Since our change in programming, Tracy and I have been debating what to do in the event of a fifth Friday in the month. In the end we decided to review various geek products and services. It gives us a chance to enhance our geeky lives, and lets you find out if things are worthwhile, without having to drop that oh-so-precious cash only to be disappointed. This month we’ll be talking about Loot Crate.
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Kicking off the official launch of Saturday Reviews is Rocket Raccoon #1. Rocket is not the most likely of Marvel characters to get his own series but with the movie Guardians of the Galaxy coming out in just under a month, this is the perfect time for it. Skottie Young is on both art and writing duties, and I can think of no one better to helm this book. Young brings a great sense of humor that is needed in a book whose premise is as ridiculous as this. The book starts off with Rocket rescuing a princess and then abruptly cuts to Rocket taking a different woman on a date to a wrestling match between Groot and what appears to be Horrible Gelatinous Blob from Futurama. Things take a pretty quick turn for the worse for Rocket and chaos ensues.
Since it’s hard to take a book like Rocket Raccoon seriously, Young doesn’t. That not to say that he doesn’t put his best effort into the book, because he obviously does, but instead it means that Young feels free to be as off the wall and goofy as he can be. From Rocket’s over the top attempts to show his date a good time to the conversation with Star-Lord, he and the other Guardians are attempt (in comical fashion) to run away from something large, angry and pink this comic is just the right level of funny and absurd.
Young’s art is spot on in this issue. I’m also very impressed with how he is able to make both Rocket and Groot so expressive. I’m certainly no artist, but I would imagine that making a raccoon and a giant tree emotive is no easy task. The colors in this book are also great, making use of very bold and bright colors. The color pallet fits Young’s pencil style extremely well and adds to the sense of fun and adventure.
Rocket Raccoon benefits from not taking itself too seriously and by being a book that is just fun to read. I can’t wait for more. 4.5/5 Death Stars
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
This review will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
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