The stirring story of Star-Lord begins here! Before Peter Quill traversed the universe, before he was a Guardian, before he was legendary, he was...an astronaut! Well, at least, he wanted to be. But as NASA's biggest burnout, it looked like the future Star-Lord was destined to stay grounded on Earth forever. Now discover how Marvel's scoundrel of the spaceways finally journeyed out into the galaxy, with a death to avenge! But getting off-world is one thing -surviving is quite another. When the Yondu crew find him, Peter will have to get on board with their pillaging lifestyle -yes, it's a space pirate's life for him! But will he be so merciless as to betray his species and steal the mysterious Alpha-One? Witness the unlikely origins of a legendary hero! COLLECTING: STAR-LORD #1-5.