Marvel Comic books are filled with all sorts of strange and wonderful characters, some are forgettable, while others remain in the collective zeitgeist. Two of the most instantly recognisable characters from the comics though haven’t always been that way, and both have changed a lot since there debut, and its thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that more and more people recognise Rocket Racoon and Groot!
Given the nature of movies, studios often need to take a gamble. For every character that is known the world over such as Spider-Man, Superman or Batman, there is a Crow or Hellboy waiting in the wings, which despite their success are still considered a risk due to the smaller circulation of their comics. If it’s done correctly though it can be a huge reward for the parent company and put the name of a long-forgotten character or team right into the public attention! Continue reading