Oh god, this Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 VFX reel looks like someone skinned Rocket alive

Here’s one for anybody having the sort of day that could only be improved by seeing a beloved movie character rendered as a snarling mass of bare, toothed muscle and staring, crazy eyes: a VFX reel for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, showing how CGI production house Framestore made some of the film’s most elaborate…

Mental illness is a fluorescent storm in the challenging Our Mother

The cover of Luke Howard’s Our Mother (Retrofit Comics) features a woman’s face—the titular mother. Her head has been enlarged, but her features have remained at an otherwise-proportional size, almost as if something is growing inside of her, expanding, preparing to auto-evacuate at the expense of this woman’s life.…

Rocket Raccoon’s secret origins are revealed in new animated shorts

As far as origin stories go, Rocket Raccoon is probably one audiences would actually be interested in watching. The cultish comic book character was a breakout star of last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, and the tale of how Rocket Raccoon became Rocket Raccoon hasn’t been told umpteen times. (Seriously, audiences do …

Exclusive Marvel preview: Rocket makes a thrilling getaway in Rocket Raccoon #11

Marvel’s big crossover event Secret Wars arrives next week to herald the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it, but for readers looking for something a little lighter and accessible, there are still books like Rocket Raccoon to offer an oasis in the middle of all the world-breaking. Writer (and artist of the first…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Rocket Raccoon visits Captain Marvel #8 to fight alien kittens

David Lopez’s cover for Captain Marvel #8 says everything you need to know about the contents, showing a battle-ready Carol Danvers and Rocket Raccoon drowning in a flood of adorable cats. It’s a hilarious image that embodies this book’s light-hearted spirit, and writer Kelly Sue DeConnick understands that superhero…