Rocket Raccoon

Rocket #1

by Alan Rapp on May 11, 2017

in Comics

Rocket #1 comic reviewThere’s quite a bit of set-up in the first issue of the new series starring one of the Guardians of the Galaxy‘s most notorious (and furriest) members. Savoring a few drinks in one of the galaxy’s lower-rent bars, a ghost from Rocket Raccoon‘s past walks back into his life with a sob story and a proposition. Unsure whether or not he can trust Otta Spice, who already sold him up the river once to save herself, it takes a bit of convincing to push Rocket out of his drunk reverie and into action to put together an alien crew for a heist.

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Marvel’s Rocket and Groot

by Alan Rapp on April 23, 2017

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Marvel’s Rocket and Groot
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Marvel's Rocket and Groot television review

Over a series of one dozen short one and two-minute adventures, Rocket Raccoon (Trevor Devall) and Groot (Kevin Michael Richardson) attempt to put together 3,000,000 credits to buy a new ship. Although the shorts are connected with the common theme of earning money, each adventure is self-contained as the pair race Blackjack O’Hare, steal a golden egg, and cash-in on a series of bounties (including one for Groot himself). The moral of the story is obvious to the audience before our heroes, whose work provides them with rewards less grand than they were expecting, but while it lasts it’s a fun ride.

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #6

by Alan Rapp on June 30, 2016

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #6Another tale of Rocket Raccoon and Groot‘s adventures shows off the competitive nature of the two best-friends. Starting simply with a game of pool, things escalate quickly as Groot continues to beat out Rocket at everything from drinking games and darts to a galactic space race.

When the pair are contacted by old friend General Dock in the middle of their race, Rocket and Groot head for planet Olim Seven to pay off their debt and help the war against creatures known as Kiffs. Not wasting the opportunity, Rocket and Groot immediately make killing the creatures part of their competition which, because of their ferocity, ends a war that has last 1,000 years. (Who says competition is bad?)

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #5

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2016

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #5

Rocket Raccoon and Groot‘s vacation is rudely interrupted by a viking warrior who captures both heroes and takes the back to her home planet to face the charges of stealing on of her people’s most sacred relics. Despite the relative comfort the two are shown when the planet’s ruler declares Groot a god, things are not all sunshine and roses for the pair, especially once Rocket’s abductor explains the truth about the machinations of the viking she is forced to serve.

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #3

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2016

in Comics

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #3

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #3 closes the new series’ opening arc featuring the misadventures of Rocket Raccoon and Groot in a parallel dimension where Rocket’s working for a crazy warlord and supposed amnesia turns out to all be an elaborate ruse to get back at his best pal for a surprise birthday party. Once again the issue features the low-rent knockoffs Pockets and Shrub (who go toe-to-toe with our heroes at one point in the story before being forced to work together and flee for their lives). It’s a goofy conclusion to a bizarre story that provides some enjoyable moments. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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