So here’s the thing about Rocket Raccoon: He’s awesome.
So awesome in fact that I would not be upset if Marvel did, in fact, make him their Mickey Mouse. Let’s be honest, we all love Cap and Spidey, but seeing a new face on that Marvel letterhead wouldn’t be a terrible thing.
The other thing about everyone’s new favourite mammal with a ‘tude is that he’s pretty much as close as we’ve gotten to a “new” character from one of the Big Two in a long time. Yes, he was created in the mid-seventies, but let’s be honest. There wasn’t really a lot of attention paid to him (or the other Guardians for that matter) until a movie was announced. So if we can get some quasi-new characters up front, Carnivora or otherwise, that’s good for all of us.
Plus, given the pre-order numbers that Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon #1 is doing (allegedly), it seems like people might just like the little guy.
Today’s meeting of the Corporate Iconography comes us from Kevin Stokes:
Kevin Stokes currently resides in a northern suburb of Atlanta, GA. Kevin has worked on numerous comic projects. A list of his credits include his creator-owned series Departure, pencils on Forever’s Future (a collaboration with fellow Atlantan Nathan Massengill), pencils on Splittsville by Viper Comics, artwork for the TV series Smallville, artwork for the role playing game Mutants & Masterminds by Green Ronin Studios. Additionally, Kevin has “ghost inked” on such books as Batman, Ex-Machina, and Wondergirl. And if all of that isn’t enough, Kevin has also does commercial work. A fine of example of this would be his artwork for the Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburger chain. Kevin commands a bold yet clean style. It won’t be much longer before he is a household name at the big publishers!
Enjoy yourselves friends! We’ve got another one on deck for Friday!