I Am Groot #1

I Am Groot #1

Writer: Christopher Hastings Artist: Flaviano Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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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!
Rated T+

  • 10
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson May 24, 2017

    This is a huge win of a first issue, setting a great tone for the series and has got me very excited for where it's gonna go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk May 25, 2017

    Now the art is where this issue takes off as Flaviano's artwork and lining setup Menyz coloring. Flaviano puts the reader easily in Groot's mindset by having the art seem childlike with swirling lines and being very fluid. Menyz uses a colored pencil design to further the elementary design making this one of the most visually pleasing comic book of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - A.J. Frost May 25, 2017

    Thankfully, I Am Groot is the beginning of something good. All the pieces are there story-wise, art-wise, and character-wise. Now the task is the new journey we're taking with some ink and paper friends. Fans of the movies and fans of the original comics will find much to appreciate with this issue. Time to blast up the jams on your old cassette tape deck and enjoy with a smile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza May 28, 2017

    This is a fun read, but more of a luxury than a necessity. That said, Hastings, Flaviano, and company do a fine job adding to the Comic Marvel quilt, bringing at least another couple squares to what promises to be a light-hearted, engaging read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Tracy Sayers Jun 2, 2017

    I enjoyed this first outing for Groot and look forward to finding out what else happens. This is a good starter comic for some of our younger readers and as I said before visually it will keep them looking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Lauren Sisselman May 26, 2017

    At the climax of the book, the art gets downright weird, but it's beautiful. The planet Terminal is presented as an eerie alternate world, with vibrant colors (thanks to Menyz). The colors are stunning throughout the whole book " he uses them well to set up the overall feel of each page. I honestly can't pick a favorite panel, since this whole book is beautiful to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 24, 2017

    I Am Groot #1 is a perfectly entertaining new addition to the Guardians franchise. The art alone is a pretty strong selling point. But even with Groot's new status quo, the series doesn't do much to venture outside of the safe, comfortable confines readers are used to by now. Unlike Rocket #1, I Am Groot #1 is content to play things safe. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comicsverse - Zach Quayle May 24, 2017

    I AM GROOT #1 has some serious plot problems, but quality dialogue and gorgeous art make it a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 24, 2017

    I Am Groot doesn't break ground instead delivering a (too) familiar story with a character I'm already worn out by. It's cute though and definitely a comic geared towards Groot fans or the younger set getting into comics. It's one that might work as a digest or graphic novel, but the first issue is enough that I want to see where it all goes and if we can be delivered more than just three words over and over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 25, 2017

    This is a great story that makes a fun and entertaining addition to the Guardians books. I'm not all too sure what to expect from Groot in this new environment, but I can't wait to see what he makes of it all! This is definitely an issue that any Guardians fan is going to want to check out, so head over to your local comic shop and give it a read! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 27, 2017

    I Am Groot isn't bad, it's just not great and to me, not all that memorable. Baby Groot is getting into all sorts of mischief aboard the Guardian's ship Milano, and as his mischief gets worse, he accidentally stumbles upon a new planet that holds quite a few mysteries. In addition to the mysteries of this new planet, there's also a greater one that looks as though it will be explored throughout this series… why Groot is no longer growing? To me the story never captured my interest and at the end, I don't feel compelled to come back. I'll be getting my Groot fix in the main Guardians book and for now, that's enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 29, 2017

    This is an odd start to a series, but it may be just what it needs.  A Groot book is a hard sell so there has to be more than just "I am Groot" going on and while there is that here, I am still wondering what that actually is.  I liked the art and while this is far from perfect, it was intriguing enough to make me come back next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon May 24, 2017

    I Am Groot #1 is an interesting start to what promises to be a fun arc. That being said, it's hard to see how this book can last. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark May 26, 2017

    I Am Groot #1 is like a side quest in a better video game. If you are bored of the main title and want something slightly different it offers elements to enjoy. If you completely ignore it you are not missing much either. Read Full Review

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