Groot #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Damian Couceiro Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Before he was a Guardian of the Galaxy... before the Grootfall... young Groot lived a life of tranquility on his serene home world. But when monstrous invaders attack his planet, Groot must accept his heroic destiny! Will this destiny lead him to come to blows with a young Kree soldier by the name of Mar-Vell?
Join writer Dan Abnett (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and artist Damian Couceiro (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2099, X-FORCE) as they reveal never-before-seen moments of Groot's origin and first adventure through the galaxy!
Rated T

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 3, 2023

    Groot #1 is a wonderful and emotive book. Abnett is tapping into a piece of Marvels history that is very much under-explored. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Luke Anthony May 9, 2023

    Groot #1 is a fun, warm-hearted opening issue to a series that promises to be a critical development to the Guardians of The Galaxy and their corner of the Marvel Universe. And, as with all things Groot, it's another example of how heroes come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes, when it comes to the words they use, less is more. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair May 5, 2023

    I am Groot (translation: solid art and great character work come together to bring two relatively obscure Marvel characters to the limelight and tell an intriguing story). Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Dave Quicker May 3, 2023

    This is a well crafted first issue that gives the reader just enough to consider it a satisfying installment while leaving them wanting to check out the next issue - if only to find out if Mar-vell is able to decipher the manifold variations of I am Groot. Also, baby Groot is still freakin adorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 3, 2023

    Groot #1 is the kind of comic that'll have you digging out your old Marvel cosmic comics and thirsty for more. Abnett and Coucerio have an interesting story at work here, exploring the earlier days of Groot, the Kree, and Mar-Vell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt May 3, 2023

    While some things may be tired, Abnett's scripting gives it all a fresh coat of paint that injects life into Marvel Cosmic with every passing page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 3, 2023

    It remains to be seen how the story proceeds from here, but Abnett sets a good enough foundation that it should make for an entertaining read, and Damian Couceiros art (with Matt Milla's colors) definitely lends a feeling of retroness in Groot #1 that works with the inherent classic setting of the story. More crucially, however, Couceiro is able to deliver on what matters most in any Groot comic: selling the emotional scenes that endear everyone to the lovable tree-thing, especially in his baby Groot state originally seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. (Seriously. Theres a reason why that thing is a merchandise machine.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte May 5, 2023

    Groot #1 seems like it wants to do a lot, but in trying to do it all makes its individual parts weaker. Still a fun read, but felt like it could've been more. Solid art and beautiful colors are almost worth the price of admission on their own. Read Full Review

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