Let me just preface this by saying I am a fan of Bendis, loved his Daredevil/Avengers/Ultimate SM/X-men and creator owned stuff. And I know it's not even the first issue yet and lots can happen down the road. I also should say that I'm not very familiar with Star-Lord's original origin story. That said, as a huge fan of the DnA series, I feel the need to rant. First off, an observation. Is it just me or is Star-Lord's origin story in the .01 issue super similar to Jeph Loeb's new NOVA's origin story? Kid inherits Dad's space helmet vs kid inherits dad's space gun. We've got the restless/troubled home life, school bullying etc... It's not exactly the same but it's very similar. They even both pretty much end with the kid in a hospital bed receiving the helmet/gun. What's up with that? NEXT, I know this is supposed to be a new jumping on point so I was a little ticked at something... Star-Lord's explanation to Tony Stark and the reasoning for why he and the Guardians do what they do... is not really at all why the team formed in the first place after all the Annihilation events. They're the Guardians of the GALAXY. Not the Guardians of Earth. At the end of the .1 issue Star-Lord literally says his father can go on fighting his war and the Badoon can wreak havoc all over the galaxy for all he cares as long they don't touch the earth..... what is THAT? That's not the character I knew from the previous series. The Guardians formed to be a proactive team to stop threats to the entire galaxy before they got out of hand. Not just to protect earth. And why the hell would the rest of this team of aliens give a ***** about earth? End nerd rant. So all I'm saying is I hope this gets dealt with or explained as the series progresses. Cause right now I'm all like whaaaaaat? Also the usual where's his helmet, Knowhere, how is he even still alive, blonde hair?? Iron Man?? blah blah blah etc. etc.