Marvel Launches ‘Rocket Raccoon’ Solo Series

Rocket Raccoon - Series Cover

Roughly a month before the theatrical release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics will launch a whole new series devoted to the team member Rocket Raccoon. This new series titled Rocket Raccoon will be written and drawn by Skottie Young, who has recently worked on Marvel’s Oz adaptations and has created some amazing variant covers for several Marvel titles.

In a recent interview with MTV News, Skottie Young opened up on what fans can expect from Rocket Raccoon. From his description it sounds like the series will be a fun and lighthearted read:

I think it’s going to have a connection to that nostalgic feeling for ‘Looney Tunes,’ that old animated flavor where everything wasn’t squeaky clean, you know? Daffy Duck would get his bill blasted off with double barrel shotguns… That’s what I grew up watching, and being able to play around with that in this hyper-superhero intergalactic universe will be a lot of fun.

Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon launches July 2nd, 2014 with issue #1. Check out some preview images below thanks to MTV News.