Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Artist Valerio Schiti
Colorist Jason Keith
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Usually I don’t post the recap page but look, Kitty Pryde is referenced! That is crucial information!
Bendis made StarKat (Star Lord and Kitty Pryde) a couple at the end of Trial of Jean Grey – or at least, teased it there. Sam Humphries over in his Legendary Star Lord series, has been the main writer of the relationship. Bendis revisited them in All New X-Men 30, the only time we’ve seen Quill as a hologram.
I guess if I read the credits page of the Preview, I would have known Kitty was going to be in this issue. I had known ahead of time as my pal, starlord215, posted this image from Schiti’s twitter account –
Which was pretty cool. I’ve since started following Humphries on the Tweets. Anyone who follows me (and I recommend you do!) knows that a group of us have been #StarKatNation bugging Humphries about wanting the couple to remain.
Some of the fans want Kitty in space full time, which I rather she just spent half of her time. I’ve used the opportunity to promote that Lockheed needs to be in more comics.
This issue opens with a politician running for president of Spartax. He’s running on an anti-Earth platform. This Kree fellow hates Earth and gets loud in the bar. The barkeep throws him out. He is followed by someone. That someone is Agent Venom, whose symbiote is out of control. The Kree fellow was lying about going to Earth all of the time and is unable to get Venom back home. So Venom kills him.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Home Ship. The outskirts of the Milky Way Galaxy.
We see Quill and Pryde talking. I like how she takes off her gloves to see him. That’s pretty intimate. Quill confesses to having sex with hundreds of space ladies. Which, naturally, turns off her off. At most, Kitty has had sex with two dudes. I never got the impression that her and Bobby ever even made out that much. Doop probably got farther with her than Bobby.
Schiti draws a great Shadowcat.
Kitty is charmed by Quill’s confession that he doesn’t want to sleep with any more space ladies. All he wanted to do was call her. Which is a huge step for him.
Drax is killing an alien triceratops thingie.
Knowhere. A port of call near the end of the universe. Don’t ask for the Happy Frouhk. I really like how we are just picking up right where Guardians issue 14 left off. Which was the last issue I read, and the issue Flash was left on Knowhere with nothing to do. He goes back to the arms dealer that we met that issue.
Gamora enters the arm dealer’s shop. She recognizes Venom and he knows her but attacks her. As they fight, Rocket zaps him and imprisons the symbiote. With that, we are reminded that Flash Thompson has no legs.
Quill reveals that Iron Man gave them a device to take down Venom, if necessary. Flash wants to go back to Earth, he had control over the symbiote there.
Quill is all for going back to Earth so he can see his girlfriend, which is cool that he finally settled on a label for her.
The Guardian’s Ship. Rocket is trying to find a more suitable container. Groot touches the glass that it was sitting in, and the glass breaks.
Issue ends with Venom-Groot saying, I am Venom – so we know it is on.