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Marvel Sets New ‘Rocket’ Ongoing Series

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Rocket VisualMarvel is looking to boost some of its Guardians of the Galaxy characters just as the new film hits this May with the debut of a new Rocket series. The book separates him from the usual group and puts him back in space and dealing with a return to a life of crime that’s coming from writer Al Ewing (The Ultimates, U.S.Avengers) and artistAdam Gorham (The Violent). It’s described as “an out-of-this world caper chock full of action, aliens and all-out adventure!”

“This is the book you never realized you desperately needed from a talking raccoon,” says Editor Jordan D. White. “It’s The Maltese Falcon if the falcon was the detective. It’s The Hunter, except the hunter is a rodent. And in space. Honestly, you gotta read it—it sets a new standard in the spacecrime continuum!”

Plot concept: He thought his paws were clean, that they were on the up and up. But just when he thought he was out, they grabbed him by the fuzzy tail and pulled him back in. One day, and old flame (who happens to be an Otter) swims back into your life and just like that you’re back in the game…the heist game. From the dingy alleys of Knowhere to the far corners of deep space, they’ll speak in whispers that one of the best there ever was is back. If you need a safe cracked. If you need a vault busted. If you’ve got a big score that needs taking…you call Rocket. Just don’t call him a raccoon. It won’t end well for you.

ROCKET #1
Written by AL EWING
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

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