I recently picked up the Annihilation Omnibus where I discovered some Quasar art by Gabriele Dell'Otto.
Below are two sketches by the Italian artist for the Annihilation: Nova #3 cover.
We see in the first image, Quasar is actually blasting someone, followed by a sketch that resembles the final version.
This is one of my favorite all-time covers and Quasar renditions.
Maybe if Wendell Vaughn appears in ABC's Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Comics will give the character another chance. The series did feature a Quasar Easter Egg or two.
I'm current re-reading Annihilation through the Omnibus, and I believe next year marks the ten year anniversary, with Drax having kicked off in 2005.
Of course, Annihilation led to Nova as well as DnA's Guardians of the Galaxy and the multi-million dollar movie.