Even though he just gained a brand new series that launched late in 2016, Marvel Comics has announced that Rocket Raccoon is getting a brand new ongoing series this May called Rocket.
This new series by Al Ewing and Adam Gorham finds the furry hero pulled back into a life of cons and heists in order to help a friend.
“He goes back in for heroic reasons—the best reasons, really—in order to help an old friend-slash-something-more. But I wouldn’t consider it too much of a spoiler to say that the situation goes south very quickly, and takes Rocket with it,” Ewing said. “Once back in that life, Rocket finds himself very much back in it, and as things get crazier, so do the heists. I’d call it very much a ‘caper’ book.”
Unlike the current series which finds Rocket stranded on Earth like all the Guardians, the new series will take him back to his space roots.
“Rocket has such a long and varied history. He has gone from a sheriff type, a lawman-slash-warden overseeing an asylum with a bunch of other humanoid animals, and over the years he has become much more of an outlaw,” Ewing said. “We’ve padded out his backstory slightly by giving him some “wild years” post-Halfworld—and we’ll explain it all in issue #1. So we’ve had an interesting time showing flashes of these shadowy pasts he doesn’t like to talk about much. We definitely see some of that heart, though.”
Rocket #1 arrives from Marvel in May.