LEGENDARY STAR-LORD MAGAZINE
Exploding from the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save 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
Exploding from the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save 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? Sharing a Badoon jail cell with a criminal and a child isn't exactly Peter's idea of a good time...luckily, he's got an ace named Kitty 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, but can Star-Lord possibly get out alive?
Star-Lord continued to appear in Marvel Preview, with writer Chris Claremont revamping the character and using science fiction adventure stories like the Heinlein juveniles for inspiration. Heinlein's lawyers threatened legal action over the cover to Marvel Preview #11, which featured a blurb that described the content as "a novel-length science fiction spectacular in the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein", leading to the issue being pulled and reprinted.
The story in #11 was the first teaming of the celebrated X-Men creative trio of writer Chris Claremont, penciler John Byrne, and inker Terry Austin. Star-Lord made sporadic appearances over the next few years in the titles Marvel Super Special, Marvel Spotlight, and Marvel Premiere. The Marvel Spotlight installments, which were Star-Lord's first appearance in a traditional comic book format, served to consolidate the separate but complementary origin stories from his two appearances in Marvel Preview. In February 1982, a color reprint of the black-and-white Star-Lord story from Marvel Preview #11 was published with a new framing sequence by Claremont and artist Michael Golden.