It's a good time to be a Guardian of the Galaxy. Not only has Brian Michael Bendis' new run generated quite a few new fans, but a Guardians of The Galaxy movie is coming out this summer and the trailer was finally releases this week! If you haven't seen it yet, click here to soak all of the sci-fi goodness in. The trailer gives a brief rundown of the main characters -- which is an understandable move since the general audience has no clue who they are -- but this week, we wanted to know which one you love the most and why. It was a close race between Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon, but in the end, the adorable space raccoon took the lead.
Over 300 Viners voted and Rocket beat Quill by a mere 1%. So, why'd the tiny cosmic character earn so much support? Well, for one thing, there's much more to Rocket than meets the eye. On the surface, he's an absurdly awesome character. I mean, he's a talking alien raccoon who carries around weapons that look like they're straight from the '90s. We're talking about guns that would often look pretty big on regular sized heroes, after all. But he's more than just a cute gunman -- he's also brilliant. Rocket's a tactical genius and, in the recent run, he mocked Tony Stark's armor by calling it "cute" and impressed the intellectual Avenger with his own technology. Don't be surprised if he gets a massive popularity boost as the movie approaches. Relatively new Guardians of the Galaxy fan GraniteSoldier explains why he loves Rocket Raccoon.
"Well here's hoping Flash Thompson will become a permanent fixture to the team, but since you've conveniently decided to make sure I couldn't pick him I'm going to go with Rocket Raccoon.
I've only recently started reading Guardians for familiarization for Flash's upcoming joining the team, but I've been hooked and beyond Bendis' current run I've dived into Abnett's run as well. Now all the members are great (I'll admit I'm a pretty big fan of Gamora and Groovy as well) but Rocky steals the show. Whether it was making Tony Stark look dumb, his obsession with "unfeasibly large" weaponry, tactical genius, leadership skills, or love of combat; Rocky has it all. The icing on the cake? All that bad*ssery is wrapped in the cute, furry raccoon exterior. Oh, and he outsmarted Thanos, if that doesn't make him awesome then nothing Marvel can do will.
I look forward to Rocky (hopefully) stealing the show on the big screen, and if he doesn't I'm sure he's got a Number Six Special for Hollywood."
Okay, so pretty much everyone adores Rocket Raccoon, but what about the rest of the team? Check out the poll results below. Sorry, Drax.
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