Review: I am Groot
Written by: Christopher Hastings (Dr McNinja, Adventure Time)
Art by: Flaviano
Publisher: Marvel

GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is 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 and find the way back to his family!

In the interest of keeping this a forum of equality for, I will present this in its original language and then translated for the rest of us flarkin normies…

“I am groot.  I AM groot.  I am Groot.  IIIIIII am Groot.  I AM GROOT!  I. AM. GROOT!”

Such a beautifully succinct language from such a small member of the Flora Colossus. From Wikipedia: The Flora colossi are tree-like beings whose language is almost impossible to understand due to the stiffness of their larynges, causing their speech to sound like they are repeating the phrase “I am Groot”. Fun fact.  Seriously – if you want to know more about Groot – check out his Wikipedia page.

This new book adds to the trifecta that is All New Guardians of the Galaxy (#2 out this week) and Rocket (#1 just out).  I Am Groot is a fun romp that plays on the fact that Groot cannot keep his hands to himself and has to play with everything – resulting in chaos and mayhem… as it usually does…

The writing on this is pretty much on point with other Guardians books – light and airy with a side of sarcasm thanks to Christopher Hastings.  Once the Guardians leave the story – Groot is pretty much left to his own devices and the art by Flaviano takes over.  Groot has to emote along with the story and the visuals do a great job of keeping up.  If you like the other Guardians books – pick this one up – its entertaining and should make for a fun ride…

 

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