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Star-Lord is the title of several comic book runs featuring the Marvel Comics character Star-Lord.

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    Annihilation: Conquest Star-Lord (2007) 

Annihilation: Conquest Star-Lord
Annihilation: Conquest Star-Lord #1 cover by Nic Klein

Written by Keith Giffen and drawn by Timothy Green II; Annihilation: Conquest tie-in. After the Phalanx invasion of Hala, Quill is tasked with leading a suicide mission to destroy a facility producing the techno-virus infecting the galaxy. This run is notable for essentially setting up what would become the 2008 relaunch of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Annihilation: Conquest Star-Lord contains examples of:

  • Suicide Mission: Star-Lord's team is comprised of "expendable" individuals who aren't expected to succeed in their mission.

    Legendary Star-Lord ( 2014 2015) 

Legendary Star-Lord (2014 2015)
Legendary Star-Lord #1 cover by Steve McNiven & Justin Ponsor

Written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Paco Medina. Published as part of the All-New Marvel NOW! era, and a Guardians of the Galaxy spinoff. The series follows Quill in various solo adventures during time off from the Guardians, develops his budding relationship with Kitty Pryde, and delves into some of his backstory. Ties-in with The Black Vortex from issues #9 to #11; replaced by Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde for Secret Wars.

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    Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde (2015) 

Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde (2015)
Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde #1 cover by Yasmin Putri

Written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Alti Firmansyah; Secret Wars "Battleworld" tie-in. After narrowly surviving the incursion between Earth-616 and Earth-1610, Quill poses as the singer of a swing band in the Kingdom of Manhattan. When he reunites with girlfriend Kitty Pryde, he quickly realizes there's a problem it's not his Kitty, but a very different alternate version of herself.

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    Star-Lord ( 2015 2016) 

Star-Lord note  (2015 2016)
Star-Lord #1 cover by Dave Johnson

Written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Javier Garrón with Will Robson. Published as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel era, and a relaunch of Legendary Star-Lord. Split into two arcs: an updated retelling of his origin, and the fallout of his breakup with Kitty Pryde.

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    Star-Lord: Grounded ( 2017 2018) 

Star-Lord: Grounded note  (2017 2018)
Star-Lord #2 cover by Kris Anka
Written by Chip Zdarsky and drawn by Kris Anka. Published as part of the Marvel NOW! (2016) era; Guardians of the Galaxy "Grounded" tie-in. With recent developments stranding the Guardians on Earth and leaving his personal life in shambles, Quill is forced to make do with the circumstances and readapt to his former home planet. But as always, trouble just seems to have its way of following him...

Star-Lord: Grounded contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Star-Lord's title is misused a number of times, with variants like "Space-Lord" being used.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: Quill takes a job at the The Bar With No Name, which caters to villains.
  • Bar Brawl: One of these breaks out when Old Man Logan takes Quill out for drinks, with the belligerents specifically out to get him.
  • Bank Robbery: Quill runs into one during his community service, which Ms. Marvel has already responded to. He jumps in for an assist.
  • Caption Humor: The end of issue one teases the next issue as MARVEL'S LAW & ORDER.
  • Carpet of Virility: As drawn by Anka, Quill's chest hair often peeks out of his shirts.
  • Clothing Damage: Quill's shirt is torn on the cover of issue one, which contains the bar fight with Logan where his shirt is also ripped up.
  • Costume Evolution: This series features a new look for Quill following the Bendis/movie redesign, which specifically harkens back to his appearance in Annihilation: Conquest.
  • Courtroom Episode: The opening of issue two involves Quill's court case following his arrest, with Brand able to get him released through the argument that he is not a citizen of Earth but he's given community service as part of his deal.
  • Creator Cameo: A homeless man who asks Quill for money resembles series co-editor Jordan D. White.
  • Hero Does Public Service: Quill's deal to drop the case of his arrest has him accepting community service, which for him involves meeting with elderly citizens at a nursing home.
  • Hero Does Public Service: Quill forms one with the senior he's assigned to at the nursing home.
  • King Incognito: Quill's sister Victoria, the princess of Spartax, is shown concealing herself with a cloak at a diner in outer space, but the disguise doesn't work.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: After a tense run-in, Logan acknowledges that he and Quill aren't in such different circumstances, as both of them are outsiders Quill as a spacer stuck on Earth, Logan as a time-displaced person from a bad future stuck in the present.
  • Not What It Looks Like: The bar fight with Logan results in Quill being accused of starting it by the police, leading to his arrest.
  • Not Worth Killing: When Victoria locates Quill in his apartment with the intention of killing him for his transgressions against the throne of Spartax, she changes her mind and says she would rather take him out when he gets his life in order.
  • Retired Badass: Daredevil recognizes Edmund as a former thief he used to trail after in the early days of his career.
  • Reveal Shot: At the end of issue two, we learn where Quill will be working to help pay off his debt: The Bar With No Name.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Quill and Victoria do not get along, primarily because they were raised entirely apart and never got to know one another and then he was handed the throne of Spartax, which she thinks she deserved more.
  • Papa Bear: Logan displays this attitude towards Quill when he accidentally runs into Kitty leading a field trip at a museum, which he later acknowledges himself.
  • Shirtless Scene: There are plentiful scenes of Quill in various states of undress throughout the series.
  • Worst News Judgment Ever: Quill's arrest lands him on the cover of the Daily Bugle.

    Old Man Quill (2019) 

Old Man Quill (2019)
Old Man Quill #1 cover by John Tyler Christopher

Set in The Wastelands universe of Old Man Logan. For more information, see the Old Man Quill page.