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Rocket Gets Into Wrestling In 'Rocket Raccoon' #1 Preview
Rocket Gets Into Wrestling In 'Rocket Raccoon' #1 Preview
Look, I'll admit that I haven't been completely excited about the upcoming Rocket Raccoon series by Skottie Young. Don't get me wrong, I love Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen's spacefaring guardian as much as the next guy, and I'm pretty sure it's just our signature brand of ComicsAlliance Elitist Hipsterism creeping through that made me a little dismissive since the upswing in popularity that's keyed to this summer's big-budget Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but I just wasn't really into it. And then I found out that the first issue is about space-wrestling.
ROM Remix Project Fundraiser Recreates 'ROM' #1 For Mantlo
ROM Remix Project Fundraiser Recreates 'ROM' #1 For Mantlo
ROM: Spaceknight is unquestionably one of my all-time favorite comics. Part of that is just because of how weird it is -- a licensed toy tie-in launched before G.I. Joe and Transformers for a line of action figures that only included exactly one toy that fleshed things out by dropping him straight into the Marvel Universe and ended up running for 75 issues, plus annuals -- but really, it's more be
Dan Abnett Writing Novel About Rocket Raccoon And Groot
Dan Abnett Writing Novel About Rocket Raccoon And Groot
Ever since the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy hit -- heck, ever since the movie was announced -- the public has been clamoring for more Rocket Raccoon and Groot, the alien warriors who just happen to be a tiny furry cartoon animal and a talking, walking tree, respectively. Now, it seems that excitement over the two characters has hit a fever pitch, with an all-new prose novel by Dan Abnett ca
'Rocket Raccoon' #1 Coming From Skottie Young In July
'Rocket Raccoon' #1 Coming From Skottie Young In July
After five years of working on Marvel's adaptations of Frank L. Baum's Oz books, Skottie Young is jumping back into the Marvel Universe feet-first with a new series about a character who's primed to become a breakout movie star, Rocket Raccoon. Young has been working on the series for months now, so he isn't basing his version of the character on the one that will be appearing in the Guardians of
Charity Shouldn't Have To Be Comics Creators' Only Option
Charity Shouldn't Have To Be Comics Creators' Only Option
If you weren’t aware of it before the past few weeks, even a passing interest in the recent Internet comics community likely informed you of the medical-expense-related plight a high-profile pair of comic book creators have been experiencing . First, there was Stan Sakai, the creator of Usagi Yojimbo, in dire straits because of an extended hospital stay for his wife, Sharon. Then there’s Bill Mant
Dave Johnson Reveals Art For Unfinished 'Micronauts' Cartoon
Dave Johnson Reveals Art For Unfinished 'Micronauts' Cartoon
Never let it be said that Dave Johnson isn't good to his Twitter followers. After last week's reveal of the five connected covers for Vertigo's 100 Bullets Omnibuses, today the artist, who promised something special when he reached 10,000 followers, posted his designs for a criminally unproduced animated version of Micronauts, inspired by the 1980s Marvel comic from Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?" But... who are the Guardians of t
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige On Jack Kirby And Bill Mantlo Film Credits
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige On Jack Kirby And Bill Mantlo Film Credits
Most Marvel hardcores know the name Kevin Feige, but if you need the super-short bio here it is: Producer of every Marvel-based movie since X-Men. President of Marvel Studios. Big deal. Comic book movies are the hottest trend in Hollywood, pumping unprecedented profits into the companies that supply characters for the next big summer blockbuster...

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