Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rocket Raccoon #6

The latest issue of Rocket Raccoon returns one of my favorite former Guardians of the Galaxy (whose leaving was never properly explained only to be replaced by Marvel characters like Carol Danvers and Venom who don't fit in the oddball team concept nearly as well). While performing a series of jobs to payback all of his princess ex-girlfriends, Rocket receives and email which leads him to Knowhere to pay back a debt to Cosmo.

Even though they're not on panel together as much as I'd like, I love the pair of Rocket and Cosmo and hope the telepathic dog may eventually find his way out of Marvel's dog house and give us more appearances like this. The job is simple. Bizarre, but simple. Cosmo enlists Rocket to help a retired military mech whose friends (from the same junkyard paradise where all mechs go to live out their twilight years) have been stolen to be sold at auction.

And so Rocket and his nonsense-speaking friend ("Brute" only communicates in bianary) head into action. The result of which, as expected, is pretty damn entertaining. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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