Star-Lord: Guardian of the Galaxy Paperback – 22 Jul 2014
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About the Author
Steve Englehart is best known for writing for such comics series as Spider-Man, Captain America, Superman, The Fantastic Four, and Batman for DC and Marvel Comics, and for his novels The Point Man, The Long Man and The Plain Man. He has been named Favorite Writer at the Eagle Awards, and has also won an Inkpot Award for his comics work. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is currently working on a new Max August novel.
Timothy Zahn is a "New York Times" bestselling science fiction author of more than forty novels, as well as many novellas and short stories. Best known for his contributions to the expanded Star Wars universe of books, including the Thrawn trilogy, Zahn won a 1984 Hugo Award for his novella Cascade Point"." He also wrote the Cobra series, the Blackcollar series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series, whose first novel, "Dragon and Thief", ""was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Zahn currently resides in Oregon with his family.
John Byrne is distinguished professor of energy and climate policy and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) at the University of Delaware. He is also chairman of the board of the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment. He has contributed since 1992 to Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the panel's authors. He is editor of Transaction's book series Energy and Environmental Policy.
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The Star Lord of this book may be called Peter Jason Quill, but his origin story and subsequent adventures are not quite the same as the modern comic run or film universe. This here is a collection of sci fi graphic novels from the silver age of comics and whilst they are very good, they don't feature the actual guardians of the galaxy, just Star Lord. So buyer beware, if you're buying this for a younger reader they may find it a bit too unfamiliar for them to enjoy it.
That said, this is a great collection of well drawn well written comics that anyone with a penchant for sci fi stories can enjoy and get into. It follows the solo adventures of Star Lord as he happens upon invasions, assassinations and other acts of injustice across the galaxy that he intervenes in. Helped by his companion "Ship", a sentient space ship that he is psychically linked with, he gets involved in sword fights, space battles, saves primitive or peaceful planets from destruction and gets a little bit Captain Kirk with some of the alien damsels in distress he runs into.
I haven't quite finished it yet but I've read enough to feel I can give it a solid review. Just don't expect 'Guardians of the Galaxy' style art or stories, this is a solo outing for Star Lord reminiscent of Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon, so older readers may find a lot of nostalgia here, but younger readers enamored with the new Guardians of the Galaxy would be better reading the works of Dan Abnett or Brian Michael Bendis.