Just like the fortified walls of Mordor, one doesn’t simply walk through the San Diego Comic-Con exhibit floor. If you find yourself however either a hobbit or an avid collector of merch, this veritable lair of slow moving traffic and obstacles made from oversized bags and motorized-chairs will be of no deterrent. One such booth […]
This week at Marvel opposites attract as baby Groot’s newest solo adventures are perched right next to Venom’s milestone issue. With Groot’s higher profile it seems that Marvel is looking to cash in on his solo adventures but is Groot’s personality complex enough to carry an entire series? With the alien symbiote swapping hosts back […]
There’s probably a whole marketing treatise to be written about how Disney identified Rocket Raccoon and his tree buddy Groot as the breakout stars of Guardians of the Galaxy and leveraged them all across the Disney universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy #16 STORY: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS ART: VALERIO SCHITI COLORS: RICHARD ISANOVE PUBLISHER: MARVEL A quick note on my reasoning for writing this review the way I did. I decided to follow this issue’s lead and compose my review of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #16 in verse form. I know it’s something a little different, so […]
It’s time for an early/late addition of the All-New, All-New Different Marvel Rundown. Marvel shipped a select few comics early including Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1, this week’s exclusive #1! This week we’re exclusively taking a look at this one comic following up on the previous week’s spotlight on Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat #1. While the first Rocket Raccoon […]
By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]
By: Nick Eskey Hello again nerds and nerdettes, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in […]
By Nick Eskey Thanks for tuning in geeky guys and gals to this Sunday update of SDCC ’15 Funko toy release. Better known for their “POP!” line, Funko strives to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first […]
Well the Raccoon and Starlord got their own books, so why not a tree? (And Gamora is coming, we’re told.) Jeff Loveness, usually a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Disney animator Brian Kesinger are teaming for a Groot ongoing comic—Declan Shalvey does the variant cover, with colors by Jordie Bellaire. The colorist on the […]
This November’s Marvel comics will include a ton of Rocket Raccoon and Groot variant covers, making this officially the Year of An Awful Lot of Rocket and Groot, but as a waffer-thin nod towards making this maybe Too Much Rocket and Groot, one more cover by Simone Bianchi will appear.
“We were totally overwhelmed by the response to the Rocket Raccoon & Groot variants when we released them last month,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “When Simone Bianchi said he wanted to do one too, we couldn’t resist! We couldn’t be happier with the stunning cover he turned in.”