A digital only (for now) freebie bonus precursor to Brian Bendis' run on the relaunched GOTG series, which is suddenly ace property, top flight stuff to afford a monthly price tag of $3.99 (the ongoing series that is, not these infinite comics). I was quite fond of Abnett & Lanning's GOTG series, more as a core part of their overall epic Marvel Cosmic storytelling than owing any allegiance to title or character, and the segue into the forthcoming film is a testament to the strong work they did. I'm a little cynical about this new series because to me it seems to be cashing in on, as well as itself becoming advance hype. Yet at the same time I recognize that there's A-list potential given its increasing profile so why not put A-List talent on it (Bendis and McNiven are definitely Top Tier). I guess I just don't see it as top level enough a title for a $3.99 cover price. But free, Bendis and Ming Doyle. Sure, I'm in.
Bendis has a handle on Rocket Racoon,nailing the humour, and this would have been a wonderful launch into a solo or ongoing on Rocky himself but I suppose it probably just dovetails into the main GOTG series which means a) I probably want to go read it now and b) no Ming Doyle. D'n 'A worked with some great artists in their 5 years in front of Marvel Cosmic but none draw RR like Ming Doyle does.