Everyone’s favorite sentient space-tree will be getting his own comic. Marvel has hired Jeff Loveness (a comedy writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and Brian Kesinger (of Disney) to draw Groot his own comic. According to Marvel’s logline, the comic will follow Groot after he gets separated from his partner, Rocket Raccoon, and promises “EXPLOSIONS, SPACE SHARKS, ALIENS, AND INTERGALACTIC HITCHIKING.” Loveness told Mashable, “It’s a challenge, and also part of the fun. Being a comedy writer on TV, you make your living on words and turns of phrase and jokes. So with Groot you’ve gotta dig deep and find a lot of physical comedy.” Aww, our little sapling is all grown up!
Take a look at the cover: