27 February 2013 11:36 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

This is the lead-in to Marvel’s relaunch of Guardians of the Galaxy next month, giving you the background to Peter Quill aka Star Lord, the leader of the team unofficially billed as the “Cosmic Avengers” (which might explain why Marvel chose to turn them into a movie).

Brian Michael Bendis does a fine job of introducing the character starting with Quill’s parentage. J’son of Spartax, Peter’s father, is an alien king, who looks like a cross between Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, and who is caught up in an intergalactic war. Wounded, J’son’s ship crash-lands in Colorado where he meets Meredith Quill, a woman who lives alone in a house 22 miles from nowhere whose profession remains a mystery. Nevertheless, the two hook up, J’son eventually fixes up his ship and heads back to the war leaving Meredith alone once again – but this time with a child to rear! »

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