On July 2nd the first issue of Marvel’s new Rocket Raccoon series came out. Trying to capitalize on the hype just before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy in a couple of weeks, along with the just launched Legendary Star-Lord comic, this series is currently being written and illustrated by Skottie Young. I like the choice of going with a more cartoony style for this comic, as it’s very difficult to sell such a silly character with a darker, grittier look. It’s also why I’m a big fan of IDW‘s current Ghostbusters series, drawn by Dan Schoening, which looks more like a Real Ghostbusters series and does a better job at conveying the humor of Ghostbusters better than many previous series I’ve seen, which skewed more towards moody and occasionally oppressive art, favoring the horror aspect of the property (a mistake, in my opinion, as horror is easy to find anywhere else.) And we really need to get over this idiotic “he’s not a raccoon” nonsense.
I’m also super psyched by the abundance of Rocket Raccoon merchandise out there.
And a She-Hulk/Rocket Raccoon team up … make it happen.
- 10 Reasons Why Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon Rocks @ Bleeding Cool
- Five Rad Things About Rocket Raccoon #1 @ USA Today
- McFarlane Discusses Angela’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Debut @ Comic Book Resources