Rocket #1

Rocket #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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It's a dirty universe out there, even when you're not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it's about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game... the heist game. If you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken...ask for Rocket. Just don't call him a raccoon.
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  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Jared Cox May 16, 2017

    Going back to his roots as a heist-planner, Rocket must help his ex-flame stop an evil corporation from destroying a planet's environment. With ROCKET #1, Al Ewing gives us an engaging, humorous, and deep story for our favorite intergalactic rodent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 10, 2017

    Together, Al Ewing and Adam Gorham ensure that this series is more than just another Rocket Raccoon comic. It offers a very unique take on the furry hero, one that manages to entertain even as it shines a light on Rocket's tragic past and love life. Suddenly, the question isn't "Does Rocket Raccoon actually need his own comic?", but "When can we get the next issue?". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 11, 2017

    Filled with sass, crime, and dames that are also otters, Rocket #1 is a silly but deceptively competent return to the life for our favorite gun-toting furball. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse May 12, 2017

    This is a lot of fun. I wouldn't expect this to reshape the foundations at Marvel but for something different and an enjoyable read I'd highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 15, 2017

    I've said it before: The name 'Al Ewing' on the cover is a must-buy for me, and it should be for you as well. Springboarding off the work of Mantlo, Claremont and the excellent movie reworking equally, Rocket #1 puts our hero in a perfect, yet utter surprising, role as gentleman thief, delivering on the promise of complicated situations and reversals, featuring excellent art and an impressive swerve at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon May 10, 2017

    This is a tremendously strong and original issue, treating Rocket as more of a three-dimensional character than ever before. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 15, 2017

    I liked this book. Although it was still putting the pieces of the puzzle in place for the series, who doesn't like a heist story? Plus when the crew attempting it is as fun as this one there's some laughter guaranteed. A nice solid start to the series, some crackling dialogue from Al Ewing and the art by Adam Gorham was great. Good to flarking go! Also, I noticed that it was filed under the genre, "Anthropomorphic Superhero" by my supplier so that gave me a bonus laugh. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 11, 2017

    Along with lots of narration and introductions of several bit players I wouldn't expect to live all that long, Rocket #1 also features a far-less murdery Rocket than we've seen in recent years (possibly to appeal to a younger audience brought in by the recent film). As heists go the comic takes a bit too long to get into the swing of things, which limits the time which can be spent on the heist itself, and the rest of his crew is pretty forgettable. Still, fans of the character might be able to find enough here to enjoy. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 10, 2017

    An okay issue that takes a chance with a prose style and brings back a cosmic team from the 80's. That's a win, but it drags and lacks the humorous chops you've come to expect from this character. Read Full Review

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