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Posted by AllStarSuperman

This was pretty cool and really informative. Saved a lot of wikipedia reading.

Edited by MyNameIsWill

Really appreciate this! Thanks.

Posted by DarthAznable

Awesome. In the movie he's some type of thief I think so it feels way off from the comics.

Edited by longbowhunter

That original origin is really grim. Is it just me or does it seem like every time Peter pops back up he's a slightly different character?

Edited by HushoftheWind

damn you @g_man i literally just brushed up on this character like 2 days ago. i remember reading GotG when they had the movie crew plus female Quasar and Adam Warlock after the Annihilation Wave, but the was quite some time ago. i didnt even touchthe Marvel Now GotG run yet.

Posted by _ANDY_CAN

He's marvel's Adam strange.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Really bummed that his Annihilation costume isn't on that screen capture

Posted by Mandrewgora

Cool, this is helpful.

Edited by Hassun

Great video @g_man. The Star-Lord created by Keith Giffen and expanded upon by Dan Abnett/Andy Lanning is by far the best version of the character (and the Guardians of the Galaxy) and as far as I know also the version which inspired his character in the film.

It's a damn shame Brian Michael Bendis flushed all of that down the drain.

Posted by G-Man

@hassun: To be fair, do you think he stormed Marvel's offices and informed them he was doing that? Or he snuck it by before anyone could catch it? I agree it's a great period in his history.

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Posted by Lvenger

Excellent video G-Man, a very informative on detailing Star Lord's origin and history. My interest in Peter Quill has already gone up just by watching this video. Seems like a nice take on the classic swasbuckling cosmic cowboy with plenty of deep characterisation as well.

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Posted by tparks
Posted by AmazingWebHead

Learning is fun! :D

Posted by G-Man

@tparks: promo'd on the front page now.

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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Fantastic video G-Man thanks! I knew absolutely nothing about Star-Lord, I had no idea his origin would be something like that.

Posted by Hassun

@g_man: I have no idea how he keeps doing that and getting away with it. It's as if he doesn't have to worry about any sort of continuity while other writers do. Maybe he just has massive pull at Marvel in general?

E.g. His X-23 isn't even X-23. It's just a teenage girl version of Wolverine. Speech patterns, behaviour, beer chugging. It's sad for fans of the character.

Edited by RobotinDisguise

Who?

Posted by tparks
@g_man said:

@tparks: promo'd on the front page now.

No way! Thanks!

Posted by THE_SHAZAM_KILLER

Very helpful

Much thanks!

Posted by dotwilson

Nice video tony... All real useful info considering I don't read gotg but def seeing the film. Great editing too with the 'Who?'

Posted by G-Man

@dotwilson: Thanks. I couldn't resist adding in that bit.

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Posted by Uncanny_XFactor

This saved a lot of reading, all I remembered of him was his mixed heritage. Thanks a million.

Posted by HumanRocket

Annihilation Star Lord was my personal favorite. I really don't like the pretty boy version that Marvel now has :/

Posted by Danial79

I'm hoping the film will take more from DnA's Guardians than Bendis'. His series just doesn't have the same charm.

Edited by bunkerbuster05

@danial79 said:

I'm hoping the film will take more from DnA's Guardians than Bendis'. His series just doesn't have the same charm.

That makes two of us. That DnA run is incredible.

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Posted by KittyParker13

Pretty cool video. I knew about the more recent parts of the comic, but learning about his original back story was pretty interesting. Man, the GotG cast have weird backstories! I think Rocket Raccoon wins weirdest, though.

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Posted by Jmarshmallow

Nice video, I know pretty much zilch about the GotG, so this was a big help!

Jmarshmallow

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Posted by Ashr

@lvenger said:

Excellent video G-Man, a very informative on detailing Star Lord's origin and history. My interest in Peter Quill has already gone up just by watching this video. Seems like a nice take on the classic swasbuckling cosmic cowboy with plenty of deep characterisation as well.

Hmm, cosmic cowboy does seem to fit with the origin. It's quite different from the character portrayal in the film, which is more of a rogue or thief.

Edited by Mezmero

I'm glad I watched this before I actually go see the movie. Sure they're going to put the cinematic spin on him where they can but at least I have a better sense about the general motivations of the character. I have a soft spot in my heart for the various scrappy gunslingers in the Marvel universe that manage to get by just fine and Star Lord always seemed cool from a distance. Say what you will about the original story, almost every time Englehart writes something it ends up being so weird it's awesome. Thanks for the video Tony. Now I know, and knowing is half the battle.

Posted by Squares