There I go, falling off the radar again. Once more, so much has happened during my months of silence that I don't know where to begin. I guess the runaway hit Rocket Raccoon is as good a place as any.
What can I say? I never expected this thing to be so popular, but here we are! I was actually quite scared we wouldn't live up to the hype when I learned that pre-orders were going through the roof back in June. Luckily, sales and reviews were quite positive. Of course, that just meant the bar was set REALLY high for the following issues. ;)
All that said, I'm still having a complete blast with the series-- thought that's probably obvious. Skottie really pushed me to cut loose and go crazy with the colours on this title. He wanted it big, bold, and vibrant. Initially, it took quite a bit of effort, but I eventually got wild enough for the book. And apparently, I like purple...
Anyway, enough jibber-jabber! Here are pages from the first 4 issues (which are sadly the only issues drawn by the man, Skottie, himself). First up, where it all started-- issue 1.
Now for the wacky prison-breaking antics of issue 2. That 2-page spread is a favourite of mine.
Issue 3, with the desert planet (always cool). I actually really love this one.
And the end of the first arc with issue 4-- the brawl to end it all!