Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Comic Review: Legendary Star-Lord #6

Well this issue answers the eternal question: what can go wrong on a date when you've angered the leader of a group called the Slaughter Squad?

Heading out to the space opera with long-distance (you know hologram) girlfriend Kitty Pryde, Peter Quill suddenly finds there is more than just crowded restaurants to deal with as the Squad pursues him, ultimately leading to his capture and the revelation of the mysterious Mr. Knife. But hell hath no fury like a X-Man scorned, so Kitty heads off to rescue her man. Oh and a familiar Avenger cameos...

Filled with enough humor to make Christopher Nolan fans blanch, Sam Humphries has a ball with this issue, from Quill's unease to dating (plus his powdered blue prom tux) to the constant arrival of the Squad causing one problem after another, I don't want to say too much to maintain the fun and surprise but it provides the "comic" and that is always welcome in the too serious realm of comic books today.

Paco Medina's pencils help provide that, capturing the humor and adventure with skill and a tongue in cheek style that accommodates Humphries' story. Again can't think of much to say except a big thumbs up.

Fans of the series will enjoy the romp while those who demand serious brooding dramatics might want to steer clear. Until next time guys and girls.

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