Not 100% sure how I feel about this, being that I haven’t seen much of Skottie Young’s writing chops. But I’m sure it’ll be fantastic. All I know is, with all this buzz about the Guardians movie and how much money Rocket will make Marvel & Disney, Bill Mantlo better get a fucking payday after all this is over.
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That ridiculously awesome raccoon with the machine gun who blew your mind in that “Guardians of the Galaxy” footage was created in 1976 by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen. Tragically, as LifeHealthPro’s Bill Coffin documented in a tremendously moving article a few years ago, Mantlo was struck by a hit-and-run driver in 1992 and suffered traumatic brain injury.
If you love Rocket Raccoon — or Rom or the Hulk or the Micronauts or Cloak and Dagger or any of the incredible characters Bill Mantlo wrote during his prolific career — please consider clicking the button below to send your donation to Bill’s brother Mike for Bill’s ongoing care.
We just donated. You should too.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 15 Second Trailer Teaser
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