Wastelanders: Star-Lord #1

Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Brent Peeples Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
5.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The legendary STAR-LORD has fallen on hard times. With the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY disbanded, PETER QUILL returned to Earth to find it a wasteland unlike anything he's seen across the stars-heroes dead, villains in power. While he's taken out one threat, others remain in the Wastelands, and Star-Lord's own desire to assuage his guilt for being off-world during the calamity will land him right in the middle of another! Will Quill overcome the MYSTERIOUS FORCE waiting for him at the site of his lost love's death? Or is she not really dead at all...?

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 29, 2021

    It's almost too bad Wastelanders: Star-Lord didn't come out before Christmas since it has a Ghost of Christmas Past vibe to it. Star-Lord must encounter some old but familiar faces and must reflect on what happened. The self-discovery he goes through is a nice reminder as we close out 2021 with heavy hearts we must carry on with our lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 2, 2022

    Overall, Wastelanders: Star-Lord #1 is the best of the Wastelanders one-shots so far. The story by Douek is bittersweet and satisfying. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that those of us who suffer from PTSD will more than identify with. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Dec 30, 2021

    This issue deals with important themes but fails in its execution. There just isn't enough of the battle with shadow king to make the conflict seem worthwhile. Ultimately Starlord's is able to get through his guilt. But it feels like a false exercise as it is entirely a strategy by Shadow King rather than Starlord truly dealing with his own feelings about the actual heroes that passed. It is very similar to what was done way too many times in DC's Blackest Night crossover. Having a villain simply try and fail to make a hero feel guilty does not matter if readers don't feel the emotional turmoil of the hero. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 29, 2021

    It's an astonishingly brazen cash grab as the corpse of Old Man Logan continues to take a beating. Read Full Review

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