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Marla Desat | 10 Jul 2014 18:00
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Rocket Raccoon #1

Marvel is keeping the hype pressure on with two new ongoing series starring members of the Guardians of the Galaxy this month. First up is Rocket Raccoon, the gun-toting, smack-talking space rascal. Written and drawn by Skottie Young, this first issue seems like it leapt fully formed from Rocket's own mind. In the middle of attending a packed stadium to see Groot in a wrestling match, Rocket's date starts sour and gets worse when the authorities show up to arrest him. Rocket has been framed for a series of crimes, and it's tough to dispute video evidence when you're the last of your unique-looking kind. His heroics over the years have earned him some unlikely enemies, and now they've teamed up to take him out for good.

The issue is packed with Saturday morning cartoon-colors, reckless explosions, big action panels, and gags. Young captures Rocket's frenetic feel in both the fantastic art and the laugh-out-loud script. This is a great starting point for new fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy, though just because Rocket looks cute and cuddly doesn't mean that is necessarily a kid-friendly book. Rocket's got a foul mouth (though bleeped) and there's more than a few gunfights and piles of gooey guts in this book. The first issue sets up a great story, and I can't wait for the next issue.

Favorite Moment: Pinky out click.

- Marla

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