Last year, millions fell in love with Guardians of the Galaxy. As such, the mostly unknown comic book line saw a newfound sense of popularity, particularly for the character of Groot. Because Groot’s fandom has grown so huge, Marvel has decided to give the character his very own comic book.
The logline is as follows:
When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic roadtrip and calamity strikes, the two get separated — and for the first time in years, Groot’s on his own! Written by comedic ace Jeff Loveness (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”) and drawn by Marvel Comics newcomer Brian Kesinger (Disney Animation), get a front row seat for EXPLOSIONS, SPACE SHARKS, ALIENS, AND INTERGALACTIC HITCHIKING (YEAH, BABY! YOU READ THAT RIGHT)! Whatever may be coming Groot’s way, one thing’s for sure — it’s going to be a GROOT adventure!
This was only a matter of time. Groot is a cemented pop culture phenomenon at this point. If there’s one thing Marvel loves, it’s being the center of pop culture attention.
Below, you can see some images from the new comic: