Title: Legendary Star-Lord Vol.1: Face it, I Rule
Author: Sam Humphries
Original Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Original Price: $16.99 (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 112
Starkiller Rating: ★★★★✫
Quick Synopsis: A collection of issues 1-5 of Marvel NOW!’s Legendary Star-Lord.
Like a lot of you out there, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and wanted to know more about these fun characters. So, of course, I went to the local Barnes & Noble and grabbed a couple TPB (trade paperbacks). For those of you who do not know what a TPB is, it is a collection of usually 5-6 single issue comics. These single issue comics (depending on the series) are released either weekly, bi-monthy, or monthly. Depending on when the singles come out, a TPB will follow, collecting the first 5-6 issues. People sometimes confuse TPB for Graphic Novels but they are quite different. Graphic Novels are actually a stand alone story that is not necessarily following any one story arc.
Ok, I went off on a bit of a tangent there…but it’s useful information if you need it, haha. But back to the review.
I love Star Lord and his ability to get caught. It makes him so much more realistic. This might be a dumb thing to say considering this book is about aliens and outer space and all that but it’s true. In this series it could be so easy to make Star Lord this unstopable character but instead he is depicted like a relatively normal human who makes mistakes and gets himself into sticky situations. Humphries does an excellent job at humanizing Star Lord by focusing a great deal on the character of Peter Quill rather than the Star Lord. It’s fantastic in all honesty.
The writing was very funny and easy to read. These stories were very new reader friendly. I did not find myself lost at any point. I will add though, that, like earlier stated, I had seen the movie first. That would probably be the only precursor to this book, as it does deal with some characters from the movie. The art is also really wonderful. It is a very typical style in comic books, with very popping colorful panels.
I would definitely recommend this to every fan of the film or anybody curious about Star Lord.
My only real complaint is there’s no ROCKET RACCOON! But, this is a Star Lord book, so it makes sense.