Saturday, August 9, 2014

Legendary Star-Lord #2

   Despite the title of this comic - The Legendary Star-Lord - the character has been largely unknown - at least until last week.

   Of course, thanks to the hit Guardians of the Galaxy film (which you really should see), Peter Quill is suddenly a household name, and has his own series.

   And writer Sam Humphries does a good job of capturing the "voice" of the character, making him more like the rogue featured in the film, with a smart-aleck edge.

   Quill is dealing with family issues here (of a sort), as his step-sister captures him with the goal of cashing in the bounty on his head.

   But the visit to the home of the bounty hunters doesn't go according to schedule, as plots are hatched and crosses are doubled (so to speak).

   The art by Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco is quite good, with expressive characters and cosmic settings.

   I'm enjoying this comic, but I can't say it's at the top of my reading list. It's fun, but the stories so far (both of them) have been mostly on a small scale - we expect bigger things from a movie star and a cosmic hero.

Grade: B+


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