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Posted by inferiorego (21213 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the moment fans have been waiting for. MTV announced that Rocket Raccoon will be getting his own solo series at Marvel, written and drawn by Skottie Young. Obviously, because of Young's art and writing style, this is going to be quite the humorous book. Young talked to MTV in an exclusive interview and had this to say.

"I like any of the humorous characters, any of the ones I can have fun with... And around this time 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was getting restarted, so I said if there was any of way of doing some sort of Rocket Raccoon story that would be fun too!"

Young has spent the past few years working on the Oz adaptations at Marvel and still providing the cover art for many Marvel books. This RR book will be the first time Young will be writing and drawing the book he's working on.

While Young is known for his art, which is a bit geared more towards children, fans don't have to worry about this book being squeaky clean and childish.

"I'm not going to go crazy where we're going to go extremely vulgar or anything, but I did want to play with a bit of that edge... If you have a character that carries a big gun, a ridiculously, cartoonishly big gun you've got to be willing to shoot it."

This won't be MAX though, so don't worry about it becoming insanely gritty and full of cussing. ROCKET RACCOON hits stores on July 2nd. Check out the solicit and some preview pages.

ROCKET RACCOON

Written & Drawn by Skottie Young

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!) Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we've been waiting decades for.

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#1 Edited by SlamAdams (284 posts) - - Show Bio

@gambit1024: the Abnett/Lanning series was awesome. That seems to be where the movie is taking most of its inspiration. I would say the only problem is they were a backbone book for a whole corner of the Marvel universe that was crossover heavy. I haven't read it since the first time so it was easy to keep up. I don't remember how it would read by itself.

#2 Posted by TommytheHitman (2852 posts) - - Show Bio

If Marvel make this film I will forgive them of all there current bullshnit

Well I wouldn't forgive them but I would enjoy it!

#3 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32632 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

If Marvel make this film I will forgive them of all there current bullshnit

Well I wouldn't forgive them but I would enjoy it!

Ha I don't even remember posting that!

All these time travelling posts are realllllllllly annoying

#4 Posted by laabitres (354 posts) - - Show Bio

hes living that movie hype smh

#5 Posted by cyberchop979 (451 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to pick this up. I'm a big fan of Skottie Young's art. Hope his writing is just as good as his art.

oh, and why are there 230 comments on this article that have NOTHING to do with this article?

#6 Posted by Doomnaut (1991 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32632 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to pick this up. I'm a big fan of Skottie Young's art. Hope his writing is just as good as his art.

oh, and why are there 230 comments on this article that have NOTHING to do with this article?

Some weird bug, really old comments from other threads seem to be showing up on the articles on the main page

#8 Posted by anandak47 (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Great. Rocket Racoon gets a comic before Shazam :(

#9 Posted by BuNKiTZ (160 posts) - - Show Bio

I would've been happy with a Rocket Raccoon book, but then you say it's by Skottie Young and I... I don't know how I could express my excitement...

#10 Posted by TheMantisShrimp (205 posts) - - Show Bio

So your telling me that not only do we get a Rocket series but Scottie Young is drawing it? CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS.

#11 Posted by AllStarSuperman (19877 posts) - - Show Bio

interesting

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#12 Edited by Cassius_Knightfall (7326 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty said:

I like Rocket Raccoon, but he doesn't seem to fit with the Pet Avengers dynamic.

Hey Kitty! how are you? Its Lazstudent/ Edward Windsor

Rocket by Skottie Young!, count me in.

#13 Posted by millennium (200 posts) - - Show Bio

let the pimping of this character begin after all he has a movie and toys to advertise for

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#14 Edited by kantrip (103 posts) - - Show Bio

The 7 year old in me just started bouncing uncontrollably. The Rocket Raccoon Mini-Series was the first comic I ever bought as a kid. Still have that copy and it is well-read and much loved. I can't wait to read this.

#15 Posted by NICKXH (220 posts) - - Show Bio

This is my favorite image of Rocket Raccoon by the awesome Joe Mad.

On a side note, I think it is clear that Rocket is going to be this year's Deadpool.

#16 Posted by Ostyo (6661 posts) - - Show Bio

Woo!

#17 Edited by M3th (2037 posts) - - Show Bio

OH Man! THis title is going to sell out. Skottie Young all over tHis, c'mon! You all know tHis series is going to be a Hit.

June'sVeryOwn

#18 Posted by Xwraith (15164 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickxh said:

On a side note, I think it is clear that Rocket is going to be this year's Deadpool.

I'm not entirely sure if that's a good thing, if only because the wrong Deadpool was the one that was huge in 2009-10.

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#19 Posted by nappystr8 (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in love with this series already.

#20 Posted by DCWarFan73 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

artwork looks awful

#21 Posted by Sammo21 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: ? What? So, you've never really read any Guardians of the Galaxy titles then I take it?

#22 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3656 posts) - - Show Bio

I've gotta feeling. I'm high on believing, that I'll be in love with this series!

#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32632 posts) - - Show Bio

@dcwarfan73: Sorry but if you don't like Skottie Young then your not aloud to be a comic fan.

#24 Posted by 2cool4fun (1358 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh

#25 Edited by Perfect 10 (967 posts) - - Show Bio

bad art so skipping this

#26 Edited by consafo80 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

God damn it Marvel please stop announcing so many great books. I need some money for food.

#27 Edited by Alertcircuit (177 posts) - - Show Bio

A month before the Guardians of the Galaxy release, hmmm? Seems like Marvel's trying to hype people up for the movie.

Yeah, picking this up. A-babies vs. X-babies is one of my most prized comics and I still think it's the best thing to come out of avengers vs x-men.

#28 Edited by sledgemeyers (40 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, this is a match made in heaven.

#29 Edited by Fenderxx (361 posts) - - Show Bio

That sounds really fun, and I think scottie young will fit really well, im stoked.

#30 Posted by Maddpanda531 (995 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweetness!

#31 Posted by Vance Astro (91104 posts) - - Show Bio

@sammo21 said:

@vance_astro: ? What? So, you've never really read any Guardians of the Galaxy titles then I take it?

MY NAME IS VANCE ASTRO!

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#32 Edited by Sammo21 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: That really doesn't mean much to me, lol. My wife goes by HarleyQuinn online and she really doesn't know who the character is. This is the internet: assume nothing.

#33 Posted by Comic_Grouch (208 posts) - - Show Bio

Ahh, that cover is just fantastic. Makes me half smile.

#34 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32632 posts) - - Show Bio

@sammo21 said:

@vance_astro: ? What? So, you've never really read any Guardians of the Galaxy titles then I take it?

MY NAME IS VANCE ASTRO!

Yea that may just meant you are a New Warriors fan lol

#35 Posted by viin (542 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont ever get excited about any marvel series but Im actually looking forward to this and I usually like dark gritty and edgy stuff and nothing comedic. Skottie Young seems like a great choice and he sounds passionate about wanting to writing a character like Rocket Racoon.

#36 Edited by Vance Astro (91104 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea that may just meant you are a New Warriors fan lol

Justice only goes by Vance Astro in Guardians of the Galaxy.

@sammo21 said:

@vance_astro: That really doesn't mean much to me, lol. My wife goes by HarleyQuinn online and she really doesn't know who the character is. This is the internet: assume nothing.

I don't know why what i've read was in question in the first place but to answer the question I read Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 & 2 but i'm not currently reading it. My name sake isn't on the team anymore.

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#37 Edited by Life_Without_Progress (1512 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocket Raccoon and Skottie Young, those two names are enough to make me buy it. Wish Groot was in here, though

#38 Posted by viin (542 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see it now..Rocket will be the new face of Marvel.

#39 Posted by legaleasy111 (23 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by GraniteSoldier (6936 posts) - - Show Bio

I can dig this. Quite the digging.

#41 Posted by dbatdog (530 posts) - - Show Bio

@viin said:

I can see it now..Rocket will be the new face of Marvel.

and will be spawning different titles...All-New Rocket Raccoon, Superior Rocket Raccoon, Uncanny Rocket Raccoon, Batman and Rocke...oh wait, Wolverine and Rocket Raccoon.

#42 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1476 posts) - - Show Bio

I was about to say hell no but Skottie Young..

#43 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11049 posts) - - Show Bio

I might actually have to get this. Damn you Marvel just when I finally cut enough books to live comfortably you do this to me....

#44 Edited by Fallen_Crippled (6436 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish it was a Rocket Raccoon and Groot series... but I will still get this.

#45 Posted by New_World_Order (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I like Rocket Raccon, there is a lot of characters who should get a series before him.

#46 Edited by Crimsonlord53 (1297 posts) - - Show Bio

There better be A I am Groot cameo or four.

#47 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

Respects for the Raccoon guys.

#48 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2213 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by Transformers1024 (1705 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has so far announced an ongoing for Magneto, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and now Rocket Raccoon...oh and a Deadpool/Carnage miniseries team up...I don't think I could be any happier!

#50 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32632 posts) - - Show Bio

bad art so skipping this

the art isn't bad at all you just don't like it, there is a huge difference.