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Note that Peter has dark brown hair and a squillion cyborg implants. Why? I guess because it’s totally Xtreme, you guys!!!
COSMIC MARVEL CONTINUITY QUESTION PLEASE HELP!
So, for mumbletymumble reasons and with the aid of Marvel Digital Unlimited, I’m doing some serious back-catalog reading on all of the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, and I’ve hit a wall. I have a question and only you, comics tumblr, can help me.
In the 2003 Thanos series, we rejoin Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, only to find that he’s in the Kyln prison for what may or may not be mass murder. We’re told that in order to stop a planet-killing space being from killing billions, the only way he could do it doomed a small community of about 350,000 people and killed his beloved sentient spaceship Ship (the most important character in his life up to this point). At which point he turned himself and aforementioned space being in to the Nova Corps for punishment.
The thing is, nowhere on the internet can I find out in which comic this epic event took place. They all cite Thanos # 8-12. Is it really just a noodle incident? Did Marvel really kill off Ship and have Star-Lord bloody his hands with the death of hundreds of thousands completely off page? Or is there, somewhere, a comic in which this actually happens?
As far as I can tell or remember, Quill’s potential guilt of mass murder was presented completely off page (or shown in flashback) and generally ignored (retconned away) in current continuity. The important thing to remember was at the time Star Lord was a nobody character (a D-lister on the best day) who hadn’t appeared in what many considered true 616 continuity until the pre-Annihilation Thanos series. So this seems amazingly villainous (at best extremely anti-hero) because no one had a clue what would become of him (including most likely Marvel editing). Griffen used many former d-list anti-heroes and villains from the cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe to play up the danger in Annihilation and the Thanos maxi-series was a precursor to that story. So although looking back at the story now and it seeming shocking, at the time he was a random unheard of “space pirate” (what I thought he was when first reading this series).
So I think you read everything correctly, just put the character in perspective for who he was at the time: a nobody.