SKOTTIE YOUNG Confirms Departure from MARVEL's ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT

Marvel June 2016 cover
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Cartoonist Skottie Young has confirmed his departure Marvel's Rocket Raccoon & Groot after June's sixth issue. Young had worked on the title as writer (and sometimes artist) since the original itteration, Rocket Raccoon, launched in May 2014 as part of Free Comic Book Day. 

"With I Hate Fairyland, covers and a new project i’ll mention later in this long ass post, something had to give," Young wrote on his website. "And while I love that little furry fool and his big barky pal, I feel that I did a lot of what I set out to do with them. So it felt like a natural time to hop off."

Young went on to commend the artists he worked with in the two year-run on the series, as well as editor Sana Amanat.

"So, now what? I’m writing and drawing I Hate Fairyland at Image and that is my main focus on the comic front. It’s ongoing and i’m having the time of my life on that book," said the writer/artist. "There’s those covers I do every once in an while. And then there’s this new project I’ll be doing that… well, I can’t really say much yet. It’s Marvel related and something brand new. If you like my covers or my Little Marvel Series, then chances are you might like this. Who knows, it may not even be a comic. I do know it’s going to be a blast."

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #6, Young's final issue of the series, is scheduled for release June 22. The first collected edition of I Hate Fairyland was released this week by Image.

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