This is more like it! Although I thought the first issue of Star-Lord’s new series was only okay, with Rocket Racoon #1 writer/artist Skootie Young brings the awesome. Centered around the Guardians’ furriest (and arguably deadliest) member, the series opens with a brief look back at Rocket‘s former princess-saving days. Jumping ahead to the present, Rocket takes his newest lady friend to a wrestling match between Groot and and a tentacled-blob creature which is where things start to go wrong for our furry friend.
Where Star-Lord really needs another character to work off of to be put to maximum use, Rocket can carry a book all on his own as is evidenced in Young’s wacky adventure which includes an appearance by the other raccoon out there, a warrant out for Rocket’s arrest for (gasp!) murder, and a plot to take down the hero by all the lovely ladies he’s rescued and promptly dumped soon afterward. Yeah, it’s pretty damn awesome. I can’t wait to see where things go from here. Best of the Week.