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The Mantlo/Mignola/Gordon “Rocket Raccoon” limited series got reprinted in one of the Marvel UK comics of my childhood, so I do have some rosy, cosy memories of it. He was pretty much a totally different person back then - and from what I recall, a much less troubled one. Occasionally, bits and pieces of that old life will surface - someone will get past his defenses by reminding him of the old days, or he'll have retained a piece of kit from his time as Ranger Rocket - but to remember is painful. It's a very noir trope - the old, good time that the hero lost and can never get back. The long-buried sadness. -- Al Ewing

Date: 2019-03-05 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
There are a handful of writers I will follow just about anywhere. This has three of them.

Date: 2019-03-06 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Agreed. Ewing and Waid for sure. I'm still not entirely familiar with Zub but he does pretty well from what I've seen.

Date: 2019-03-06 01:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
I'm not quite that loyal a fan—I think Waid is abysmally suited for writing Dr. Strange, for example, and I wasn't thrilled by his Captain America work. But he's generally more than good on team books like this, and I really enjoyed their last collaboration.

And heck, even Ewing can't win them all with me, though Royals is his only work I've encountered that wasn't right up my alley.

Date: 2019-03-05 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
This Hulk is terrifying and I love him.

Date: 2019-03-05 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
(Still really hate what's been done to Rocket ever since Bendis took over Guardians of the Galaxy.)

The bit with Nightmare is pretty good stuff, though.
And the sleeping people wearing helmets on their head is a funny little visual moment.

Trivia fact: Al Ewing mentioned in his Rocket Racoon series that he was introduced to Rocket via back-up strips in the UK Transformers series, which ran between issues 55 and 69 (from March to July 1986).

And the comic that replaced that was Hercules.
Hmm... probably a coincidence.


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