Issue by Issue – Legendary Star-Lord #8

Writer – Sam Humphries
Artists – Freddie Williams, Paco Diaz
Colours – David Curiel
Letters – Joe Caramagna

After the big reveal of Mister Knife being Star-Lord’s dad and Peter’s rescue at the hands of his girlfriend, Kitty Pryde, the two find themselves with a little downtime and a little awkwardness. This is due in part to the fact that Peter wants Kitty to stay with him in space doing space things while Kitty would rather be on Earth and that ultimately, actually hanging out in person is just a little bit different than dating as holograms. Elsewhere, Mister Knife is negotiating with Thane, the son of Thanos, to join his team of baddies in a lead-in tale to the Black Vortex crossover. Sam Humphries continues to deliver some great stories involving everyone’s favourite galactic hero including this one that sees Peter and Kitty trying to define their relationship now that they find themselves face to face. There are some things she does not like about him, mainly the thieving and stealing and pilfering and so forth, but as the story progresses, she finds that not everything about Peter is exactly what it seems. On the other hand, Peter’s dad is everything that he seems to be – manipulative, conniving and self-serving, to say the least. J’son does what he wants to do when he wants to, despite the consequences and there is nothing and nobody that will ever make him change. It is fun watching J’son/Mister Knife try and convince Thane to join him, promising him the power to face his father, Thanos, should he come looking for revenge for his imprisonment. The lengths Knife will go to, that being the lying and scheming, have no limits as does his thirst for power and Thane is just another means to an end. With a lot of humour to balance out the drama of the two young lovers, this book is always a lot of fun and with Humphries at the helm, it can be sure to remain so. How it comes out the other side of the Black Vortex remains to be seen but as long as the quality remains, it should be quite interesting indeed.

4 out of 5

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