We have a healthy obsession with Baby Groot and simply can't get enough of the pint-sized sentient sapling, so in honor of yesterday being Arbor Day, here's a five-page peek at the debut issue of the woodsy new Marvel spinoff, I Am Groot. Watch as the talking twig accidentally gets stranded alone on an unfamiliar planet in this unlettered advanced preview for Baby Groot's adventurous exploits in the Guardians of the Galaxy universe.
Here's the official solicitation synopsis:
Big things come in small packages this May as the heart and soul of the Guardians of the Galaxy goes solo in his own series – smaller and better than ever! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside I AM GROOT #1 – the new comic series sprouting up on May 24th! Writer Christopher Hastings (The Unbelievable Gwenpool) teams with artist Flaviano (Power Man and Iron Fist) to bring you an all-new adventure of Groot branching out on his own! Spinning out of the events of the highly anticipated All-New Guardians of the Galaxy series, Groot doesn’t seem to be growing back to full size! And being small is about to be a big problem when Groot gets separated billions of light-years away from the rest of the team! Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creature and societies. Underdeveloped with nobody who can understand him, Groot will embark on a journey across the universe to find his family. But first he needs to get off this planet! Easier said than done!
Fertilize your mind with this first look at Baby Groot's spotlight series and let us know if you'll harvest a copy for yourself when it springs up in comic shops May 24.