Comic book publishers like to be sure comic shops are all stocked up on related item when feature film adaptations are released, and it'll be no different this summer when Marvel Studios unleashes James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy in August.
Marvel Comics previously announced a July-debuting Skottie Young-written and illustrated Rocket Raccoon (in continuity) ongoing series, and joining it will be a new one-shot teaming Rocket with Groot titled Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted, by the creative team of Will Corona Pilgrim and Andrea Di Vito.
Marvel is clearly hoping Rocket and Groot will be the breakout characters of the film (a 21st century R2 and C-3PO?), and the one-shot will also include a reprint of Thor #314, featuring a Thor vs. Drax story.
Check out the solicitation for the new July one-shot plus the cover and three first look interior pages, along with a first look at Young's Rocket Raccoon #1, which includes a Stan Lee Lego variant cover.
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