ROCKET RACCOON #1 Review


Do we need this one? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

ALL-NEW, IN-CONTINUITY SERIES!

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now–a raccoon on the run?! ( I’m sorry, I’m sorry, a “formidable-and-expert-Guardian” on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man—and the authorities are not the only one on his TAIL! (We’ll definitely be overusing that pun!)

Rocket Raccoon 1_Variant CoverI’ll tell you my fellow fanboys and fangirls I’ve been waiting for a comic to be this much fun for awhile. And let’s be honest if there’s one member of our soon to be movie star squad that deserves his own adventure yarn it’s this plucky gunslinger. Now when you add in this creative team there’s no doubt, that despite any potential obstacles, this comic is bound to be a winner.

Rocket Raccoon is front and center in this intergalactic romp, which sets the stage for an interesting confrontation that I didn’t seem coming. The written word by Skottie Young pops off the page, as the author delivers humor, action, suspense and just enough Groot to make me a happy camper. Let’s be honest: this title was bound to be over the top so if you were looking for a deep introspection, perhaps focusing in on the history of our wise-cracking fur-ball, then you’re missing the point of what looks to be an uproarious out of this world saga.

Skottie Young with his quirky visual sensibilities delivers some lavishly rendered art pieces that speak directly to his style. Each character is different and yet similar to how we’ve seen them in the last year or so. However my main compliment is how chaotic the pencil strokes look at first and yet upon further inspection they bare an absolutely sturdy structure. Add in the colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu and I have literally no complaints about any of these dynamic pages.

Rocket Raccoon #1 is an outlandishly fun space jaunt that deserves its audience. Right now, after one issue, I can say that I would shout from the rooftops that this comic book indeed comes highly recommended.

OUR RATING
9.5
  • + Contains a lot of fun but quick guest appearances.
  • + Skottie Young kills on art & script... 'nuff said!
  • + An adventure starring Rocket Raccoon!
  • + Now with 100% more Groot!

S#!T Talking Central