Rocket Raccoon #5

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Jake Parker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• As seen in the blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket and Groot are back!
•  It's the breakout hit series of the summer! As their space adventures continue, find out why Rocket Raccoon and Groot are quickly becoming the hottest characters in the Marvel Universe.
•  How does the most dangerously daring critter of the cosmos get the bad guys? With his two best friends: Guns and Groot!
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  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 6, 2014

    Look, it's a perfect little issue. Just go buy it. I'm giving it a perfect score, what more can I say? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Nov 6, 2014

    Rocket Raccoon is the book you get kids into comics with. Coming fresh off the biggest movie of 2014 he now has instant brand recognition, and this book takes everything about him and his pal Groot that makes them great and turns up the volume to 11. Scottie Young and his team are flawless in their execution of movement and pacing, showing you everything important rather than telling you. The concept of Groot telling a story is wonderful and paired with the art shows us all, and ideally the next generation, why comics are so great and a singular medium on their own. If you love fun, buy this comic yesterday as it continues to be one of the brightest spots on the Marvel side of the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Nov 6, 2014

    Rocket Raccoon #5 is escapist, comic book fun distilled into it's purest form. As one of the more entertaining releases this week, and being a done-in-one issue, readers should grab this along with their weekly pulls. Those that are a fan of fun won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Latest Pull - Steve Fasone Nov 6, 2014

    Skottie Young delivers another good issue. It's a fun read, especially if you're coming off of the hype from the not so recent “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie and want more Rocket and Groot. This issue still has all of the things Rocket Raccoon should have, shooting guns, flying spaceships, and frequenting sketchy places, plus the ending is spot on. It never takes itself too seriously and is really pretty to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 6, 2014

    Though issue #5 doesn't break new ground, it's still darn fun, the final reveal sure to garner a few surprised chuckles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 16, 2014

    Forced into telling a story nearly all through its art, Young delivers a campfire story that may bewilder (most) of the young campers but turns out to be the series' best issue so far. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 6, 2014

    Telling a story from Groot's perspective, Skottie Young takes a risk with this story - and unfortunately, it winds up coming off more grating than anything else. Read Full Review

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