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Issue by Issue – Legendary Star-Lord #4

Writer – Sam Humphries
Artist – Freddie Williams II
Colours – David Curiel
Letters – Joe Caramagna

Heading home to Earth one day, Star-Lord decides to have a chat with Thanos. Maybe chat is too strong a word as knock-down, drag-out fight would be a far more suitable term for what takes place. This issue continues from the last but also spins out of the Guardians of the Galaxy title written by Brian Michael Bendis which was currently in the midst of chronicling what went on in the Cancerverse around the time of this book’s release. Whatever deal it is that Star-Lord and Thanos made has not been revealed as of yet, but that does not stop everyone’s hero from trying to take out the Mad Titan once and for all. Sam Humphries does a great job of having Peter Quill get all serious about the issue, at least for the most part. Even in the course of the battle, Peter manages to get out at least one quip, most likely unable to help himself or to cover the very real fright he probably felt in facing one of the universe’s greatest monsters. There is even a little movement on the girlfriend front with Kitty Pryde making another appearance in the book, though she is not around for long. One little problem with this book is trying to fit it into all of the ongoing plot threads within the Marvel Universe of the time. If Thanos is up on the moon and flying around space, then how is he currently destroying planets with The Cabal? And while the book has been an entertaining read, a little more substance would be appreciated. A wise-cracking hero going here and there and doing whatever is fine, but readers already have that in Spider-Man and Nova, as well as a little in Daredevil, Hawkeye and Iron Man. Yes, some more than others and to varying degrees, but it would be great to see something done with the man that readers do not see in other books. This is still a good title and Humphries is a fantastic writer, so hopefully, he gives the hero a little something to do instead of just getting into trouble. With some great artwork from Freddie Williams III to top it all off, Legendary Star-Lord continues to be a very fun read.

4 out of 5

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