Star-Lord #1
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Star-Lord #1

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Before Peter Quill traversed the universe, before he was a Guardian, before he was Star-Lord, he astronaut! Well, at least, he wanted to be. But as NASA's biggest burn-out, it looked like the once and future Star-Lord was destined to stay grounded on Earth forever. However, with his burning desire for vengeance, his expert spacecraft knowhow, and his distinct lack of scruples, odds are he won't be on Earth much longer. See how Marvel's scoundrel of the spaceways discovered the galaxy he was destined to guard!
Rated T

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Nov 20, 2015

    Humphries has a unique angle on Star-Lord " Garron's art is lovely. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 18, 2015

    The comic is fun. There's not much to knock it for. It presents Peter as a bit of a hothead stereotype, and also an earlier time in the Marvel U. The action is solid with a nice chase scene. The comic is entertaining that kicks things off. Hopefully it'll be able to sustain that youthful energy, as it's one of the best things about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Nov 19, 2015

    While some of the story-beats will seem familiar to certain comic and science fiction fans, I would still recommend STAR-LORD #1 as a book worth checking out, especially for fans of Sam Humphries' previous work with the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 19, 2015

    The story itself is comfortable with the clichs in plays. Quill's orphaned origin comes complete with a harried caretaker who can't give the young man anymore chances. A scene in which Quill proves himself to be the smartest guy in the room from the position of a janitor reads like a poor man's Good Will Hunting. Humphries is telling this story in broad strokes that may not drive fans of the character away, but certainly won't earn him any new ones either. Where Star-Lord goes next will be the most interesting part of the series. The first issue is buried in an origin that, while nicely simplified is also rote, but what happens in space after this may give it the speed it needs to really take off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 19, 2015

    Throughout his run on The Legendary Star-Lord, Sam Humphries proved he was able to balance the affable jokester with the cocky hotshot, making for an endearing sort of rapscallion. That same endearment isn't quite so prevalent early in his latest origin heavy go-round, as the quick deluge of growing pains the younger Quill is put through don't completely equate to an engaging lead. If anything, the bulk of the first issue reads like a checklist run-through of establishing characteristics. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 20, 2015

    While I enjoyed this issue, I do think that if this origin tale is going to hit all the typical beats, it might struggle to elevate the character beyond standard fare. However, its energy and sense of derring-do is a big selling point, and should satisfy fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 23, 2015

    The Year One treatment feels novel here, with both art and story working together to show us an almost entirely unlikable character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 19, 2015

    Unlike many of the post-Secret Wars reboots, Sam Humphries' Star-Lord is quite literally a new beginning. Which is actually part of the problem here, in a tale that updates (or perhaps retcons) the story from 1976's Marvel Preview #4. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CrazyLovelyMe Nov 19, 2015

    This issue was a nice introduction to Peter Quill. Humphries gives the audience a brief overview of Peter's beginnings and explains a little bit of where he's trying to go. Peter's energetic and arrogant-ish personality was represented well, along with his temper.

    Aside from watching Guardians of the Galaxy, I don't know much else about Star-Lord and really enjoyed this first issue.

    I also enjoyed Garron's artwork and felt it went well with the writing - vibrant colors and crisp lines.

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers Nov 19, 2015

    Another blast.

  • 7.0
    RustonLF Nov 20, 2015

    Star-Lord #1 really starts from the beginning, with his childhood after his mother is killed. From there we are given the story for how Peter ended up in space. While it was a joy to watch where Peter started out, the book didn't leave me amazed. If you are not a big fan of the character then you will not find anything here that sets this comic apart. It does provide a nice starting point so I am looking forward to the next issue so I can see where the story goes. The art is pretty solid and fits well with the tone. If you are a fan of Peter Quill then I would say this is worth the read.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jan 10, 2016

    A fun issue, probably not realistic that someone with no training could pilot and troubleshoot better than professionals, but I guess this is Peter Quill we're talking about here.

  • 9.0
    Uldogi Nov 19, 2015

  • 8.0
    eVanDiesel Nov 20, 2015

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 21, 2015

  • 6.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 18, 2015

  • 3.0
    Ordinary Joe Nov 27, 2015

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