Set to be officially announced at C2E2 in just a few hours, Marvel Comics (via MTV) have revealed that the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, will be getting his very own comic series. To be written by Uncanny X-Force scribe Sam Humphries with art by Deadpool's Paco Medina, Legendary Star-Lord will spin-out of the events of the ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy series and carry over quite a few storylines, namely Peter Quill's relationship with both his father and his latest romantic interest, Kitty Pryde.
"He's a charming motherf–ker!" Humphries said about the character. "He's a down-to-Earth individual. Everyone has a friend like Peter Quill. He's cocky, he's arrogant, but he's always got your back….Peter sees himself as a legend because he can fly fast, and shoot fast, and flirt fast, but what really makes someone a legend are things buried in yourself that you didn't know you had."
Humphries compares his take on the book, the first ongoing series dedicated solely to Star-Lord, to that of a western or heist story, saying: "outer reaches of the universe from a ground-level perspective. It's about con jobs, chasing the gold, and settling old scores."
Legendary Star-Lord #1 will hit comic store shelves in July, just in time for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1.
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