Writer Sam Humprhies
Artists Freddie Williams & Paco Diaz
Colorist David Curiel
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramgna
Cover Artist Paco Medina, another fun concept
We get another Manhattan Love Story inspired page of narration boxes. Both of them feel out of sorts, now that both are now in person. Kitty is now seeing the hard reality of Quill’s life – he is a thief and is always in trouble.
It is super creepy he has a proper bed in the back of his spaceship.
I really like how big and comforting Lockheed is!
Quill re-asks if Pryde wants to stay in space with him. She can’t really answer that, she likes dating him (as it has been safe thus far). Quill is a space pirate, which sounds cool on the other end of the phone, but now – it is a harsh reality. One is a space pirate, the other is a professor. What a zany pair!
I’m not sure which pages Williams did or which Diaz did but I am really digging Lockheed on this page! I imagine these pages are done by Diaz.
Quill makes the mistake of comparing himself to Wolverine. Kitty has to correct him, Logan was no thief – he was a man of honor. Quill may not have known that Wolverine is dead.
Lockheed’s Hnarf, so great!
Brennan 7. Thane is beloved on this planet. J-Son and Thane take a walk, Thane explains that he is not the planet’s ruler – the people here are his flock. Can it be a coincidence that, Flock, is used in the same issue that Lockheed is featured in?
I’m not sure why J-Son went as far as to where his Mr. Knife mask but he takes it off at some point. J-Son tells Thane, and us, that Thane’s power set is that one hand delivers death and the other delivers living death. Whatever that means. Thane’s Flock is made up of outcasts, outsiders and orphans which also makes up most of who J-Son knows.
A giant creature lands on the planet.
Planet Spartax. Quill has taken Pryde (but not Lockheed, for some reason)to an orphanage. But not the orphanage from the beginning of the series. I imagine he didn’t want to introduce Kitty to another brunette. Quill is hoping that seeing him here will change her opinion of him.
Quill tries to pretend that he comes here all the time, but no one recognizes him. He deserves the food on his head, that Pryde put there.
A food fight breaks out!
Brennan 7. The Flock starts attacking the giant creature. Thane blasts the giant creature with a yellow energy ray. J-Son tries to compliment Thane on his power but he doesn’t want to listen to it. Thane reminds J-Son (and us) that he is of Earth and was a healer there before he was revealed to be Thanos’ son. Thane doesn’t want to join J-Son, he wants to heal the wounded.
J-Son’s two advisers ask what the next move is. A Shi’ar fella is hurt and Thane can’t ambrize him but J-Son knows a trick from his field medic war days. Thane now sees a new side of him but is turn off when J-Son reveals that Thanos is no longer dead. I guess he doesn’t know his father enough to know that he never stays dead for long.
Kitty apologizes to Ma Savage for starting a food fight. Ma Savage lets Kitty know that Peter funds nearly dozens of orphanages with his treasures that he steals.
Meanwhile outside, Peter is in a middle of an intense water gun fight. Kitty is slowly falling for the dumb lug.
The two apologize to each other, so they are already growing as a couple. Quill reveals that he was in orphanages all over Colorado. I like how he isn’t shy about how not all of his earnings go to orphanages.
For some reason, all of this makes Kitty want to stay in space.
Quill wants to know about her school responsibilities but her students don’t really need her. Quill is so happy that his girlfriend is going to stay with him in space.
Quill helps Pryde get the food off of her costume with a water gun, that can’t lead to anything, right?
I like Quill calling her, Pryde, they are pretty playful together.
Misa, of the Slaughter Squad – I keep having to look her up on Marvel Database, is still watching them from the safety of space.
Back with Thane, who is watching over his flock. J-Son promises that Thanos will kill the flock, just for being important to Thane. J-Son promises to power Thane up so that he can take on his father. Apparently Thane has an imaginary friend, Ebony Man, who he doesn’t care for but gives him advice. What is that about? Thane agrees to the terms and J-Son tells him about the Black Vortex.
Issue ends with Pryde and Quill after they had sex, which seems pretty fast for Kitty. I imagine Quill always knew it would lead to this if he could just get her into space. Kitty likes being bad and wants to try being a thief. She wants to still the Black Vortex, which leads us into the big crossover.
What is Lockheed doing during all of this?
Is Misa watching this?
Does Lydia turn her attention away when this is going on? Probably keeping Lockheed occupy.