I Am Groot #1 First Look Boasts At Least One Happy Little Tree

Without a doubt, Marvel has a big week ahead of them, be it on the cinematic or comic book side. In addition to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arriving in theaters this Friday, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy hits stands on Wednesday, showing us all what clever synergizing is all about. But, if you’re a fan of the cosmic aspects of the Marvel Universe, you should be elated to hear the party won’t stop anytime soon given that I am Groot is set to keep the ball rolling later this month.

Although all eyes will be on the aforementioned flagship book, it’s understandable that the House of Ideas will want to get all the mileage out of this franchise that they can, especially knowing the merchandising appeal that comes with Baby Groot. Thus, it makes total sense that he be granted his own ongoing title, at least for the time being.

That said, it should be interesting to see how writer Christopher Hastings is able to connect this to the events of All-New Guardians of the Galaxy without contradicting them, because Groot is slated to play a role in both books. On the plus side, artist Flaviano seems to be a good fit for the project, bringing a visual style that includes exaggerated facial expressions that aren’t unlike something you’d see in a manga.

I am Groot #1 is scheduled to arrive in comic shops on May 24. For more information, check out a brief synopsis below:

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!