Rocket Raccoon #1
Marvel Comics, December 28, 2016
Writer: Jorge Coelho, Matthew Rosenberg
Anthropomorphizing animals is nothing new to the comic book genre: Disney Entertainment’s “Mickey Mouse” (1928) has a long line of thematic offspring, ranging from “Snoopy” (1950) to “Scooby Doo” (1969) to “Tawky Tawny” (1947). Giving a raccoon a dirty sense of humor, guns, and putting the character in space, however, is an almost unique anthropomorphic exercise even in a genre renowned for its wackiness. This character, called “Rocket Raccoon”, is the star of a new title.