Guardians of the Galaxy writer Al Ewing spoke about Star-Lord’s evolution into the Master of the Sun, and how he could be the ‘Doctor Strange from space’.
Guardians of the Galaxy Issue 13 will see a hugely expanded list for Marvel’s cosmic heroes, as part of the “New Space Age.” One of these heroes is Peter Quill / Star-Lord, who received a huge power boost after a near-death experience with the Olympian gods.
Speaking to CBR, writer Al Ewing discussed Quill’s new role as Master of the Sun and how it related to co-creator Steve Englehart’s original plans for the character. “My intention with that story was to bring Peter back a bit to his 70s roots and try to introduce a little bit of that DNA into his makeup; he’s a character that has had multiple origins, but the first one is full of little touches of magic, even more so because it is no longer something that ‘happened’, “Ewing said.
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He continued: “So the idea was to give Peter a push into a new phase of his life by sending him on an astrological quest, similar to the one apparently Steve Englehart had planned for him all along, but to do it all in one number – 12 astrological houses in 12 pages – and Juann Cabal, being the master artist that he is, got it right. “
Ewing also said that Quill’s new set of powers has made him a very versatile character. “In terms of the character’s future, making him the Master of the Sun opens up some interesting doors for him; it could be anything from his old self with some new tricks to a full Doctor Strange of Space, and ‘It will be fun to see where he rests naturally.’ he explained.
In Guardians of the Galaxy # 10, Quill made his return to the main Marvel Universe while the other Guardians battled one of Knull’s symbiote dragons. Quill then used his new powers to destroy the dragon and reunited with his friends.
Guardians of the Galaxy # 13, by Al Ewing and Juan Frigeri, goes on sale April 4 at Marvel Comics.
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