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Issue by Issue – Legendary Star-Lord #2

Writer – Sam Humphries
Artist – Paco Medina
Inker – Juan Vlasco
Colours – David Curiel
Leters – Joe Caramagna

So Peter is in trouble once again. When is he not? This time he has been caught, not in the act but captured by his half-sister, Princess Victoria. Of course, Peter is wondering why she would do such a thing and so she tells him that because of his confrontation with J’son, the Spartax empire is in disarray and she needs funding to keep the soldiers loyal and have what peace there is, be maintained. That funding will come from the bounty on his head. Peter obviously does not like the sound of that idea one little bit, so he decides to convince her, and it does take some convincing, to team up with him and rob the Viderdoom and Mister Knife of all their assets. Also, it allows him to live and be on his way once more to do whatever it is he so pleases. So it looks like a win for him, a win for her and a win for the Spartax people. Things go almost to plan and after all is said and done, Peter also manages to make a new enemy and when does he not? Even though it is only two issues in, Sam Humphries has really nailed down the personality of Peter Quill’s character. He has those carefree aspects that Bendis has been writing into him in his Guardians run along with some of the Abnett and Lanning seriousness to balance it out and all the fun of the movies to really bring it home. The story does mirror the events as portrayed in the ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy title which was running at the same time and that is a good thing, but at the same time does not take itself too seriously with the subject matter, being quite light-hearted and humourous, far more so than that aforementioned book. The artwork by Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco and David Curiel is detailed and sharp, clean and bright and really makes the book come alive. It might be only two issues in, but this book has become a great addition to the Marvel library and this character’s history.

4 out of 5

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