Star-Lord's World Just Turned Upside Down
Spoiler alert! In today's 'Old Man Quill' #7, major changes come to the world of the Guardians of the Galaxy...
We’ll be recapping the issue (as well as the ones that preceded it) below, so be warned that major plot spoilers will abound!
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? After making a major tactical mistake in his fight against the Church of Universal Truth, Peter Quill (AKA Star-Lord) lost his family as well as his home planet of Spartax.
"The idea of having the other Guardians being dead and just figments of Star-Lord's imagination came to us before we launched the first issue and well after my initial pitch," explains the delightfully sinister scribe. "It was honed over dinner with editor Mark Basso and artist Robert Gill. That we got so excited about the premise made us hope that readers would, too. A team book that turned out to be a solo book!
"To make it work, we took great pains to make sure all the team action scenes revolved around Peter in the resolution, so even when say Rocket shoots his gun at Pulsar, Peter is in the frame with a gun. Gill, a genius despite his Boston sports allegiances, and Basso and assistant editor Martin Biro went to great pains to make it work visually and in the story. We breadcrumbed clues without making it too obvious: All the supporting characters, for example, only acknowledge Peter when they're talking. Anytime he vaguely starts to remember "the message," his anxiety resurfaces.
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