Once upon a time, Marvel published a handful of black-and-white magazines, including The Rampaging Hulk, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, and Marvel Preview, the latter providing creators with the opportunity to do stories about characters decidedly outside the mainstream. Star-Lord, created by Steve Englehart and Steve Gan, was one of them. (Ironically, Rocket Raccoon was another one, but we're not talking about him right now.) Although the character continued to pop up here and there over the years, it wasn't until the 2004 series Thanos that he returned. In this incarnation, his backstory was tweaked and his earlier adventures deemed outside continuity, but make no mistake: the purists still remember.