COMICS: GOTG's 'Rocket Raccoon' Gets His Own Spin-Off Series From Skottie Young

MTV report that fan-favorite Guardians Of The Galaxy character Rocket will be getting his own solo series from fan-favorite writer/artist Skottie Young - with Groot along for the ride of course! Click on to check out the cover of issue #1 and some pencils too.

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Be sure to click the link below to find out what Young had to say to MTV about the series. Rocket Raccoon #1 hits shelves July 2.

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.
Source: MTV
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marvel72 - 2/27/2014, 4:53 AM
he'll be a household name before you know it.
marvel72 - 2/27/2014, 4:58 AM
expect a rocket raccoon/deadpool team up.
MrCBM56 - 2/27/2014, 5:01 AM
I have a feeling they are going to make him a deadpool-esque character... Not felling it. may have to pass.
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 2/27/2014, 5:07 AM
This, will be amazing. I love both Rocket and Skottie.
marvel72 - 2/27/2014, 5:09 AM
@ Mercwitham0uth

oh yeah,i forgot about that,sad thing is i own the hardcover graphic novel which contains that issue.
OdinsMissingEye - 2/27/2014, 5:26 AM
What's the bet that Rocket and Groot will be reading out the nominations at the next MTV music awards.
marvel72 - 2/27/2014, 5:49 AM
@ Mercwitham0uth

yeah i use to buy comic books,don't anymore to expensive.i read my mates comic books each week. i just get trade paperbacks of the ones i want in my collection.

i'm huge fan of the marvel omnibuses & i've started buying the dc ones now.
NightWatcher - 2/27/2014, 5:54 AM
It looks...ok?
Gazmataz1981 - 2/27/2014, 5:56 AM
Skottie Young and Rocket Raccoon FTW. His art style is only good for unrealistic, cartoonish, characters so this is pure genius...
MisterNiceGuy - 2/27/2014, 5:59 AM
Marvel is going to shove RR down our throats just like they did Iron Man.
Ceejay - 2/27/2014, 6:07 AM
I find the character utterly ridiculous, might as well make Howard the Duck an Avenger in the next movie and be done with if that's the way MARVEL want to go.
NoAssemblyReqd - 2/27/2014, 6:13 AM
My son's Scholastic school book fair was selling a GOTG book. Had the cover of the first issue of the current run, and featured adaptations of the AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES "Michael Korvac" episode, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN's "GOTG" episode, and (I believe) a classic Hulk with Rocket Raccoon comic.

Marvel / Disney sure knows how to get the awareness out there.
boboMELOSHE - 2/27/2014, 6:31 AM
Really looking forward to this! Marvel is just going all out for the raccoon haha. Will def be making this one of my monthly pick ups.
thesilentking - 2/27/2014, 6:39 AM
WTF is going on with Rockets legs on that cover!?
ThrotTheUnclean - 2/27/2014, 6:40 AM
Must go. Must buy!
Pheezmatic - 2/27/2014, 6:46 AM
ugh! Yes...I can't wait till this characters stock goes up exponentially. I got 2 Limited Edition Rocket Raccoon Plush Toys with numbered Skottie Young Lithos from NYcomiccon from last year. When Everyone and their Grandma knows who RR is, I wanna see how high the price will get for these babies :)
KeefNCookies - 2/27/2014, 6:48 AM
And the whoring begins once again...

I'd be more upset if it wasnt a coloring book. Enjoy the designs as variant covers but I have no interest in buying a MAD Magazine or anything else thats this grating to the eyes.
derberg49 - 2/27/2014, 7:05 AM
Dear Marvel,
Please, please, please. No more Skottie Young. Send him back to Oz please.
Thank you.
sameoldthing - 2/27/2014, 7:14 AM
@Ceejay
Your such a douche bag.
Your opinion of Rocket being ridiculous is useless,as are you.
All this is based on the ridiculous..it's comic book based fool!
beane2099 - 2/27/2014, 7:33 AM
This is proof positive that there's hope for those who have a favorite character that seems to be destined to never see the light of day again. 10 years ago would anyone have believed that Bucky and Rocket Raccoon would become fan favorites or that they would be headlining movies? So for you fans of Stingray,3D Man, Captain Ultra, Triumph, Aztek, or Takion you may have your day yet. For me, I await the return of Sleepwalker.
SCURVYDOG619 - 2/27/2014, 7:46 AM
I suggest you go pick up Rocket's original miniseries.

Why?

Mike Mignola drawing Rocket.

Pedrito - 2/27/2014, 7:51 AM
I dig his covers, but I'm not sure if I can take a whole issue with his style.

Rocket should be more than capable of holding his own series, though.
Fray - 2/27/2014, 8:04 AM
It's about [frick]ing time, Marvel. Young should have done something like this years ago.
Jolllem - 2/27/2014, 8:26 AM
Young is top tier talent. Will be getting this.
User1134 - 2/27/2014, 8:44 AM
As Much As I Like Skottie Young, I Think He's Being Way Over-used In Marvel, It's Like A Piece Of Gum...Nice For A While, But After That.....
ThePowerCosmic - 2/27/2014, 9:05 AM
Finally! I have wanted Marvel to give Skottie Young a series besides Oz forever...love his art!

This will be perfect!
Humperdink - 2/27/2014, 9:05 AM
ThePowerCosmic - 2/27/2014, 9:06 AM
User1134

He only does Oz and variant covers...how is that being overused?
NovaCorpsFan - 2/27/2014, 9:12 AM
Rocket Raccoon comics are the best. I'm so getting this.
dethpillow - 2/27/2014, 10:38 AM
yeah, Young's a perfect match for this.

right on. looks great.
Melkaticox - 2/27/2014, 12:24 PM
@bropous "THIS is how you draw Rocket Raccoon. In the most generic artstyle ever"

You guys know shit about art, so shh.
Skottie Young ♥
plasticman - 2/27/2014, 1:16 PM
This cover reminds me of Earthworm Jim...we need more Earthworm Jim...and R.O.M. the Spaceknight...and Plastic Man.
CaptainSporty - 2/27/2014, 1:26 PM
ROCKET AROCKET REOCKET ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET (takes huge breath) ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET ROCKET
thor2273 - 2/27/2014, 4:09 PM
yeah what the [frick] happened to Plastic Man
Gimick23 - 3/3/2014, 4:32 PM
This is great but I think they might [frick] rocket raccoon. MTV NEWS, that's just dumb.

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