Rocket Raccoon creator, Bill Mantlo, was involved in a hit-and-run accident back in 1992 and has needed specialized care ever since, which means the legendary Marvel Comics creator wouldn't have been able to catch Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen.
Well, that didn't stop Bill Mantlo from watching the movie as Marvel provided a special screening.
Bill's brother, Michael, posted the following on Facebook with some pics.
*****WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY FOR BILL MANTLO*****! Marvel hooked Bill up with a PRIVATE VIEWING of "Guardians Of The Galaxy", and my wife Liz and my beloved cousin Jean assisted Bill throughout, enabling him to sit back, relax and relish in the AWESOMENESS of what is going to be, in my humble opinion, Marvel's GREATEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM EVER! Bill thoroughly enjoyed it, giving it his HIGHEST COMPLIMENT (the BIG "THUMB'S UP!"), and when the credits rolled, his face was locked into the HUGEST SMILE I HAVE EVER SEEN HIM WEAR (along with one or two tears of joy)! This was the GREATEST DAY OF THE LAST 22 YEARS for me, our family, and most importantly, BILL MANTLO!