Monday, May 5, 2014

Comic Review: Rocket Raccoon FCBD

Sorry for the lack of updates but honestly not much has been going on. With that said, here's a story about a raccoon.

In "Business Opportunities" Rocket, Groot the Walking Tree and Mr. Wal-Rus launch a dangerous assault on the Black Bunny Brigade to rescue a princess-correction a "warrior princess" from their clutches. Along the way there is mayhem, stolen crowns and a lot of rabbits.

Released during this past weekend's Free Comic Book Day to help build up promotion for  the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, this story clearly is aimed at a younger audience than some might expect. In some ways I like that about it, that's a fun, light story and not some deadly serious tale with moping heroes. Writer Joe Caramanga throws in enough jokes, one-liners and references-mostly to another space epic from a galaxy far far away-that readers will leave with a big smile on their face.

Bringing a nice cartoony style is artist Adam Archer, who manages to balance the characters and the action with zany skill that recalls Chuck Jones and Carl Barks at their best. After all how many can capture a raccoon fighting off rabbits, a kingly toad and a walrus and not have fun?

Did I also mention a bonus Spider-Man tale that's just as funny and more entertaining than the mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

So if you missed Free Comic Book Day, hit your local comic book store and see if they still have any issues left. That's all Folks!

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