Artist: VariousPublisher: Marvel Comics (1975-1981)
Includes: Marvel Preview #4,11,15, and 18, Marvel Super Special #10, Marvel Spotlight #6 and #7, and Marvel Premier #61. Dork Note: I would also include the additional pages by Michael Golden which were created when Marvel reprinted John Byrne's Marvel Preview #11 as Star-Lord Special Edition #1.
Fun Facts Clipped from Wikipedia: Creator Steve Englehart had plans for the character that went unrealized, however, later reflecting on his website:
I conceived something very large. My hero would go from being an unpleasant, introverted jerk to the most cosmic being in the universe, and I would tie it into my then-new interest in astrology. After his earthbound beginning, his mind would be opened step by step, with a fast-action story on Mercury, a love story on Venus, a war story on Mars, and so on out to the edge of the solar system, and then beyond. But — after his earthbound beginning, where I established him as an unpleasant, introverted jerk, I left Marvel, so no one ever saw what he was to become.
Fun Facts Clipped from Wikipedia: Star-Lord reappeared in Marvel Preview, with writer Chris Claremont revamping the character and using science fiction adventure stories like the Heinlein juveniles for inspiration.Heinlein's lawyers threatened legal action over the cover, which featured a blurb that described the content as "a novel-length science fiction spectacular in the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein," leading to the issue being pulled and reprinted.