That loveable Floral colossus with the restricted vocabulary often known as Groot is an indelible a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was first seen in Marvel Comics’ “Tales To Astonish #13” in 1960 as a extremely developed tree creature from Planet X.
Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby, the unique Groot has popped up in quite a few comics and miniseries previous to his cinematic team-up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Positive, we have realized about items of his life however we have by no means had a full-blown origin story to dissect.
Now, Marvel Comics is rectifying that oversight by delving into Groot’s backstory with a brand new prequel collection this spring that chronicles the sentient being’s rise to the heroic character who gave his life to avoid wasting his household in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.
This new “Groot” title is timed to coincide with the upcoming launch of the epic “Grootfall” story arc within the rebooted “Guardians of the Galaxy” collection from Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Kev Walker, and acts as a primer for that occasion collection additionally arriving in April. These explorations of Groot’s formative years ought to assist tide followers over till director James Gunn’ s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” hits theaters in Might.
“Groot #1” strikes Earth in April and is written by Dan Abnett, whose acclaimed run with Andy Lanning on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” comedian collection redefined the superhero staff and the spacier facet of the Marvel Universe from 2008-2010. Offering the paintings for this particular undertaking is illustrator Damian Couceiro (“Ghost Rider: Return Of Vengeance,” “X-Power”).
“I am thrilled to be working together with Dan on this origin story of Groot!” Couceiro mentioned in a Marvel press launch. “Groot is an excellent enjoyable character to work with, he is cute but additionally courageous and a warrior so there’s a lot to play with, and Dan got here up with a loopy epic story filled with motion and enjoyable that I feel readers will take pleasure in rather a lot!”
The plotline guarantees to move readers to the mysterious Planet X for a more in-depth examination of Groot’s early years to unveil secrets and techniques concerning his dwelling world and unique species. Whereas traversing the spaceways we’ll witness encounters with Captain Marvel in addition to an odd assembly with an ancestor of considered one of his Guardian buddies.
“I’m Groot!,” Abnett added. “No, that is not proper … I’m delighted to be again with Groot for this collection that can discover his formative years and adventures, reveal some secrets and techniques of his dwelling and his folks, introduce some implausible new characters, reveal a few huge secrets and techniques … and likewise visitor star some VERY sudden Marvel characters. So it is again to the long run for a blast from the previous…. no, that is not proper both … When you like Marvel Cosmic, you are going to LOVE this.”
Marvel Comics’ “Groot #1” will probably be launched someday in April.