Avengers: Endgame Trivia #115: Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon has undoubtedly been one of the quirkiest characters of the Avengers saga. The lines he gets and with the conviction, he delivers them has garnered a massive section of fan-base for him.
Over the years, we’ve known some fascinating facts about Rocket Raccoon. We know the makers got inspired by a real raccoon named Oreo. But did you know? A Beatles song played an essential part in its creation?
According to an Avengers’ trivia published on ScreenRant, “The Beatles song, ‘Rocky Raccoon’ first appeared on the Beatles title album in 1968. The song is about a boy with a cowboy mentality who seeks vengeance on the man that stole his girlfriend away. This is why Rocket’s name was Rocky Raccoon in his first issue, with his co-creators being big fans of the British band.”
It also states, “Although Rocky became Rocket in The Incredible Hulk #271, the creators continued to refer to the song in that comic book with its title: ‘Now Somewhere In the Black Holes of Sirius Major There Lived a Young Boy Named Rocket Raccoon.’ In the story, Rocket and Hulk team up to prevent the theft of something called Gideon’s Bible. In the song, the lyrics read: ‘Now somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota there lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon’ and the Gideon’s Bible is mentioned as a source of comfort for Rocky.”
Isn’t this super-cool? All the Avengers & Rocket Raccoon fans, drop your thoughts in the comments section below.