exactly what it seems.


Groot, whom will probably get very popular later this year, started in serial anothology title Tales to Astonish (a book which initially launched Ant-man, The Incredible Hulk and Sub Mariner’s first Marvel stories).

He appeared as a one off and extremely forgettable story wherein a scientist gets to prove his worth to his wife, who complains constantly about his career, until he is the only human that can save everyone from Groot, the eloquent plant overlord.

Like most of the characters in Tales to Astonish, he was forgotten. Until he appeared decades later in a Len Wein Hulk title, and then even later as a member of Keith Giffen’s new Guardians of the Galaxy in a Star Lord mini.

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