Vin Diesel is returning to voice the alien tree Groot in the MCU feature film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3,’ but that is not the only place you can find him. Marvel Comics is giving the iconic hero his own solo limited series with ‘Groot.’
“This April, see the thrilling mission that turned Groot into one of the galaxy’s greatest defenders in an all-new limited series,” Marvel said on their website. “The iconic hero will headline his very own solo series that will reveal his never-before-told origin and depict his first breathtaking battles! Launching with GROOT #1, the series will feature the momentous return of writer Dan Abnett, known for redefining the Guardians characters and Marvel space as we know it in his acclaimed run of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and epics like ANNIHILATION and WAR OF THE KINGS.”
They continue, “Abnett will team up with rising star Damian Couceiro, known for his work on GHOST RIDER: RETURN OF VENGEANCE and X-FORCE, to take readers back to Planet X to explore Groot’s early days and uncover the truth about his home and species. Groot’s thrilling journey across the galaxy will see him cross paths with the original Captain Marvel and introduce the distant ancestor of a fellow Guardian.”
Abbnett expressed his excitement for the series, telling fans, “I am Groot! No, that’s not right… I am delighted to be back WITH Groot for this series that will explore his early life and adventures, reveal some secrets of his home and his people, introduce some fantastic new characters, reveal a couple of big secrets… and also guest star some VERY unexpected Marvel characters.”
“So it’s back to the future for a blast from the past…. no, that’s not right either… If you like Marvel Cosmic, you’re going to LOVE this,” he added.
The comic book is set to hit comic book stands on April 5, 2023.