Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review of the Week: Rocket Raccoon #1

Our story begins three years ago with Rocket saving some space Princess from terrorists, and her promptly thinking he's, as the kids say these days, totes adorbs. Then we cut to now with Rocket taking a different girl on a date to a wrestling match, with Rocket's sidekick Groot as one of the wrestlers. Space cops attempt to arrest Rocket as he is wanted for murder. While fleeing he calls the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy for help and they figure out that another or Rocket's species, of which Rocket believed he was the last of, apparently committed the murders Rocket is wanted for. Rocket decides to surrender in order to clear his name and we find out Rocket's date for the evening was a spy from a league of Rocket's scorned ex girlfriends lead by the Princess from the prologue.

This was surprisingly pretty good.  I can't say I'm much of a fan of Rocket Raccoon, but this was damn good. I love that we're going with the idea of Rocket being a ladies man. There's something pretty cool about the lovable little animal character being a foul mouthed, hard drinking, hard living, womanizer. Think of old Howard the Duck comics, that Conker's Bad Fur Day, or even Ted. It just works. And having a "Revenge Squad" made up of old lovers is fantastic. I really liked this book and give it four impressive fluffy tails out of five.

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