Rocket Raccoon #1Media Release -- This July, blast off with the smallest Guardian of the Galaxy (packing the biggest gun) in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – written and drawn by Eisner-award winning storyteller Skottie Young! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at this highly anticipated ongoing series launching ahead of one of the biggest movies of the Summer!

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of battles. He's been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, and a protector the innocent. Not to mention a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the galaxy. But is he ready to be…a fugitive?!

Framed for a crime he didn't commit, Rocket and his pal Groot's high-flying life of adventure and heroism may be a thing of the past as he'll soon find himself on the run and on the wrong side of the law. And the authorities aren't the only one's hot on his TAIL! (Too easy). An intergalactic boxing match, fierce alien creatures, and a deadly militia of Rocket's ex-girlfriends known only as the Exterminators – and that's just the FIRST ISSUE!

"Despite Rocket's attitude and antics he has a heart under there, says Skottie Young, in an interview with Marvel.com. "He has some things he may or may not want to need in his life. He's going to have to examine that. When you're believed to be the last of your kind left in this galaxy or all the galaxies, that's something you carry with you. That plays a role in the way you operate. We'll see him explore that a little bit."

"But ya know, right after that he'll probably shoot some stuff," he continued.

It's one raccoon (but whatever you do, DO NOT call him a raccoon) against the entire galaxy this July as superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game! And the galaxy won't even know what hit it! You do not want to miss the highly anticipated ROCKET RACCOON #1 when it blasts its way into comic shops and digital devices this July!

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MAY140797)
Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Art & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant Covers by DAVID PETERSEN (MAY140798)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAY140799)
Stan Lee Lego Variant by LEONEL CASTELLANI (MAY140801)
Movie Variant Also Available (MAY140802)
Blank Variant Also Available (MAY140803)
FOC – 06/09/14, On-Sale – 07/02/09

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