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Rocket Raccoon And Groot #1

ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #1

Capsule Review

I love Groot and Rocket, but I didn’t much like this book. Skottie Young’s script is strong enough, but we would have been better served if he had illustrated the book, as well — Filipe Andrade’s broad-stroke and abstract style didn’t do enough to bring to life the weird characters and vistas of the story’s outer space setting for me. The story also suffered for pushing our very likeable heroes into the margins for most of the page count. And not to lay the body solely on this book’s doorstep … but what the heck is going on with the Guardians of the Galaxy anyway? This Marvel re-launch has a fist-fill of Guardians books (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of Infinity, Drax, Star-Lord, Venom Space Knight), and I’ve read them all, and liked most of them, but I’m having a bugger of a time figuring which book comes when, or how they all fit together. That seems a missed opportunity. Cross-overs with earthbound Marvel continuity seem limited — at least so far — so why not knit the Guardians book into their own tight little sphere? Right now, I can’t tell what’s happening without a score card … and Marvel hasn’t given me a score card!

Approachability For New Readers

It’s fine, so long as you aren’t trying to make sense of the Guardians-verse as a whole.

Read #2?

No.

Sales Rank

(#15 January)

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Rocket Raccoon And Groot #1

 

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About Paul O'Connor

Revelations and retro-reviews from a world where it is always 1978, published once a month or so at www.longboxgraveyard.com!

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