Comic Book Reviews – Rocket Raccoon #1 and Legendary Star-Lord #1

Legendary Star-Lord #1

Writer: Sam Humphries

Penciler: Paco Medina

Inker: Juan Vlasco

Colorist: David Curiel

If you weren’t getting your fill of Guardians in the monthly title, you now have TWO solo tiles in addition and I think both of them are winners. I’m very glad to see the Guardians getting some love from Marvel, especially before their big movie, which is less than a month away! I think it’s a good idea for these solo titles because with team books you can often lose focus of some of the more character driven stories where we can see our heroes grow and develop independently, seeing what really makes them tick.

This was a great issue, I’ve loved Peter Quill’s story in STK644348Guardians of the Galaxy with his father and now this issue introduces a whole new dynamic. Very interested to see where it goes. I really enjoyed the flashbacks because I think his childhood is an interesting one. What do you do when you lose everything on Earth and you are a boy in space? I really hope we get to see more of this.

I enjoyed the art, although I don’t think it is Paco Madina’s best work. It did look a little sloppy in some panels, but overall was pretty solid. One of my favorite scenes in the issue is when you get to see Rocket, Groot and Peter singing Karaoke. With scenes like that, what’s not to like!? Plus this issue had some awesome All-New Young Guns variants if you were lucky enough to snag one!

Rating: 6 (Out of 7) – Great first issue, I’m very interested to see where this series is going!

Jonathan Schultz

Twenty five years old, living in Southwest Michigan. Behavioral therapist working with children with Autism. I've been collecting comics for well over 10 years now. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram: @Johnny_Storm4

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