Groot #1

Groot #1

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brian Kesinger Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• 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 roadtrip and calamity strikes, the two get separated - and for the first time in years, Groot's on his own!
•  Written by comedic ace Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and drawn by Marvel Comics newcomer Brian Kesinger (Disney Animation), get a front row seat for EXPLOSIONS, SPACE SHARKS, ALIENS, AND INTERGALACTIC HITCHIKING (YEAH, BABY! YOU READ THAT RIGHT.)!
•  Whatever may be coming Groot's way, one thing's for sure -- it's going to be a GROOT adventure!
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Evan Moore Jun 6, 2015

    Brian Kessinger's art is the perfect compliment to Jeff Loveness' witty storytelling as well. Just the right amount of silliness, wonderful expressive faces on every character, and a few great splash pages that make me want to buy another copy, so I can cut them out and hang them on my wall. Well worth the read for any of you that like your space adventures served up with a heavy dose of humor. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 8, 2015

    The only down point to this book is that it doesn’t measure up to the Rocket Raccoon series for more traditional and action-loving comic book fans. This book is so obviously all-ages, with the lighthearted script and adorable artwork. Even though I’m 21 and love gory horror comic books, this is one of the best books I’ve read this week, and that says something. For a story that’s not too intense, but will still hold your interest, Groot is definitely the way to go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Danny Benavides Jun 8, 2015

    If you are not familiar with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot #1 is a great issue to begin your introduction. If all else, you'll get a good laugh out of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Jun 2, 2015

    I am glad books like this exist. Eight year old me would of adored this, but I am proud to say twenty-year old me feels the exact same way. Buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jun 10, 2015

    Groot #1 is a fun buddy adventure comedy starring Rocket and Groot. Combined with fun artwork, it really is a great book for readers of all ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jun 7, 2015

    Slated for only six issues, Team Groot need to work swiftly and impactfully. The good news is that, so far, this is not proving difficult for them in the slightest. Even better, the road they're taking seems fairly continuity-free. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 3, 2015

    If there needs to be a formula about how to make such a series work then this is it. It is probably nearly impossible to go serious with a series about Groot, but there is a balance in here which makes it still relevant. The action here could easily take place in the main Marvel universe, as opposed to other titles which require a bit of a stretch of imagination to see them fit. As it is, it would seem that Groot could not carry his own series and that it would not be fun, but the creative team proves both wrong with this entertaining and approachable first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jun 8, 2015

    Only Ebenezer Scrooge could fail to find something to love about this zany new mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Jul 2, 2015

    The best stories are far from predictable, and Loveness writes an erratic and fun romp through space. This issue ends in a captivating cliffhanger that makes me yearn for the second issue. Luckily, I won't have long to wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 2, 2015

    Groot #1 is exactly what I want to see in a comic headlined by the best damn tree in comics, and Loveness and Kesinger have a fun issue ready for fans to pick up. This creative team will have fun with this character and this charming comic is definitely worth giving a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 2, 2015

    Despite these criticisms of the conclusion, "Groot" #1 is an overall fantastic debut issue that's worth reading just for the humor. It'll be interesting to see how Loveness and Kesinger handle the next issue and to compare their approach to Skottie Young and Jake Parker's work on "Rocket Raccoon." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jun 3, 2015

    Groot just goes to show how well Marvel is handling properties that aren't X-Men and Fantastic Four. This title has two wonderful creators that know how to make something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 6, 2015

    Groot is not for everyone. The comic book isn't part of Secret Wars, it doesn't have drama and it isn't trying to world build anything. The comic is mostly about Groot and his buddy Rocket Raccoon as they travel through space. The book is as character driven as they come and it turns out the pair is as charming a duo as you are likely to find in comics. This comic is definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 2, 2015

    Still, even if some of this issue might feel a little bit familiar, there's a lot to love about the execution behind Groot #1. In particular, editors Nick Lowe, Sana Amanat and Devin Lewis make a strong case for solid, all-ages-appropriate comics with Brian Kesinger's bouncy artwork, and Jeff Loveness delivers a lighthearted, funny script. While Groot #1 might surprise fans who were expecting darker fare, the only thing serious about this comic is just how seriously fun it is. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Overmental - Matt Overstreet Jun 3, 2015

    Overall, though, while Groot had it's moments, I have to say it wasn't quite as good as I wish it had been. If you're really pulling for it, or you really like Groot, you may want to give it a couple more issues to see how it develops, but if you're just a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy you can skip this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RumBlossom Jun 4, 2015

    Pleasantly surprised by this first issue. It is very reminiscent of Rocket Racoon and I like that. There were some flow problems in the first couple pages and when I read the preview because Rocket is trying to explain what Groot is thinking, but it gets more relaxed and the flow begins with more people introduced as the story progresses. He does show a lot of emotion for a tree. I am looking forward to his adventures alone!

  • 10
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Jun 11, 2016

    Humorous and heartwarming. Buy this book for your kids.

  • 8.0
    nlindsay Jul 21, 2015

    That art is something else. Great interplay betwee Groot and Rocket. This reads just like the greatest buddy cartoon series ever. Pinky and the Brain? Rocket and the Tree!

  • 9.5
    SorbusDom Jul 22, 2015

  • 9.0
    eVanDiesel Jun 14, 2015

  • 9.0
    Kosmopolite Jun 16, 2015

  • 8.5
    bvgf Dec 1, 2015

  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Jun 3, 2015

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 Jun 4, 2015

  • 8.0
    Aegis Jun 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    CraigR Jul 9, 2015

  • 7.5
    DXO Oct 4, 2015

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