Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Release Date: 3rd September 2014
If you’re anything like me, you grew up with a steady stream of Joss Whedon and Star Wars. Sam Humphries seems to perfectly encapsulate both of these, with Peter Quill seeming more like an amalgam of Han Solo and Mal Reynolds. While I’m sure there are fanboys/girls who aren’t enjoying this new Quill who is very different from the DnA version many of us are used to, it still doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a damn fine book.
We find ourselves opening with Quill being stuck in yet another jail cell, this time from the Badoon. He doesn’t remain there for long, however, as a trope heavy escape ensues. With witty one liners, set pieces and a cutesy side kick, this isn’t the Quill I’m used to, but I challenge anyone not to be excited and warmed to this new take on the character by the end of this issue.
As always, Medina’s work is flawless – like, actually perfect. From the flow of the panels, to the expressiveness of his characters, the mix of cartoony/stylish are down to an artform.
From a guitar wielding Rocket to a glorious nod to a certain movie/peanut butter jelly time, this book is ridiculously good fun and a very pleasant change to whatever seems to be going on in the main GoTG book
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