Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out later this year, and naturally Marvel is ramping up its related content to match with a new ongoing series for the team, a new Rocket Racoon title and now, Groot's very first solo ongoing. This May, Christopher Hastings and Flaviano launch I Am Groot, which sees everyone's favorite tree-alien space-hero stuck in his diminutive baby form and stranded on a planet without any of his Guardian colleagues and no-one who understands him.

The series was announced today at the annual ComicsPro meeting, and ComicBook.com has an interview with Hastings where he discusses his plans for the book and his approach to writing a character with a limited vocabulary, comparing Groot to Link from The Legend of Zelda. While Groot's new status quo does resemble that of the film, it does seem that --- in the comics at least --- he is not actually a baby, just stuck in his seedling form, so it'll be interesting to see how he deals with being caught at such a disadvantage without his friends or abilities to help him.

Check out the full solicitation information below:

I AM GROOT #1
CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (W) • FLAVIANO (A)
Cover by Marco D’ALFONSO
Variant cover by Jay Fosgitt
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY TBA
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (NEW)
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (ORIGINAL)
NIGHT NIGHT GROOT VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
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!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99