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First Look: ROCKET RACCOON #1

Eisner-Award winner Skottie Young goes cosmic.

This July, blast off with the smallest Guardian of the Galaxy (packing the biggest gun) in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – written and drawn by Eisner-award winning storyteller Skottie Young! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at this highly anticipated ongoing series launching ahead of one of the biggest movies of the Summer!

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, and a protector the innocent. Not to mention a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the galaxy. But is he ready to be…a fugitive?!

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Rocket and his pal Groot’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may be a thing of the past as he’ll soon find himself on the run and on the wrong side of the law. And the authorities aren’t the only one’s hot on his TAIL! (Too easy). An intergalactic boxing match, fierce alien creatures, and a deadly militia of Rocket’s ex-girlfriends known only as the Exterminators – and that’s just the FIRST ISSUE!

“Despite Rocket’s attitude and antics he has a heart under there, says Skottie Young, in an interview with Marvel.com. “He has some things he may or may not want to need in his life. He’s going to have to examine that. When you’re believed to be the last of your kind left in this galaxy or all the galaxies, that’s something you carry with you. That plays a role in the way you operate. We’ll see him explore that a little bit.”

“But ya know, right after that he’ll probably shoot some stuff,” he continued.

It’s one raccoon (but whatever you do, DO NOT call him a raccoon) against the entire galaxy this July as superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game! And the galaxy won’t even know what hit it! You do not want to miss the highly anticipated ROCKET RACCOON #1 when it blasts its way into comic shops and digital devices this July!

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MAY140797)

Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Art & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Variant Covers by DAVID PETERSEN (MAY140798)

And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAY140799)

Stan Lee Lego Variant by LEONEL CASTELLANI (MAY140801)

Movie Variant Also Available (MAY140802)

Blank Variant Also Available (MAY140803)

FOC – 06/09/14, On-Sale – 07/02/09

29 Comments
Posted by fables87

Skottie young does the panel art as well as the cover art? VERY COOL!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Super excited for this

Posted by dreamfall31

Looks great, although I'm not sure I'll be able to add any more to my pull list.

Posted by LCazT1996

Looks great, although I'm not sure I'll be able to add any more to my pull list.

This.

I'm having trouble deciding between Legendary Star-Lord and this...assuming I can even add one of them to my pull list.

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Posted by MixMastaMicah5

Damn this looks great, Skottie Young is a beast!

Posted by Twix_Right_Side

I can't....I can't freaking buy all of these books dammit!!!

Posted by GraniteSoldier

This looks awesome. Very entertaining. Its always nice to see a book that clearly isn't going to be taking itself too seriously.

Posted by NICKXH

Thank god to see Skottie Young on a book that isn't for 5 year olds.

Edited by Xwraith

See this, Bendis? This is how you do Rocket Raccoon (and make him actually funny).

Posted by kennybaese

Scottie Young means I'm going to read this so hard...

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Definitely picking this up.

Posted by tparks

Groot from the top rope FTW! Awesome....

Posted by Ostyo

Man, this looks great.

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Edited by Mucklefluga

Skottie Young writing and interiors ongoing! Yeeeeeeeeesssss!

Edited by Mucklefluga

Skottie Young writing and interiors ongoing! Yeeeeeeeeesssss!

Edited by Mucklefluga

Skottie Young writing and interiors ongoing! Yeeeeeeeeesssss!

Posted by Sovereign91001

Will be adding this to my pulls.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Is Young a good writer?

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Posted by Novemberx2

Good Lord! Skottie Young doing something other then overpriced doodles of babies?

may God have mercy on us all

Posted by nappystr8

I love the way Skottie draws Rocket. Wish this preview came with writing though.

Posted by nappystr8

Is Young a good writer?

He did a really good job with the Magneto Not A Hero limited series a few years back. I've been waiting for him to write some more stuff since then.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@dagmar_merrill said:

Is Young a good writer?

He did a really good job with the Magneto Not A Hero limited series a few years back. I've been waiting for him to write some more stuff since then.

I'll have to check that out.

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Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

@xwraith:

The preview for the comic doesn't even have dialogue!

@lcazt1996 Who do you like more Star Lord or Rocket Raccoon?

Another Marvel comic added to the comic pull list. Speding like 30 bucks a week on Marvel...

Posted by LCazT1996

@thewalkingdeadpool18: I know it's typically that simple, but I haven't really read much of either. I like the concept of Rocket Raccoon, and Groot is definitely my favorite Guardian, but I think I'll probably have to go with Star-Lord because I seem to be one of the few who actually likes the Star-Lord/Kitty Pryde thing going on and Star-Lord personally I enjoy.

Well that answers that. If I can afford it, I'm gonna probably go with Star-Lord. But I'll buy both first issues and see which I enjoy more before I make a 100% decision.

Posted by imredjimmy

I'm so excited for this series! I feel like the Young is the perfect person for ths project.

Posted by RedLantern23

This looks so good! I might have to drop something to make room for this!

Posted by Experio

Excellent choice for an artist

Posted by DocFishstick

Man his art just fits this book so well.