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LIFE a an ILI ll le sf ‘a 4X yAiESe i 1 , ih Ris ie ‘ : chat ae ana ar | 5 a i 7 SRT Ese Ro AMR eee reer SS a BA A A ee Script: DOUG MOENCH Art: BILL SIENKIEWICZ & BOB McLEOD PROLOGUE: . «. ; Re C oe ei IF YOUR MISSION a =| 1— OUR MISSION FAILS, WE ¥ eek, : FAILS, YOU'LL HAVE WOULP RATHER DIE THAN rr NOWHERE To-- LIVE ONE MORE DAY ON THAT STINKING BALL OF ROCK. 5; eT) ane vy; “you SEE, HUMAN, IT IS FITTING THAT THE PLACE “-- SHOULD NOW SERVE AS [ihe “WE ARE NoT ON WHICH WE'VE BEEN FORCEP To LIVE SINCE THE TEST FOR OUR RETURN, Bay PAINED To SEE er ANP OUR VENGEANCE. \ IT DESTROYED, “ —— = = —s : a as NY T Wh J l is Viel IT WORKED, HUMAN-- YOUR — TEST WORKEL. OF COURSE -- I 7OLP YOu IT WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL. WITH THIS SMALL POWER-ROP INSTALLEP IN THE WEAPON SYSTEM OF ANY STANDARD FIGHTER-- YOU NOW POSSESS THE . CAPABILITY TO PESTROY A WORLD. f THEN THE LONG WAIT \IS OVER,HUMAN, IT IS \TIME TO GATHER OUR \OTHER FIGHTERS AND Ff MOVE ON TO REOSTO-- ff WE'RE LINPER ATTACK / THEY'VE Fowwe Us! NO! THEY Nee gi THE ATTACKERS MOVE IN’ ff MusT “ : re ; a | LIKE CARRION BIFPS, ; -. " f nf i. e 5 ue . . . = — ' ee aes J } i. he oa we THE LAST ATTACKER BLASTS -- ANC THE CRAFT a SHATTERS, SPILLING gis “ Fee ea hel OXYGEN, BODIES, PEBRIS. MANE a * 3 ‘ ; im | WL ae) SiO Ae by a0 - x | EXCELLENT. I MAY HAVE eoARD PPammmudl PoweR INTHE TWELVE | IT ABO | Sar PO | WORL?S, BUT NOW I HAVE i: \ Ss GOOD-- IT'LL . I'VE GOT IT, \\ Me RADIO QUAN-ZARR COMMANPER! } 4% "wl WITH THE News. ff ec “BY SIR, THERE ¥ WAS ONE HUMAN f ABOARD. POWER-ROP E BACK TO REDPSTONE, aati Y Pos ine ee : . r if oy 4 a a Sl YES, THE ENTIRE CREW /S DPEAP--PEAP ANP FL ey ENP OF {Oe leon fi : PETER, I'VE PICKEP UP EMANATIONS OF AN AWESOME PEEP LIKE A REP STONE BUT UNKNOWN POWER- SOURCE FROM THAT RED PLANET-- 3 BLACK VELVET... " ENOUGH TO POWER,OR DESTROY, AN ENTIRE WORLD. ap LBZ I GUESS WE'P BETTER CHECK IT OUT THEN, BUT WE DON'T WANT To ; | BARGE IN IF IT'S NONE OF Ff | OUR BUSINESS --IF IT'S INNOCENT... ... SQ JUST DROP ME OFF OVER THE CITY SO LONG, PETER -- AND NEAREST TO_THE PETECTEDP POWER-SOURCE HAPPY LANDPINGS.. WS. --THEN LOCK INTO ORBIT i 4 UNTIL I CALL YOU. rela vey Te) FANTASTIC! A WALLED CITY-- BUT THE WALL IS NATURAL... THE RIM OF A HUGE CRATERS THE CITY IS BUILT ON THE PULVERIZED DUST OFA METEOR / THE CITY -- THAT f CENTRAL TOWER, oe PERHAPS... WAIT A MINUTE -- LOOKS LIKE I COULPN'T BE MORE WRONG. THE LIFESTYLE HERE IS 4@/M/TIVE -- TORCHES AND BEASTS OF BURDEN-- NO ELECTRICITY, NO VEHICLES, NO SIGNS OF ANY APVANCED m...EXCEPT THAT “3 CENTRAL TOWER & AGAIN-- EVEN ITS ARCHITECTURE IS INCONGRLUOUS. & \F THEY ARE INDEED USING ONLY ONES ALLOWED POWER- WEAPONS HERE--ALL OTHERS SETTLE DELS PISPUTES WITH AN ENORMOUS € SKIMMER. SO —@& AT LEAST. THE POLICE USE OVERMATCHEP WITHOUT MY oe ® LET'S HAVE Fas IT, STRANGER. ELEMENT- GUN... THEY'RE CAPABLE OF GENERATING — ELECTRIC POWER BUT, WITH THE SINGLE EXCEPTION Tie OF THE TOWER, PF THEY PO NOT. ea kg peel ee So ees PON'T BE A FOOL-- WE'LL SIMPLY KILL YOU IF YOU _ : 4 OVER THE WEAPON. mw COME ON, GIVE IT OVER-- YOU CAN PICK IT IP ON YOUR WAY OFF- PLANET AT THE SPACEPORT- CUSTOMS -- THAT CENTRAL im TOWER BACK THERE. YOU SHOULD'VE ENTERED THROUGH THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE -- LUCKY WE PON'T APD A FINE P FOR /LLEGAL ENTRY. ; A “WHEN IN ROME...” BESIDES, ONLY MY WILL-POWER CAN a)* é ACTIVATE THE GLIN ANYWAY... HM,NO POLICE-- BUT TWO FELLOWS IN MILITARY OUTFITS. a7 A PRAUGHT | =) OF SAPPHIRE ANOTHER AIR- SKIMMER. MORE POLICE INSIDE? VERY WELL, BUT TELL ME -- WHERE'S A GOOD PLACE To fa PICK UP SOME LOCAL COLOR-- GET TO KNOW THE LIFESTYLE OF YOUR ANY TAVERN'LL FASCINATING _ PO. THE PLANET HERE2 BOTTOMSIDE a ee IS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET. NO ELECTRICITY HERE, PAL, No COMPUTERS, NO GUNS-- SURE-- THE SIMPLE LIFE, BACK To BASICS, NOTHING To CLUTTER UP YOUR MIND AND EMOTIONS, FREEPOM TO LAUGH AND CRY IN A BIG WAY. WHO NEEDS THE THANKS. T NOTICE YOU'VE FORSAKEN TECHNOLOGY BY AND LARGE. iS THAT BY GRIEF OF FUSION, FISSION, OK CHOICE © ALG. = --NOTHING BUT WHAT A MAN CAN BUILD WITH HIS OWN TWO HANDS. EXCEPT IN THE PORTS, OF COURSE -- THERE'S ONE PORT IN EACH CITY-- AND ALSO IN QUAN-ZARR'S FORTRESS. HE'S GOT POWER THERE. THE FOUNPER OF REPSTONE-- FIRST MAN TO SET FOOT ON IT. MAPE HIM RICH -- HE OWNS THE WHOLE PLANET, INCLUPING THIS s TAVERN. 'COURSE, I CAN'T COMPLAIN, ' TAXES ARE LOW ENOUGH. ; BUT WHEN HE COLLECTS FROM EVERYBOPY, HE CAN AFFORP TO KEEP ‘EM LOW. DION'T THINK YOL| COULD STILL 4wve SUCH Be UNSPOILED TREASURES.'COURSE, THAT ja WAS SIKTY CYCLES AGO, BUT STILL... ; NOT MANY 0O-- MOST OF THE SO-CALLED “CIVILIZED” PLANETS THINK WE'RE A BUNCH OF CRAZIES AND ECCENTRICS, SO WHAT'VE WE GOT TO DEFEND AGAINST i " i ie . ‘ } T/ “SHIP’’ THERE'S |) _HARDLY ANY || POWER ON THIS PLANET AT ALL. , ANP REPSTONE WAS UNCLAIMEP BEFORE HE FOUND |T~ YEAH -- SURPRISING, AIN'T IT? SURELY, REDSTONE HAS SOME CONCENTRATEP POWER- SOURCE --f A PLANET-WIDE DEFENSE 5 SYSTEM, PERHAPS 2 * NOPE. JUST THE REMOTE-AUTO- MATIC FIGHTERS. WHO'D WANT To ATTACK US @ WE HAVE NOTHING OF VALUE TO ANYONE BUT OUR- SELVES --OUR LIFESTYLE --ANP ANY- ONE WHO WANTS THAT IS WELCOME TO JOIN US. — iS = * “ARE YOU SURE YOUR) | SENSORS ARE a. \_ "FUNCTIONING 2 PROPERLY. o i = i " AND \T's ‘ NEGATIVE, PETER--EVEN] | “ALL RIGHT-- _ | “... THEN I SUPPOSE WE'LL HAVE To NoT A | AN ACTIVE VOLCANO MAINTAIN YOUR F* INVESTIGATE THE POWER-SITE ITSELF. ” WATURAL } WOULDN'T REGISTER A ORBIT, AND FORCE? 4] FRACTION OF THIS T'lL POA I APOLOGIZE a “ INTENSITY. LITTLE MORE . FOR PISTURBING 4 CHECKING ON MY OWN... BUT OUR MONITORS HAVE PETECTEP AN UNIPENTIFIED SHIP LOCKED IN PLANET- ORBIT, IT POES NOT CONSTITUTE A CLEAR THREAT, BUT -- YES, YES, IT KNOW. : AFTER OUR TROUBLE a WITH THE BEASTMEN AND \@ THE NEAR DISASTER WITH THIS POWER-ROD, WE CAN'T BE Too CAREFUL... GEASTMEN--211% y BUT HOW-- (Gees Bay THE POLICH MUST BE ouRS, : m MYSELE, IVE HAND We WILL KILL ANYONE a eee TAKEN A Vo ea tas y “I AGAINST : KILLING -~., WP anp NOW: ONE HARD- eas ae -- COUPLED WITH A COURIER POUCH -- bs AASTY EXIT. COME BACK HERE WITH MY SWORD! | AND THIS ALLEY LOOKS LIKE A CONVENIENT PLACE To pause THE POUCH'S CONTENTS, « eh es ae ae) de WHAT'S TAKING PETER so | LONG To-- GO ON! YOU'RE TOO SMALL- --TO DISTRACT THEM FROM THEIR MAIN TARGET ! UNDER ATTACK! ¥ Too MANY OF. ft ABANPON ORBIT AND FLEE’ --QUIET ABOUT YOUR SWORD! THIS IS IMPORTANT--L'VE GOT TO LEARN WHY THOSE TWO BEASTMEN KILLED FoR THIS POUCH. AND IF MY SUSPICIONS ARE CORRECT, IT MAY EVEN CONCERN THE FATE OF Your ENTIRE PLANET f QuIET, { PLEASE! BUT YOU CAN'T JUST-- WIDGETS ,GO FIND PETER ANP AID HiM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN/ TELL HIM T'LL BE THERE AS SOON AS i ceccsleai POSSIBLE. ROGER, ™ SHIP "=~ | WE'RE ON OUR A TAPE... HEY, “SHIP”-- I NEED YOUR HELP To PECIPHER A COMPLITER TAPE. “SHIP "-- = ARE YOU THERE 2 THERE'S NO REPLY ! WHAT, cou LOVE : “SHIP'S” COMMUNICATIONS ARE HAPPENED TO HER ; LOCKED DOWN FOR THE TIME . BEING, PETER. ALL HER YOU... YOU'RE TALKING To P| | ea Bel | ATTENTION IS DEVOTED To A SHIP... AND EXPECTING 4. «ie BC SURVIVAL RIGHT NOW--A AN ANSWER ? £ Peat te MULTIPLE ATTACK. AN AIiR- SKIMMER! THEN WE'RE ON OUR Own, ¥ WIDGETS, ANP I PON'T LET'S PLUG EVEN HAVE MY ELEMENT- IN_ THIS WEAPON--NOTHING BUT /@ COURIER - -TAPE THIS ANCIENT SWORP.”_ 4 AND HEAR WHAT IT MUST HAVE BELONGEP To THE A POURIERS f E ON -_ YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE THAT, BUSTER-- IT'S : MY BWORD, ANP IF You fem VPON'T GIVE IT BACK I'LL- --WE'VE GOT TO FINP THE HUMAN WHO STOLE THE POUCH / IT'S THE ONLY CHANCE OF m SUCCESS FOR Ps OUR MISSION-- STANDARD TAPE, PETER, COMPRISED OF: 3 PESTINATION;| .\* MISSION,’ we RESULTS OF MIS SION; ANP RETURN PESTINATION. CAN'T LET DETAILS, WIDGET-- IT SLIP rates AWAY AGAIN! DETAILS / DESTINATION: MAIN COMPLITERS RESULT OF MISSION: EXHAUSTIVE LLJ [THEN GUIDE \ you MEAN LOCATED IN CITY'S SPACEPORT. COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS FOR GUIDE V/s WHAT CAN ONLY BE CALLED THE THERE -- IT'S LILTIMATE WEAPON, PETER, AN MY WORLD AMPLIFIER ROD OF ENORMOUS ANP L POWER, p—y : DEMAND To — . GO WITH i You! ANP RETURN DESTINATION: PRECISELY MATCHES THE LOCATION COORDINATES PINPOINTED BY “SHIP” AS THE SITE OF THE oN % POWER-BLEED-- WHICH IS NOT in “ FAR FROM THIS ciITy, AS You sy NOW WAIT KNOW. ; . s 6 6JUST A-- a” BETTER DECIDE CKLY, PETER-- -- BECAUSE HERE COME THE BEASTMEN ANP THEY'VE GOT A SKIMMER AND THE SKIMMER'S GOT -—=— > B/ NOT A CHANCE, LADY... I'VE ALREADY MENTIONED THAT I PON'T Tooth || ENGAGE IN KILLING -- ANO PUTTING YOU DOWN AT THIS POINT \eA WOULD AMOUNT TO KILLING YOU. NOW WHY DON'T YOU TELL THE “LADY” Is NAMED SYLVANA. '--THEY'RE Bf “MAS A CHILD I'D AEARP ABouT THEM, BUT ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS MERE MYTH. SUPPOSEDLY, THE BEASTMEN APPEARED IN OUR CITIES ONE DAY ABOUT THIRTY CYCLES AGO-- NO ONE KNOWS FROM WHERE--AND STARTED KILLING PEOPLE : ON SIGHT. KILLING TWO OF QUAN-ZARR'S COURIERS, ANYWAY -- ANP FoR A DEFINITE. PURPOSE ... BUT SO FAR HARDLY THE KIND OF INDISCRIMINATE SLALGHTER YOUR “MYTH” DESCRIBES. ge ~. — “ NOW WHO ARE You ?”| EST, q Agen we?" | i fi ao 4 7: Age eg! “JUST. FORTHRIGHT-- -T PIDN'T PICK THE NAME. NOW TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE "MYTH" ON OUR TAILS.” QUAN-ZARR'S POLICE QUASHED THEIR RAMPAGE, KILLING ALL OF THEM-- OR SO I WAS TOLD.. ...BUT OBVIOUSLY AT LEAST TWO OF THEM ESCAPED, AND NOW THEY'RE BACK - -KILLING OUR PEOPLE AGAIN. ™“ THE CHASE Beet Ty ry. l THE CRATER- RIM, Ce fay Rha A cecsbSthias at omen ee 1) FINALLY ONTO THE BLEAK, PARKLING TERRAIN BEYON?P -- BUT IT'D MEAN AILLING THEM / NO... WHY DION'T YOU KEEP - GOING ¢ MY LIFE PIDN'T SILENCE! You've MATTER, NOT COMPARED TO ALL THE LIVES OF-- FASTER, WIDGETS! WE'VE GOT TO REACH THE POWER- SOURCE FASTER / THE POUCH -- NOW-- OR SHE DIES / ed . Sa NO, STAR-LORD/ So KEEP THE POWER-KOpP AWAY FROM THEM -- PESTROY | \T-- BEFORE THEY CAN LSE it TO-— THAT SKIMMER'S GETTING CLOSE ENOUGH FOR ANOTHER-- EVEN WITH ONLY . => A SWorRD,T A, COULD PROBABLY 2 SAVE SYLVANA-- # FEEDING THE TAPE INTO THE COMPUTER- SLOT ANP LEARNING WHAT THEY WISH To KNOW... ANP YOu ALMOST CPENIEP THE POWER-ROD |S IN QUAN- : US THE CHANCE! ZARR'S FORTRESS -- AND THERE IT JS, IN S(GAHT! AT LAST WE SHALL FACE HIM AGAIN / THE CHANCE FOR WHAT 2 TO COMMIT MADE THE RIGHT - Ea ATROC/TY-- SLAUGHTER? FS CHOICE, HUMAN ! ATROCITY 7! SLAUGHTER ?/ dee” PP = pee wee WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF SUCH [Reig Pees I MEAN THAT_WHEN QUAN- THINGS ?! OOK AT US--AND |G? ge = ees ZARR LOST HIS POWER-POSITION SEE THE 7RC/E LEGACY OF we te AMONG THE TWELVE-WORLDS, AND SLAUGHTER AND ATROCITY / Fil on HAD TO SLINK AWAY IN DEFEAT, WE WERE NOT ALWAYS LIKE +a ease ie HE CAME HERE TO OUR WORLD THIS, FOOL--- NOT UNTIL ” aaa o a nn OF REDSTONE -- AND HE TooK QUAN-ZARR ENTEREP a weet SS IT OUT ON “ZS... THE LIVES OF OUR a a ts MOTHERS AND FATHERS! Can LP ig WH-WHAT Do YOU MEAN 2 ..ON OUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS, WHO WERE DEDICATED TO PEACE-- AND PEFENSELESS/ HE NEEDED A NEW BASE FROM WHICH HE COULD REBUILD HIS POWER, ANP REOSTONE WAS THE EASIEST TO ee OQuUR ea CIES SHATTERED’ OUR CULTURE OF PEACE, AND STOLE Our it tj oT = FE “YES, OUR ANCES- S| TORS WERE HUMAN, # JUST LIKE You, a FROM THE SAME COMMON STOCK “| WHICH Is So 7 PREVALENT IN THE | UNIVERSE -- AND | QUAN-ZARR VERY OP) NEARLY SLAUGH- TERED EVERY LAST at J OF THEM ! z Py Fe ‘te Rs - “BUT HE WAS NOT UTTERLY WITHOUT MERCY. HE ALLOWED A HANDFUL OF OUR RACE To SURVIVE -- AND THREW THEM LIKE BONES TO HIS SCIENTISTS, WHO USED THEM -- OUR PARENTS --AS ‘SUBJECTS' IN THEIR RESEARCH ON GENETIC ENGINEERING / AND WHEN THE GENES WER ZF SUFFICIENTLY ALTERED, THE ‘SUBSECTS: WERE BRED LIKE ANIMALS - -SO THE SCIENTISTS COULD ee THE RESULTS’ OF THEIR EUGENICS EXPERIMENTS.’ Ads oe (J SS FSX, 4 Ox <) RK On Re 1 Ay XA WE MATUREP, SOME S00 OF US, AND WE ESCAPED His ZOCO-LIKE CAPTIVITY -- BUT ONLY BECAUSE se eel oce SON HELPED US. SOME OF US WENT BERSERK, KILLING IN THE STREETS, ANP MOST WERE THEMSELVES KILLED. “AND THE RESULTS WERE ANIMALS -- US --BEASTMEN’" “AGAIN, IT WAS HIS SON WHO SAVED THE LAST 27 SURVIVORS--HELPED US ESCAPE REPSTONE COM- PLETELY, TO LIVE ON A MISERABLE PLANETO(ID TWO STAR-LEAGUES AWAY, A PLANETOID NOW DESTROYED. THE SON KNEW HIS FATHER WAS EVIL, AND SOUGHT TO RELIEVE HIS OWN SAT By HELPING US TO DESTROY QUAN-ZARR.. oI = n 7 f - ss % id et fh Pay = r i i i alli =| ye ; ; : reo " a " bef ra | EL: | ANY oe atl ie eee oe “HE PROVIPED US WITH A HALF-DOZEN FIGHTERS, FIVE OF WHICH YET REMAIN. BuT MORE IMPORTANT- LY THAN THAT, QUAN-ZARR'S SON USED HIS GENIUS (WHICH HIS FATHER HAD COUNTED ON REBUILD HIS OWN POWER ) TO PROVIDE US WITH THE MEANS To DESTROY AN ENTIRE WORLD.. “...TO BUILD FOR US THE eae |) i) My THEN WE SHALL Pesikey aN: POWER-ROP, QUAN-ZARR'S Me ie A ZARR'S RACE JUST A SON |S DEAD NOW... = vl A. DESTROYED ere ~ Tuer AS HIS wal | a = «SOLDIERS DESTROYED HIS OWN SON TO STEAL THE POWER- ROD FROM US! I...T HAD NO IDEA! T 1 WAS ALWAYS A TOLD YOU A WERE... EW! ‘..,BUT THE LAST OF OUR Rao oat tan Ate i a ROUTE | Meo FIGHTERS, TO RENDEZVOUS d/h YOU LiE/--To “gi WITH US FOR THE LOCATION ‘ B COVER UP YOUR 2S OF THE POWER-RoD...” P me OW EVIL!’ § I SWEAR TO YOU-- NOW: YOU HAVE ONLY A BRIEF WE THOUGHT THIS A See | TIME IN WHICH YOU MAY PLANET WAS LwW- oar eo | ESCAPE, OFF-WORLDER. SINCE POPLILATEP BEFORE Si fae Mm 6| YOU Do NOT SHARE RED- QUAN-ZARR ani 2 STONE'S LEGACY OF BLOOD INVITED PIONEERS 4 ES | AND ATROCITY, YOU DO NOT TO COLOMZE “ H WeAas : PESERVE TO DIE WITH THE RY GIRL AND THE REST OF HER ™, SHE'S TELLING THE TRUTH. QUAN- ZARR AND HIS SOLDIERS MAY BE YOUR ENEMY, BUT I'M CONVINCED THE PEOELE HERE ARE INNOCENT, ANP &” T'M SURE THEY'CO ™ WELCOME YOU BACK IF-- LEAVE WHILE YOU CAN-- FOR WE GO, HEAL HER a NOW, TO THE FORTRESS. ‘ A ' WIDGETS -- USE THE SKIMMER mM | stop THE RADIO TO CALL DOWN BLEEDING OUR FIGHTERS. BUT... WHAT NOW 2 WHAT PO WE Po NOW 2? OPERATION. MEANWHILE, a ia ai ERRATICALLY BEYONP THE hata OF ORBIT.. THESE AUTOMATIC-REMOTES ARE STUBBORN AND LINTIRING-- BUT THEY'RE WEARING ME 7 See ee eon Deer DODGING Ga i , Ml GOT TO TRY SOME —< s ma KIND OF .PLOY-- SOME KING OF TRICK To CANCEL THEM OUT! KILLING |S A WAY OF Z/Fe! ON RED- STONE, WE'VE LEARNEL THAT BITTER FACT-- SOMETHING you ON fs THE MORE “ADVANCED” WORLDS f SEEM TO HAVE -ORGOTTEN-- LOOK ! THE FIVE FIGHTERS -- A SNEAK 4 ATTACK ON x 2 Dr Ce THE FORTRESS! -) a = Cy a ‘i YOU'VE GOT To = G7. N'7, jee DEATH COMES UP STOP THEM ; id ANP STABS YOU IN i 43 THE HEART / “YOU MUST KILL TO EAT-- KILL TO SURVIVE/ T'S AN INBUILT PART OF THE LINIVERSE'S HOW MUCH YOU PITY THOSE } SCHEME , ss BEASTMEN -- | “IF YOU'RE ATTACKED, YOU MUST KILL TO PRESERVE YOUR OWN : i ie . --(F You ma ‘DON'T YOU UNDER- 4 W DON'T STOP Be STAND?’ KILLING ; \ s/f _ THEM, Now, =a) SHOULD NEVER BE : S37 f] BEFORE THEY | WANTON --BUT WHEN — hf ©&T THE Vit /S, IT MUST NOT [4 POWER-ROD, * Wa WE WILL EVERYONE ON THIS PLANET-- MOST OF WHOM ARE INNOCENT -- WILL D/eE// AND YOU/ WILL BE AIDING IN THEIR MLD Ee -- (N THE SLAUGHTER OF MILLIONS // HE STARES DOWN AT THE FORTRESS, HIS EYES PANICKING AT THE SIGHT... es THE ASSAULT ANO DEFENSE, THE ATTACK AND COUNTER-ATTACK; THE SLAMMED FORTRESS AND CRASHING FIGHTERS ; THE SMOKE, EXPLOSIONS, CARNAGE; THE SOLDIERS BLASTED FROM THE RAMPARTS, FALLING IN SCREAMS; THE SHRIEK OF SHATTERED FIGHTERS PLUNGING FROM THE _ op ™ \T TAKES HIM BACK, TO Pee Tee ea oltre ta IS CHILLED... WHILE PETER QUILL IS IT HAS ALL HAPPENED TOO FAST, AND HE HAS BEEN UNABLE To sTOP m iT, AND IT SHAKES HIM TO THE ey CORE OF MANY POUBTS... HORRORS ALL SCREAMING ~ FROM_THE PARK CORNERS OF HIS MEMORY. BACK TO THE MURDER OF HIS MOTHER AND HIS oBSESSI MADE HIM STAR-LORD AND TAUGHT HIM THAT HIS OBSESSION WAS WRONG... BUT WHO SAID NOTHING ABOUT THE MORALITY OF KILLING IN O7HER SI WEAPON CAPABLE OF KILLING, TO BE USED AS HIS CONSCIENCE DICTATED, BUT CAN HIS CONSCIENCE EVER PICTATE A SITUATION {N WHICH KILLING IS RIGHT 2 ELZA ye ON WITH VENGEANCE, TO THE ONE WHO A TUATIONS -- INPEED, WHO GAVE HIM_A , oe y A ME TN EN WES IIENSS