Thwip! Reviews – Rocket Raccoon #1

So Rocket is stranded on Earth thanks to events that happened during his stint with the Guardians of the Galaxy.  And he is not happy about it.

Let’s just get straight down to it, Matthew Rosenberg has set up a really good story. He sets up a simple premise, that Rocket wants to leave Earth, but then takes the time to show why Rocket Raccoon is unhappy (rightfully so),  and also helps to characterize who the (non) Raccoon is (kind of in a state of permanent orneriness). This comic I enjoyed far more than I expected to and I can’t wait to see what happens next (I expect it to be suitably bombastic). Rosenberg sets up an RR who is a bit more angry than the one we see in the movies, but still manages to infuse the guy with charm and likability that shows that the character can carry off the story.

Jorge Cohelo’s art is not my favorite, but that is mainly ’cause I don’t like the aeshetics. As a style it is fine and he draws real well, just not my favorite style. There is one moment that I do not appreciate or enjoy, that was when RR fights the first set of cops in the subway. It had a viscerality and hint of gore that felt a bit over-the-top, but not in the good way. Other than that one moment (it was two panels or so), Cohelo does a good job, just not my favorite artist.

Four Thwips for the issue, a solid debut and can’t wait to see what happens next.


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