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Horror, Mutants, and Sci-Fi: Comics Collection for August 7th, 2014

Marla Desat | 7 Aug 2014 22:00
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Rocket Raccoon 2

Rocket Raccoon #2

Skottie Young continues to deliver a smart and zany book. Wanted for a murder he didn't commit, Rocket knows he needs some less reputable contacts if he's going to figure out who is trying to frame him. Rocket's plan to clear his name means he has to get into, and then break out of, the high security prison Devin-9. Young gives us a hilarious, wacky, and detailed prison break, including a two-page montage that deserves to be a poster.

This new series is laugh out loud funny, smart, and gorgeously drawn. No matter how familiar you are with the Guardians of the Galaxy, even if you've only giggled at the trailer, you'll be able to follow and enjoy this book. The art has a cartoon quality, punctuated by Jean-Fran├žois Beaulieu's electric bright colors, but never sacrifices detail. Young manages to mix funny with adult without giving in to black humor or excessive sarcasm. This issue has secured Rocket's place in my subscription list.

Favorite Moment: Six fingers on purpose.
- Marla

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