22 March 2013 12:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Marvel continues its re-launch of the Guardians of the Galaxy with a new, free digital comic from their Infinite line, Rocket Raccoon. This is the second comic  following on from their first Guardians/Infinite issue which featured Drax, and introduces maybe the most intriguing character in the line-up, an intelligent, talking raccoon with guns.

Like the Drax issue, Brian Michael Bendis has chosen to set this comic in a bar with Rocket regaling the barflies with tales from his past before hitting on a bar chick and ending in a fight outside the bar. Bendis’ vision of these new Guardians seems less heroic and more like they’re space townies, which I find strangely endearing. The nod to Rocket’s convoluted backstory is nice too – hopefully Bendis will jettison most of it and come up with something better (back when the character was first conceived Rocket had a companion who »

- Noel Thorne

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