Writer Jeff Loveness
Artist Brian Kesinger
Letterer Jeff Eckleberry
We skipped issue five, so this is what we missed. Pretty much, Groot and his new pals saved Rocket from Eris, now they are back on track to visiting Earth.
As the two fly away, Eris plans on a rematch. Rocket wakes up Groot, as they have arrived on my favorite planet. The first hero they come across is Spider-Man, with Iron Man flying in the background. The two of them have a list, as they took suggestions from their friends. Quill recommends they check out one of his favorite country bands.
Carol lets them stay in her place, which is in the head of the Statue of Liberty. She also tells them to watch a movie and eat a pizza. They end up watching one of the Star Wars films. I imagine, New Hope. They have a fun exchange over who is Chewbacca and who is Han Solo. I like that Rocket doesn’t know what a movie is, which does feel like an Earth form of entertainment.
Gamora and Drax recommend that the two get into a super villain battle. With one punch, Groot takes out The Clam. Rocket doesn’t think this should count. So they go after Scorpion, Sauron, Whirlwind, Grey Gargoyle, a Reaver and Razorback – I had to look up that last one.
Groot’s heart isn’t into the fight, Rocket is having a great time. Scorpion isn’t the man I’m thinking, he states that he found the costume in a landfill.
Groot wants to get back on track, to find the Earth lady who was kind to him, in the past.
Before they get to that, Kitty Pryde had a recommendation.
Kitty wants them to party with the X-Men! Which includes Lockheed, yay! I also like how Kitty got to party with them.
Pretty great turn out, of X-Men. Beast is there, as is Nightcrawler, Dazzler and Jubilee. Colossus, Wolverine’s chrome corpse statue (but not in the position he should be in), Glob Herman, Broo, Iceman and Quentin Quire.
We get a very terrific moment with Teen Scott talking to Teen Jean, he’s so awkward. To make it better, Groot gets to finally talk to someone, with words us readers can understand. Groot repeats a compliment Scott told him and now Jean will help him find his friend.
We get a flashback to how horrible Groot’s people are. Groot is the Warlock, of his people. At one point, the a human girl was taken prisoner. Groot gave her a flower and befriended her. Helping her escape, he got beaten but not before giving her a pretty bouquet of flowers.
Groot eventually left his people and found the Guardians, and has been pretty happy ever since. But now he wants to find that little girl. Turns out, the flashback was between fifty and sixty years ago as that little girl is pretty old now.
The two of them have a nice chat, under the tree that she planted with the flowers he gave her. As the issue ends.
Not only does the issue end, but the entire series is now over. Of the six issues, I only didn’t buy issues one and five – I know Hastings has those issues – I may just end up going back and getting those as this was a pretty good series.
There are nice letters from the creative team – Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (Artist), Jefff Eckleberry (Letterer) and Devin Lewis (Editor).