Coming out this summer is everyone's favorite homicidal raccoon. Drawn and written by Eisner winner and all around great guy Skottie Young, this book is going to be big. Skottie recently finished up his award winning run on Marvel's Oz series and had the hottest variant covers of the last few years with the Marvel Babies variants. The baby variants inspired a comic all it's own done after Young's unique style.

I for one am going to get a few copies of this book and am on board for the ride. Skottie makes fun things better, and if there is a character among the Guardians of The Galaxy that is the most fun it's probably Rocket. Paired up with Groot, this book is set to be a blockbuster. It's not always when a comics publisher announces a book this far in advance but with Rocket Raccoon being a main team member in the upcoming blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy", Marvel knows the hype will be larger than life. Marvel's official announcement is below and they were gracious enough to let us have a very early sneak peek at Skottie's work.

Experience High-Flying Cosmic Adventure This Summer in ROCKET RACCOON #1!

 

This July, blast off with the fuzziest Guardian of the Galaxy in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – an all-new ongoing series from Eisner Award winning fan-favorite Skottie Young! And you’ve never seen Rocket like this before!

 

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 the good, a protector to the innocent, and  a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the cosmos. But is he ready to be a raccoon on the run?!

 

Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes framed for something he didn’t do! And the authorities aren’t the only ones hot on his TAIL! (Yeah, we went there.)

                                                                                  

“I figure that a guy like Rocket, with his attitude, has swindled his way over many planets and charmed many ladies,” says writer/artist Skottie Young. “He’s racked up a malitia of ex-girlfriends I’m dubbing the Exterminators. They’re all fed up and they’ve decided it’s time they dish out some payback on his furry little tail.”

                          

With his pal Groot at his side, Rocket will have to blast his way out of trouble (and blast his way into some) if he wants to clear his name. Along the way he’ll tussle with some of the fiercest creatures in the known galaxy! But they’re about to bite off more than they can chew if they think they can go toe-to-paw against the shortest Guardian with the biggest gun!

 

Don’t miss the start of the explosive new series as superstar creator Skottie Young kicks off an epic deep space adventure in ROCKET RACCOON #1!

ROCKET RACCOON #1
Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Art & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant Cover by DAVID PETERSEN
On-Sale This July!

Rocket Raccoon 1
Preview courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Rocket Raccoon 1

Preview courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Rocket Raccoon 1

Preview courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Rocket Raccoon 1

Preview courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

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