The final scene of Guardians of the Galaxy introduced audiences to Baby Groot, and the early trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are setting him up to steal the show. Now, he'll be getting his own comic.
Marvel has announced the new comic series I Am Groot from writer Chris Hastings (Gwenpool, The Unbelievable) and artist Flaviano. The story finds Groot stranded on a planet in his adorably tiny form and follows his quest to find the rest of the Guardians, who are billions of light years away.
Basically, it's a big ol' Baby Groot adventure!
Hastings said the real draw for the story was pulling Groot out of his comfort zone and tossing him on a journey where no one can understand him. Here's what he told Comic Book about the project:
"The conflict is more comfort and stagnation vs. growth and fear. The denizens of this new planet are fine with its decrepit state and not uncovering its potentially dangerous or life-saving secrets. Groot's showing up to just mess ALL of that up ... It's a planet that none of the Guardians (or readers for that matter) have ever seen before. There are hints of a society that has been long forgotten, and Groot will have to unlock the planet's secrets in order to get home. Those interested in keeping things the way they are will be fighting him the whole way."
I Am Groot hits comic store shelves in May. Check out the first look at the new run below.