Read Legendary Star-Lord, Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries Paco Medina Online


Exploding from the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy! Peter Quill battles the Badoon, saves an orphanage, and still finds time to flirt with the X-Men's Kitty Pryde--all in a day's work for the legendary Star-Lord! But when Peter is captured by a bounty hunter with a strange connection to his past, can the two make amends before he's fed to a giant alien? A Badoon death senExploding from the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy! Peter Quill battles the Badoon, saves an orphanage, and still finds time to flirt with the X-Men's Kitty Pryde--all in a day's work for the legendary Star-Lord! But when Peter is captured by a bounty hunter with a strange connection to his past, can the two make amends before he's fed to a giant alien? A Badoon death sentence isn't exactly Peter's idea of a good time--luckily, he's got an ace up his sleeve. But Star-Lord soon encounters the all-powerful Titan responsible for so much mayhem in his life: Thanos! It's the battle to end all battles! Unless Star-Lord somehow survives--and if he does, the vicious Mister Knife and the ancient cosmic artifact known as the Black Vortex are waiting! Collecting: Legendary Star-Lord 1-5...

Title : Legendary Star-Lord, Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780785191599
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Legendary Star-Lord, Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule Reviews

  • Anne
    2019-03-08 10:19

    Because...OUTER SPACE!Ok, so this was good, but not as cool as I was hoping it would be.This is another solo title that's made up of one & done issues that only loosely interconnect. Which is fine, not everything needs to have a grand story arc. One constant theme is his budding relationship with Kitty Pryde.It was cute, but I can't say that I see it going anywhere.The plot goes a little like this:He saves an orphanage, which lets Humphries insert childhood flashbacks. Saves a Badoon kid, which ties back in to the orphanage issue. Gets caught by multiple bounty hunters, which leads him to find out that he has a {not telling it for yourself}. And finally, tracks down & confronts Thanos, which leads back to the Cancerverse story that you can find in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 4: Original Sin.You're welcome. There was humor, but a lot of the time it felt sort of forced and corny. However, there were enough genuine chuckles for me to want to come back. If the next volume improves just a smidge, I'd be thrilled!

  • Chris
    2019-03-13 12:25

    I should rate this book lower simply for featuring a character called 'Mister Knife', but fortunately Face It, I Rule is enjoyable enough to overlook such a poorly-named villain. Much like Rocket Raccoon's solo outing, Legendary Star-Lord is better than the Guardians Of The Galaxy series it originates from.Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco and David Curiel provide some fantastic art. This is the best Peter Quill has looked since he donned his costume from the film. Speaking of, there's more than a hint of Chris Pratt's performance in his character and mannerisms here. Not all of the jokes and attempted banter are successful though, but the ones that do hit the mark are enough to overlook the occasional gaffe.Most of the stories are done within an issue, even a decent confrontation with Thanos, but the solid cast of characters and build-up to The Black Vortex event in the next volume are done well. Overall, this is a strong start for Legendary Star-Lord that exceeded my expectations. Fun, entertaining and great to look at, Face It, I Rule is worth checking out.

  • Anthony
    2019-03-02 12:16

    Yeah. Okay. This was quite good.There's some cool nods to music (thanks to the awesome GOTG soundtrack) and the Quill/Kitty relationship didn't play out as I thought it would, which was fun. For me, that was the best part of this book. Partly because Kitty is my favourite X-man character.But the bit with Thanos hurt my head a little continuity wise. Cause didn't Bendis do a bit with him and Quill post-Infinity over in Guardians? And when did he get out of that stone 'cell'...Comics are hard work.

  • J
    2019-02-28 09:23

    Overall, it was pretty good. I didn't really enjoy the first two issues in terms of plot or character development, but the last three issues really turned it around. Those issues were enough to make me decide to continue this series in the future.

  • Jesse A
    2019-02-25 14:22

    Pretty fun story with decent enough art.

  • Joseph
    2019-03-16 06:17

    Peter Quill lands in jail (twice), meets his half-sister, and breaks Kitty Pryde's heart, just a weenie-tiny bit. Quill is a cool character. Lots of swagger and boasting. Cocky. Confident. A heart of gold. Not very original, but worth reading about. Some of the charm offensive wears thin after a while, but I did enjoy this enough for a 3 star rating. The art was great and rendered Quill in a very suave manner, yet still retaining his frat boy persona. Nice.This begins the major cross over dealing with the Black Vortex, which apparently crosses over a lot of different series which means it's going to be a pain to read. I'm curious how all the different creative teams work well together telling this story.

  • Sesana
    2019-02-22 13:15

    This was actually pretty fun. Sure, it's hardly deep reading, and some of the humor is kind of cheesy. But it was mostly entertaining, and I liked Peter rather more than I probably should have while reading it. His relationship with Kitty is cute, but it so isn't going anywhere. I mean, come on, no. Still, fun while it lasts. The Thanos faceoff is a bit anticlimatic, but I didn't really expect anything more in a side book like this. I get that Thanos would have kind of been the elephant in the room if not addressed, but I could have done without anyways.

  • Rahmi
    2019-02-22 06:26

    I had a very high expectation for this one but sadly it turned out to be a little boring story. Idk but Star-Lord without the Guardians of Galaxy crew just meh.

  • Aimee Meester
    2019-03-10 10:13

    Do I know what just happened? No. Did I still enjoy it? Yes. (Peter Quill is always a favorite, and this comic was so much fun. Loved the vibe.)

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2019-03-07 06:21

    I checked this out because I was reading The Black Vortex, and fancied a little more backstory, and I certainly got some of that. This is mostly some done-in-one adventures featuring Star-Lord, although issues 1 and 4 especially do tie together. There's an attempt made to reconcile this new 'movie-friendly' portrayal of Star-Lord with the one that went into the Cancerverse and came back, and I'm glad they made the attempt, though the level of success varies.There's not a hell of a lot of substance to this volume outside of the last two issues, with Star-Lord doing what Star-Lord does best whilst Mister Knife (which is still a stupid name for a villain, c'mon) cackles away in the background. There are some nice cameos from Kitty Pryde and Rocket Raccoon, but it's mostly a Star-Lord show, and if you know what you're getting into, you'll likely enjoy this.The artwork on issues 1-3, and 5, is excellent. Paco Medina really manages to make Star-Lord look distinctive without going overboard on the sideburns like other artists seem to do (coughEd McGuinnesscough), and I love the detail that Medina puts into Star-Lord's clothes, they really make a difference. Issue 4 is by Freddie Williams II, and whilst it's not particularly bad, it's easily a step down from Medina, and feels a little rough around the edges.Fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will definitely get what they came for, and whilst more hardcore comic fans might find this a little thin on the ground, it does offer some good links to the Black Vortex story and beyond that makes it worth a look.

  • Gabrielle.
    2019-02-22 08:29

    ''What kind of sister would i be if i let you fall?''''No one calls the guardians of the galaxy krutackers!'' Oh Victoria! Tengo que decir que en el final del primer comic, la primera aparición de Victoria, Ella no me agrado, me molesto el hecho de que J'son haya tenido otro hijo supongo.. Sobre todo porque J'son tampoco me agrada, pero en fin. El comic quedo en una parte en donde deja demasiado, demasiado por saber. Victoria es una de mis badass favoritas de marvel desde ahora.Conozcan a Victoria: :)Merged review: ''-Call me baby boo. Rocket does.-The Raccoon gave you a pet name?''El final.. El final.. Creo que se puede odiar a J-son un poquito más. Excepto que no lo odio, sino no me agrada.

  • Sean Kennedy
    2019-03-19 12:18

    Fun, but Peter Quill by himself is not as compelling a character as Rocket Racoon and Groot. The scenes with his sister were brilliant, though. I really hope she comes back into it.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-11 13:33

    Super fun. Superrad!

  • Galaxy Adventurer
    2019-02-17 08:10

    *3.5 stars*

  • Annie
    2019-02-23 12:23

    3 Sterne sind schon sehr sehr hoch gegriffen.

  • Brian Poole
    2019-02-24 11:36

    Legendary Star-Lord expands the unlikely ascendance of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise quite nicely.Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1: Face It, I Rule finds Peter Quill, the Guardians’ erstwhile leader, facing off with a band of alien Badoon pirates on an orphanage world. Peter’s deposed emperor father had hidden the valuable Mandalay Gem there. The Badoon nab both the gem and Peter, still the subject of a galactic bounty thanks to the mysterious Mister Knife. Peter retrieves the gem and escapes the Badoon, leaving a generous cash haul for the orphanage.Peter next receives the big surprise that he has a half-sister named Victoria. Victoria was also a bastard, but unlike Peter was raised in their father’s kingdom. Since the Emperor’s fall, Victoria has patrolled his former dominions to keep peace. Victoria takes Peter in to collect the bounty. Except the half-siblings pull a double-cross on the bounty administrators, striking a blow against Mister Knife. Peter later wakes in a Badoon jail cell. He escapes, acquiring a sleek, sports-car styled spaceship (complete with sassy A.I. companion Lydia).Armed with the power of the Mandalay Gem, Peter heads to Earth’s moon for a fierce showdown with Thanos. Peter still reels from guilt over the deal he made with Thanos that allowed them both to escape from the Cancer-verse, but the clash ends in a draw. Peter then tracks down information on Mister Knife’s band of brutal mercenaries, the Hatchet Crew, who have acquired a powerful, potentially destructive object: the Black Vortex.Peter’s adventures are adorned with long-distance “holo-dates” with Earth-based Kitty Pryde of the X-Men. After having met during the Shi’ar abduction of young Jean Grey, Peter and Kitty struck up a rather sweet flirtation. Kitty even finds a way to help Peter out of a bind despite being on the other side of the universe.Legendary Star-Lord fits quite nicely into Marvel’s successful (and growing) stable of quirky, character-driven solo series that take a “day in the life” approach to what famous heroes do when they’re not enmeshed in universe-shattering sagas. Writer Sam Humphries does a great job with Peter, striking a nice balance between the goofier Star-Lord familiar to movie fans and the somewhat more serious version that’s been kicking around comics for years. Humphries gives Peter a devilish streak and a way with a smartass quip. But he also finds subtle ways to tease out the burdens weighing on Peter, especially his guilt about the Thanos deal.Humphries creates some intriguing characters and scenarios to surround Peter. The mysterious Mister Knife has a lot of potential as a motivating factor in Peter’s life, and the Hatchet Crew makes effective use of existing Marvel alien species. Victoria is an interesting addition to Peter’s web of allies, and the orphanage crew provides a surprisingly subtle link to Peter’s own past. Humphries handles the Peter/Kitty relationship pretty well, capturing the couple’s playful vibe while not ignoring the limitations and frustrations of a really long distance relationship.Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1: Face It, I Rule is also very friendly to new readers. While past comic book events inform a lot of the action, Humphries provides all the info a comic book novice would need to follow along. And does so without drowning the action in clunky exposition.Paco Medina is on board for most of the art on Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1: Face It, I Rule. His bright, cartoonish, slightly exaggerated style is a good fit for the swashbuckling space action. He displays a lot of imagination on the more outlandish scenarios and alien settings, but also grounds the quieter moments quite effectively. Freddie Williams II steps in for an issue; his style is very similar to Medina’s and the substitution is nearly seamless for readers. Colorist David Curiel does some really nice work, too, using a bright, bold palette that makes the art really pop. He also deploys some cool effects that add a lot of depth and interest to the action.If you’re a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy (movie or comic), you’ll want to check out Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1: Face It, I Rule. It’s a well-produced book that embraces the revived concept of “comics should be fun.”A version of this review originally appeared on

  • Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {Don't do school, and stay in drugs}
    2019-02-18 10:08

    Peter Quill, the self-proclaimed (and intergalactically hailed as, he'll remind you) 'Legendary Star-Lord', gallivants around the galaxy, kicking ass and taking names, all the while in pursuit of Thanos, alien warlord.Having recently acquired the Mandalay crystal, not only the toughest mineral in the galaxy but also a bona fide superweapon, Star-Lord might be on the right track.As he beats down orphanage robbers, (freaking orphanage robbers... ) breaks out of not one but two jail cells, has a mini-family reunion with the daughter of Emperor J-Son of the Spartax, his half-sister, binge-drinks with a horse-alien warrior and continuously misses dates with Kitty Pryde, (yep, that's a thing. Kinda cute) a shadowy villain known only as Mr. Knife pursues our space knight, gathering an army as he goes.The legendary Star-Lord finally comes face-to-ugly purple face with Thanos and their fight..."I'm gonna make you pay for every person you murdered, every war you instigated, every planet you- Uh...." THWAKProbably could've gone better.All of this and more in Sam Humphries' Legendary Star-Lord!Not bad. Endearing story that's worth a few laughs.As far as continuing the series, I would, but first I must get off my lazy ass and continue with Brian Michael Bendis's Guardians of the Galaxy, as Legendary Star-Lord spins off from it. So yes, I'll be continuing...At some point.Something about Star-Lord singing along to the Aquabats just kinda tickled my fancy.Art specsIssues one, two, three and five featured the art of Paco Medina. Yes, okay, I just wanted to add that picture of Rocket. Don't judge me.Ehhhh. Your generic post-2000's style, nothing special. It's not offensive to the eyes, I don't hate it.Also wasn't eye candy, either.Now, issue four, illustrated by Freddie Williams II....It may not be the best comic book art you've ever seen, but it was original, at least. I mean, sure, Star-Lord kinda looks like Chris Pratt, but like I said, still not bad.Looks like Williams II does more art in vol. 2, which is a definite point in their favor.

  • Grace
    2019-02-26 13:26

    Actual Rating 4.25 out of 5 stars.If the title doesn't make you want to read this, I honestly don't know what will.I'm so happy this is comic was the first take on Star Lord that I got to read.DANG!I LOVED THIS!I should go into some PROs and CONs now.PROs:- Star Lord is a protagonist that you can never get bored or tired of. His witty dialogue and sassy humour just makes his bad ass self even more awesome to read about.- The art style was very well done and complemented the story nicely.- There was a bit of family reunion in here. I loved that!- There was a scene where he went up against Thanos, OH BOY I WAS FREAKING OUT ON THE TRAIN WHEN I WAS READING IT! (I was also listening to "Until Dawn" by Jaegar. I felt like I was watching a movie at the time)- Overall, I'm happy that we got to see Peter Quill's side of the galaxy when the rest of the guardians aren't around.CONs:- Some issues were great while others were just okay. I found #1 to be good for the world building, I found #2 and #4 freaking awesome! But I found that #3 and #5 were just meh for me.Once my library gets the next issue in this series, I will definitely continue on.This was a decent to the series!

  • David
    2019-03-09 14:15

    Good fun, fit for fans of the film. Peter finds a Celestial gem that has the power to defeat Thanos, who he fights,solo, and ends up throwing it away. Ugh. What? What the hell? Also, he wants to fight Thanos on his own, when his best buddy, Drax lives singularly only to kill Thanos? Again. Say what? Pretty dumb. Makes no sense. Did Humphries go to work high or something? Did he no research about these characters? And why do they have Peter getting involved with Kitty? Why does Marvel pair everyONE with Kitty Pryde?! It's like she's the only dating female in Marvel U. Whatever happened to her and Colossus? Now, those two should be the couple. That's been going on for decades. Kitty, dump this Peter and go back to your real true love, the other Peter. And I don't mean that Parker boy.

  • Anchorpete
    2019-03-15 13:15

    Face it, this book rules.The Guardians are here to stay, and most of that is due to Chris Pratt's portrayal of Star-Lord. Ever since Bendis took over writing the Guardians book, Star-Lord has been his Chris Pratt version. The Abnett and Lanning Star-Lord was a joker as well, and came up with most of his plans by the seat of his pants, but he was far more neurotic of a character.The Star-Lord in this book is the Space Cowboy we have grown to love in the past few years. Each issue in this trade is a stand alone story, yet it all ties together rather nicely. I really love the long distance relationship Peter Quill has with Kitty Pryde. The Artwork in this book is great, too. I am hoping Star-Lord returns in another trade, at my local library.

  • Lesley
    2019-02-19 09:18

    I thought this was alright. The story picks up with Star-Lord traipsing the Galaxy, getting into trouble. The main premise is around this Mr Knife character that's after Peter for who knows what reason, and the rest of every issue is just dedicated to this adventure or that adventure with this random character or that random character. Towards issue five things started to get more heavily focused on the main storyline, what with the introduction of the Black Vortex. But I really didn't like not knowing where most of these events even took place in the whole grand scheme of things, and I really didn't like feeling like I was just reading a smorgasbord of ideas all smushed into one.

  • Joe
    2019-03-14 10:24

    I wasn't sure if I was gonna pick this one up again but just like that they got me hooked.Merged review:Nice can't wait till next issue.Too excited for Mr Knife.Merged review:Getting to see Star Lord sing The Aquabats in a spaceship get away actually made this worth the three phone calls and two comic book store trips i had to make to obtain it. But seriously were's all that Mr.Knife I thought I was getting Marvel haha? Oh well I'll wait till next month.Merged review:I'm totally digging the Legendary Star Lord

  • Natalie
    2019-03-18 11:25

    Well, this is a very likable book but it is sort of meandering. The story is definitely ongoing at the end of the book, so this one really seems to be a prelude. I like it a lot but it isn't really a self contained story and if you're looking for that you're liable to be disappointed. Kitty Pryde shows up in pretty regularly in this.

  • Stewart Tame
    2019-03-20 13:27

    This was a lovely romp! Humphries has a good handle on Peter Quill's character. The book is a lovely combination of action and humor reminiscent of Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat books or Walter Jon Williams' tales of Drake Maijstral. Star-Lord is a lovable rogue in the classic tradition. I am unquestionably looking forward to volume 2, especially as this ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.

  • Sarah Starkiller
    2019-03-08 08:08

    Really fun read! It is a truly new reader friendly collection. Definitely geared towards fans of the movie. It's action packed and very funny. I'll definitely continue to read Humphries take on Star Lord. Also, side note, I like his emphasis on the character of Peter Quill. Humphries does an excellent job at humanizing a type of "larger than life" hero.

  • Jim
    2019-02-18 08:23

    I didn't even realize there was a Star-Lord comic. To be honest, I like the interplay of the team more than I like them going solo. That being said, this was an interesting comic full of some twists and some laughs. I'll keep reading.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-12 06:26

    This was relatively amusing, and basically Star-Lord is Marvel Universe's version of Han Solo. He's charming, roguish, and has weird musical taste (okay, so not sure what kind of music Han likes, but whatevs).I had fun reading this, but nothing was really mind-blowing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Hannah Heath
    2019-03-11 12:10

    Fun comic! The humor was a bit cheesy and the Thanos bit felt kind of weird. Very anticlimactic. The art was good, though, and the storyline was solid, though not very original. Star-Lord was perfectly characterized, so it earns 3 stars.

  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    2019-02-27 09:20

    Not bad. Not great, but definitely not bad. Kind of run of the mill, really. However, I ship StarLord and Kitty Pryde. I ship them so hard.

  • Elena
    2019-03-13 10:31