Three Things To Read After Watching I Am Groot

Groot’s very own series dropped today on Disney Plus, and it was the cutest series of shorts since Baymax!

But, as it’s a series of shorts, it only lasts about 15 minutes, which is not enough Groot!

So, I’ve made a guide to some Groot-centric comics for you all to read, to keep that Groot love going!

Groot by Jeff Loveness

For the first time ever, the most famous talking-tree-thing in the Marvel Universe is starring in his own series! You might recognize him from Guardians of the Galaxy, the biggest movie of 2014. When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic road-trip and calamity strikes, the two get separated, and for the first time in years, Groot’s on his own! Whatever may be coming Groot’s way, one thing’s for sure- it’s going to be a Groot adventure!

This is a great one to read, especially if you’re new to Marvel Comics – every character who turns up is explained well within the story, and the storyline doesn’t tie into any big event, so you can dive right in!

I Am Groot by Christopher Hastings

Groot is back – smaller and better than ever! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a pint-sized Groot finds himself out on his own, billions of light-years away from his team, 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 if he is to find the way back to his family!

This is a little bit more of an odd comic, but still pretty enjoyable! You still won’t need to be a Marvel expert to read it, but this one is a bit more wibbly wobbly timey wimey, black-holes-and-weirdness, so be prepared for that!

Rocket Racoon And Groot volume 1: Tricks Of The Trade by Skottie Young

Rocket Raccoon breaks bad! But can Groot bring back his best pal from the dark side? Find out in the ultimate buddy book, filled with tall tails and arboreal adventures! When Rocket undergoes a dastardly transformation, Groot battles to remind him who he truly is — but will that only leave the walking, talking tree in the dictatorial Lord RakZoon’s torture dungeon? RakZoon may be short, but he casts a long shadow over his empire — one that may bring about a bleak future for the galaxy’s greatest friendship! Is this the end for Rocket and Groot? Or will Raccoon-narok come later, with the epic voyage of Rocket the Red and Leaf Grooterson? And in between all this drama, there’s fun and games to be had — with our heroes as ringers in an intergalactic football league!

This will require a bit more knowledge, as the first volume kicks off from Secret Wars (though basically, all you really need to know is that the Guardians have a different lineup and they think that Rocket and Groot are dead), and the second volume ties into Civil War II (think the first Civil War, but instead between Tony and Carol Danvers, and they’re arguing over an Inhuman who can see the future).

I’d also say that the first volume is better than the second, but that’s mostly just because I was not entirely fond of the portrayal of Gwenpool in volume two. Still, it was a pretty good time, and you explore a fair bit of Rocket and Groot’s friendship here, so it is worth it.

And that’s my Three Things To Read After Watching I Am Groot! If you want any other recommendations, please leave a comment and I’ll get working on it!

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