The fan-favorite Baby Groot from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will star in his ongoing, debuting in May.
Announced this morning at the ComicsPRO annual meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, the appropriately named “I Am Groot” is written by Christopher Hastings (“Gwenpool”) and illustrated by Flaviano.
“I’m excited to take the very cute, very small Groot and completely remove him from the comfort zone of the Guardians of the Galaxy (which is already kind of limited, comfort wise),” Hastings told ComicBook.com. “He’s stranded in an extremely strange land and must find a way back home, with no way for anyone to understand him.”
I AM GROOT #1
CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (W) • FLAVIANO (A)
Cover by Marco D’ALFONSO
Variant cover by Jay Fosgitt
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY TBA
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (NEW)
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (ORIGINAL)
NIGHT NIGHT GROOT VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER!
When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!
The May debut of “I Am Groot” of course corresponds with the release of Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which arrives in theaters May 5.