COMICS: First Look At Skottie Young's ROCKET RACCOON #1 - GOTG Movie Tie-In

Marvel have today released an unlettered preview of Skottie Young's Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in, featuring a tale about two characters - Rocket and Groot - who will soon likely be the favourites of fans and non-fans alike! Hit the jump for a first look at Rocket Raccoon #1.

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By Josh Wilding - 4/18/2014
"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. Because let’s be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right?







ROCKET RACCOON #1
Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant Cover by DAVID PETERSON
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Frogman - 4/18/2014, 3:24 PM
I don't think this is actually a movie tie-in...
TheAbomination - 4/18/2014, 3:25 PM
I'm with Frogman. I don't think this is gonna tie into the movie.
SpectacularJoShFest - 4/18/2014, 3:33 PM
I'm digging the second cover....but the rest of the art is disgusting and hard to look at.
JoshWilding - 4/18/2014, 3:37 PM
He's wearing the movie costume, so it is set in the same universe as far as I know.
Frogman - 4/18/2014, 3:37 PM
"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. Because let’s be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right?


@Josh: Nothing here mentions that it has anything to do with the film.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/18/2014, 3:44 PM
This Rocket is for the kids. Not for the real Guardians fans and readers.

I think this is only a tie in for the movie concerning their names of Rocket and Groot and that's about it. Its seems kiddish and totally Cartoon Networklike.
Frogman - 4/18/2014, 3:47 PM
When a comic ties into the movies Marvel make sure people know about it. It is mentioned at least once in the solicits and there is NOTHING stating that this ties into the movie. InfiniteMonkey nailed it the only tie is the names.
Ramiel - 4/18/2014, 3:48 PM
Am I the only one who notices Cyclops sitting behind Rocket?
BigBossKaz - 4/18/2014, 3:50 PM
Rocket and Groot will be the new Han and Chewy
BlinkyStark - 4/18/2014, 3:59 PM
Rocket's gonna rock the world

talking raccoon before Flash or Wonder Woman

lol DC is crap at this
mobile1ph - 4/18/2014, 4:09 PM
Young's art looks good for a RR comic
Priest - 4/18/2014, 4:10 PM
A comic book aimed for kids??!! The bastards!! How dare them??!!
TheDarkKnightSlap - 4/18/2014, 4:21 PM
All i see is a god damn joke.
earzmundo - 4/18/2014, 4:25 PM
[frick] yea
MrCBM56 - 4/18/2014, 4:43 PM
Just because he's wearing the movie costume doesn't mean anything. I highly doubt this is a movie tie in. And this looks like shit. I have a feeling they're trying too hard to make RR like Deadpool.
Priest - 4/18/2014, 4:53 PM
It doesn't look bad. It's very obvious that this comic is aimed for a younger audience. That's why the cartoon-like style.

The plan is to make lots of money out of Rocket Raccoon and Groot. If GotG becomes a successful movie, I wouldn't be surprised if they make a Rocket and Groot cartoon show for the kiddies.
Melkaticox - 4/18/2014, 5:19 PM
@SpectacularJoShFest You're disgusting and hard to look at >:l

I'm not really sure why some people seem to consider themselves art critics: "Unless it's hyper realistic, GTFO!!"
TheTrashMan01 - 4/18/2014, 7:16 PM
@Melkaticox amen


Love the art, might pic it up. Can never have enough, Skottie Young!
ThePowerCosmic - 4/18/2014, 8:05 PM
If you can't see the talent in Skottie's work, you are bat shit crazeballz!

Some people just want Jim Lee to pencil everything I guess. I'm all for variety.
BoomTubeB - 4/18/2014, 8:21 PM
Rocket's 4 issue mini series was a good read! you start to like him when you read his origin story in it!
BmanHall - 4/18/2014, 8:47 PM
Really digging this art style. That first pic is awesome!
loki668 - 4/18/2014, 11:37 PM
Rocket and Groot: Hollywood's new Odd Couple.
Growup - 4/19/2014, 1:01 AM
It's not a tie-in
SCURVYDOG619 - 4/19/2014, 9:41 AM
Rocket's original four-issue mini was drawn by Mike Mignola (pre-Hellboy.)

He once lamented in an interview with Wizard that he felt his best works as a Marvel artist were on this mini and the Fahfrd and the Grey Mouser mini, yet both sold poorly at the time...

If you're a Hellboy fan, I recommend the Grey Mouser issues highly...
RedNTheHood - 4/20/2014, 12:05 PM
I love the art!

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