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Guardians of the Galaxy Teases A Major Marvel Hero's Death

Rocket Raccoon may have survived the Snap in Avengers: Infinity War, but he might not be so lucky in the comic book Marvel Universe.

Marvel revealed the next arc of Donny Cates' Guardians of the Galaxy run will be "The Death of Rocket," which begins in issue #7 with respective art and colors from Cory Smith and David Curiel.

As the new ragtag team of Guardians are taking a vacation, an old enemy emerges, much more powerful than ever. And said enemy may also have something to do with wherever Rocket has wound up now. Judging by the cover, it certainly doesn't look good for everyone's favorite space "rabbit."

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Rocket has been a mainstay of the team since the relaunch of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic in 2008, from which the films draw a good amount of inspiration. He was first created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen in 1976 and made frequent appearances as a guest star in other characters' comics. His first solo book came in 2014 from Skottie Young and Jake Parker.

Marvel made the announcement in a short statement that revealed several of its upcoming comics for the month of July, which included a new Loki series and more information on Jonathan Hickman's upcoming X-Men outing.

Check out Corey Smith's cover for  Guardians of the Galaxy #7 below:

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Guardians of the Galaxy #7, by Donny Cates and Cory Smith, is set to go on sale in July.

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