Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1
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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

There's a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it's...ROCKET RACCOON?! How did this happen? SERIOUSLY, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, YOU GUYS??? Groot knows, but he's not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he's saying is...oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventure abound as SKOTTIE YOUNG and FILIPE ANDRADE return to tell tall tail tales of Rocket Raccoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you!

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jan 6, 2016

    Young writes a nice, tight issue and sets up a mystery that will be fun to tag along with. His dialogue is snappy, and suits the tone of the characters. My only small gripewashow the rest of the Guardians react to the deaths of Rocket and Groot. I've never known Flash Thompson or Ben Grimm to be flippant about death and it rang a bit hollowwith me. However, I was able to shake that early misstep off as the story moved away from the Guardians and into an exciting adventure. Fora first issue, ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #1is a strong start where (almost) everything comes together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 31, 2015

    I can’t wait for the rest of this series. So far, we have some really good plot twists (already!), two new characters, confusion, humor, and so much more. If you’re into the Guardians, this is a must-read for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 1, 2016

    Going into this series, I had no idea what story would await me. Even in the first few panels I was taken aback, fully realizing this wasnt the type of Rocket and Groot story I had been used to. While its not my typical comic book story, Rocket Raccoon And Groot #1 raises a lot of interesting questions, particularly about life for this interstellar duo since the end of Secret Wars. I like that Skottie Young is exploring a more bleak story because talking tree and raccoon can very easily fall down the funny cutesy hole, though this was assuredly done well in last years Groot series. What I hope for as the series progresses is a story that explores Rocket and Groots friendship and its tests and limitations. There have been some great moments between those two characters to point to an important sentimentality, so I want to see what Young does with this relationship. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jan 5, 2016

    This new series may not feel terribly "all-new" or "all-different," but it features a proven creative team exploring the continued misadventures of Rocket and Groot. It's tough to go wrong with that. Unlike some Guardians comics, this series quickly finds its niche and promises interesting wrinkles to come for both characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Jan 28, 2016

    It's not a perfect first issue, but I get the feeling that this book wasn't meant to feel all-new, all-different but more of a, hey, these characters are going to be together now, kthxbye. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Jan 3, 2016

    Its possible that event and relaunch fatigue are negatively impacting Rocket Raccoon and Groot,but as stated, there have plenty of other All-New All-Different Marvel titles that one could read without ever even thinking about their impending cancellation and restart. Superhero comics are primarily escapism after all and when theyre done well that escapism can extend to the realities of the books publishing along with lifes various other problems. Rocket Raccoon and Groot just isnt very good escapism; it cant escape the realities of being a filler comic on Marvels release balance sheet and it really doesnt escape being a filler comic in its own series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 7, 2016

    For a comic entitled Rocket Raccoon and Groot issue #1 doesn't offer much of our title characters. Instead we get a surreal journey of cute in-jokes (“Me Are Shrub” indeed) and long set-up that never pays off. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Jan 27, 2016

    There was a little confusion for me as to where this series takes place, but the story did have me interested. It shows that after secret wars Rocket and Groot are thought dead by the GOTG (including Ben Grimm), but the two are present for the Guardians series. Follow that with their place in Guardians of Infinity and it just left me a bit confused. It looks as if none of that will matter as we are in a new dimension where Rakoon is a criminal mastermind who encounters a graffiti Groot. It had me wanting to find out where this all leads. I absolutely loved the art. So I would say this series is worth keeping an eye on.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jan 15, 2016

    Not sure what's going on yet But I'm sure we'll get there shortly. There's some good laughs here and there. It's weird, but I thought it was an interesting approach to start the series off following alternate universe analogues of Rocket and Groot.

  • 4.5
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Jun 11, 2016

    It's kind of fun, but all I really get is and art and annoying main characters.

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    Fmernamz0 Jun 23, 2021

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  • 6.0
    sssmoser Aug 8, 2016

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