Rocket Raccoon #1

Rocket Raccoon #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Jorge Coehlo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

From the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket has found himself stuck in the LAST place he wants to be-the backwards, no-class, pit of a planet called Earth. It's where those dumb furry things people say he looks like are from! One thing is clear-it doesn't matter who or what gets in his way...he's gotta get off this mudball, NOW. Easier said than done.
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - markbouchard Dec 28, 2016

    ROCKET RACCOON is dark, political, and violent. Don't pick it up expecting to find another happy-go-lucky Rocket and Groot jailbreak adventure. It's certainly not goofy, by any means " unless you consider assaulting a police officer with a cheeseburger 'goofy,' in which case, yes, it's very goofy. Many thanks to the creative team for giving us our medicine with sugar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Dec 28, 2016

    This is definitely a series to keep an eye on in the future. If you're not into the feel-good stories this is totally for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 29, 2016

    We expected a jovial adventure much like we're used to seeing Rocket go on with Groot, but this comic is nothing of the sort. It's a dark take on Rocket and proves he's perhaps at his best behaved when he's guarding the galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Dec 29, 2016

    As a premiere, Rocket Raccoon #1 is a fairly solid issue. The story is engaging, the art is phenomenal, and the more gruff version of a beloved character is entertaining. Sure, there is a dip in the middle, but the ending more than makes up for the few boring panels. It will be very interesting to see where Rosenberg takes the story after that intense final panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 2, 2017

    Rocket Racoon is a great character and Matthew Rosenberg seems to be having fun with him and the rest of the Marvel Universe here.  The story is pretty straight forward (Rocket wants off Earth), but the ending throws an interesting wrench into it all.  The art is very good and if you are a Rocket fan, I'm sure you'll dig this beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Dec 29, 2016

    As part of the Grounded storyline, Rocket Raccoon #1 sets up a solid introduction to the fan favorite character, albeit in a new setting with yet-to-be-defined circumstances beyond Rocket simply wanting to leave Earth. Rosenberg and Coelho appear to be building a slow burn with this tale, so readers are going to have to bring some patience with them for this first issue. Theres plenty to like, but it might take you and Rocket a little while to get accustomed to one another. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Jan 2, 2017

    As it is, Rocket Raccoon #1 is good enough. Earth has an amusing alien underworld that Rocket must explore in order to escape the planet. It generates some funny lines featuring deep cuts from Marvel lore. Jorge Coelho’s art looks a bit like John Romita’s way back when he used to shade and the writer Matthew Rosenberg nails Rocket’s character. I was never disappointed in Rocket Raccoon #1 so much as I was worried about the future of the comic book. It nagged me the entire time I was reading, but it was still an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 28, 2016

    Rocket Raccoon delivers biting satire on modern culture that likely won't connect with every reader in his new ongoing series. Read Full Review

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