STAR-LORD & KITTY PRYDE Enter SECRET WARS

Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde #1 cover by Yasmine Putri
Credit: Marvel Comics

Just because the world is coming to an end doesn't mean romance is over.

Marvel announced Wednesday via ComicsAlliance of a new Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde series launching in June to coincide with Secret Wars. Written by Legendary Star-Lord's Sam Humphries and drawn by newcomer Alti Firmansyah, Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde sees the comics power couple go from guest starring in each others' books to having a book of their own -- but it's not quite the happy couple you'd think, as the Kitty Pryde is the one from Age of Apocalypse as revealed on the cover by Yasmine Putri.

"I can say it is an action romantic comedy with some big, huge moments between the characters," says Humphries. "Emotionally and spiritually, this is the continuation of the Peter/Kitty relationship from Legendary Star-Lord — with a couple really huge twists you won’t see coming. Whatever is about to happen, Peter and Kitty won’t be able to go back to the way they were after this."

A number of questions arise from this announcement, most notably if  Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde will replace Legendary Star-Lord as a monthly book when it launches in June. Marvel has also not revealed if this new series is a ongoing or miniseries.

One thing Humphries does say is that an upcoming event in the current "Black Vortex" crossover  that is "monumental for their relationship."

"Peter is a scoundrel with a heart of gold. Kitty is a devoted teacher who craves adventure," the writer says of their relationship. "They bring out the hidden parts of themselves that yearn to be understood and satisfied."

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