Was The Rocket Raccoon Cancellation-And-Relaunch A Trademark Shot Against DC Comics?

In May, Marvel Comics is cancelling the Rocket Raccoon series after five issues and relaunching it as Rocket! I don't think a title has ever been launched, cancelled and relaunched quite so quickly – well I suppose there was Batwoman before the DC New 52 relaunch but that was eked out a bit.

But what could be the sudden demand – other than the wish to have a new issue 1 alongside the launch of I Am Groot, All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy and Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mother Entropy for the launch of the new Guardians movie?


Why does Marvel, suddenly now, feel the need for a new comic called Rocket?

Well, I understand that DC Comics is finally planning to release details of the long-gestated Milestone 2.0 series very soon. And one of the planned titles? A comic starring this previous sidekick.


Trademark wars are back!



About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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