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Rocket #2 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

It’s the Technet versus the Technet – and only the Technet will survive! Also in this issue – Rocket in court! It’s the trial of the (light) century, and there’s only one thing keeping our hero out of the iron hotel…the galaxy’s greatest lawyer, Murd Blurdock!

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22 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    I’m giving this issue an A! I’ve added the series to my pull as well so I can’t wait to see what happens next! I would also recommend this to anyone who hasn’t read very much Guardians of the Galaxy before. It is very accessible for new readers.

  • 90


    Rocket is a reminder that comics should be fun. This issue does a great job capturing a little bit of the magic of the 80s Marvel characters while adding a lot of humor. Rocket is clever in its approach and funny every step of the way.

  • 87


    Whatever you might have expected from Marvel’s latest Rocket Raccoon comic, this isn’t it. And that’s exactly why Rocket is such a breath of fresh air. The book is weird, silly and perfectly happy to take the character in unexpected directions. Even Al Ewing’s general scripting approach, blending hard-boiled, noir-style narration with traditional comic book panels gives Rocket a flavor and style all its own. The showdown between Rocket’s team and Technet is amusing, if drawn out a bit too long. But this issue really finds its hook in the ensuing courtroom scene, where Rocket tries to prove his innocence and Ewing takes the opportunity to lampoon everyone’s favorite superhero defense attorney. It’s all goofy, lovable fun, yet the emphasis on Rocket’s connection to former lover Otta helps give the story an added weight. Adam Gorham ties the disparate halves of this issue together, capturing both the zany sci-fi craziness and the relatively more grounded courtroom drama. It’s been a long time since Rocket has shone this brightly on his own.

  • 75

    Multiversity Comics

    Ewing and Gorham might not bring the snark you expect, but they’ve nailed the swagger of our favorite cosmic trash-panda. And that confidence and self-assurance carry over into their mad-cap tone as they blaze their way through a blend of genre and farce. Solo spinoffs shouldn’t all walk and talk like “Rocket” #2, but what a wonderfully weird world this would be if they could all have a similarly unique personality.

    Murd Blurdock – seriously, we need to see more of “the sentient without self-preservation.”

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