Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot Is Getting His Own Marvel Comics Series
He is Groot! The beloved sentient tree from Guardians of the Galaxy is now getting his own Marvel Comics series.
The announcement comes after the "surprise" success of Rocket Raccoon #1 last summer (although really, is anyone surprised when these weird little heroes win things anymore?), which was the bestselling comic book of July 2014. The ongoing Groot series will see the two best friends separated for a time, and will also explain how they became partners in the first place.
We're as excited about this as anyone, although there is one logistical issue that seems to come up, namely that he only says three words. I guess the writers won't have to strain to come up with dialogue?
Here's the official logline from Marvel:
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!
Groot #1 comes out in comic book stores this July.