Friday, August 8, 2014

Rocket Raccoon #2

   I wonder if writer / artist Skottie Young knew about the plot of the Guardians of the Galaxy film when he created this issue of Rocket Raccoon?

   I'm guessing "yes."

   It conjures up images from the film, as Rocket is thrown in a high security prison in space - and plots an escape.

   He's in prison because he's accused of a crime that he knows he didn't commit - so the only answer is that there's another, uh, Raccoon out there somewhere.

   He hopes that his prison stint (however brief) will help uncover what may be another survivor of his lost race (up to this event, he believed he was the last survivor of Halfworld.

     It's a funny, fast and furious (and sometimes a bit rude) adventure - as always, Young's artwork is a delight, loaded with kinetic energy, great characters and lots of laughs.

   Don't expect the usual strum and drang, or hyper-realism. This is a comic in the best sense of the word - as free-spirited and wild as Rocket himself.

Grade: A-


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