From watching the trailers for Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve learned that Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) has been travelling with the seven-foot-tall alien tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and that the two BFFs have been working together for some time. They’re certain to have some adventures over the course of the movie itself, but, especially after you hear about their rap sheets, you know they’ve had plenty of adventures on their own before hooking up with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and the others. Because Marvel still does publish comic books, you may have forgotten that, they’re putting out a one-off that follows the two space outlaws, and we have a new look at some of the artwork.
In addition to the new book, Rocket also has a solo title set to coincide with Free Comic Book Day—which happens to fall on Saturday, May 3 this year—and that will precede a new ongoing title from writer and artist Skottie Young which kicks off in July. July will also see the release of the novel Rocket Raccoon and Groot Steal the Galaxy by Dan Abnett. Because Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t one of their more widely known titles, Marvel is doing just about everything they can think of to give audiences some idea of what they’re getting into.