Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Standard Modern Age US
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #145)
This issue has variants.
- The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #271 [Newsstand Edition]
Twentieth Anniversary Issue
2nd appearance and 1st full appearance of Rocket Raccoon.
Hulk / cover / 1 page
Al Milgrom (signed)
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rocket Raccoon
Now Somewhere In the Black Holes of Sirius Major There Lived a Young Boy Named Rocket Raccoon
Hulk / comic story / 22 pages
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rocket Raccoon; Judson Jakes (villain); Wal Russ; Black Bunny Brigade; Killer Clowns; Lylla; Uncle Pyko; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Bereet; Blackjack O'Hare (leader of Black Bunny Brigade)
The Hulk finds himself on Rocket Raccoon's world, where he helps Rocket and his friends against various menaces before he is sent home to Earth. Meanwhile, Betty pleads with Bereet to save the dying Rick Jones (who claims never to have met her before).
Lylla's name is a reference to Lil, Rocky Raccoon's girlfriend from the Beatles' song "Rocky Raccooon" (Noted by Fred Snyder)
Rocket Raccoon previously appeared in Marvel Preview (Marvel, 1975 series) #7 (Summer 1976).
[no title indexed]
Green Skin's Grab-Bag / letters page / 0.67 page
Al Milgrom ?
Letters submitted by Jeffrey Lowndes, Mick Masnado, Anthony Cardino, Marty Packard, David Hamilton, Rick Jones, Scott Peterson, K. Harris
[no title indexed]
statement of ownership / 0.33 page
Statement of October 1, 1981
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 201,497
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 187,123
Owners: Marvel Comics Group, 575 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022; Cadence Industries Corporation, 21 Henderson Drive, West Caldwell, N.J. 07006