot on with these number one issues, I am just hoping they can keep up the good work on this story. I honestly didn't know what I was walking into when I started reading this book seeing as I really had no history with the character but all in all I really liked the story, even though it started off slow I really enjoyed the humor that was in it. The art was enjoyable, and the ending left you ready for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 21, 2016

    Peter Quill has been known as the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the prince of Spartax, but Star-Lord #1 gives him a new role: a regular joe. The droll, but heartfelt voice that served Chip Zdarsky so well during Howard the Duck finds a new home with the earthly exploits of Peter Quill, another castaway from the stars. Along with the vibrant colors of Matthew Wilson and the sharply handsome pencils of Kris Anka Star-Lord #1 stands as a quirky slice of life in the day to day Marvel Universe starring a guy from the actual universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 22, 2016

    All of this means that Star-Lord has a strong foundation, is within the creative team's wheelhouse and doesn't suggest they'll be going back over already covered ground. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Dec 26, 2016

    Overall, while it's easier to focus on what I didn't like about this book, I still did end up enjoying this debut a good bit. Marvel's hipster indie chic is starting to wear itself thin with me, especially when it seems to be limiting its highly talented creators, but I can't deny this book's immediate charm. If Zdarsky and Anka get to do their own thing and take things up a step after this arc, then this book could be something truly special. If it continues to wade around in tried and tested formula though, then I can't see myself sticking around for long. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 21, 2016

    Overall this first issue is a little bit shaky but was still pretty fun. I hope this finds it's groove soon because Peter is such a fun character and has proven in the past to be able to hold a solo series. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 22, 2016

    We're not entirely impressed and sold as of yet, we're sure Star-Lord would be more fun in space causing havoc. Being stuck on Earth is a twist for the character, but it's yet to bring out the best in him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 21, 2016

    Despite the fact that the first issue is stuck in the confines of a premise devoid of logic and features another hero acting slightly out-of-character, I can't help but see the potential and beautiful artwork in Star-Lord amounting to a solid series in either the next issue or in the immediate future. Read Full Review

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