Skottie Young is stepping down as writer for Marvel Comics' "Rocket Raccoon and Groot" with issue #6. On his Tumblr, he announced his departure, but promised that he has another project that "may not even be a comic" in the works at Marvel.
"With 'I Hate Fairyland,' covers and a new project I'll mention later in this long ass post, something had to give. And while I love that little furry fool and his big barky pal, I feel that I did a lot of what I set out to do with them. So it felt like a natural time to hop off," he explained.
He went on to thank the artists and colorists involved with the series, including Filipe Andrade, Aaron Conley, Jay Fosgitt and Brett Bean and "my right hand colorist" Jean-Francois Beaulieu. He also acknowledged editors Sana Amanat and Jake Thomas for the time and effort they put into the series.
"So, now what? I'm writing and drawing 'I Hate Fairyland' at Image [Comics] and that is my main focus on the comic front. It's ongoing and I'm having the time of my life on that book. There's those covers I do every once in an while. And then there's this new project I'll be doing that... well, I can't really say much yet. It's Marvel related and something brand new. If you like my covers or my 'Little Marvel' series, then chances are you might like this. Who knows, it may not even be a comic. I do know it's going to be a blast," he teased.
"Rocket Raccoon and Groot" #6 goes on sale in June. Nick Kocher was listed as the writer of Issue #7 in Marvel's July solicitations.