In the B-story Rocket Raccoon rescues his friend Groot from the Isle of Punishment only to discover he’s put every living thing on Planet X in terrible danger. More clown assassins, psycho woodpeckers, some awfully good puns, an annoying computer, and our first glimpses into the secrets of Rocket Raccoon’s past make this one impossible to put down.
Both stories get equal time this time around and both provide great moments. The cosmic level of the Annihilators matched with the craziness of Rocket and Groot is a great combination. The level of adorableness Timothy Green II infuses the art the B-story with (particularly the look of Rocket Raccoon) is just wonderful. If you only bought one comic this week I hope it was this one. It’s rare I’m happy paying $5 for a single issue, but this time I think I got my money’s worth. Must-read.