Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rocket Raccoon #2

Although I'm a little fuzzy on the reason why, Rocket Raccoon's big plan to clear his name begins by turning himself over to the authorities and getting thrown into one of the worst prisons of the known galaxy. Of course that's where things get interesting as with the help of a certain wooden stowaway the raccoon gets into all kinds of mischief including a prolonged prison-break montage.

It may not be quite as fun as the immensely-enjoyable first issue (there's a bit of a lag between the montage and when the fleet of Rocket's crazy ex-girlfriends all show up), but there's plenty of insanity to enjoy here. Longtime fans of Rocket Raccoon will notice the explicit mention of Halfworld suggesting that a least some of Rocket's bizarre origins remain in place while opening up the door to the possibility of seeing some of those characters down the line.

On a personal note I'll also admit to shelling out the extra cash for the Stan Sakai (the genius behind Usagi Yojimbo) variant cover which is pretty damn cool. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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