Baby Groot Gets His Own Comic Book Series Called 'I Am Groot'

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 9:48PM
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Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 9:48PM
Baby Groot Gets His Own Comic Book Series Called 'I Am Groot'
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While all of the Guardians of the Galaxy went from obscure superheroes to household names with their successful 2014 film, a certain Groot in particular captured the public's attention. And now that he's been reborn as a baby for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the new Baby Groot has been all over the film's marketing and trailers.

Marvel's also been in the habit of launching new comic series to line up with their films, something they've done with both Doctor Strange and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. And so it continues, as Marvel announced today at the annual ComicsPRO meeting that a new Baby Groot comic book series will be hitting shelves in May, just in time for the Marvel Studios film.

The series will be named I Am Groot after his catchphrase and only phrase, and will be written by Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool, Adventure Time comics) and drawn by artist Flaviano (Power Man and Iron Fist). Here's the official summary:
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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!
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Hastings told Comicbook.com that the big appeal of the series (for him, at least) was Groot's poor conversational skills, and what it's like for a character who can only say "I am Groot" to be stranded out in a foreign part of space:
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But it really was his limited abilities to communicate that the story grew out of. I started thinking about the Zelda games that Link doesn't talk in, and why they manage to have such rich worlds and stories all the same, how to take something like that mute first person character experience and translate it into a comic.
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As of now, all the Guardians have had their own individual series beyond the main Guardians of the Galaxy ongoing by Brian Michael Bendis. There are currently comic books for Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora (the last of which is written by Nicole Perlman, screenwriter for the first GotG film and the upcoming Captain Marvel). A Drax series also ran through most of 2016.

A new comic miniseries was also announced called Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy, to be written by Jim Starlin, the original creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos. So it's a busy but good year to be a GotG fan.
 
Both I Am Groot and the Mother Entropy series are scheduled to come out this May. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out May 5, 2017.

Via: Comicbook.com
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