First Look: Rocket Raccoon #1

You’ve seen Skottie Young doing a lot of adorable variant covers for Marvel Comics, and now he’s going to put those talents to perfect use by bringing us a new ongoing series featuring the soon-to-be-movie-star named Rocket of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And yes, Groot will be along for the ride as well as Rocket deals with being framed for a crime he didn’t commit.

“I figure that a guy like Rocket, with his attitude, has swindled his way over many planets and charmed many ladies,” says writer/artist Young. “He’s racked up a militia of ex-girlfriends I’m dubbing the Exterminators. They’re all fed up and they’ve decided it’s time they dish out some payback on his furry little tail.”

Check out this first look at Rocket Raccoon #1, due out this July. And, while we’re on the topic of Rocket, see how you can help the family of his creator, Bill Mantlo, and his ongoing medical care after a tragic accident.