First Appearance Rocket Raccoon Benefit Watercolor Sketch Auction to Help Bill Mantlo, A Hero in Need #GotG

First Appearance Rocket Raccoon for the Bill Mantlo Project by Nick Davis

First Appearance Rocket Raccoon for the Bill Mantlo Project by Nick Davis

This is a watercolor sketch of Rocket Raccoon from his first appearance in the Incredible Hulk 271. I am auctioning it off on Ebay for benefit the fallen Creator of Rocket Raccoon Bill Mantlo.

I don’t know if you heard of Bill Mantlo, he was a work-for-hire Writer for Marvel back in the late 70’s early 80’s and created characters like Rocket, Cloak and Dagger, the Micronauts, Rom the Space Knight, Lady Deathstrike and White Tiger amongst others.

In 1992 he was hit by a Hit and Run Driver and suffered a traumatic head injury, and was in hospice care ever since. As the work he created was work-for-hire he never received any royalties for his creations and with the Guardians of the Galaxy getting hyped up, his contribution should not be ignored.

My first appearance Rocket Raccoon Watercolor is up on Ebay, the proceeds of this auction will be going to Help Bill Mantlo and pay for his ongoing care.

Bill Mantlo and his sister-in-law Liz, August 10, 2013. Courtesy of Bill’s brother Mike Mantlo.

Bill Mantlo and his sister-in-law Liz, August 10, 2013. Courtesy of Bill’s brother Mike Mantlo.

I know I’m not well-known, just a guy who has written some stories about Teddy Bears, but those Teddy Bear stories most likely would never existed if I never as a kid read Rocket Raccoon created by Bill as a back up story in the UK Weekly Transformers magazine – way back in 1986.

Please bid on the auction even the starting bid would help. Please help me give back to this Creator and I thank you for your time.

View the Ebay Auction

To view and bid on the First Appearance Rocket Raccoon Benefit Watercolor to help Bill Mantlo please click here.

Who is Bill?

To learn more about Bill Mantlo and his legacy please visit Greg Pak’s website.

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