Comics Newcomers Declare "I Am Groot" With New Marvel Spinoff Series

The Guardians of the Galaxy's takeover of the Marvel Comics publishing will continue this July when "Groot" takes root in a monthly series.

Mashable has word that newcomers writer Jeff Loveness and artist Brian Kesinger will launch the series starring the alien tree who chooses his words carefully. Loveness is a writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" who recently made his Marvel mark with a story teaming Spider-Man, Captain America and the Inhumans. For his first ongoing series, he's joined by former Disney Animation artist Kesinger who's delivering a style reminiscent of Skottie Young's own "Guardians" spinoff "Rocket Raccoon."

The series is described in solicitation materials as:

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!

For more on the series, stay tuned to CBR, and in the meantime, check out our interview with Loveness about his Inhumans story.

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