Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rocket #1

There's quite a bit of set-up in the first issue of the new series starring one of the Guardians of the Galaxy's most notorious (and furriest) members. Savoring a few drinks in one of the galaxy's lower-rent bars, a ghost from Rocket Raccoon's past walks back into his life with a sob story and a proposition. Unsure whether or not he can trust Otta Spice, who already sold him up the river once to save herself, it takes a bit of convincing to push Rocket out of his drunk reverie and into action to put together an alien crew for a heist.

Along with lots of narration and introductions of several bit players I wouldn't expect to live all that long, Rocket #1 also features a far-less murdery Rocket than we've seen in recent years (possibly to appeal to a younger audience brought in by the recent film). As heists go the comic takes a bit too long to get into the swing of things, which limits the time which can be spent on the heist itself, and the rest of his crew is pretty forgettable. Still, fans of the character might be able to find enough here to enjoy. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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