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Milking the last drops, Marvel releases a final Rocket and Groot...

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.”

Sales Charts: Rocket Raccoon #1 tops July

As expected, although still shockingly, Rocket Raccoon #1 by Skottie Young was the #1 comics periodical for July, according to Diamond's just released stats. As reported earlier, RR #1 sold some 300,000 copies—100,000 of them through a single order from bulk seller Loot Crate. Even so, 200,000 copies is a high water mark for a character viewed as a minor oddity a few months ago. As usual, and perhaps comfortingly, Batman #33 took the second spot, but Harley Quinn #8 was also in the top 10, another sign of the audience diversity that is beginning to take hold. Marvel

SDCC ’14: Cutest Little Rocket!

little roclet.JPG There are some totes adorbs kids in costume running around San Diego. This little Rocket Raccoon is one of them.

SDCC 2014: Day -1 — a peak at the floor and...

I kind of had an inkling that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the big thing at Comic-Con 2014, and after looking on the...

Nice Art: Jeff Smith covers Rocket Raccoon for SDCC Marvel exclusive

I've wondered in the past if Rocket Raccoon would get overexposed before Guardians of the Galaxy comes out. Well as long as that exposure is swell variant covers by Jeff Smith, I have no worries about that.

Rocket Raccoon #1’s Initial Orders Inflated By Single Source

by Brandon Schatz A few days before the book’s final order cut-off with retailers, Marvel let it slip that their upcoming Rocket Raccoon series had...

The Retailer’s View: On Rocket Raccoon Orders Topping 300,000

by Brandon Schatz When Marvel first announced the Rocket Raccoon book, I was fairly excited. Pairing the character with Skottie Young just as interest would...

First look at Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon interiors

As announced yesterday, Skottie Young, Eisner winning artist, will be writing and drawing a ROCKET RACCOON ongoing series in July. And here's some interior...

Skottie Young to draw Rocket Raccoon series

That Rocket Raccoon exploitation we told you about is well underway, but when the exploitation takes the form of a series written and drawn by Skottie Young, it's really really hard to complain. And note well: this is an ONGOING series, not a one-shot or mini. It's Young's first gig writing AND drawing for Marvel.

Toy Fair 2014 Part 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, My...

  Yep, Toy Fair is here again and The Beat trekked over icy veldts to bring  our reads only the VERY FINEST artsy iPhone photos...