Rocket Raccoon & Groot Variants
Today I wanted to get into two characters that brought me back into collecting comics. I collected comics when I was in high school and stopped when I went off to college. I picked them up again when Ultimate Spider-Man was released, I really liked how they had modernized the characters from the sixties. I kept going with that series up to about issue 120 and then my collecting mojo went dormant again. Then last year I saw a preview for Guardians of the Galaxy. It was a book I had read when I was still collecting the first time around in high school. It brought back so many memories for me and that nostalgia got me back into this great hobby! What does any of this have to do with cover swipes you ask? Well a few months ago Marvel did a whole set of Rocket and Groot variants for 20 books they released that month. Most of them were homages to classic covers with Rocket and Groot as the subjects. Below are as many examples as I could find.
|This swipe was highlighted in my article from last week…I’m swiping my own article!|
|Another book I have highlighted before. Just a great homage to a very cool cover. Just look at Rocket trying to use an extinguisher on the smoke!|
|Cap and Bucky had real beef…Rocket and Groot were just fighting over the last slice of pizza.|
|A cover swipe doesn’t get much better than this. Groot in the little window instead of Namor is my favorite!|
|Meh…not the best swipe but at least both subjects have huge guns.|
|Both the original and the swipe are unbelievable covers in their own way.|
|Demon/Groot in a bottle!|
|What’s more dangerous? Thor-Frog or Thor-Raccoon?|
|Another great example of what a good swipe is.|
|The black cover on this one either helps or hurts this cover’s art…I haven’t decided yet.|
|The first appearance of Groot defintely needed to show up in this set|
|I didn’t even realize that was Groot behind Rocket!|
|I guess Groot got his marrying license online.|
There were a few more from this series that I just couldn’t place. Please comment if you know any of them! Until next week!