Trivia: In 1980 Doug and I titled this series The Galaxy Guardians. We thought it was great until we realized there were earlier incarnations of the Guardians at Marvel Comics. Well, we rolled with it anyway, and never created a title but wrote a bunch of stories–we did set our series outside the Marvel Universe at any rate–set squarely in our universe’s distant past.

One thread certainly ran through the old series: We always giggled whenever Captain Space introduced himself. In some scenes he’d strike a pose, hands on hips, and say with intense drama, “You can call me…CAPTAIN SPACE.”

On that note, on behalf of Doug and myself, a nod to the movie as Banaii gives Chani an odd look:

Rhomann Dey: Peter Jason Quill. He’s also known as Star-Lord.
Nova Corps Officer: Who calls him that?
Rhomann Dey: Himself, mostly. Wanted mostly on charges of minor assault, public intoxication and fraud…