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GROOT

Real Name: Groot

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Flora colossus, Tearaways)

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Guardians of the Galaxy (Hercules, Rocket Raccoon, Marvel Boy/Noh-Varr, Moondragon/merged form of Heather Douglas of Earth-616 and Heather Douglas of Earth-18897, Nova/Richard Rider, Phyla-Vell of Earth-18897);
former members Angela/Aldriff Odinsdottir, Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Beta Ray Bill, Bug, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Cosmo, Drax/Arthur Douglas, Gamora, Jack Flag/Jack Harrison, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Lockjaw, Major Victory/Vance Astro of Earth-691, Mantis, Martyr/Phyla-Vell, the Cosmic Ghost Rider/Frank Castle of an unidentified reality, Star-Lord/Kitty Pryde, Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Thing/Ben Grimm, Venom/Eugene "Flash" Thompson, Adam Warlock
formerly Nova Corps, Galactic Council, Star-Lord's resistance team (Bug, Captain Universe/Gabriel Vargas, Deathcry, Mantis, Rocket Racoon, Star-Lord/Peter Quill)

Affiliations: Alpha Cadets (A'di, Dante Cruz, Glory, Itz), Alpha Flight (Aurora/Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, Abigail Brand, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Puck/Eugene Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski), Annihilation Wave, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Annihilators (Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator/Kallark, Quasar/Wendell Vaughn, Ronan the Accuser, Silver Surfer/Norrin Radd), Avengers (Black Widow/Natasha Romanova, Luke Cage, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain America/Sam Wilson, Captain Britain/Brian Braddock, Giant-Man/Hank Pym, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Hyperion/Marcus Milton, Iron Fist/Danny Rand, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Manifold/Eden Fesi, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Nightmask/Adam Blackveil, Red Hulk/Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Shang-Chi, Smasher/Izzy Kane, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Star Brand/Kevin Connor, Sunspot/Bobby Da Costa, Thor/Jane Foster, Vision, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, War Machine/James Rhodes), Baron von Blitzschlag, Blackjack O'Hare, Bug (Shiklah's pet), Captain Sale, Caretaker/"Buddy", Chammy, Collector (Taneleer Tivan), D'Vorak, Darkhawk (Chris Powell), Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Delcario, Wilfred Dendrite XLVIII, Devil Dinosaur, Dhamsus, Diplatessa, General Dock, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Elders of the Universe (Champion of the Universe/Tryco Slatterus, Collector/Taneleer Tivan, Contemplator/Tath Ki), Elmhold Clan (Gunhild and others unidentified), Fang, Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Firelord (Pyreus Kril), Forbush Man (Irving Forbush), Fortnite (Brite Bomber, Ramirez, Jonesy, Kit, Lynx, Peely, Raven), Frankie Fat Hands, Funtzel, Galactic Council (Zoralis Gupa, Kl'rt, Lani Ko Ako, Mentacle, Oracle-2, Peacebringer, Nymbis Sternhoof, Emperor Stote, Captain Val-Lorr, Empress Victoria), Galen-Kor, Gauntlet (Joseph Green), Glornords of Rigelising, Macho Gomez, Gorani, Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), Dawn Greenwood, Guardians of the Galaxy of Earth-691 (Charlie-27, Geena Drake, Nikki Gold, Major Victory/Vance Astro, Martinex, Starhawk/Aleta Ogord, Yondu), Guardians of the Galaxy of 1000 A.D. (Aerolite, Astrolabe/Hasan, Stella Nega, Skytower, Tua Zon the Colonizer), Gwenpool (Gwendolyn Poole), Hannah, Maria Hill, Honey Badger (Gabby Kinney), Howard the Duck, In-Betweener, Inhumans (Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Maximus, Medusa), Iron Lad (Nathaniel Richards) of Earth-6311, Edwin Jarvis, Jink, Jonathan the wolverine, Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards), Klep, Knowhere Corps (Bug, Cosmo, Mantis, Moondragon/Heather Douglas, Prism), Knowhere Law Enforcement (Officer Deitz, others unidentified), Korgo, General Ashtak Slen Slen Viegorfen Korz, Laussa, Linda the Duck, Loki, London, Luminals (Brightstorm, Cynosure/Lena Sedak, Jarhead, Korda, Toxin), Luuk, Magus, Malekith (posing as Sera), Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Mantron, March, Messihi, Moon Girl (Lunella Lafayette), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Ms. America (America Chavez), Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Lilandra Neramani, Nova (Sam Alexander), Nova (Eva Bakian), Nova (Richard Rider), Nova Corps (Scott Adsit and unidentified others), Numinus, Ry Phoenix, Pockets Possum, Prah'd'gul, Prince of Power, Princess Lynx, Punisher (Frank Castle), Quasar (Avril Kincaid), Royal House of Spartax (Glogus, Toght), Royal Spartax Guard, Ruth, Ma Savage, Scout (Roberta), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury Jr. and unidentified others), S.H.I.E.L.D. L.M.D.'s (Nick Fury, Sharon Carter, Jessica Drew, Dum Dum Dugan, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Gabriel Jones, Jasper Sitwell, Jimmy Woo and unidentified others), Shiklah, Shocket Raccoon, Shrub, Shuri, Skrulls (Bl'rt, Laz, unidentified Skrull), the Slug, Spider-Ham (Peter Porker) of Earth-8311, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green), Squirrelpool, Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair/Christopher Summers, Cr'reee, Havok/Alex Summers, Korvus, Marvel Girl/Rachel Summers, Polaris/Lorna Dane), Star-Lord of Earth-691, Stranger, Tara Tam, Tic, Tippy-Toe, Ultimates (Black Panther/T'Challa, Blue Marvel/Adam Brashear, Ms. America/America Chavez, Spectrum/Monica Rambeau), Undergrowth Resistance, Wal Rus, Wolverine (Laura Kinney), Nancy Whitehead, time displaced X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Professor K/Kitty Pryde, X-23/Laura Kinney), X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Broo, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Emma Frost, Glob Herman/Robert Herman, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Kid Omega/Quentin Quire, Lockheed, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), Xemnu the Titan, Yak, 04128, 72596

Enemies: A-Sentience, Acari, Administrator, Angels of Heven, Arbor Masters, Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez), the Badoon, Turk Barrett, Bison (Billy Kitson), Black Bunny Brigade, Black Order (Black Dwarf, Black Swan/Yabbat Ummon Turru, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight), Blastaar, Blood Brother (Gary Blood), Bonebreaker, the Brood, Brood Empress, Brood Imperiatrix, Brood Queen (the one destroyed by Gabby Kinney), Bullseye (Lester), Cancerverse (Reality-10011), Captain Victoria, Children of Tomorrow of Earth-1610, Chitauri, Clam, Condor, Dap, "Dark Guardians" (G-Type, Gladiator/Kallark, Nebula, Plutonia/N'zyr, Starfox/Eros, Wraith/Zak-Del, unidentified Kree soldiers), Death's Head, Destroyer Horde, Devondra, Dísir (Brün, Göndul, Hlökk, Kára, unidentified others), Ego the Living Planet, Elmhold King, Ex-Terminators (General Amalya and unidentified others), Eris and army (A.P.E. and unidentified others), Fraternity of Raptors (Talonar/Robert Rider and unidentified others), Furnax, Galactic Council (Annihilus, Brood Queen, Gladiator/Kallark, Ronan the Accuser, Supreme Intelligence, Y-Gaaar), Galactus of Earth-15513, Gamora's Graces (Cerise, Spirit, Stellaris), Gardnerer (Ord Zyonz), Castor Gnawbarque III, Gorilla-Man (Arthur Nagan), Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval), Haffensye (Commander Steigen, Dahl), Hala, Clowns of Halfworld, Hela, Hermetikus (Tyreeze Tarolt) and his Highbreed army, Hydra, Imperial Guard (Electron, Gladiator/Kallark, Hussar, Krait, Manta, Mentor, Oracle, Plutonia, Smasher, Voyager, Warstar), Intergalactic Council of Justice and the court collections department (Stan Hanover and others), Kiffs, Kindun, Leviathon Tide, Horgon Lokum, Lord Dyvyne, Major Domo, Matriarch, Maxilin the Accuser, Mephisto, Minor Domo, Mister Knife (J'son), "robot" Mojo, Monster of the Badoon, Mother Entropy, Nebula, Nogu monsters, Order of the Glorious End (Brother Lepain, Low Priest Igneous, Low Priestess Glaze, Sister Pale Horse), Outriders, Paen-Umbra, the Phalanx, Plantman (Sam Smithers), Punishers, Rankine, Ravagers, Razorback (Buford Hollis), Reeve, Robopests, Sandman (William Baker), Sauron (Karl Lykos), Scorpion (unidentified), Shuma-Gorath, Skrulls, Slaughter Lords (Brother Blood, Czar Doon, Delphinia, Father Diablo, Misa), Space-Lubber, Spot (Dr. Jonathan Ohnn), Star Thief (Barry Bauman), Starhawk of Earth-691 (Stakar Ogord), Thanos, Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker), Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln), Tribbitites, Ultron, United Separatists for Shi'ar De-Empirification, Universal Church of Truth, Vulcan (Gabriel Summers), Warpjackers, Whirlwind (David Cannon), Woodro, Yondu, Zom Brigades;
formerly Captain America (Steve Rogers), Blackjack O'Hare, Chammy, Collector (Taneleer Tivan), Elmhold Clan (Gunhild and others unidentified), Fang, Magus, Squirrelpool

Known Relatives: Unidentified father, Scar and other unidentified "offspring", Stabs (creations)

Aliases: Sapling, Majesty King Groot the 23rd (in the GOTG debrief logs), Leafy One (called by Princess Lynx), Woodgod (called by Gamora), stick boy (called by Rocket), World Tree, Elmhold (by the Elmhold Clan believing Groot to be their god), Tree (called by Gwenpool), Nova, Stick friend (called by Buddy), Peet (merged form of Groot and Star-Lord), "Shrub", "Swamp Thang", "Chia Pet" (called by Cosmic Ghost Rider)

Base of Operations: The Ryder, Guardian's spacecraft;
   formerly the Milano, Guardian's spacecraft;
   formerly "The Rock" / The Spirit of Xandar, Nova Headquarters;
   formerly Central Park, New York City, New York, Earth;
   formerly Knowhere, adrift on the Tip, outer edge of time-space;
   formerly Kree prison;
   formerly Planet X (place of birth)

First Appearance: Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#1 (September, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: Groot's body is formed of dendronic wood highly resistant to projectiles and, normally, fire. As his body is made out of wood Groot can grow all kind of shapes of wood, vines and flowers from his body, among these features he once created a bush of fresh leaves underneath his arms to create a wing-like shape to glide through the air and even wrap others in an encased orb of wood. Through dendrokinesis, Groot can create armies of small versions of himself and control them. Groot possesses the hidden and ancient art of Arbor Mastery and thus able to take control of wood other than himself and absorb it into his own body to make himself stronger or to rebuild his own body. He can also use these abilities to siphon off poison from other beings, although this weakens Groot's own body. Groot has also been seen creating illuminated orbs to create light in dark places. If Groot's body is destroyed, single splinters broken off before his death will regrow into full-sized duplicates of his original body, complete with his memories. Groot possesses superhuman strength (lifting over 100 tons) and is extensively knowledgeable in quasi-dimensional engineering. During a short period, Groot's body had circular, glowing discs of differing color on and throughout his body; the purpose, specifications and true nature of these discs are unrevealed as of yet.

Before being re-created by the Gardener, Groot's organs had become stiff and inflexible, since the formation of his larynx had hardened others could simply hear him say "I am Groot". During this time several people were still able to understand the Flora colossus, these people include: Collector, Diplatessa, Honey Badger, Kid Kaiju, Man-Thing, Mantis, Maximus and Rocket Raccoon.

Height: Variable
Weight: Variable
Eyes: Yellow, no visible irises
Hair: None

History:
(Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/2 - BTS) - Groot originated from Planet X, the capital of the branch worlds.

(Annihilators#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Groot was one of the Tearaways, youngsters who lived their lives at a faster pace than the slow-growing matures.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/2) - As a young sapling, Groot and other younglings would look forward till sunrise when the rays of sunlight, source of photonic knowledge, would hit them. Basking in the glorious light, Groot and other saplings would absorb the collected consciousness of generations of Arbor Masters, absorbed by photosynthesis.

(Groot I#6 (fb) ) - While growing up, Groot soon realized he wasn't like the other Flora colossi. Groot was horrified that others of his kind like the Monarch Groot XXCVII had terrorized planet Earth (Tales to Astonish I#13/1). The Flora colossi went to many different planets and abducted many creatures in the name of their empire, fear, conquest and science.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1.MU (fb) ) - The young Groot went on a walk with his father and an entourage of Flora colossi when the fire creature Furnax attacked. The creature burned 80.000 square kilometers of forest and every living thing inside it in a single night. Groot was struck with grief when he witnessed the charcoaled corpses of his people while on a survey to determine the damage with his father.

(Annihilators#2/2 (fb) - BTS) - At one time Groot campaigned for undergrowth rights, to defend the small animals working hard to maintain the Flora colossi and the Arbor Masters in peak condition.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/2) - During an otherwise normal day Groot went for a walk through the Herbaceous Habitats of Planet X where the small mammals lived who would maintain the Flora colossi. After spending the day admiring the nature Groot noticed a group of saplings harassing one of the smaller mammals. Determined to stop the bully Groot gave the sapling a headbutt which partly shattered the Flora colossus' face. As the bullies ran away, Groot stayed behind to make sure the small creature was alright. However, the bully was determined to get his revenge and once again attacked the mammals, seemingly killing several. Enraged at his action, Groot grew highly aggressive as he stormed the bully and ripped off his head, killing the sapling. Confounded by his action, the Arbor Masters appeared taking Groot with them, presumably punishing him.

(Groot I#6 (fb) ) - One night Groot stumbled upon a place with dozens of stasis tubes holding humans, captured from the planet Earth. Taking a closer look he noticed a young girl in one of the tubes, still holding her stuffed animal. As sadness overcame him he noticed the young girl opened her eyes, shocked to see one like her abductees she immediately screamed. Groot quickly offered her a flower to show he wasn't like the others of his kind. Determined to rescue her, Groot broke the girl free and brought her to a teleportation station while being chased by several larger Flora colossi. Just as Groot teleported the girl back to Earth he smashed the controls as to keep the girl safe after which he was captured and placed before the Arbor Masters who punished Groot by banishing and disowning him.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/2) - The Arbor Masters brought Groot to the Planet X Spaceport where he was placed aboard an extraterrestrial spacecraft.

(Groot I#6 (fb) ) - Having left everything he knew, Groot spent many years alone, traveling throughout space. During his banishment Groot realized he was proud of his actions since the young girl, Hannah had taught him that if you have the courage to leave your old life and take a jump into the unknown, what you find will amaze you, with many places much better than home.

(Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Groot was apprehended by Kree forces.

(Groot I#2 (fb) ) - Imprisoned by the Kree, two Kree guards brought Groot to his cell. On the way the guards repeatedly electrocuted Groot to hear him say "I Am Groot", making fun of the Flora colossus. Having had enough Groot extended both his arms to slam the guards against the wall. Groot then received a power inhibitor collar around his neck and was thrown in a cell where a rather peculiar prisoner had already made it's home: Rocket Raccoon. Only hearing Groot say the same thing over and over Rocket tried to distance himself from Groot although the giant tree continued to follow him all around the prison.

(Groot I#2 (fb) ) - Way later Groot was once again electrocuted by the guards to have a laugh. Determined to stick up for his cellmate Rocket threatened the guards who then backed away. Now believing Rocket was his best friend, Groot stayed close at all times.

(Groot I#2 (fb) ) - Sometime later Groot wished to repay Rocket's kindness and grew a lush green nest of plants and flowers for Rocket to sleep in. But before Rocket could thank Groot the lights of the prison turned red, meaning the security system had gone offline. Thinking it was time for payback a group of Kree guards arrived to beat up Rocket and Groot. Enraged Groot jumped the guards but instead of hearing "I Am Groot", Rocket actually understood what his friend was saying for the first time! After beating up the guards the duo relished in their newfound ability to understand each other.

(Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#1) - In order to combat the invading Phalanx, Kree forces led by Galen-Kor placed Groot under the command of Star-Lord in a team including Rocket Raccoon, Mantis, Bug, Deathcry and Captain Universe. Groot formed a bond with Rocket Raccoon, and was assigned as the team's heavy ordnance transporter due to his immense size.

(Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#2) - Star-Lord's team arrived at their target, Hala, and fought their way through Phalanx security until running into a squad of Annihilation Wave soldiers whose hazardous combat brought down a significant number of Phalanx forces. Following Deathcry's death, the team sought to escape through a drainage pipe. Knowing that he could not fit to follow the others, Groot helped Rocket Raccoon and Captain Universe to the pipe, and continued to battle Phalanx defenses, intending to meet a glorious death in combat which would befit one of his stature. Rocket Raccoon was upset by the apparent death of his friend.

(Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#3) - Groot miraculously survived the battle as one of his splinters which had been broken free, and now possessed his consciousness. He regrouped with Star-Lord's team, and now took to riding upon Rocket Raccoon's shoulder. When he demanded that Rocket Raccoon provide him with moisture, Rocket Raccoon responded by spitting on him. The miniature Groot accompanied the team on their continued mission against the Phalanx, but with Bug, Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord, was eventually apprehended by the Phalanx and taken prisoner.

(Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#4) - Groot and the others were released by Mantis and eventually met back up with Captain Universe, who had found a countermeasure for the Phalanx weapon. The team were able to escape back to the lines of the Kree resistance, and before long Groot had regrown his entire body. Groot and the others intended to carry on as part of Quill's team.

(Annihilation: Conquest#2) - Groot and the team returned to Hala, and prepared for another strike against the Phalanx, this time employing Blastaar as an agent so that he could carry pollen spores from Groot when he was captured by the Phalanx and brought to their Babel Spire.

(Annihilation: Conquest#3) - Continuing their mission on Hala, Groot accompanied Rocket Raccoon as they stole their way into the sub-basement of the Babel Spire.

(Annihilation: Conquest#4) - When Star-Lord was unexpectedly captured by Ultron, Rocket Raccoon and Groot were told to come up with a new plan.

(Annihilation: Conquest#5) - Groot and Rocket Raccoon conceived a plan to destroy the Babel Spire; Groot would turbo-boost his cellular growth until his form swamped the spire, altering his sap to become especially flameable; Mantis would then light him on fire to destroy the Spire. Groot gave one of his cuttings so that he could be regenerated later. After Rocket Raccoon, Mantis, Bug and Star-Lord escaped the facility, Groot was engulfed in flames, bringing down the Babel Spire.

(Annihilation: Conquest#6) - As Groot died, Mantis made one last request, that he release one of his limbs to catch his comrades as they fell to the ground. Groot complied, then died. Later, Rocket Raccoon began to tend the sprig Groot had given him, awaiting his friend's rebirth.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#1) - Now reborn in small, sprig form, Groot was carried around by Rocket Raccoon in a flowerpot. Two days after the end of the Phalanx conquest, they went to a bar in downtown Hala where they met Star-Lord. After fighting the Phalanx, he had decided to start a peace-keeping force to stop the next big galaxy-threatening event before it could even start. For this peace-keeping force he first turned to those he fought along before.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#6 (fb) - BTS) - To ensure their cooperation, Star-Lord secretly had his ally Mantis use her mental powers to gently persuade and nudge all of his potential recruits to join the cause.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#1) - Rocket accepted on behalf of himself and Groot. Other members joining were Adam Warlock, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), Drax, Gamora and Mantis. This galaxy guarding group set up shop at Knowhere, a space station built inside the severed head of a Celestial situated on the Rip, the outer edge of time-space. Knowhere could also be used to access the interdimensional crossroads, leading them to anywhere in the universe by choice.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#1 - BTS) - In the wake of two catastrophic annihilation events, the universe was in a fragile and weakened state. With the fabric of space itself damaged, anomalous fissures began to appear, fissures that could crack and spread, collapsing reality and allowing in things that shouldn't exist in their dimension.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#1) - While the peacekeeping force set out to stop a templeship of the Universal Church of Truth from actively rupturing a fissure, Mantis and Groot stayed behind. After the group returned from their mission Mantis gave Groot a shower with a watering can. He then listened while Rocket thought of several names for their still unnamed group after which Adam Warlock announced he spotted another unstable spacial fissure.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#2) - Mantis, Groot and Knowhere's security chief Cosmo watched the group's mission from one of the Knowhere monitors. The heroes had gone to investigate a frozen rock that had come out of the unstable fissure. Mantis quickly noticed there was a structure inside, recognizing it as the front gate of the Avengers Mansion. Then, the group was attacked by a giant worm creature thawed out by the dimensional shifting. Quasar's attack only accelerated the thawing process releasing even more creatures. However the creatures where not the only thing that appeared from the ice, frozen in the Limbo ice was Major Victory from the future Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot was present when the group returned with Major Victory who'd inspired the team to use Guardians of the Galaxy as their name, although Groot preferred "Groot and branches".

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#3) - Mantis had a conversation with Major Victory while she watered Groot. Groot then witnessed the sudden arrival of a mysterious figure (Starhawk). He tried to warn her but was too late, Starhawk immediately attacked Major Victory and Mantis, still unable to help her friend Groot could do nothing but watch as Mantis was knocked unconscious while Major Victory was blasted through several walls. Cosmo and the security forces of Knowhere tried helping Major Victory but couldn't stop Starhawk from teleporting away.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#4) - Knowhere was rocked by an explosion, killing many innocent residents, and revealing three Skrull corpses. Groot was present when the Guardians discussed the possibility of a Skrull invasion on Knowhere when it became obvious one of the corpses was an enhanced Super-Skrull. The discussion led to paranoia within the ranks as Groot also witnessed the arrival of Goranim, an elected chairperson of Knowhere's council, and council deputy Cynosure of the Xarthian peace-keeping delegation. The two were less than pleased that a paramilitary force like the Guardians had set up shop on Knowhere without an invitation, leading to a possible Skrull invasion. Star-Lord pledged the team's full cooperation to resolve the issue. After some doing, it was revealed the dead Skrull were actually members of a pacifist movement that Cosmo had actually discretely granted sanctuary after they escaped from their empire. Later that day Gamora was seen watering Groot.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#5) - Dealing with the threat of possible Skrulls on Knowhere Star-Lord was so stressed out Groot told him to keep his pants on after which Star-Lord got a cup of coffee. Then when the others had left Groot and Rocket joined to tell Star-Lord he had to be careful with his team feeling that their alliance could still unravel.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#6 (fb) - BTS) - Once the Skrull situation had been resolved, Drax told Groot and the other Guardians what Mantis had accidentally told him about using her powers to make sure everyone joined Star-Lord's team.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#6) - Groot and the other Guardians confronted Star-Lord with what they'd learned. He tried to explain his motives for messing with their minds, telling them he felt it was necessary to have Mantis act as a "little icebreaker" because there was no time to waste. That explanation didn't sit well with most of the Guardians. Adam Warlock and Quasar took off after which Drax and Gamora left too. Rocket while holding Groot commented he thought they actually had a real team.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Mantis was woken in the middle of the night screaming, the mentat had a vision something terrible was happening on the Benthus Colony, a Spartoi Dependency in the Calisto sector. With even Star-Lord himself running off, Rocket decided to pick up te pieces, believing the galaxy still needed a team to protect it. Rocket asked Bug and Major Victory to join the Guardians of the Galaxy as well as promoting Mantis to active duty. In the meanwhile Groot had grown back to his former, full size.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#7) - Groot and the new Guardians of the Galaxy arrived on the Benthus Colony where they witnessed a legion of decaying, zombie-like cyborgs. These Zom Brigades were created by the reptilian-like Badoon who had selected the colony as a testing site for their war machines on live targets (the Guardians were unuaware of this). Groot and the Guardians opened the attack on the Zom, during the fight Major Victory suddenly remembered some of his past and recognized the Zom as creations of the Badoon. Groot tore apart a giant tank filled with Zom, saving Victory in the process. Thinking the worst to be over, the Guardians came across several towering moving machine-like factories controlled by the Badoon. The Guardians were spotted and a Monster of the Badoon, a giant decaying powerhouse, was sent out to deal with them.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#8) - Groot took on the Monster of the Badoon while his friends attacked the surrounding Zom. Fairly quickly Groot ripped off the monster's head, instantly killing it. With their champion defeated the Badoon appeared before the group in a cloaked hologram. The Badoon revealed the horrors were only a scheduled weapons test. Rocket ordered the reptilians to leave Benthus, to which the Badoon complied by moving their war factories without another word.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#9 (fb) - BTS) - Groot and Rocket set out to locate the missing Star-Lord. They met with the Kree ambassador for help, but although Groot proclaimed "I am Groot!" they weren't able to learn anything. The two were unaware their friend had been taken prisoner by Blastaar in the Negative Zone.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#9) - Groot and Rocket informed Mantis, Bug and Major Victory about their progress when Mantis suddenly received a telepathic message sent by Star-Lord via Carrion who was also a prisoner in the Negative Zone. Groot and the others made their way to Knowhere's continuum cortex where Cosmo teleported the group to Star-Lord's position in the Negative Zone. Upon arriving the Guardians were immediately surrounded by Blastaar's forces.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#10) - Immediately caught in a brawl, Groot and the Guardians fended off Blastaar's forces while Rocket wondered where Star-Lord was. Stumbling across his uniform, they figured Cosmo had simply transported them to his costume rather than Star-Lord himself. They quickly asked Knowhere's security chief to send them to his real location. Groot and the Guardians arrived in the nick of time as Star-Lord and his newfound friend, former Captain America sidekick Jack Flag, were in a brawl with some super villains in Prison 42. The Guardians made quick work of Bison, Condor and the Gorilla-Man (Arthur Nagan) after which they escaped the Negative Zone, taking Jack with them as well. Finding themselves on Earth, the Guardians informed Mr. Fantastic, Gauntlet (Joseph Green) and Baron von Blitzschlag of what had transpired on the other side of the dimensional gateway, ordering the scientists to keep it closed. The group then returned to Knowhere where the scientists easily fixed Flag's broken legs, allowing him to walk again. Flag chose to remain on Knowhere for the time being.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#13 - BTS) - Jack Flag joined the Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#13 - BTS) - Quasar and Drax returned bringing with them Moondragon, who was long thought to be deceased. Feeling this reunion was reason for celebration, the team headed over to the popular nightclub Starlin's.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#13) - Groot and the Guardians wound up in a barfight with a Shi'ar delegation. However, in the midst of the battle two other surprise guests arrived, Adam Warlock and Gamora. When things quieted down, the group made its way over to the Guardian's control center to discuss what had transpired. Warlock told the group that the Kree and Shi'ar had gone to war again. The Shi'ar were led by their mad emperor Vulcan who was fighting against the Inhuman Black Bolt who now led the Kree. Since the Shi'ar had already deployed nega-bombs against Kree targets, the fabric of space/time had sustained more damage that it could handle. The Guardians of the Galaxy were tasked to intervene. Star-Lord and Warlock decided to act and try and stop the two leaders from continuing their war. The Guardians were split into two teams: team one consisted of Star-Lord, Jack Flag, Gamora, Bug and Martyr (Phyla-Vell) who would engage Black Bolt and the Inhumans. Team two consisted of Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Warlock, Major Victory and Drax who were tasked with engaging Vulcan of the Shi'ar Empire. However, before they could confront Vulcan the team had to travel to the decimated Disradi planet to fix a fissure in space, caused by a recent nega-bomb detonation. Groot, and the others could do nothing but watch while Warlock used his magical abilities to repair the fissure. Right when the mage finished the job Rocket ordered Mantis on board of Knowhere to teleport them aboard Vulcan's ship that orbited Disradi. But the Guardians failed to realize Vulcan's ship was shielded against teleportation causing Groot and the others to be stuck floating in space. Only Adam Warlock was teleported aboard since it wasn't shielded against magic. However, Vulcan had been waiting and immediately attacked Warlock. Groot and the others were then teleported aboard the Starjammers vessel, the space-pirates had been hiding in plain sight. Once everybody was introduced, the Starjammers set out on a different mission, rescuing former Majestrix Lilandra Neramani to restore her to the throne of the Shi'ar Empire and topple Vulcan.

(War of Kings#3) - When the Shi'ar Warbird containing the captive Lilandra was refueling in the Shi'ar outworlds the Starjammers knew the time had come to strike. With only Imperial Guardsmen Gladiator, Electron, Plutonia and a new Smasher present to oppose them, Groot, Rocket, Drax and Major Victory joined the Starjammers in boarding their ship. Rocket and Marvel Girl teamed-up to attack Gladiator, successfully keeping the powerhouse down with a telepathic ruse while Groot came to Korvus' aide defeating Electron. Plutonia took herself out by phasing through Major Victory's body thus exposing herself to an unbearable coldness. Smasher was easily defeated by Drax. However, before the Guardians and the Starjammers could rescue Lilandra, Gladiator saw through Marvel Girl's telepathic ruse and quickly rushed towards the former Majestrix throwing Groot and the others to the side. Just when all hope seemed lost Gladiator chose to serve Lilandra once again and murdered Smasher.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#15 (fb) - BTS) - Groot, Rocket, Drax and Major Victory returned to Knowhere using the continuum cortex. Realizing that Vulcan's Imperial Guard was on board they hid themselves for the right moment to strike.

(War of Kings#4 - BTS) - The Starjammers and Gladiator returned Lilandra to Chandilar where she was murdered by one of the Fraternity of Raptors, thus ending the rebellion.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#15) - Having seemingly taken over the Guardians base the Imperial Guard's leader Mentor prepared to use the continuum cortex to bring forth a first detachment of Shi'ar soldiers. But right before he could use the machine Groot and the others revealed themselves, attacking Mentor and his squad of soldiers. Just when Hussar and Voyager prepared to join the fight several other Guardians arrived to help Groot. During the battle Mentor revealed he'd received intel feed that Lilandra Neramani had been assassinated during her coup. Devastated by the news the Guardsmen managed to escape, leaving the defeated Guardians behind. The remaining Guardians returned to their control center to discuss what to do next. Their problem two-folded; the fabric of space/time about to be destroyed by the Kree/Shi'ar war and the fact Starhawk had escaped her imprisonment and taken Star-Lord, Jack Flag, Bug, Mantis and Cosmo with her to the future. But before they could come to an agreement the Celestial head which was their base suddenly began to speak.

(War of Kings#4 - BTS / Guardians of the Galaxy II#17 - BTS) - Black Bolt and Vulcan went head to head in battle, but just after Black Bolt defeated Vulcan the T-Bomb exploded. The sheer force of the explosion blew a hole in the fabric of space and time, measuring parsecs across. Thus happening what Adam Warlock and the Guardians of the Galaxy had feared all along. The cosmological collapse of the galaxy would begin and would be known as the Fault, which would eventually engulf the entire universe.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#17) - Groot and the Guardians were shocked to hear the dead Celestial's head speaking, recognizing it's voice as that of Star-Lord who warned the guardians of the damage Black Bolt's T-Bomb would cause. Moondragon used her telepathic abilities to authenticate the message which she learned to be a quantum telepathic message from the future. In reality the message had been sent by the lost team of Guardians (Star-Lord, Jack Flag, Bug, Mantis and Cosmo) which had been taken to the future by Starhawk, where almost the entire universe had been destroyed. Alas the message proved too late as the Guardians read the gigantic detonation on the Kree-Shi'ar border which had blown a hole in space. It was then decided Adam Warlock and Gamora would go and look for a sufficient energy source to close the hole in space while Groot and the remaining Guardians would travel to Attilan, the home of the Inhumans making sure they wouldn't detonate another bomb. Using Knowhere's continuum cortex Groot and the Guardians teleported themselves to Attilan where they were awaited by the Inhuman Royal Family and Ronan the Accuser. But before the two groups could discuss the recent attacks Attilan was attacked by large squid-like tentacles which originated from the hole (the Fault) in the universe. While the heavy-hitters ran off to try and deal with the tentacles Groot and Rocket joined Maximus the Mad and Crystal to try and deal with the source. Maximus the Mad took the lead and wanted to propose a plan when Groot cut him off, while the other could merely hear the wooden giant say "I am Groot" Maximus could in fact hear him speak. Thinking Groot had an extraordinarily good idea the two made their way over to the Chamber of Devices. On their way Maximus explained that Groot's organs had become stiff and inflexible, since the formation of his larynx had hardened others could merely hear him say "I am Groot" while he could understand the sigh of breeze beneath it. The two likeminded strategists quickly constructed a machine that successfully destroyed the otherdimensional tentacles. Now the Guardians of the Galaxy could focus their attention on the hole in space just as Adam Warlock and Gamora returned with an unlikely ally, the Universal Church of Truth. Powered by the Church's faith generators Adam Warlock gained enough energy to perform a large-scale complex incantation of fifteen million individually and skillfully placed psi-llables. With this incantation Adam Warlock successfully stopped the hole from expanding, although it was still open the universe was seemingly saved.

Right after the victory Groot and the others witnessed how their friend Martyr drove her sword through Warlock's chest, seemingly killing him. Martyr revealed she'd made a pact with Oblivion to save her lover Moondragon, in a fury of rage Gamora killed Martyr after which she speeded to Warlock's side. Warlock, however, appeared to be alive and was transformed into his evil future identity known as the Magus. Magus snapped Gamora's neck, killing the Guardian. What the Guardians of the Galaxy yet failed to realize was that Warlock had been so desperate to save the universe he had overlapped another timeline that had long since detached and redundant where he'd become the evil Magus, with this timeline he was able to bind time and space together and save the universe, thus sacrificing himself.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#19 - BTS) - Kang and an army of Starhawks rescued the lost Guardians team of Star-Lord, Mantis, Jack Flag, Bug and Cosmo. Explaining what had happened to their friend Adam Warlock Kang handed Star-Lord a Cosmic Cube and the opportunity to stop Warlock from turning into the Magus and killing their friends.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#19) - Star-Lord and the lost team of Guardians arrived just in time to stop Martyr from killing Warlock after which Groot, Rocket, Drax and Major Victory teleported down from Attilan. Groot and the others watched as Star-Lord used the Cosmic Cube to keep the Magus at bay while he talked to Warlock. However, Warlock revealed that by overlapping the two timelines effectively he'd been the Magus for several months now, thus revealing his true identity and hurled Groot and the others back by sheer force. First Mantis and Cosmo combined their powers for a telepathic attack but were easily killed by Magus. Groot then immediately acted and grabbed Magus by his head who then extended his forcefield effectively destroying Groot's hand. The force of the attack even rendered Groot unconscious. In the course of the battle he also killed Martyr, Gamora and Major Victory after which Star-Lord used the Cosmic Cube again to wield of the Magus and shooting Warlock in the head, thus killing him.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#23 (fb) ) - Magus, however, wasn't really dead as he'd altered perception, tricking the Guardians of the Galaxy into believing they had actually won. The ghosts of Martyr, Mantis, Gamora, Major Victory and Cosmo could do nothing but watch Groot and the other Guardians picking up the pieces.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#19) - Groot and the remaining Guardians returned to Knowhere to pick up the pieces of their disastrous fight, albeit still having saved the universe.

(Realm of Kings#1) - Groot and the Guardians called a meeting to discuss what to do with the Fault (the hole in space), others present were Quasar and holograms of Nova and Director Gruenwald of Project: PEGASUS. To gain more information Quasar decided he would venture into the Fault first.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#20) - With the looming threat of the Fault still present Star-Lord sent Rocket and Drax on an exploration mission inside the Fault. To keep them save Groot grew a set of vines which kept them connected, even through the continuum cortex chamber. When the exploration was well on it's way Moondragon decided to help the group and arrived fully dressed in a Guardians costume. Thanks to Moondragon the group learned Rocket and Drax were attacked by a giant monster and ordered Groot to pull his vines with the duo back in. The action was successful, but they didn't only retrieve Rocket and Drax but also the severed head of the monster, thus alerting the entire team to the threats that lurked inside the Fault.

   Later that day Groot joined the other Guardians to the local Starlin's Bar on Knowere for a drink. While enjoying a refreshing umbrella cocktail the group was interrupted by a member of the Universal Church of Truth asking them if they'd thought of letting the church into their lives (a delegation had come to reside on Knowere). Seeing the stern faces the church member quickly walked off. Just then Star-Lord received a distress call from Moondragon as the Luminals, the other peace-keeping force on Knowere, had brought something back from a reconnaissance mission of their own.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#21) - Groot and the Guardians arrived in the continuum cortex chamber just in time to see Moondragon trap an extradimensional creature from the Fault in a telekinetic bubble. But the Guardians weren't the only ones to arrive as did the delegation from the Universal Church of Truth, having sensed the terrifying creature and believing it was some kind of holy being. Groot and the Guardians were unable to stop the large delegation from swarming Moondragon, causing her to loose her focus, thus releasing the monster. The monster from the Fault immediately began to feed itself on the delegation members who believed they were in fact blessed to die by his hand. The creature then focused his attention on Cynosure, leader of the Luminals, and in an act of selflessness Moondragon quickly offered herself as a host to the creature. The creature then forced itself into Moondragon's body entering through her nose leaving the telepath looking pregnant. Through her so-called "impregnation" Moondragon learned the Fault was in fact a Cancerverse in which death had lost.

   Later that day Groot listened as Rocket explained he went before Knowhere's administrative council to protect Moondragon as they wanted her and the creature off the base. Drax decided to check on his daughter and witnessed that Cynosure and Moondragon were abducted by the Universal Church of Truth and their leader the Matriarch. The group of believers wanted their new "god" to be brought into the world.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#22) - Groot joined the other Guardians in their attack on the Universal Church of Truth successfully defeating several of their Grand Inquisitors before reaching the Church's leader the Matriarch and the imprisoned Moondragon and Cynosure. While Drax dealt with Cardinal Raker the Matriarch's right-hand man the others were in for a shocker. To save their leader Cynosure the Luminals had called up every full member, reserve, retired, substitute, sidekick and honorary Luminal on Xarth to fight the Church. This full-on attack proved too much for the Church and as their Matriarch and the Church's elders had fled, the billions of faithful believers realized their leader had cut and run, thus evaporating their belief. With Moondragon and Cynosure rescued Groot and the Guardians joined the Luminals as they had to appear before the infuriated administrative council. Knowhere's administrative council deplored their actions and had decided to ban the Guardians of the Galaxy from Knowhere. However, Cynosure and the Luminals stood right beside the Guardians showing their solidarity thus forcing the council leader to reconsider. With the day saved the Guardians decided to take care of one last thing and hurled a pod containing the Fault's creature back into the Cancerverse. As Groot and the others left the continuum cortex chamber Moondragon revealed to Star-Lord that Phyla-Vell and the others were still alive.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#23) - Groot joined the Guardians of the Galaxy to act as a security service on the planet Ovar, for the first meeting of a new Galactic Council as it's former ambassadors had been murdered by former Shi'ar Emperor Vulcan. Drax and Groot were stationed on the western concourse. Moondragon who was at Star-Lord's side received a distress call from her love Phyla-Vell, unaware of what was actually happening Drax and Groot made their way over to their location. At the same time several shots were fired at the ambassadors at Star-Lord's side, containing eggs which hatched into ferocious Nanotic Bioweapons.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#24) - With still two minutes away from Star-Lord's side Groot and Drax were unable to assist them against the predators. Rocket, however, arrived just in time and easily destroyed the Nanotic Bioweapons with his ridiculously large cannon. Although the threat had been dealt with, ambassadors King Blastaar and princess Crystal of the Inhumans got into a dispute whether or not the Guardians of the Galaxy had a right to legitimately stand at the council, thus forcing Star-Lord to play a divine right card. Pretending he was the rightful monarch of Planet X, Groot claimed his seat in the Galactic Council on behalf of his planet thus granting the Guardians of the Galaxy a seat on the table.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#25) - Having learned Phyla-Vell was still alive Groot joined the Guardians of the Galaxy and teleported to Sacrosanct, the homeworld of the Universal Church of Truth, only to find it in ruins. Armed with big guns Groot and the Guardians made their way through the ruins until Drax smelled who was responsible for the devastated planet, Thanos the Mad Titan. When the group witnessed a giant explosion they rushed towards it only to run into another group, the missing Guardians who they had thought to be dead; Mantis, Gamora, Major Victory and Cosmo. The reunion was cut short when Gamora revealed Phyla-Vell was the first to fall against Thanos after which the Mad Titan himself bursted into them. Groot managed to get several punches in before he was hurled away by the Mad Titan. The fight was eventually decided by Star-Lord who grabbed his Cosmic Cube, since the Magus had played a trick on the group Star-Lord had never really used the cosmic device. Star-Lord used the Cosmic Cube on Thanos, successfully rendering the Mad Titan unconscious after which Mantis and Moondragon contained him in a mindlock.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#25 / Guardians of the Galaxy VI#5 (fb) ) - Later that night when the full force of the Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Phyla-Vell) returned to Knowhere they proposed a toast to those who made it back and the ones who didn't.

(Thanos Sourcebook - BTS) - Richard Rider researched many cosmic players for future members of the Nova Corps, amongst them was Groot.

(Thanos Imperative#1) - Groot, Gamora and Jack Flag were in Knowhere's monitor room where they picked up emergency transmissions from the Kree and Shi'ar empires. The Magus had opened up the Fault (the hole in space) by destroying all of the Universal Church of Truth's ships, thus summoning those inside the Fault. Thanos, still a prisoner of the Guardians of the Galaxy, offered to help fight the Fault since the Cancerverse was a place where life had won. Groot watched as Thanos and a squad of Guardians left for the Cancerverse through the continuum cortex.

(Thanos Imperative#5) - After Knowhere had been evacuated Groot met up with King Blastaar, Queen Medusa, Majestor Gladiator and several cosmic heavy-hitters to discuss how to fight the Fault.

(Thanos Imperative#6 - BTS) - Groot had supposedly joined the fight against the Fault. When Thanos and the squad of Guardians successfully killed Lord Mar-Vell of the Cancerverse it started to collapse on itself. Star-Lord and Nova sacrificed their lives by staying behind in the collapsing Cancerverse to keep Thanos so he would still be inside the universe when it died. Three days later Groot would most likely have been present during the memorial service on Hala to remember those who'd lost their lives because of the Fault.

(New Avengers II#7) - When Avengers Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were looking to hire a nanny for their infant girl Danielle, Groot was among the many superpowered applicants. In the end the enigmatic Squirrel Girl got the job.

(Annihilators#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - With the threat of the Cancerverse over the Guardians of the Galaxy each went their own way. Groot decided to return to Planet X where he was immediately arrested and was about to be tried for falsely claiming to be the King.

(Annihilators#2/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Arbor Masters convicted Groot of nineteen serious offenses, including impersonating the King.

(Annihilators#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Groot was found guilty of "tree-son" and exiled, serving a life sentence, chained to a training post on the Isle of Punishment. Guarded around the clock by a flock of cyborg punishment birds.

(Annihilators#2/2) - Still chained Groot noticed the sudden arrival of Rocket, come to rescue his wooden friend. Rocket engaged the flock of cyborg birds, however, as a precaution the birds shot lasers from their eyes at Groot, setting him on fire. Unable to free himself Groot quickly sprouted a duplicate so he could continue to live on. Reunited, the pair failed to realize the enormous flock of cyborg birds were about to kill them until they were saved by the Undergrowth Resistance of Planet X, a group of animals tired of working for the Flora colossi. The little animals had recognized Groot and remembered his kindness from all those years before as such they rescued Groot and Rocket. Now in the resistance lair (a damp cave) Rocket decided it was time for a plan to liberate the wood-land critters. However, the animals didn't want such big changes but needed some more respect from the Arbor Masters for their work. Groot and Rocket took some time apart to discuss why Rocket had come to Planet X in the first place, the raccoon had been attacked by a clown made out of sentient wood. But on expecting a piece of the wood Groot concluded it had come from Halfworld, Rocket's home-planet. Just than the forest was attacked by a large group of the same clowns looking to find Rocket Raccoon. Groot and Rocket joined the Undergrowth Resistance to fight the clowns and a raging forest fire.

(Annihilators#2/2 (fb) - BTS) - As a sign of gratitude the Arbor Masters gave Groot a full pardon.

(Annihilators#2/2) - Groot and Rocket used the clowns' vessel to set course for Halfworld, finding the planet surrounded by a giant security net. The duo landed on top of the security net where their presence hadn't gone unnoticed as several fusion warheads were targeted at them.

(Annihilators#3/2) - Groot and Rocket evaded death and hid themselves in a crate. Once the crate was brought into the heart of Halfworld the duo popped out like it was a trojan horse, facing a horde of animals and killer clowns. Groot fought the clowns, taking off their heads while Rocket came eye to eye with Blackjack O'Hare and Wal Rus, jogging his memory. Rocket and Groot were then taken out by Rocket's former sweetheart Lylla and incarcerated. When the duo reawakened it was explained Rocket was the Galacian's security chief and had willingly erased his memory to keep Halfworld save from the evil Star Thief who was imprisoned at the Asylum for the Criminally Insane. One of O'Hare's friends Judson Jakes had since been possessed by Star Thief and sent the evil clowns made of sentient wood in an effort to lure Rocket back to regain his own freedom, Star Thief's plan thus succeeded so far. Groot joined Rocked and O'Hare to see Wal Rus who was keeping an eye on Star Thief but on closer inspection Rocket could see the man had already been turned into a skeleton. Falsely thinking to be save the group entered his cell but were in for a shock when Star Thief appeared in a psionic form, controlling the armed clown guardians. Star Thief revealed he had now escaped intro the nervous system of the bio-facility, believing himself to actually be Halfworld.

(Annihilators#4/2 (fb) ) - Star Thief took the heroes down with an electrical charge after which they were imprisoned in a virtual reality landscape, led to believe this was now their world. When it was Groot's turn to be transported into the landscape he came by and quickly sprouted another miniature version of himself which hid himself. When the coast was clear the little Groot found an air duct in the virtual reality's ceiling.

(Annihilators#4/2) - Groot used his ability to command the trees and rescue Rocket through the air duct in the ceiling. Seeing Groot again jogged Rocket's memory again and he joined him to locate Star Thief. The two stumbled on Halfworld's giant ark-ship, an enormous humanoid-looking construction that had been built by Halfworld's robots. Star Thief had taken over the ark-ship's cerebral core, he had the asylum's inmates herded into the machine to use them as crew. Groot and Rocket concluded Star Thief was about fifteen minutes away from escaping into the galaxy and prepared a plan to stop him. Groot and Rocket quickly rescued Rocket's friend Blackjack O'Hare from the virtual reality landscape to assist Rocket while Groot prepared a plan to distract Star Thief. Groot sprouted several new twigs who he commanded to take control of the killer clowns, since they were made from the sentient wood of Planet X. Groot and his army of killer clowns attacked the giant ark-ship, successfully distracting Star Thief which allowed Rocket and O'Hare to find a way to slip past Star Thief's psychic dominance and used the asylum's emergency psychic dampers to reabsorb Star Thief. Star Thief's essence was then placed in a virtual environment to relive his perfect summers as a child, unaware of his entrapment. With the threat dealt with the duo decided to return to the Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Annihilators: Earthfall#4/2 - BTS) - Groot and Rocket were unknowingly kidnapped by Major Domo of the Mojoverse. With Mojo on an extended leave of absence Major Domo planned to use Rocket Raccoon and Groot's newfound popularity to launch a hot new show and a toyline that would capitalize on their fame as to impress his boss. Major Domo had the duo placed in his VR environment which doubled as a recording studio while also creating a robot version of Mojo to oversee the operations.

(Annihilators: Earthfall#1/2) - In the VR environment Groot and Rocked believed they were in a marketplace where they got into a fight with the Brotherhood of the Badoon. To escape their foes Groot grew exponentially large so the ceiling would collapse, allowing the duo to escape. However, even when the duo left the planet in a stolen spaceship they were followed by Badoon war cruisers. All unaware Major Domo and his newly created robot Mojo were watching their first "pilot" to the series. In turn unbeknownst to the robot, Rocket could actually hear him outside the VR environment.

(Annihilators: Earthfall#2/2) - The Badoon war cruisers destroyed the duo's ship, seemingly killing them. However, instead of dying Rocket and Groot were surprised to find themselves suddenly wearing spacesuits. With firearms in tow the duo fought the war cruisers and managed to steal one of them. Right when Rocket and Groot were about to descend to another planet, robot Mojo halted the scene and put his "actors" in bio-stasis. He then ordered the wardrobe department to prepare for the next scene. Just then, Rocket's sentient mailroom device was activated and became determined to stop the facade. He hid in Rocket's fur and revealed his presence in their next "scene". Now that Groot and Rocket knew they were stuck in a TV studio, robot Mojo realized there was no point in keeping up the facade and showed himself to his "actors".

(Annihilators: Earthfall#3/2) - Determined to keep his "actors" occupied robot Mojo reactivated the VR-environment. He plunged Rocket and Groot into several different worlds until they wound up on a simulation of Groot's homeworld Planet X. There, they faced a towering replica of Groot. Robot Mojo was over the moon when Major Domo informed him the viewing figures were off the charts. However, they were approached by Rocket's sentient mailroom device which declared itself to be a Timely Inc. shipment processing and analysis device right before pulling a large loaded gun on the tyrant ordering him to turn off the VR environment. Robot Mojo complied.

(Annihilators: Earthfall#4/2) - Robot Mojo was held at gunpoint by the sentient mailroom device until Rocket and Groot came crashing through the walls, with guns blazing. Robot Mojo ran from the rain of bullets as he ordered his servants to clear the studio. Groot then used his dendrokinesis to take control of Mojo's Groot-action figures made out of real wood and sent the army of tiny Groots to topple Mojo. Rocket then jumped on top of him and fired his gun right at Mojo's face, which revealed their foe's robotic nature. Major Domo then explained the real Mojo had taken an extended leave, most likely for a stint in rehab. Defeated and with little choice, Major Domo agreed to a 60/40 deal with Rocket for the publishing rights of both the show and toyline.

(Avengers Assemble II#6 - BTS) - Apparently destroyed, Groot was forced to regrow himself from a flowerpot.

(Avengers Assemble II#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Guardians of the Galaxy found out Thanos was planning to take Earth for himself and decided to go and help the Avengers. Once they arrived on Earth, Thanos had already acquired a Cosmic Cube. In fact the "Cosmic Cube" was man-made by the American army pulling it's energy from the Cancerverse.

(Avengers Assemble II#6) - The little Groot joined the Guardians as they travelled towards Thanos, who was now on Moord, the Badoon homeplanet. The Guardians were joined by a team of Avengers in their Quinjet when suddenly a gigantic Badoon warship arrived, latching on to them with a tractor beam. Unable to proceed any further both teams decided to go into the warship to stop the tractor beam, unable to join the fight Groot stayed behind on the ship. After a fierce and ferocious battle the tide was turned, however, a Badoon soldier accidentally tripped an airlock, and all the Avengers and Guardians were expelled into the cold, airless vacuum of space.

(Avengers Assemble II#7) - Because of Black Widow's fast actions both the Avengers and Guardians were rescued from suffocation after which they returned to the Guardians ship. Thinking of a way to topple the giant Badoon warship Star-Lord asked for Groot's help, Groot, however, explained this wasn't the fight, as he was to be kept as an ace for when they would actually face Thanos. Mere moments later Thor successfully destroyed the ship's self-sustaining powersource, causing it to implode. After escaping the implosion's pull the Guardians and Avengers witnessed what appeared to be Thanos, possessed by the Cosmic Cube itself!

(Avengers Assemble II#8) - Thor set out to fight the giant cosmic-looking Thanos, but proofed invulnerable to his mighty blow after which Thanos used the "Cosmic Cube" to annihilate the heroes. However, instead of dying the heroes were transported to the Cancerverse, the source of the "Cosmic Cube's" power. Here they came eye to eye with the In-Betweener, Stranger and Elders of the Universe who had befallen the same fate. Joined together the heroes and the Elders managed to return to Reality-616 where Thanos was already attacking Earth. Empowered with a weapon from the Collector's collection Thor managed to successfully destroy the "Cosmic Cube" forcing Thanos to return to his normal state. The time for Groot to act had come as the Hulk hurled the little Groot towards Thanos, during which Groot grew to a giant size and hit Thanos into the ground where the other groups of Avengers helped bring the Mad Titan down. Defeated the Mad Titan was taken prisoner by the Elders of the Universe, leaving Earth. Right before leaving Star-Lord offered Iron Man membership for the Guardians.

(Deadpool vs. Thanos#1) - While on Knowhere the Guardians learned that the one living Blood Brother was causing problems at the Starlin's Bar, a known associate of Thanos the Guardians thought he could lead them to the Mad Titan. Upon arriving they witnessed Gary Blood assaulting a scientist, believing they were responsible for bringing back the dead, but didn't bring back his beloved twin. In fact it was Thanos who'd cast a spell of dark necromancy out of jealousy of Deadpool's love for Mistress Death, which caused all beings to stop dying all over the universe. Groot stood by as Star-Lord shot the Blood Brother noting he was just the man they were looking for.

(Deadpool vs. Thanos#2) - Groot and the Guardians located Thanos in the Dwindling Light in the Shi'ar Empire where they found the Mad Titan in the company of Deadpool who joined together in search of Mistress Death. Groot, Drax, Gamora and Star-Lord immediately jumped Thanos while Rocket was sent to tend to Deadpool who'd just been bludgeoned by Thanos. Thanos was less than impressed by the Guardians, even calling Groot a "wooden club". But just as the Guardians overpowered Thanos, Deadpool regained consciousness and the Order of the Glorious End, a group of death cultists and loyal followers of Mistress Death. During the fight Groot fought Low Priest Igneous, in the end the Guardians were unable to stop Thanos and Deadpool who managed to escape.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Infinite Comic#4 (fb) - BTS) - Groot was seemingly destroyed while fighting a battle above the planet of Hosloo. Parts of Groot's body along with the burning wreckage fell on top of a farm on the planet.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Infinite Comic#4) - Reborn as a new sprout in between the farm's crops Groot was almost stepped on by the farmer's daughter D'Vorak. Intrigued by the living sprout D'Vorak took Groot home where she planted him in a flowerpot, her bliss was short-lived as the farm came under attack by a group of Tribbitites. The Tribbitites were regularly bullying D'Vorak's father for protection payment. To help the girl and her family Groot managed to grow to enormous proportions in seconds and faced the Tribbitites. Groot easily defeated the Toad Men until the girl's father pulled a gun on the wooden giant, fearing what Groot might do to his family. But before things could escalate Groot's buddy, Rocket arrived just in time to diffuse the situation. D'Vorak and her father thanked Groot after which they took off.

(Age of Ultron#10 / Guardians of the Galaxy III#5 (fb) ) - Groot, Star-Lord and Rocket fought a group of Badoon when suddenly the space-time continuum broke apart, due to Wolverine's extensive abuse to destroy Ultron. Star-Lord was seemingly effected by the shock, feeling as if future and past were folded over each other.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#0.1) - Groot was present when Star-Lord offered Iron Man (Tony Stark) membership to the team, he accepted of course.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#1) - Due to his father being King J'son of Spartax, Star-Lord learned that the Council of Galactic Empires had declared the Earth off-limits to extraterrestrial interaction. Star-Lord believed that because of that decree it would in fact make the planet a target for empires like the Badoon and Thanos to make a grab for it. He and the Guardians of the Galaxy therefore refused to obey the decree of the Council of Galactic Empires and defend the Earth when the opportunity would arise. The group didn't have to wait long since they discovered a Badoon warship was about to attack Earth, Groot joined the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop the spacecraft, to assist them they called on their newest member Iron Man. During their assault Groot successfully penetrated the warship's windows, causing some of the Badoon to be catapulted out of the ship. The opening allowed the Guardians to enter the ship and fight the remaining Badoon. The Guardians were unable to stop the final soldier of the Badoon to send out a message to his Brotherhood after which he activated the ship's self-destruct modus. Although only one part of the giant Badoon warship was destroyed Groot was sadly caught in the center of this explosion and reduced to mere splinters, realizing he had to act fast Rocket made his way into the ruins of the ship and successfully located one of Groot's remaining wooden splinters. Just when some of the Guardians had returned to their own craft they witnessed the remaining part of the Badoon warship descending down to Earth. The Guardians set course for the warship which had landed in London.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#2) - Before the Guardians landed in London to deal with the Badoon invasion Rocket took some time to plant the splinter of Groot in some soil, hoping he would grow back. When the battle to save London was done the Guadians were taken prisoner by the Spartax Royal guard for violating the Council of Galactic Empires' creed.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#3) - A group of Spartoi soldiers raided the Guardians spacecraft cataloguing the weapons for the Spartax Capital, they, however, failed to realize Groot's splinter was beginning to grow back. Groot grew back to his large form and easily took out the soldiers after which he made his way to locate his friends who'd been put in stasis tubes. Scared to hurt his friends Groot chose a more subtle route and examined the stasis tubes' control panel. Believing he knew what to do Groot gently touched one of the buttons, however instead of freeing them he'd terminated their life support. Surprised, Groot went back to his first plan and smashed the stasis tubes, thus freeing his friends. With their combined strength the Guardians of the Galaxy made their way through a group of soldiers to reach the ship's command center. Once they had claimed the ship as their own Star-Lord used the ship to broadcast a message throughout the universe in which he accused his father King J'son of Spartax of taking planet Earth for himself.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#4) - Groot and the Guardians arrived at a nearby port where they stopped to celebrate their escape from the Spartoi in a bar. Gamora proposed a toast to their friend Groot from rescuing them. Even after Gamora and Tony Stark left to hook up, Groot and the others stayed behind, clearly intoxicated they started a bar fight when a group of Spartoi soldiers entered the bar, looking for the Guardians. After their fight Groot joined Rocket and Drax as they went on a search for Gamora who'd been attacked by Maxilin the Accuser. Right before the bounty hunter could put a bullet through Gamora's head the group located them and quickly dealt with the man by shooting a hole through his chest. With the threat dealt with Groot carried Gamora away in his arms, returning to their spacecraft.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#5) - Having reached the Andromeda Galaxy, Groot was seen sleeping in one of the chambers while Rocket helped Tony Stark to rebuild his space armor. Sometime later the group picked up a signal of something heading towards Earth, upon traveling closer to the planet the group witnessed the arrival of Angela, a humanoid extradimensional of unknown origins.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#6) - Groot, Rocket and Stark descended down to the Earth's Moon where Gamora was already battling Angela as the Guardians had sworn to protect the Earth. Since they didn't know of Angela's intentions the group decided it was best to stop her and ask questions later. Groot tried to attack the woman but was shattered to pieces when she hit the wooden giant with her razor-sharp sword. Once again Rocket did his best to try and catch several pieces of Groot's body. Eventually, through a supreme effort, the Guardians managed to take her down. Then Uatu the Watcher showed himself, which proved to the team something momentous was going down. Though he had sworn not to interfere, Uatu did tell the galactic heroes the name of their assailant: Angela.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#7 - BTS) - Groot regrew himself.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#7) - Groot was present when the Guardians interrogated their prisoner, Angela. Angela revealed she was from a place called Heven where Earth was only a myth, when the space-time continuum broke apart (in Age of Ultron#10) she was instantly brought to Reality-616 where she witnessed for the first time the planet Earth. Feeling there was no reason for the Guardians to have fought the woman Star-Lord released Angela from her imprisonment after which she traveled to Earth.

(Iron Man V#16) - Groot was present when Iron Man decided to leave the Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#8) - In an event that would be known as Infinity, the Guardians learned Thanos and his army laid siege on Earth in an effort to obtain the fabled Infinity Stones. The Guardians received a distress call from Abigail Brand, the director of S.W.O.R.D. (Earth's defensive initiative against extraterrestrial threats) that the Peak had been taken over by Thanos' forces, fearing they would use the Peak against Earth she'd sent a message out to the Guardians to help her regain it. Believing it to be a trap, Gamora left towards Earth to deal with Thanos, leaving Groot, Rocket, Drax and Star-Lord to liberate the Peak. It was then decided Rocket and Star-Lord would try and liberate the Peak while Drax and Groot stayed behind keeping the Guardian's ship cloaked.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#9) - From their ship Drax and Groot witnessed a fight between a group of Badoon and Angela in outer space (Angela had come back to assist Star-Lord). Realizing the woman needed some help the two set out and together with Angela defeated the group of Badoon after which they returned to the ship. Realizing they were unable to liberate the Peak, Abigail Brand activated the self-destruct sequence so it couldn't be used by Thanos. Brand, Star-Lord, Rocket and Gamora (she'd returned as well) made their way over to their ship after which the Peak exploded.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#10) - Groot and Drax assisted in the evacuation of the slaves of planet Moord after their liberation from the Brotherhood of the Badoon by a joined effort of Gamora and Angela.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#11) - Groot, Drax and Rocket were sitting down for dinner when they received a holographic message from Tony Stark to thank the team for their hospitality.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#11) - One week later Groot, the other Guardians and their newest recruit Angela were present when Rocket picked up an interesting message. Gladiator, Majestor of the Shi'ar Empire, had decided to capture the young Jean Grey (the original X-Men from the past had been brought to the future/our present) and put her on trial for the crimes the adult Phoenix had committed. The Guardians of the Galaxy decided to step in and keep young Jean Grey safe. But when the team reached Canada they found that Jean Grey had already been captured, leaving her teammates behind, struck with grief.

(All-New X-Men I#22) - Star-Lord introduced the team to the X-Men, realizing they'd arrived too late.

(All-New X-Men I#23) - The young X-Men and their mentor Kitty Pryde joined the Guardians onto their spacecraft, quickly traveling outside Earth's orbit heading towards the Shi'ar Galaxy. During their trip the young X-Men were clearly shocked to see a talking tree and couldn't stop talking about Groot until the supposedly cloaked ship was picked up by a much larger Shi'ar vessel. Unable to loose the ship Angela knew the time had come to act and asked Groot to accompany her into battle. But before the two could leave through the ship's airlock it was hit by a devastating blow. With only limited time left before they would become spacedust, Groot, Angela and Drax quickly left the ship in an effort to attack the Shi'ar vessel. However, just than the Starjammers arrived who easily destroyed the Shi'ar vessel.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#12) - The Starjammers took both the X-Men and Guardians on board where Groot and the others witnessed the reunion between the young time-lost Cyclops and his thought to be dead but resurrected father Corsair, leader of the Starjammers. While the two had some time to talk about what had transpired both vessels (Guardians and Starjammer's) arrived near Chandilar, the heart of the Shi'ar Empire. There the three teams prepared a plan how to infiltrate the trial, that had already started.

(All-New X-Men I#24) - Their combined plan proofed successful in getting Angela on Chandilar, where she shut down their orbiting security which allowed the three teams to land on Chandilar. After a peptalk by Star-Lord the costumed adventurers were ready to go and find Jean Grey, of whom they'd learned she'd escaped her imprisonment. However, when Star-Lord opened the ship's door they were confronted by the Majestor himself and his Imperial Guard who was enraged Grey had managed to escape. The Guardians opened fire but where hurled back by Manta's blinding flash. Thinking he'd gained the upper hand Gladiator gave his guardsmen orders but failed to realize Groot was already on to him. Groot hit the Majestor with his full might after which Angela and Drax joined him. Although all three Guardians were easily warded off by Gladiator. Just when Gladiator and several Guardsmen hurried towards Cyclops Jean Grey herself arrived.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#13) - Determined to face Gladiator and his Imperial Guard head-on, and punishing the man responsible for slaughtering her family Jean Grey manifested a new ability. Having been pushed harder than ever before the girl used her telepathy and telekinesis to work together and siphoned off everybody's psionic energy to appear in a new energy-like form. Groot, the Guardians, X-Men and Starjammers fought alongside Jean against the Imperial Guard, during the battle Groot was seen fighting the new Smasher. But when Jean had defeated Gladiator Oracle ordered the Guard to retreat. Cyclops took front and center, threatening to kill Gladiator and his Guard if they would ever come back for Jean, he would bring all the entirety of the mutant race, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Asgardians, Atlanteans and Hulk monsters down on top of the Shi'ar Empire. Upset by the turn of events Gladiator reluctantly agreed and left. Groot and the Guardians returned the X-Men home where they said their goodbyes to the X-Men and Starjammers.

(Revolutionary War: Omega#1) - The Guardians of the Galaxy came to Earth's rescue during the Revolutionary War, fighting off an invasion from Mephisto's Hell. The invasion was stopped by the combined efforts of a group of British heroes (Albion, Captain Britain, Colonel Tigon Liger, Dark Angel, Motormouth, Dai Thomas, Pete Wisdom) and the otherdimensional Death's Head, Death's Head (Minion) and Tuck. After the group killed their former friend Killpower, Dark Angel was able to close the wormhole by draining energy from the demons. As fate would have it the Guardians were heralded as Earth's heroes for defeating the demon invasion.

(Captain Marvel VIII#2) - Sensing a medical transport in distress Groot and the Guardians speeded towards it's rescue. But on arrival the group witnessed a firefight between the Haffensye and the pilot of the medical transport, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers). Rocket used a giant gun against the Haffensye, forcing them to retreat after which Groot and the Guardians revealed their presence to Captain Marvel. After the necessary introductions Danvers received a tour of the Guardians' ship while Drax and Groot played a game of cards. Meanwhile Rocket was in for a shock when he saw Danver's cat, believing the animal to be a Flerken, a feline-creature that could lay eggs (Rocket eventually proved to be right). He opened fire on the cat but was stopped by Danvers, however, the gunfire had accidentally opened up Danver's cargo, a comatose alien. The young alien woman Tico found a gun and made her presence known to Groot and the others. While Tico held Captain Marvel and the Guardians at gunpoint she revealed her home was destroyed by the Builders after which they were relocated to Torfa, a poisonous planet. She'd recognized Star-Lord as the son of King J'son who she held responsible. She then stole Danvers' ship and tried to escape.

(Captain Marvel VIII#3) - Groot joined the Guardians in the command center to check where Tico had gone to with Marvel's ship, commenting that the ship's hyperdrive was working well. Just than Tico returned, opening fire on the Guardians' ship, however, Danvers was eventually able to stop the ship. After having some downtime with the girl, Captain Marvel decided to go and help the girl's people on Torfa.

(Free Comic Book Day 2014: Rocket Raccoon) - Groot joined Rocket and Mr. Wal Rus, one of his friends from Halfworld, to find and rescue Princess Lynx. The Princess had been taken prisoner by Lord Dyvyne who had Blackjack O'Hare and his Black Bunny Brigade to throw off any unwanted visitors. Having infiltrated Dyvyne's ship Groot helped to keep Wal Rus save while he infiltrated their network. Due to Groot keeping the Black Bunny Brigade at bay Wal Rus successfully cracked the ship's security and unlocked Princess Lynx's prison cell. Lynx, however, proofed to be a warrior princess and successfully aided Rocket until they were surrounded by the Black Bunny Brigade. Groot and Mr. Wal Rus arrived just in time to rescue the duo, once Groot destroyed the lights of the ship they managed to escape with the princess and even Lord Dyvyne's golden crown.

(Free Comic Book Day 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy (fb) ) - Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy freed a slave encampment from the Badoon, Groot was heralded as a hero by the little aliens.

(Free Comic Book Day 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy) - Tony Stark, former member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, wanted to have an Avengers representative on the Guardians team since they vowed to keep Earth safe from all corners, the least they could do is help their team out. Groot and the Guardians were welcomed by Jarvis, Stark's butler while Stark held an interview with former corporal of the US Army Flash Thompson. When he deemed Thompson ready for a stint out in space he called the Guardians in. Groot and the others quickly witnessed the corporal sitting in a wheelchair with both legs missing, noting if such a man would be up for the task Stark ordered Thompson to "suit up". Thompson revealed he had been bonded to the Venom symbiote who then covered his whole body revealing his costumed identity: Agent Venom. Although most Guardians greeted Venom onto their team Groot seemed more interested in a small tree in Stark's office.

(Rocket Raccoon II#1 - BTS) - Groot and Rocket Raccoon took some time apart from the Guardians.

(Rocket Raccoon II#1) - Groot participated in a wrestling match in the Bonavaglia Arena on the planet of Nivlent. Opposed by a large, greenish, tentacled beast that proofed to be quite the match, in the audience was his best pal Rocket who was on a date with Kaleeko. Rocket was unaware the girl was working undercover for former Princess Amalya who led a group of Rocket's former exes looking to get some pack back. However, before Kaleeko could act Rocket was spotted by a security camera causing an alarm to sound and the local law enforcement to arrive in the arena, determined to catch Rocket. Rocket speeded towards Groot hoping to get some help from his towering friend, just then the tentacled beast hit Groot with such a force he was blown apart. Rocket quickly grabbed the one sentient splinter and made a run for it. During his escape from the arena Rocket learned he was wanted for committing several murders, even seeing footage in which someone resembling Rocket murdered another man. In order to find out who this impersonator was and clear his name Rocket and splinter Groot handed themselves over to the local law enforcement.

(Rocket Raccoon II#2) - Groot, still in splinter form, was well hidden away in Rocket's mouth as he was sentenced to serve time on prison planet Devin-9. Showing some of his subtle charm Rocket quickly became acquainted with his new cellmates; Xemnu the Titan, Korgo and one unidentified inmate. Rocket used his razor-sharp claws to dig a small hole in the cell's floor after which he spit up the Groot splinter and planted it. Once Xemnu watered the splinter with toilet water they were anxious to see Groot's return, however, two hours later he still hadn't begun growing. Realizing this wouldn't work Rocket got down on the ground and started to apologize to Groot for humiliating him so. His plan clearly worked as Groot grew back in seconds, destroying even part of their prison cell. Groot joined Rocket as they escaped their cell to look for one of the inmates who could help them, Macho Gomez. Reaching Block Z's prison yard they came eye to eye with Gomez and promised the man riches and wealth if he could bring them to his boss Funtzel, striking a deal the three successfully escaped the prison planet. While back in space Rocket and Gomez got in an argument about being lost in space when Groot suddenly noticed a giant armada of spaceships and quickly alarmed his friends to their presence. The armada was led by former Princess Amalya with Rockets' exes now subbing themselves the Ex-Terminators. Determined to rid the galaxy of Rocket the Ex-Terminators opened fire.

(Rocket Raccoon II#3) - Groot, Rocket and Gomez evaded the gunfire and used a guppy-warp to escape the armada. The guppy-warp successfully transported them to the Planet of Sendak in the Maxo Quadrant where Funtzel held his business, hoping to get a lead on who framed Rocket. After running into and dealing with Woodro and Drap, two of Funtzel's goons, Groot and the others reached Funtzel. But while Rocket had a private conversation with Funtzel, Groot went to get a drink with Gomez.

(Rocket Raccoon II#3 - BTS) - Groot was attacked by Rocket's impersonator, in reality it was Blackjack O'Hare who was trying to exact his revenge on Rocket for foiling an assassination three years prior. O'Hare successfully subdued Groot and tied him up.

(Rocket Raccoon II#3) - O'Hare, whilst still dressed as Rocket, revealed his presence to Rocket. Showing Groot as his prisoner.

(Rocket Raccoon II#4) - Groot was still tied up in O'Hare's hands as Gomez and others of Funtzel's crew gathered behind Rocket. However, O'Hare easily managed to bribe Funtzel's men, causing them to leave Rocket all alone. O'Hare then turned to Groot and threw a bomb at him, virtually destroying the wooden giant, shocked by the drama Rocket fell down on his knees crying. O'Hare then continued his torment, letting our hero belief he wasn't in fact the last of his kind. But then to shatter that same illusion he chose to reveal his identity and used a zipper to get out of the Raccoon costume thus revealing his true identity and the Black Bunny Brigade as well. Thinking he had broken Rocket he explained how Rocket had foiled his plan to kill Princess Amalya (the very same as the Ex-Terminator) three years prior as our hero had saved the princess from captivity. Enraged O'Hare had gone to such length to exact his revenge over being rendered unemployed Rocket used all his might to fight the bunny until former Princess Amalya herself and the Ex-Terminators arrived to join the battle. After a fierce battle Rocket successfully defeated both the Ex-Terminators and seemingly killed O'Hare. Just than Star-Lord and the others arrived to collect Rocket and Groot. Another shard of Groot's destroyed body was then placed in a flowerpot aboard the Guardians ship.

(Rocket Raccoon II#5) - Groot and Rocket took a group of scouts from different races on a camping to the Humpaloof Forest on the planet of Juxx. During a campfire Rocket told scary stories as custom would have it during a campfire. When Rocket finished another one of his scary stories he told the youngsters to go to bed, causing them to ask for one last story. Since Rocket was in no mood to tell another Groot stepped up and started his story. Telling the youngsters of an adventure he and Rocket had to find a treasure. But when he'd finished the story all of the kids looked confused, all they had heard Groot say was "I am Groot"! Just then one of the scouts started to applaud, a small kid that was seemingly from a plant-like race had understood Groot's words perfectly well.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/1) - The Guardians came under attack in the middle of the night by the elite forces of the Spartoi Empire, looking to finally capture the fugitives. Once Rocket had alerted Star-Lord, they were accompanied by Groot in the command center. However, the Guardians were unable to escape the elite forces and were captured and incarcerated.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/1 - BTS) - In a strategic move King J'son of Spartax had offered each of the Guardians to an Empire he wished to keep friends with. As such Groot was delivered to the Queen of the Brood.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#15) - For unrevealed reasons the Queen of the Brood didn't plan on keeping Groot but to banish the tree-like giant to the desolate planet Rigel 8, a world devout of any minerals. When Queen's Acanti (a race of whale-like, beings that the Brood use for transport) arrived at the planet a group of Brood threw Groot out of their "ship". Groot managed to take a few of the sleazoids with him as he fell to the surface, breaking in two over a large rock. Groot looked up seeing nothing but the desolate wasteland.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#17) - With the help of Captain Marvel (Carol Davers) Star-Lord toppled the Spartoi Empire by exposing King J'son for the tyrant he truly was, giving birth to an uprising of the Spartoi people, toppling their King. Once Star-Lord and Captain Marvel were reunited with Gamora, Angela, Drax and Rocket they learned of Groot's whereabouts and set out a course to Rigel 8. On Rigel 8 the Guardians quickly located Groot who'd been withered down into a shrug little bush, albeit still alive. The Guardians returned to their ship with Groot, noting that their newest member Agent Venom was also lost.

(Legendary Star-Lord#1 (fb) ) - Star-Lord remembered how he performed a karaoke act with Groot and Rocket Raccoon.

(Original Sin#5.2) - Groot and the Guardians came under attack while traveling in warp drive. A group known as the Warpjackers had the ability to attack ships during warp while riding one-seat jumpcrafts. Groot and the others fought several of the Warpjackers who managed to get aboard their ship, however, during the battle Angela heard an echoing voice that the tenth realm had been opened at last. Unable to think of anything else Angela left the Guardians in midst of their battle.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#20) - Groot was present when Gamora and Star-Lord returned to their ship after learning what had transpired between Star-Lord, Drax, Nova and Thanos in the Cancerverse. But once Gamora and Star-Lord got in another fight about the fact he'd kept the story hidden he decided to continue his story while Groot and the others listened in. Learning Nova had sacrificed his life to return Star-Lord, Drax and Thanos to Reality-616.

(Thanos: The Infinity Revelation#1) - Groot and Rocket were talking when Drax was shocked when Thanos suddenly appeared before them, albeit invisible for Groot and Rocket. Thanos stated he'd come to indulge in a conversation with Drax and asked the destroyer that after dying and resurrecting so often he noticed anything different about himself. Drax replied he only desired to kill Thanos, Drax took out a dagger and threw it at the Mad Titan. Thanos, however, quickly disappeared, causing the dagger to not hit Thanos but Groot. Having seen nothing of Drax's conversation with Thanos the duo was shocked by Drax's action.

(Infinity Entity#4 (fb) ) - Mephisto recalled how he, posing as Doctor Bultar, orchestrated for Groot and the Guardians to be attacked by the Badoon which led to Adam Warlock's capture.

(Guardians of the Galaxy Annual III#1) - Noticing new Guardians member Carol Danvers record a message for her Avengers friends Groot decide to check it out and looked straight into her camera. Prompting Danvers to explain her friends he was Groot, her message was interrupted when Star-Lord noticed a peculiar sighting. While still in deep space, the Guardians witnessed a giant S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier come out of a warp portal. But before Groot and the Guardians could check it out they noticed a figure coming out of the ship and heading towards them, Nick Fury. The Guardians, however were unaware Fury and his entire crew were Life Model Decoys deployed by the real Fury at the end of the Skrull/Kree war to hunt down the fractured zealot Skrulls. With Fury on board the group discussed what had transpired until Fury explained they were needed in an ongoing fight and decided to join Fury on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier where they met his crew. Just than a squadron of Skrulls appeared, attacking the ship. Groot and the Guardians joined the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in their fight against the squadron of Skrulls. However, during the fight Danvers noticed something quite strange, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman, Danvers' best friend who was still supposed to be on Earth. During the battle a Skrull blew a hole right through Drew's stomach, except for dying she continued to talk, returning to the Helicarrier, followed by Danvers. Here she discovered the Life Model Decoy operations, witnessing H.E.R.B.I.E. robots transforming the lifeless models into new S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Meanwhile Groot and the other Guardians had defeated the Skrulls forcing them into retreat after they celebrated their victory the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents said their goodbyes and left to hunt more Skrulls. With the Helicarrier out of sight Danvers revealed what she had learned and decided to continue her Earth-bound message. Tearing up she felt lost in space with the Guardians, Danvers told she just needed a good hug. Just then Groot walked by, sensing her emotions he held her tight, hugging Danvers.

(Rocket Raccoon II#6 - BTS) - Groot called Rocket to let him know he wished he was with his buddy. Rocket replied he wished for the same, noting the planet he was on was just plain beautiful. Rocket had been gone for over a week killing giant bugs on the surface of Ego the Living Planet. He'd been ordered by the Intergalactic Council of Justice to repay his debts to all of the princesses of the former Ex-Terminators.

(Rocket Raccoon II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Groot decided to help Rocket to repay his debts during a three day trip. However both of them had forgotten to see when the Darrow drive of the ship would expire causing their ship to shut down before they could even reach their destination. In an effort to escape freezing to death in the vacuum of space the duo landed on a nearby planet: Fron, a polar planet. To make sure they wouldn't still freeze to death Rocket took one of Groot's arms to build a fire, a feature he wasn't all too happy about.

(Rocket Raccoon II#7) - Groot and Rocket sat beside the campfire, warming themselves while it was snowing. Groot wasn't all too pleased he had to sacrifice his arm and reminded Rocket of another time he had to "take one for the team". But before the two could continue their discussion Rocket noticed the sudden arrival of three ferocious predators. These Nogu predators charged toward Groot and Rocket, ready to devour them. Unable to properly shield himself with just one arm Groot was bitten by one of the Nogus before a mysterious character arrived to help Rocket and Groot. The woman, Jink, had killed the beasts leaving Rocket to check on his friend who lay on the ground unconscious. Realizing something was wrong she quickly knocked Rocket out and took both him and Groot with her to her city where she and her people tended for the wounded heroes. Groot, however, had been seriously poisoned by the Nogu, causing his regenerative cells to die off, instead of re-growing himself Groot was surely dying. Having overheard a conversation Jink had with her father, Rocket learned there was a possibility to find a cure, using the yolk of the Nogu Queen's eggs. Determined to help his buddy Rocket set off to find the Nogu Queen.

(Rocket Raccoon II#8 - BTS) - Rocket and Jink successfully retrieved the yoke from the Nogu Queen's eggs and used it to save Groot's life.

(Rocket Raccoon II#8) - Revitalized and ready to leave Fron, Groot was preparing their ship while Rocket was rewarded with a special raccoon-like mask by Jink's people. All packed the duo took off, while in space the duo listened to their received messages. After deleting forty-five from the Intergalactic Court Collections Department, two remained. First was Star-Lord ordering them to return home and secondly a message from Yak, asking Rocket to kill Groot for the sake of all life on planet Earth. Surprised by the peculiar message Groot and Rocket set out to find Yak.

(Rocket Raccoon II#9) - Groot and Rocket arrived at Yak's to learn more about his strange warning of Groot destroying planet Earth. Yak revealed he was the seer of all realities, allowing him to see all sort of potential futures and as such had seen Earth-15528 in which Groot would become mad and destroy the Avengers and even Earth itself. Yak allowed both Groot and Rocket to wear a helmet and gloves so they could play out these events in virtual reality. Rocket eventually learned that if his future self would sacrifice his own life to stop Groot their friendship would save the world.

(Rocket Raccoon II#10 (fb) - BTS) - Groot helped Rocket on one final job to earn the final amount of credit they were in debt. However before they could leave the planet they and several other pilots had to fight a towering crab/octopus-like creature.

(Rocket Raccoon II#10) - In the midst of fighting the towering creature, Groot and Rocket received a message from the Intergalactic Court Collections Department, noting Rocket had two hours left to deliver the remainder of his balance, otherwise they would put out a warrant for Rocket's arrest. However, just then the duo received another message; Klep, a shadowy underground figure, had learned some information on the whereabouts of the fabled Book of Halfworld. This made Rocket doubt his decisions. On one side he finally had the credits needed to pay off his debt and on the other side an opportunity arose to learn more about his own origin and people. Rocket and Groot chose to travel to Knowhere to meet with Klep thus risking to be arrested. Upon arriving on Knowhere Groot and Rocket first got a drink to calm their nerves. Although Rocket told Groot to try and not draw any intention on himself he made quite the ruckus with the bartender to get a fruity cocktail. Now all of the bar's clientele was well aware of the duo they quickly left to meet Klep. In exchange for the credits they had earned Klep showed them a photograph of a metal case with the symbol of Halfworld on it, containing the Book of Halfworld, on the back of the photograph was the code of Ogland's vault in Tower City. But before the duo could travel to Tower City they had been spotted by the local law enforcement, since they were only on the lookout for Rocket they decided to split ways. Causing a scene Groot created an opportunity for Rocket to quickly slip away and make his way to Tower City.

(Rocket Raccoon II#11 - BTS) - Groot made his way over to Tower City as well, waiting for Rocket to rejoin him with the Book of Halfworld.

(Rocket Raccoon II#11) - After retrieving the metal case containing the book Rocket returned to Groot. Rocket, however, was unable to open the metal case after which their ship began to shake. Although Groot thought that another ship was firing on them Rocket recognized the feeling, they were caught by a tractor beam. A gigantic ship had caught the duo and welcoming them aboard was the ship's crew and their captain, Sale, a raccoonoid like Rocket. Groot watched as Rocket attacked Sale, believing his enemy Blackjack O'Hare was pulling another stunt. Sale easily beat Rocket after which she explained she in fact had the book's key and wanted to help him if she could also read the book. Rocket accepted and was granted the key and the opportunity to read the book while Groot waited in their ship. Four and a half hours later Rocket finished reading the book and was about done with his entire quest, believing the entire history of Halfworld was just one big mess, he thought some stories weren't meant to be told and some questions weren't meant to be answered. Rocket offered the book to Sale to read for herself after which Groot and Rocket took off on their ship to return to the Guardians. Thinking themselves to be done with their adventure the duo received another video message from Stan Hanover of the Intergalactic Court Collections Department. Hanover told them Rocket's class-1 debt warrant had been elevated to a series 9B-8 felony after which the ship was surrounded by the law enforcement. Groot knew they had to start all over again after which Rocket blew him to pieces, taking one sentient piece with him as he was escorted to prison again. But when Rocket arrived in his cell he saw some familiar faces: Xemnu and Korgo.

(Rocket Raccoon II#11 - BTS) - Groot and Rocket broke out of prison planet Devin-12.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#21) - Groot, Rocket, Drax and Star-Lord received a distress call from Gamora, she'd found their lost member Agent Venom. Thompson had been taken over by his symbiote, clearly unable to control himself Gamora engaged the symbiote. Once she freed Thompson from the symbiote Groot and the others arrived and used a device to put the symbiote in a small vile. The group returned to their ship with Thompson and the symbiote trapped in the vile. However, later that day the symbiote managed to break the glass vile and attached itself to the first person in sight, Groot! The feral symbiote quickly took over Groot, now possessing the gentle giant the symbiote attacked Rocket.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#22) - Possessed by the symbiote, Groot continued his attack on Rocket until the other Guardians came to his rescue. Venom-Groot, however, easily knocked Drax the Destroyer unconscious after which he threw him on top of the ship's control, causing the ship to spin out of control. Now hurling straight for a large meteorite Star-Lord managed to steer the ship in a different direction after which Gamora and Rocket attacked Groot. During their fight Drax regained consciousness and grabbed Venom-Groot by his spine forcing the symbiote to release Groot. Groot coughed up the essence of the symbiote who then looked around the ship for his next hostbody. Rocket opened fire once again, forcing the symbiote to flee from the Guardians. The Guardians split up into two groups, Star-Lord and Gamora checked if Flash Thompson was still fine while Groot joined Drax and Rocket hunting for the symbiote. The symbiote then managed to sneak up on Rocket and took possession of him. Venom-Rocket opened fire on his friends but when Star-Lord and Gamora joined the fight the tide seemed to turn. Finally, Drax attempted to rip the symbiote from Rocket's body, but his victory was short-lived as he was immediately consumed by the alien symbiote himself.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#23 (fb) - BTS) - The Venom-Drax defeated all of the Guardians, rendering them unconscious after which he set course for the symbiote homeworld, Klyntar.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#23) - Groot was still unconscious when Flash Thompson awoke to find all the Guardians taken down by his symbiote. The symbiote revealed he'd taken them to it's homeworld to answer "the calling". When Groot and the Guardians woke up as well their ship had already landed and witnessed several symbiotic creatures after which one of them took hold of Flash. Flash quickly explained everything was fine, the Klyntar wished to speak to the Guardians but since they didn't have the ability for verbal communication they needed to bond with the symbiotes. Although most Guardians were skeptic Groot was the first to accept the offer and made contact with the Klyntar transforming him into a winged creature. Realizing the process was safe the others joined as well. Now seeing through the eyes of the Klyntar they revealed to have fixed Flash and his corrupted symbiote to make a perfect symbiosis thus revealing a new and shiny symbiotic armor. From now on Agent Venom would be an agent of the cosmos, to protect others and spread positive news about the Klyntar. Groot and the Guardians were then released from their bond and returned to their ship with the all-new all-different Agent Venom. Back on the road the team received a holographic message from Captain Marvel revealing Star-Lord had been elected president of the Spartoi Empire!

(Silver Surfer VII#4) - Having vowed to keep Earth save from any invaders the Guardians picked up the Silver Surfer's imminent arrival and decided to check it out. Groot and the Guardians left their ship to greet the Surfer and his friend Dawn Greenwood, the Surfer explained he was on his way to return Greenwood to Earth after her abduction at the hands of Incredulous Zed. Agent Venom pretended to have picked up alien microbes on the duo after which Drax used a device to kill of any microbes, in reality the Guardians examined the Surfer if there were any traces of Galactus' power signature. Free of any he was allowed to descend towards Earth while Groot and the Guardians took off.

(Guardians Team-Up#1) - While flying near Earth, Groot and the Guardians came under attack by a large warship piloted by a Chitauri army under Nebula's command. Rocket brought their ship down to Earth hoping to outmaneuver it but were inevitably hit by the ship causing them to make a crash landing which alerted the Avengers to their presence. The full force of the Avengers came down to introduce themselves to the Guardians, however, Groot and the others were busier finding the appropriate weaponry to take down the Chitauri warship that was now cloaking itself. Having located the Guardians the Chitauri opened fire even destroying Groot's right arm. The experienced marksman Hawkeye easily took the large warship down with just three arrows after which the Chitauri left their ship to attack the Guardians and the Avengers. In an effort to help his friends Groot used his abilities to regrow his arm after which he grew to gigantic proportions to fight the Chitauri. Both superhero teams were eventually defeated when Nebula unleashed her weapon, a genetic disrupter taking all those present out after which Nebula kidnapped Gamora.

(Guardians Team-Up#2) - Groot and the others finally woke up to find their senses still distorted by Nebula's weapon. Realizing their friend Gamora was missing Rocket sought out a device which could track Gamora's location. The teleporting Avenger Manifold then offered his gifts to bring their full force on top of Nebula. Groot, the Guardians and the Avengers arrived through one of Manifold's portals to the planet Kindun, witnessing how Nebula offered Gamora to Kindun, a man claiming to be the planet itself. The Guardians and Avengers assault proved too much for the Chitauri army while Gamora herself fought Kindun. As Kindun began to break down in tears the city trembled and collapsed. Realizing the time to leave had come Manifold teleported the Guardians, the Avengers and Gamora back to Earth. Rejoined again Groot and the other Guardians told Gamora they were in fact her family.

(Avengers: No More Bullying#1/2) - Groot and the Guardians took some time to get their ship repaired at the Hn'sta'ls Rest Station ship service and family fun zone. To make sure nobody would recognize them Star-Lord had the mind boggling idea to have the team disguise themselves using items from the local gift shop to make themselves look like any other tourist...as part of this disguise Groot wore a pair of black glasses. While the Guardians had something to eat at the family fun zone Rocket noticed his friend tried to "seduce" a plant and told Groot to leave the plant lady alone. In doing so Groot and the Guardians noticed a young boy next to them crying and asked him why he was sitting all by himself. The boy was named 72596 and told the Guardians he was shunned by his friends for befriending 04138, another boy, the group didn't like. Just then the Guardians noticed one of the group's leaders looking for 04128, the boy in question who'd gone missing. Groot and the Guardians decided it was best to go and help 72596 look for his friend. Angela easily spotted the missing boy and led the group to his location where Groot and the others witnessed a confrontation between the two boys which reminded Groot of how he'd been bullied by the other Flora colossi in his youth. Finally it was Star-Lord who stepped up to tell the boys why they had to stick it through, even through the rough patches since their friendship was worth it. Sometime later the Guardians escorted the boys back to their group where 72596 took a stand when they tried to bully him for befriending 04128. Satisfied with the result the Guardians returned to their ship.

(Angela: Asgard's Assassin#3) - Groot and the Guardians made their way to Earth's Moon after a distress call from Angela. Upon arrival the Guardians didn't just see Angela but also her recently resurrected companion Sera (in reality the disguised Malekith) and the Asgardian offspring of Odin and Freyja kidnapped by Angela. The Guardians offered them refuge aboard their ship, unaware who the baby really was. Sometime later in space Groot and Rocket were present when "Sera" told Peter Quill what had transpired after which she joked to reveal the end of Twin Peaks, prompting Groot to reveal the culprit was Agent Cooper.

(Angela: Asgard's Assassin#4) - While in deep space Groot used his abilities to turn his hand into a baby crib to hold the child. However, it didn't take too long before the Guardians were met with danger in the form of the Dísir, the former Valkyries of Bor, who sought to return the stolen baby to Asgardia. During the fierce battle Groot joined too but made sure to keep the baby safe as well. However, during the battle the Guardians learned the baby's true identity, the daughter of Odin and Freyja. After defeating the last of the Dísir, the Guardians confronted Angela with the newfound information. But before a decision could be made Groot's wooden crib caught fire, the fire quickly engulfed Groot rendering him to nothing more than a pile of ash, revealing a rather demonic baby. The baby was in fact cursed with the power of Surtur and Heven was her only hope.

(Angela: Asgard's Assassin#5) - Upset Angela had lied to them the Guardians demanded an explanation, once it was given Angela and "Sera" asked the Guardians for help. Surtur's curse could be dealt with in Heven, Angela's former home as the furnace of Heven could siphon off the evil out of the baby. Still unsure of her true intentions Rocket used a lie detector on the women, after answering several questions the Guardians deemed her cause just and agreed. After disposing of the Dísir remains the Guardians set course for Heven where they easily invaded the realm. The Dísir, however, were returned to Hela's embrace where they informed Thor and the Asgardians of their current whereabouts. Groot and the Guardians fought several of the Angels as they quickly located the furnace, however, before Angela could cure the baby of it's evil curse Thor and the Asgardians arrived ready to face his sister. Odinson and Odindaughter faced off against each other and it wasn't until Angela was willing to give her life to safe the baby that Thor knew she was telling the truth. With Thor's approval Angela made her way to the furnace with the baby. However to everybody's shock Angela literally threw the baby into the furnace!

(Angela: Asgard's Assassin#6) - Groot, the Guardians and the Asgardians where shocked to see what had happened. Immediately upset and enraged at Angela for her actions she simply commented her debt to Heven had been paid in full as Surtur's fire had reignited the furnace of Heven. However, after she'd said so Angela flew into the furnace where she grabbed the baby who'd just been purged of Surtur's curse, wrapping it in a bubble Angela's body was severely burned as she rescued her little baby sister. In the end the baby was reunited with Odin and Freyja who named their baby daughter Laussa and eventually absolved Angela for her crimes, only carving the word "traitor" into her hand.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#14 (fb) ) - Groot and the Guardians enjoyed a drink and brawl at the Glonthorp Bistro and Brewpub when they learned Spider-Man had been abducted by militant separatists of the fallen Skrull Empire. The Skrull separatists wanted to obtain Flash Thompson's symbiote and wished to exchange it for Spider-Man. Determined to rescue the Earth hero, the Guardians followed the directions given by the Skrulls and found a Super-Skrull posing as Spider-Man on an uninhabited planet. After engaging the Super-Skrull the separatists fleet revealed itself and attacked the Guardians. Groot, however, easily took out one of their ships and found the real Spider-Man. After dealing with the Skrulls, the Guardians returned Spider-Man to Earth.

(Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Alpha) - Groot and the Guardians (Captain Marvel, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Venom) were enjoying their weekly game-night with a game of Grottos & Goblins (Dungeons & Dragons) when they received a call from Star-Lord. After he'd apologized for interrupting them he explained to need their help. When Star-Lord and his girlfriend X-Man Kitty Pryde had snuck into Mister Knife's (J'son's new guise) flying fortress they discovered he was in possession of the fabled Black Vortex, a Celestial mirror that allowed those that submitted to the Black Vortex reach their full potential. Fearing he would use the mirror to conquer the galaxy the two stole the mirror and brought it back to planet Spartax. Both the Guardians and a team of time-displaced X-Men joined by the adult Beast and Storm answered their call and met on Spartax on Ma Savage's orphanage. Just before the two superhero teams could decide whether to use or destroy the Black Vortex they came under assault by Mister Knife's premiere group the Slaughter Lords, alien beings who'd already been transformed by the mirror. A violent battle erupted fighting over the mirror, during this battle Groot joined Drax and the young Marvel Girl to stop Brother Blood. The fight was ultimately stopped by Gamora, who'd decided to submit to the Black Vortex and was now transformed into the ultimate warrior.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#24) - Groot and all others present were shocked to see Gamora in her newfound form and watched in awe as she single-handedly took on all of the Slaughter Lords. This allowed mutant teleporter Magik to use her abilities and sweep all of the heroes to Spartax's moon. Now relatively safe from danger the group had a chance to decide what to do with the mirror. Groot watched as Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde got in a fight over it's use, Quill proposed they use the mirror to reach their full potential as to better stop the situation at hand. Pryde, however, believed they had to destroy the mirror as to avert another Phoenix-like situation. But as all of the heroes took a stance adult Beast had wandered off and quickly used the Black Vortex for himself, transforming himself into a new futuristic creature. Enraged by the Beast's actions X-23 popped out her claws and rushed over to the mirror to destroy it but was stopped by the Beast.

(Nova Annual II#1) - Another hero arrived on the Spartax moon, Nova (Sam Alexander)!

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#24) - In the midst of all the chaos Gamora took hold of the mirror and used it to show Groot and all the other heroes what their full potential would look like. In the mirror Groot was a towering wooden giant, breathing fire.

(Legendary Star-Lord#9) - The cosmic Gamora and Beast tried to convince the others to submit to the Black Vortex as well, Groot and the others however refused. But while the opposing groups discussed, they failed to notice the young Angel's interest in the mirror and couldn't stop him from submitting as well, turning into an angel of death with wings of light. Determined to safe the galaxy from the Black Vortex's influence, Storm quickly grabbed the mirror and tried to flee while Groot, Rocket and the others engaged their former friends. The heroes, however were unable to stop them as they quickly took the mirror and left, leaving Groot and the others to fend off an impending attack from Knife and his flying fortress.

(All-New X-Men I#38) - Knife's flying fortress appeared in the sky, during a massive blast directly at Spartax's moon. Groot was saved at the last second by Magik's teleportation powers. Realizing she'd missed five of their friends the group returned to find they had also survived due to Kitty Pryde's phasing powers. Reunited the group noticed the Slaughter Lords return, prompting Magik to act again and perform an invisibility spell she'd learned from Doctor Strange. Star-Lord quickly signaled his ship to pick them up as the team was determined to stop the Black Vortex. They, however, were unaware the Black Vortex had been stolen by Ronan the Accuser after which Gamora, Beast and Angel attacked Hala. While in space, Star-Lord's ship received a sudden call from the young Cyclops who was out in space spending time with his father Corsair. Cyclops noted they could probably use his help.

(All-New X-Men I#39) - With the arrival of Cyclops and Corsair the group discussed their options, attacking Knife, the Slaughter Lords or tracking down the Black Vortex. Before a decision could me made Rocket noticed a distress call coming from Spartax. Star Lord's friend Ma Savage and her orphanage were under attack by the Slaughter Lords. Moments later another distress call reached the ship, this time revealing the cosmic Gamora, Beast and Angel had declared war on Hala! It was decided a small team consisting of Groot, Cyclops and Iceman would return to Spartax's moon to distract the Slaughter Lords to give their friends an advance. Another team would go and help Ma Savage while another team would go to Hala. Groot, Cyclops and Iceman reached the moon rather easily where they quickly came under fire from several of the Slaughter Lords. The three of them didn't even stand a chance as they were defeated within seconds.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#25) - Now prisoners aboard Knife's flying fortress, Groot, Cyclops and Iceman were unable to stop the madman from bombing and destroying the Kree homeworld Hala. As the flying fortress made its way through the rubble of the destroyed planet Knife made a visit to their prison cell. With a power dampener around his neck, Groot was unable to attack Knife and sat by as the madman threatened to blow up Earth next if he wouldn't get the Black Vortex.

(Cyclops III#12) - Still trapped in the prison cell the heroes decided to break out during a shift of the guards. Groot watched as Iceman and Cyclops successfully deactivated their inhibitors. Freed, the threesome made their way out only to stumble upon hundreds of Knife's soldiers. Unable to fight all of them the threesome tried to flee and accidentally stumbled upon the Black Vortex, which was now in Knife's possession. The threesome debated whether or not to submit to the mirror to gain the power to deal with Knife's soldiers and break out with the mirror. It wasn't until Cyclops imagined a talk with his father he realized they had to submit to save their friends. Groot, Iceman and Cyclops submitted and were cosmically changed by the Black Vortex. Groot was turned into a gigantic mammoth powerhouse, breathing what appeared to be fire. With their newfound powers the threesome easily defeated the soldiers and broke out of the fortress with the mirror. They soon located the other heroes who were fighting the Slaughter Lords and handed the mirror over to Captain Marvel. Groot and the others then joined the fight.

(Legendary Star-Lord#11) - Groot fought the Slaughter Lords. Not much later he and the others witnessed Kitty Pryde in her cosmic form as she had submitted as well after talking with Gara, the last of the Viscardi.

(Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Omega) - Still fighting the Slaughter Lords, Groot was unaware the cosmic powered Kitty Pryde used her newfound powers to phase the entire planet of Spartax to safe it from a Brood Investation. Just then an enraged Ronan the Accuser arrived and rather easily beat several of the Slaughter Lords after which they took their leave. Groot, the Guardians and the X-Men then gathered on an uninhabitable planet alongside Gara and the Black Vortex. Gara explained that while the mirror couldn't be destroyed she could offer a way out to those who'd submitted. Groot and Iceman were amongst the first to want to revert to their former selves. Gara held the mirror in front of Groot, restoring him to his former self. However, Groot's physique was drastically changed, forming dreadlocks-like vines at his neck and the back of head (almost like hair) and forming a star-shaped form on his chest. Groot was visibly pleased with his improved look. Celebrating their struggle had come to an end, Groot and the others where shocked when Star-Lord proposed to Kitty Pryde, she said yes.

(Guardians 3000#6) - Sensing a ship entering Earth's orbit through trans-temporal insertion, Groot and the full force of the Guardians of the Galaxy decided to check it out. In Times Squire the heroes came eye to eye with the future incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy (of Earth-691) and Star-Lord. The future Guardians had traveled to the past to fix a temporal error causing their own future to be destroyed. While the two groups discussed who were who Groot noted time was coming apart at the seams, something which the future Geena Drake understood very well and was a bit surprised she was the only one. Both groups decided to sit down in a local diner to discuss events when the future Star-Lord noticed their Stark unit had disappeared, searching for the machine outside a large group of A-Sentience arrived, a group of Sentinel-like machines who'd been built by a future Stark to safeguard Earth. Groot and both Guardians teams quickly engaged the enemy. But when even more of the A-Sentience arrived Groot and the others witnessed the final members of the future Guardians arriving (Major Victory, Martinex, Starhawk and Nikki).

(Guardians 3000#7) - With the new arrivals the tide was quickly turned offering Starhawk a moment to telepathically link all those involved to catch up on what was going on. After doing so Geena Drake and Major Victory realized the A-Sentience were only fighting them since the machines believed the temporal beings had to be removed from this era which allowed Starhawk to successfully cloak the group. Unable to detect any more temporal issues the A-Sentience left Times Squire to look for the real anomaly. While Groot and the others enjoyed some downtime Starhawk monitored the A-Sentience and saw them going into Forest Hills, prompting Carol Danvers to reveal who had to be the anomaly, Korvac. Although Groot and the 616-Guardians were unfamiliar with the Avengers foe they decided to join and help the future Guardians anyway. After traveling to Forest Hills the groups pulled up on Michael Korvac's front lawn where Star-Lord figured the threat was too big for them to deal with and tried calling the Avengers, however, the lines were dead after which Groot and the others realized Geena Drake had already snuck inside the house.

(Guardians 3000#8) - Groot and both Guardians teams were still standing outside Michael Korvac's house debating whether or not to act until Starhawk revealed they couldn't even enter the house anymore. She explained the house was now covered in an anti-time barrier, even touching it to show what would happen when her arm caught fire. Surprised by the dome Groot asked Starhawk if it hurt, she complied it did a little. However, before the Guardians could decide upon how to enter the dome they were suddenly surrounded by a large group of the A-Sentience, now under Korvac's control. While fighting the machines Groot grew his arm into a spike with which he destroyed several of the machines. Just then inside of the house Yondu (who'd followed Nikki inside) shot Korvac through the head, causing another time ripple which created a divergent timeline. While the future Guardians witnessed Groot and the present-day Guardians disappear it was in fact the future Guardians disappearing into another continuity.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#26) - Now joined by Kitty Pryde, the Guardians of the Galaxy returned to space. Celebrating Pryde and Quill's engagement, Groot and the Guardians were seen drinking in a bar when suddenly a news story was broadcasted that the newly elected President of the Spartoi Empire was missing: Peter Quill! Without the Guardians' knowledge Star-Lord has been elected as President after taking on his father's corruption. Moments later the Royal Spartax Guard arrived to escort Quill back to Spartax. Quickly realizing there was no way out Quill pretended the Guardians were in fact his cabinet and called Groot his "secretary of agriculture" much to his liking. The guard agreed and brought Quill and the Guardians back to Spartax where they were greeted by the delegates of the Royal House of Spartax; Glogus and Toght. The delegates then showed Quill that thousands of citizens had been waiting for their president to return. Having seen the love and affection of his people Quill and the Guardians joined the delegates to discuss the matter at hand. Quill was persuaded to accept, believing that with the Kree and Skrull Empires gone Spartax could become the true center of the galaxy. Each of the Guardians were given their own place to relax, Groot was brought to the royal gardens where he quickly rooted into the ground. Later that day Spartax was in for a sudden shock when a planet suddenly appeared in the sky above Spartax.

(Guardians of the Galaxy III#27) - Groot and the Guardians gathered and learned the rogue planet was in fact the living planet Kindun who allied himself with the Chitauri who then descended upon Spartax. Realizing Kindun had come for her, the still cosmic-powered Gamora flew towards the planet while Groot had grown to the size of a building to fight the Chitauri. Quill then made the decision to follow Gamora with Rocket, Venom and Pryde, leaving Groot, Drax and the Royal Spartax Guard to fend off the Chitauri. However, it didn't take long for the invasion to stop as Gamora convinced Kindun to stop the attack, she then chose to leave the Guardians believing she was a threat to their safety.

(Star-Lord I#8 (fb) ) - When newly elected President of Spartax, Quill was Consulting his delegates for a speech he called Kitty Pryde, hoping she'd help him. Groot, Rocket, Drax and Venom were present when Pryde answered the call. Upset Quill hadn't visited her or the Guardians she told him she would talk if he came down. He didn't, and also forgot about Pryde's birthday the following day.

(Avengers V#42) - Realizing that in light of the coming incursion Earth was about to be attacked by the Shi'ar, Groot and the Guardians decided to warn the Avengers.

(Secret Wars#1) - Faced with the total destruction of the Multiverse and the impending incursion of planet Earth with the alternative reality planet Earth-1610 the Guardians decided to stay behind and help Earth's heroes. When both Earths were close enough 1610 started a full-out attack in the hopes of destroying 616 so their Earth might survive. During the battle Groot and the Guardians fought the powerful Children of Tomorrow who not only killed Rocket but blew Groot into tiny pieces, seemingly killing the giant. Before anyone could realize what had happened Quill grabbed a piece of Groot to "use" as a toothpick after which he was teleported away by Manifold to fill out a life raft piloted by Reed Richards. Then while the two planets crashed into each other, destroying all that was left of the Multiverse the life raft steered on, but when an electric bolt of lightning hit the life raft part of it was destroyed, causing the Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman and her two children to be "erased" from existence as well.

(Secret Wars#1 (fb) - BTS) - During the multiversal collapse, Doctor Doom saved what he could from the Multiverse and created the patchwork planet known as Battleworld to house the multiversal remnants, whose memories were altered by Doom. Quill chose to keep the existence of Groot a secret, hoping the giant could help rescue the planet later on.

(Secret Wars#8) - Still posing as a "toothpick" in Quill's mouth he was part of a small team with Reed Richards of Earth-616 and the Reed Richards of Earth-1610 to invade Doom's castle. But after a Hulk attacked their ship they crash landed in the castle, while both Reeds went to locate the Molecule Man (who served as a battery to Doom) Quill promised to fix the ship. Moments later Quill came under attack by Doom's servant Black Swan who punched Quill through a wall right into Doom's throne room. Seeing the gigantic World Tree, Quill saw the opportunity he'd waited for and stuck the "toothpick" into the tree. Groot then managed to take over the entire World Tree as it's own body, the now towering Groot soon joined the heroes who'd set out to stop Doom to restore the former worlds. Groot was immediately faced with the towering Galactus who was under Franklin Richards' control.

(Secret Wars#9) - The two battled it out while Doom went to confront the Reeds who were in the Molecule Man's presence. In the end it was the Molecule Man who stopped Doom when he admitted Reed could have done a better job. Molecule Man then helped Reed to recreate the entire Multiverse.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever#1 (fb) ) - Learning a jury comprised of the embodiments of the universe, Eternity, Infinity, In-Betweener and the Living Tribunal, had put Thanos on trial in Unspace, the Guardians were worried when a jump gate to Unspace had been opened and decided to investigate. Groot and the Guardians made their way over to the seemingly abandoned jump station. Upon arrival the group was immediately attacked by Gamora's Graces, led by Nebula who planned to stop the embodiments of the universe and save Thanos. During the fight Groot took on Stellaris who could kill Celestials with her sentient armor. The Guardians were eventually defeated by Nebula when she used Stellaris' sentient armor for herself. But before Nebula could enslave the embodiment of the universe Gamora managed to get through to her sister, Gamora then used the moment to take Nebula out. However, when the Guardians left the jump station they accidentally bumped into an asteroid which rendered their toilet useless. Planning to steal a "new" toilet Star-Lord and Rocket let themselves be captured by the Superpooper Spacewaste company.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever#1) - Groot, Drax and Gamora arrived at the Superpooper Spacewaste company where they easily freed Star-Lord and Rocket after which they successfully stole a "new" toilet.

(Howard the Duck V#2 (fb) - BTS) - Learning the Collector had stolen the Celestial Heart from a planet, Rocket and Groot made their way over to help the citizens of the planet. The duo learned that when a Celestial would perish it's heart was used to create a new planet, which had now been stolen causing the planet to slowly die. To retrieve the Celestial Heart, Rocket let the Collector capture him as well to get near the heart.

(Howard the Duck V#2) - Groot and the Guardians stayed near the Collector's planet until Rocket successfully deactivated the world's shield when the Collector was away on business. After fighting the Collector's guards Groot and the Guardians reached Rocket who'd teamed up with Howard the Duck. Together, the group recovered the Celestial Heart and made their escape, additionally freeing many of the Collector's prisoners.

(Groot I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Groot convinced Rocket to take an intergalactic road trip towards Earth hoping he could see his Earth friend Hannah.

(Groot I#6 (fb) ) - Before leaving for Earth the duo listened to their fellow Guardians for tips on what to see and do while on Earth.

(Groot I#1) - Even barely begun, their road trip was cut short when their small van-like ship broke down. Groot immediately grabbed his suitcase and persuaded Rocket to join him on a hitch hiking journey. The duo was offered a lift shortly only to be attacked by space sharks. After dealing with the creatures they lost their ride only to be picked up by what seemed to be three identical humans, unaware they were Skrulls hoping to infiltrate Earth. Bl'rt, Laz and one unidentified Skrull, however, quickly gave away their disguise after which the duo silently escaped their ship. Determining their next move in a space diner the guests were shocked by the sudden arrival of the United Separatists for Shi'ar De-Empirification. The duo easily defeated them and took their ride only to realize it wasn't any good. Next Groot and Rocket found themselves on an unidentified planet where parents Kor/al and Zora were about to send their baby off in a space pod since the world was about to come to and end. Seeing a way out the duo quickly stole the baby's space pod. The pod proofed to be as bad as any of the other vehicles and soon broke down, it wasn't long, however, before another threat arose. Bounty hunter Eris and her army had been hunting the duo in an effort to collect the giant bounty on Groot's head. But in the fight against Eris' robot A.P.E. they captured Rocket who then quickly placed his booster on Groot's body where he was missing an arm so he could escape Eris while he was caught.

(Groot I#2) - Floating in space, Groot imagined a world in which all of Earth's heroes where in fact Flora Colossi. But when he was about to join the Avengers in fighting Grootlactus he was rudely awakened when a bus-like spaceship bumped into him. Believing himself to be rescued the ever so friendly Groot climbed aboard only to be met with screams. The passengers quickly pushed Groot out of the airlock, Groot drifted away hearing the passengers talk they couldn't understand a word he was saying which reminded Groot of the time he met Rocket Raccoon. Determined to go and rescue his friend Groot grabbed the booster to find it was also a tracking device that would lead him to Rocket. Groot then focused and regrew his right arm after which he set out to find his friend. Well on his way Groot suddenly hit another traveller; the Silver Surfer and his human friend Dawn Greenwood.

(Groot I#3) - After reacquainting themselves, the Silver Surfer and his human friend Dawn Greenwood decided to help Groot find his friend. Taking place on the Surfer's board the threesome quickly travelled long distances, coming across systems full of rubble and a flock of giant Acanti whales. However, Groot's tracker suddenly broke down, scared he'd lost his friend for good Groot screamed at the top of his lungs. The Silver Surfer comforted Groot, noting he understood Groot was looking for his friend after which he revealed how he'd befriended the Fantastic Four. Just then, Dawn interrupted the two to alarm them of a dangerous cosmic storm circling a lonely planet. The threesome decided to "do some good" and safe the planet from annihilation. Upon arriving on the planet the threesome found mole-like farmers hiding from the dangerous storm, in an effort to safe them Groot used his tree body to ground the thunder while the Silver Surfer used the power cosmic to stop the thunder at its core, failing to realize a parasite named Acari attached itself to the Surfer. Without hesitation Groot fought the parasite only to be swatted aside after which he realized Dawn was without oxygen as the Surfer was under the parasite's control. Groot quickly grew a tiny forest in the palm of his hand so Dawn could breathe again. One of the mole-like children then handed Groot the material he needed to ground the parasite after which the Surfer attracted thunder so Acari was dissolved into the planet's core. With the planet saved, Groot was in for a surprise when the same mole-like child had rebuilt Groot's tracker and its father gave Groot a small spaceship. Determined to find Rocket, Groot thanked his friends and took off.

(Groot I#4) - Groot found himself on the tiny planet of Earfk where the automaton Mantron offered to refuel Groot's ship. The Mantron explained he'd been built to the pinnacle of Earth's technology of 1996. Just then the two were interrupted by the sudden arrival of three Skrulls coming to conquer Earth, the very same Skrulls Groot had met before. While Mantron updated his floppy software to attack the Skrulls they realized they'd come to the wrong planet, disappointed the three Skrulls sat down, failing to notice Mantron was about to kill them with a fiery blast only to be averted by Groot. Within seconds both the Skrulls and the Mantron offered to help Groot on his quest to safe Rocket from Eris. Back on the road, Groot noticed another strange phenomenon and left the ship to investigate and stumbled upon the cosmic entity of chance: Numinus. Looking for new friends wherever he went, Groot approached her. In his own unique way, he managed to persuade the cosmic entity that things weren't as gloomy as she felt they were. Invigorated by a renewed sense of hope, Numinus decided to join Groot and help him on his quest. When the group reached and boarded Eris' vessel, although at first sight intimidating, Groot's team immediately stumbled to the ground, prompting Rocket to ask himself who the group of losers were. Groot, Mantron and the Skrulls focused their attention on Eris' crew while Numinus engaged the bounty hunter by herself. Summoning her powers of random chance, Numinus even surprised herself when Eris ended up having the hiccups. Clearly hating her powers she was quickly cast aside by Eris who set her sights on Groot. She successfully destroyed Groot with several bombs and then ordered her men to torch everything so Groot wouldn't be able to regrow himself. Shocked by such brutality, Numinus used her powers to ensure a single splinter survived so Groot's survival would be ensured.

(Groot I#5) - Tiny Groot made his way back to the upper deck where, while riding the back of a fly, he attacked Eris, although she easily trapped the sapling under her boot. Just then one of the Skrulls, Laz, appeared to be a Super-Skrull, a feature he was unaware of himself, and helped gain the upper hand in battle. Now reunited with his buddy, Groot climbed on top of Rocket's shoulder ready to face A.P.E., who was then "stopped" by Mantron who persuaded the machine to switch sides. With help from A.P.E., the heroes gained access to the ship's control room to face Eris once again. When faced with Eris, Rocket used his solar grenade packed with a hyper-concentrated dose of solar energy and macronutrients on Groot, instantly transforming him into a towering wild version of himself. Perhaps unable to fully control his new form Groot grew aggressive as he tried to attack Eris, almost killing her until he was stopped by Rocket. Nonetheless she still retaliated and shot Groot with a laser but when she saw her once faithful A.P.E. had also turned on her she prepared to take them all out by detonating several bombs she wore around her shoulder. However, at the final second Mantron stepped up, grabbed Eris and rocketed out of the ship into the coldness of space where they exploded (Eris survived nonetheless). Believing the struggle to be over Groot released himself from the giant shell, now back in his regular form he hugged Rocket. While everybody celebrated their victory Groot and Rocket decided to continue their original plan and visit Earth.

(Groot I#6) - The duo arrived, rather quickly on Earth where they immediately saw Iron Man and Spider-Man in New York City. Finally arrived Rocket grabbed their to-do list with tips from their fellow Guardians. Up first was to attend the Fresno County Fair for the bands, the duo, however hated the "flarkin' music". Second was to watch Star Wars on top of New York's Statue of Liberty. Third was to fight the fiercest warriors Earth had to offer, however Groot and Rocket stumbled upon the clownesk Clam, a villain dressed as a clam. Groot defeated the villain with a single punch after which they found some worthy villains: Sauron, Grey Gargoyle, Whirlwind, Razorback, a new Scorpion and Bonebreaker of the Reavers. Satisfied with this fight the duo enjoyed a nice sunset over Central Park when Rocket urged Groot to tell him who he really wanted to see on Earth. Still unwilling to talk about Hannah, Groot pointed out their next activity on the list, party with the X-Men. Thoroughly enjoying the party Groot suddenly noticed the presence of Jean Grey, reminded of her awesome abilities he went up to her and telepathically asked for help in finding Hannah. Groot then told Jean his very origin and how he'd met Hannah. With Jean's help Groot and Rocket were able to find Hannah, now an elderly woman on a farm where the blue flower Groot had once given her had grown into a mighty tree. Groot, with another blue flower in his hand, went up to see his old friend who instantly recognized him. Delighted to see each other they kneeled down to plant the flower while chatting away.

(Guardians Team-Up#7) - During the chaos of Original Sin, some of the items in Uatu the Watcher's vault went missing. One such item was an incredibly powerful weapon capable of ending the universe. The exact whereabouts of the weapon was unknown, however the Guardians have tracked down its potential buyer, the deadly Dannko and his crew, to the remote planet Ru D'as. Entering a large spa center Groot and the Guardians changed into bathrobes to blend in with the crowd, even seeing Howard the Duck amongst the guests. However, when the Guardians entered the first steam room they saw they came eye to eye with Dannko and his crew. In the battle that followed Groot took on a purple alien. Dannko managed to escape with Drax in hot pursuit, the chase leading to Earth where with the help of Ant-Man Drax successfully defeated Dannko.

(Guardians Team-Up#8) - Groot joined the Silver Surfer on the hunt for an impossible treasure. Locating the treasure at the center of a war, moments away from annihilation the two decided to seize it with no time to spare. The Silver Surfer hurled Groot towards a giant spaceship where he safely managed to get on board. While searching for the treasure Groot used his own body to shield several aliens from an explosion after which he helped them reach a medic bay. Now able to move freely again Groot continued his search and stumbled upon one of his kind, the Flora colossi. The giant creature was chained to a machine and seemingly used as a power source for the giant space ship. Unable to bear witness to the horrible spectacle Groot used all his might to try and break the chains but it was of no use. With pain in his soul Groot escaped the spaceship just in time as it was exploding. The Silver Surfer arrived just in time to catch Groot after which they settled down on a deserted planet to watch the rubble coming down in flames, the Surfer held his friend commenting he knew they were too late.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket's Powerful Plan (fb) ) - Hoping to buy a brand new piece of Stark Tech, Rocket and Groot decided to put 10 percent of every job into a savings account.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket's Powerful Plan) - Contracted to exterminate Robopests, the Guardians of the Galaxy were opposed by the Collector who wished to add the robotic rodents to his collection. Having defeated the Collector and exterminated the last of the Robopests their two-headed employer transferred the money to their account. Realizing Rocket and Groot had gathered enough money to buy a brand new piece of Stark Tech the duo was overjoyed. The celebrations, however, were short-lived as their spaceship soon crash landed on Earth. Rocket was quick to note he actually had an emergency fund which they could use to fix the ship. With the help from Iron Man and the Avengers the Guardians' space ship was quickly fixed. When asked, Ant Man was surprised to learn Rocket and Groot could still afford to buy the brand new piece of Stark Tech since they had been saving up. Just then Groot started to scratch his head as one of the Robopests had nested into his head and multiplied. The newly formed Robopests quickly attacked the Guardians and the Avengers who defended themselves while Ant Man shrunk down to find the source on Groot's head. Rocket then used his hard-earned bucks to buy the newest Stark Pest-2XL weapon with which the Robopests were easily destroyed.

The following week Groot and Rocket joined Ant Man for a night of clubbing as Ant Man was now using a savings account as well.

(All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One#1) - Rocket and Groot traveled to Haddonfield, Illinois during Halloween to capture alien criminal Horgon Lokum. Locating the alien amongst a group of costumed trick-or-treaters who were amazed at Rocket and Groot's "costumes". After doing his best to persuade the children he wasn't wearing a costume Groot scared the children into taking off their mask, revealing Horgon amongst the group. But when Horgon tried to escape the heroic duo traced the alien down to the cemetery where a large group of trick-or-treaters was defending the alien with gunfire, seeing no other option, Groot and Rocket ran away.

(All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One#1 - BTS) - Rocket and Groot were unaware they were being watched by Maestro and the Collector who were choosing players for their contest of champions. However, the Collector urged Maestro to think bigger as he could have his pick from the entire Multiverse.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1 (fb) - BTS) - With Quill reigning over the Spartoi Empire the Guardians took on two new members; Quill's fiancée, the mutant phasing Kitty Pryde, rechristened as the new Star-Lord and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, who was on his own after the disappearance of Reed and Sue.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#5 (fb) ) - Groot and the Guardians travelled to Knowhere to stock on supplies and to show new recruit the Thing around. Teaching him the do's and dont's of the "armpit" of the Galaxy. During their trip the group came across the criminal Yotat who was in the middle of extorting an alien trafficker, the Guardians decided to step in. Groot stood by as his friends successfully engaged Yotat, but when he was defeated a third party stepped in; the Knowhere Corps. The Knowhere Corps was a group dedicated to providing security for Knowhere and consisted of former Guardian members Bug, Cosmo, Mantis, Moondragon and the Majesdanian Prism. The Knowhere Corps then took Yotat prisoner after which they quickly left.

(Drax I#1) - Groot and the Guardians fought a cult of magically-empowered creatures. Due to Drax's ruthless performance the Guardians successfully stopped the group from detonating a bomb. Groot and Rocket promised to take care of disarming the bomb while the other members each went their own way.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1 (fb) - BTS) - Groot and the Guardians planned to meet the Thing at a rendezvous point, but when the new Guardian wasn't there the group set out to find him.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1) - Groot and the Guardians located the Thing in the midst of a battle with the Chitauri. The group watched as the new Star-Lord easily took out their alien vessel by phasing through it, Groot and the others then took out the remaining Chitauri. But when the Guardians departed, they took with them an item the Chitauri had been hiding aboard. Sometime later in the Guardians' ship the group wondered about the item, the group decided it was best to travel to the Planet Spartax and have it examined. Upon arriving on Spartax and meeting with Quill, the new King of the Spartoi Empire, his royal brigade noticed a being falling from the sky. It was in fact Gamora, stripped of her Black Vortex-induced abilities. Groot and the Guardians ran to their friend's side to help the heavily injured Gamora who noted it had taken all of her power just to escape the destroyer of worlds after which Hala the Accuser of the Kree arrived.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#2) - Hala the Accuser had come to punish the King of the Spartoi Empire for destroying the Kree homeworld, she, however, was unaware it's King, J'son had been banished and replaced by his son Quill. As Hala descended upon Spartax her impact caused a giant bolt of lightning that hit and seriously injured Groot. With the strength he had left Groot protected Quill while the Guardians engaged Hala. Noticing how his friend had been injured Quill commanded his royal brigade to take care of Groot as he'd taken a hit meant for them. Hala, however, gained the upper hand over the Guardians and managed to take Quill, although she'd wanted J'son she found it just to punish the son instead and vowed she would first destroy the planet Spartax after which she would destroy Earth. To torture Quill even further she placed him on board a pod ship in the planet's orbit to watch its destruction.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#3) - Kitty Pryde regained consciousness while Hala was still battling the royal brigade and witnessed Groot and the other Guardians beaten in between the rubble. Pryde then used her mutant abilities to phase Groot and the others to a nearby basement where they could catch their breath and regroup. It was decided the group would go and fix their ship to rescue Quill after which they could make a plan to defeat Hala once and for all. Groot joined Rocket to sneak into their ship to make the necessary repairs after which the Guardians took off, but sadly not before Hala caught wind of it. In an effort to keep her friends safe the heavily injured Gamora leaped from the ship to fight Hala and grant her team enough time to rescue Quill and flee.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#4) - With Quill rescued the Guardians decided upon their next move, rescue Gamora and Spartax. Groot and the Guardians arrived just in time as Hala had about beaten their friend Gamora. Pryde phased Hala's legs through a pile of rock after which the Thing was dropped on her from the sky, thus finally defeating Hala. But even before the dust had time to settle another threat arrived for the Guardians; Yotat the Destroyer and two of his henchmen, hired by the Brood Queen, one of the last autocrats standing from the Galactic Council who were quietly maneuvering into prime power-grab positions. Yotat fired his gun which seemingly destroyed Groot.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#5) - With Groot reduced to a pile of wood the Guardians of the Galaxy combined all their might and managed to defeat Yotat after which Rocket kneeled down before what remained of Groot to collect his friend. But upon Yotat's defeat the Guardians noticed Hala had managed to escape although her legs had been phased through the solid rock. Sometime later that day Groot had regrown himself as a little sprout and was placed in the medic bay next to the recovering Gamora who was happy to see her friend. Even later that day the Guardians decided to leave Spartax and Quill rejoined the group who were now deemed enemies of the galaxy once more, proofing the Galactic Council had been successful in their plot.

(Guardians of Infinity#3/2) - Groot accompanied newest Guardian member the Thing on a trip to New York City where they faced a plant creature terrorizing the neighborhood. Easily destroying the creature the Guardians learned human supervillain Plantman was the true culprit who even used his abilities to take control of Groot. It wasn't until the local residents stepped in that Groot regained his senses after which they apprehended Plantman.

(Guardians of Infinity#4/1 - BTS / Guardians of Infinity#5/1 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to the larger part of the universe, a hidden fortress structure appeared on the outer edges of space. The structure had a trance-time location, existing across the timestream led by Hermetikus. The founding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy 1000 A.D. had entered the structure and became a god-like creature over an unreleased amount of time amassing a vast army of gene-cruited highbreed warriors which he could employ to conquer any planet in any timeline.

(Guardians of Infinity#1/1) - Learning of the mysterious structure, Rocket Raccoon became eager to explore it for hidden treasure. Convincing Groot and Drax a massive threat lay looming for the galaxy, they made their way to the seemingly abandoned structure. However, before long the trio ran into Vance Astro, Martinex, Charlie-27 and Nikki of the 31st century Guardians of the Galaxy who believed Groot and the others had traveled into their time. Both Guardians teams realized the structure existed out of time, however, before the teams got a chance to examine the structure they were attacked by a large group of highbreed warriors (warriors who'd been taken over by the alien structure) who quickly overpowered the group. Losing Charlie-27 in the process the teams exited the structure though another entry point, stranding on Earth of 1016 A.D. where they were opposed by another team of five warriors, defending the Earth from intruders, the Guardians of the Galaxy of 1016 AD.

(Guardians of Infinity#2/1) - Finding themselves in Iraq of 1016 AD, Groot and the Guardians were immediately attacked by the new Guardians who believed Groot and the others to be part of the alien structure. During the fight Groot fought the Rigellian Colonizer (Tua Zon) to a standstill after which all teams let down their guard to discuss how to proceed. Thus, Groot and the other time-displaced Guardians learned the 1016 AD was defending the world in their time. But just as the three Guardians teams discussed how to deal with the alien structure it sent the highbreed warriors to attack them, even capturing Skytower and turning her into another highbreed warrior. However, while the Guardians fought the enemy, one of their own, Astrolabe (Al-Hasan) began overloading. Unable to contain the sentient star in his mind, Astrolabe "exploded" nearly killing all Guardians. Astrolabe, however, was secretly still alive.

(Guardians of Infinity#3/1) - Groot and the Guardians found themselves to be very alive in the wreckage of the Guardians 1016 AD's Iraq base. Realizing Astrolabe had sacrificed his life to rescue the Guardians they decided to enter the highbreed's portal back into the structure to stop them and save their fallen friends. However, upon entering the structure the Guardians noticed thousands of highbreed warriors and countless warships. Upon examining ancient texts the Rigellian Colonizer and Rocket Raccoon believed the structure was under command of Hermetikus. Unbeknownst to the Guardians, Hermetikus had became aware of their presence and sent thousands of highbreed warriors who quickly overwhelmed the Guardians.

(Guardians of Infinity#4/1) - Groot and the Guardians fought the highbreed warriors but were quickly overwhelmed by their sheer number. The team was eventually rescued when Astrolabe reappeared, still alive, the human teleported the Guardians away to heal. Regrouped, the pacifist Astrolabe suggested to try a peaceful negotiation with Hermetikus to end the crisis. His plan, however, backfired as Hermetikus had the Guardians imprisoned in glass tubes. Hermetikus then revealed he meant to add Rocket Raccoon's brain to his collection as Hermetikus' suit had several brains incorporated into his bio-suit which allowed him to add the intellect to his own.

(Guardians of Infinity#5/1) - With exception of Stella Nega and Rocket, Hermetikus ordered his highbreed to move them into a secure holding, noting he would probably take Groot's brain due to his deep wisdom. With Groot and the others gone Rocket learned Nega knew Hermetikus as her former friend. Unbeknownst to Hermetikus the Guardian Nikki managed to escape confinement.

(Guardians of Infinity#6/1 - BTS) - Groot remained incarcerated while Nikki managed to find Astrolabe.

(Guardians of Infinity#7/1) - Groot and the other Guardians were released by former General Ashtak Slen Slen Viegorfen Korz, whose brain had been placed in Rocket Raccoon's body when Hermetikus took Rocket's brain to add a tactical genius to his force. The Guardians, however, couldn't stop Hermetikus from deploying his warhost in the name of "universal peace".

(Guardians of Infinity#8/1) - While Groot and the Guardians were on their way to locate Hermetikus, Rocket revealed that although he was now part of Hermetikus he had kept the ability to act. So while the warhost had been released the exit shields had been kept close, causing the ships to be destroyed. He then took control of Hermetikus' right arm and repeatedly hit the villain. Just then, Groot and the Guardians arrived, joining the battle and watching in awe as Rocket deactivated the highbreed system, causing them to be reverted back, revealing Charlie-27 and Skytower to be amongst them. Once Hermetikus was defeated Rocket was returned to his own body after which General Korz vowed to return all the former highbreed to their planet of origin. With the threat dealt with Groot and the Guardians returned to their own timeline.

(Venom: Space Knight#2) - Groot and the Guardians were seen fighting an army of droids.

(Howard the Duck VI#3) - Groot and the Guardians were in for a surprise when three beings teleported aboard their ship. The three were Linda the Duck and Shocket Raccoon, two female clones of Howard the Duck and Rocket Raccoon, joined by Tara Tam. They had been sent by Howard the Duck, who, after becoming the Nexus of all Realities had been captured by the Stranger, a cosmic being who wanted to use the Duck to create a new universe for him.

(Howard the Duck VI#4) - Groot, the Guardians and their new friends eventually located Howard the Duck, however not with the Stranger but now in the clutches of Galactus and his wannabe herald the Earth-woman Scout. However, the Silver Surfer also arrived and after dealing with Scout and Galactus gave Howard a piece of his power cosmic which turned him into a Silver Surfer-like being. Reunited with his friends the Guardians couldn't stop Howard from being kidnapped again! This time by the Collector.

(Howard the Duck VI#5) - Groot, the Guardians and their new friends made their way to Collecton, the Collector's prison planet. Upon arrival the Guardians immediately attacked the Collector's forces while Howard the Duck managed to break free on his own. During a fierce battle the Guardians and Howard even received backup in the form of the Silver Surfer and Scout. In the end it was Howard himself who defeated the Collector by sending him somewhere else with his Nexus-powers. With the Collector dealt with the Guardians freed all of the prisoners on Collecton after which they were sent home by Howard. With all sentient life gone, Howard used his powers to send Linda the Duck and Shocket Raccoon to Mirvos-12 and Tara Tam back to Earth. After which he sent himself home, only to find him at the doorstep of his longtime friend Beverley Switzler.

(Marvel Tsum Tsum#1) - Groot and the Guardians helped clear space traffic for a giant Gamarvian Turtle migration of large turtle-like creatures. Groot and Rocket stopped a truck who was carrying a special shipment for the Collector. But when the migration came under attack by a group of criminals the group set out to stop them while the truckdriver tried to flee the scene, losing his precious cargo in doing so. The cargo, containing Tsum Tsum later crash landed on Earth.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#8) - Upon returning to Knowhere the Guardians decided to go and find one of their friends Angela. Groot listened while Gamora revealed she knew Angela had been imprisoned by the Badoon on one of their prison worlds in the Basillza Quadrant. The Badoon used the prison worlds by colonizing it with their enemies and put them to work farming and mining the planet in support of their empire, if the Guardians would attack the world with an army the Badoon would simply destroy the entire world. Thus it was decided the Guardians would split up in teams of two to go and find Angela and rescue the prisoners. Groot was picked to accompany Venom although the earthling was unsure about the pairing since he didn't even understand his language. Instead of using a ship to descend upon the prison world Venom used his symbiote to merge with Groot into one giant form which would protect them from the vacuum of space. Groot seemed somewhat scared when upon entering the world's atmosphere they started to burn only to watch in awe when Venom spread his giant symbiote-wings (Venom's purified symbiote had given him a wide range of new abilities) which allowed the duo to safely land on the planet. Now landed, Groot and Venom noticed they were surrounded by a large gathering of Skrulls and three Super-Skrulls. Groot quickly realized the Skrulls were prisoners of the Badoon but was unable to explain it to Venom who immediately attacked the aliens as their race had once tried to conquer Earth. In the end Groot threw himself in front of the Skrulls to protect them from Venom, growing large branches to ensnare his friend. Groot's action allowed Venom to calm down, who now saw the prisoners for who they were, after which the three Super-Skrulls brought them to a cave full of Skrulls, whose ability to change shape had been stripped away by the Badoon. The Guardians' arrival hadn't gone unnoticed as a convoy of Badoon soldiers arrived guns a blazing, prompting Groot and Venom to take charge and protect the Skrulls. After the Badoon soldiers had been defeated Venom asked one of the Skrulls with how many they were, Groot and Venom followed the Skrull into a cave which revealed hundreds of Skrull prisoners.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#10) - The Guardians successfully rescued Angela and the many prisoners of the prison world. Groot and Venom then rejoined the Guardians as they went to rescue Quill from being killed in a Badoon arena fight. Groot grew to enormous proportions fighting several Monsters of the Badoon while Angela decapitated the Magistrate of the Brotherhood proclaiming the Badoon Brotherhood was no more.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#11 (fb) ) - Groot stood by the Guardians when Angela declared the prison world was now in the hands of those freed. Groot was especially happy to see the Thing had gained romantic feelings for a woman he'd rescued, Drax noted the Thing was now part of a Garonthian union.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#10) - Ecstatic of what they'd accomplished Groot and the others returned to their ship to continue the celebrations.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#3 (fb) - BTS) - Still upset Groot had tricked him with a treasure hunt on his birthday, Rocket decided to get revenge on his friend with a treasure hunt of his own creation. In doing so Rocket carved a complicated treasure map into Groot's body and left him on a desert planet. Rocket then made his way to the Yon Quadrant where he overthrew the tyrant high ruler Nasoj, taking his place as the new dictator Lord Rakzoon to hide from Groot.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#2 (fb) ) - Groot awakened and found himself on a desert planet covered in carvings. Unaware what they meant he disguised himself with a cloak, bought a spacecraft and made his way to Knowhere. For the following eight months Groot followed the trail of the carvings on his body, during the adventure Groot would regularly have the markings tattooed on his body as his regenerative body would remove them. Groot's travels led him through Earth, a world where mice were the dominant species, spoke with towering gods and was even grafted unto a revolution alongside the barbarian Marsh who died in Groot's arms. Groot came in touch and meditated along sorcerers and fell in love with a mermaid after which he finally learned of the tyrant ruler Lord Rakzoon.

   Recognizing his friend, Groot decided to hire couriers Pockets Possum and Shrub to have him delivered to Rakzoon.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#1) - Disguised with a cloak, Groot met with couriers Pockets Possum and Shrub in the Caxoore bar where he tasked them with bringing a delivery to Lord Rakzoon. The courier duo, however, were unaware Groot himself was the actual package. Upon arrival the courier duo were immediately arrested and put before Rakzoon who, confusing them with a thief, sentenced them to three days of torture and death after which it was revealed they brought a package. Rocket Raccoon followed his guards and was surprised Groot himself was the package. Even after eight months Rocket decided to keep up the ruse a little longer.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#2) - To keep up the rise of being an actual tyrant, Rocket electrocuted Groot and had him imprisoned and pretended he didn't know the tree at all. As Lord Rakzoon, Rocket hired universal translator Wilfred Dendrite XLVIII who began translating Groot's incredible adventure. Having heard the story Rakzoon exclaimed he would still sentence Groot to death after which he began to laugh.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#3) - Enraged at the ordeal Groot unleashed a loud scream after which Rocket exclaimed GOTCHA! He then revealed the entire ordeal had been his way to get revenge on Groot but by no means had he expected Groot to have spent eight months finding him. The duo then joined forces and attacked the guards, but whilst trying to escape they were opposed by Pockets Possum and Shrub who'd made their way out of the dungeons, freeing the deposed tyrant high ruler Nasoj who was eager to kill Rocket. Eager to show he'd gained the upper hand Pockets and Shrub boosted their finesse but were equally surprised when Nasoj ordered his guards to not only kill Rocket and Groot but also Pockets and Shrub. Shocked the foursome made their escape but after reaching the docking station Rocket and Groot quickly took their ship, leaving the couriers behind. Determined to return to the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot and Rocket traveled through a time-flux portal which allowed them to travel eight months back in time just as the Guardians held a memorial service for the duo, believing them to be dead.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#4) - Groot and Rocket Raccoon accompanied several Avengers to play Magic & Monsters, a role-playing game. It didn't take long however, before Rocket and Iron Man got into a heated argument over the rules of the game after which Iron Man challenged Rocket to challenge him in his fantasy football league. Curious to see who of the two would win, Groot joined Rocket on Glaxion 9 where a large group of extraterrestrials had gathered for the game. In the end Rocket managed to win after which they played another role-playing campaign.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#5) - Eager to enjoy a day off, Groot and Rocket activated the ship's vacatiocube, creating the illusion of a sunny beach. However, before the duo could properly relax they were boarded by the Elmhold Clan a group of viking-like warriors led by the warrior Gunhild. Gunhild had been tasked with returning the Bardonx, an item Rocket had previously stolen and the culprits responsible for it's disappearance. The Elmhold Clan took both Rocket and Groot and brought them to their planet to face the Elmhold Clan's King. However, when the King noticed Groot he fell to his knees, believing Groot to be the almighty Elmhold, the clan's god. Although the other warriors followed their King's example Gunhild refused, urging her King to believe he was nothing but a mindless brute. The Elmhold King decided to examine Groot for his godhood while he sent Rocket and Gunhild to be tortured in prison. Unbeknownst to Groot, the Elmhold King actually prepared to throw Groot into an active volcano to show his people he controlled the fate of the gods. However, just as Groot was about to be sacrificed, Rocket and Gunhild returned to save Groot who used his abilities to create dense branches under his arms creating a wing-like structure which he used to float away on the hot airstreams above the volcano. Having deposed the tyrant Elmhold King, Groot and Rocket left.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#6) - Groot and Rocket enjoyed a free evening in their favorite watering hole on Knowhere where Groot defeated Rocket in a game of pool. Eager to get a win himself Rocket challenged his friend for a long string of games which he repeatedly lost to Groot. Their brawl even led the duo to the war-ridden planet of Olim Seven where they joined General Dock to rid the planet of malicious insect-like Kiffs. Having killed even the last of the Kiffs the duo was rewarded with large golden medals during a grand celebration. However, the duo was still undecided who'd won their race.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#7) - While fighting a tentacled pink beast, Rocket and Groot noticed the telephone ring and while Rocket learned his old pal Frankie Fat Hands had passed away Groot managed to strap a rocket to the pink beast to send him into space. Determined to take care of his friend Groot accompanied Rocket to Frankie Fat Hands' funeral on the planet Renovia. However, after the ceremony the duo learned Frankie was still alive as he'd hid himself in his own grave in an attempt to fake his own death. During the following days Frankie repeatedly faked his own death until he finally revealed the Slug was after him, Groot and Rocket vowed to help Frankie. Groot and Rocket managed to locate the Slug not long after, but while confronting the slug they realized they'd been played by Frankie. But just as the final confrontation between Rocket and Frankie took place he noticed the tentacled pink beast he and Groot fought earlier was about to crash land on Frankie. Rocket pushed Frankie away after which the pink beast landed on him, seemingly killing Rocket. Enraged, Groot knocked Frankie unconscious. Groot eventually returned to his ship where he learned Rocket was still alive and kicking.

(Star-Lord I#7) - Groot and Rocket were busy playing a strategy game aboard the Guardians ship unaware Quill had been abducted by the Collector. The Collector had also abducted Kitty Pryde and tried to discover why the two had broken up. While in captivity Quill managed to send out a distress call but Groot and Rocket couldn't hear it over the sound of their game.

(Star-Lord I#8) - Having realized Quill's distress call, Groot and Rocket made their way over to his location. Quill and Pryde in the meantime had escaped the Collector and reconciled their differences.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#10) - The Guardians received an incoming call from Captain Marvel, the Guardians were needed back to Earth. An Inhuman named Ulysses seemed to be able to see the future: Captain Marvel wanted to work with him, believing she had no choice if there was a chance to avert catastrophe. Iron Man, however, believed Ulysses' personal biases and experiences made his visions too unreliable, their disagreement was about to erupt in another superhero civil war.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#11) - Groot and the Guardians discussed whether or not they would answer Captain Marvel's call to help her on Earth. When it was put to a vote Groot voted in favor of returning to Earth. But before the team left, Angela expressed her gratitude to the Guardians for coming and rescuing her, overjoyed by her words Groot grew long branches filled with flowers with which he tried to hug Angela who simply told Groot "don't touch". Sometime later the Guardians entered Earth's orbit and noticed a giant space station which called them to identify themselves. Unwilling to answer Rocket simply continued the course until the ship was attacked by Captain Marvel herself, thinking an enemy combatant tried to land on Earth. Upon clearing the air the Guardians were granted access to the Alpha Flight Space Station where Marvel introduced the Guardians to her team; Aurora, Puck, Sasquatch and lieutenant Abigail Brand. The giant Groot was rather intrigued by the short Puck who then was intent on staring back at the talking tree until Aurora told him to stop. Rather than explain all of the Guardians what had transpired between her and Tony Stark she asked Star-Lord to speak in private, Captain to Captain. In secrecy Danvers revealed Thanos had attacked Earth which resulted in the death of War Machine (James Rhodes), Thanos was now incarcerated on Earth something which Star-Lord had to keep secret from his fellow Guardians.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#12) - Finally arriving at Captain Marvel's base at the Triskelion near Manhattan the Guardians were ordered to remain cloaked as Marvel wished to use them as her ace. While Groot and the Guardians waited for the action to start they debated amongst themselves if Captain Marvel could be an authority beyond questioning. Mere moments later the Guardians witnessed the arrival of Tony Stark and the heroes supporting his side.

(Civil War II#4 / Guardians of the Galaxy IV#12) - Opposed by Iron Man's side, Captain Marvel wanted to put Stark under arrest when he commented they were quite outpowered. This prompted Captain Marvel to "unleash" the Guardians of the Galaxy who quickly dropped their cloaking, revealing their presence.

(Civil War II#5) - The battle royale erupted between both sides, during the fight Groot fought old man Logan of the X-Men.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#12) - The Guardians where shocked when the Avenger Vision accidentally destroyed their ship while aiming for Kitty Pryde who turned intangible at the last moment.

(Civil War II#5) - While the fight continued Ulysses' powers spiraled out of control again, plunging the heroes in a vision in which Spider-Man (Miles Morales) had killed Captain America. Shocked about the vision both sides stopped the fight as Captain Marvel wanted to place Spider-Man under arrest.

(Civil War II#6) - Groot and the Guardians watched as Captain Marvel defended her stance on why Spider-Man had to be taken into custody. Eventually Captain America made the decision to have Thor (Jane Foster) escort Spider-Man back home after which Doctor Strange teleported Stark's side away.

(Civil War II#6 / Guardians of the Galaxy IV#12) - With Spider-Man and Stark's side gone, the Guardians told Captain Marvel she owed them a ship after which the remnant of their ship actually exploded, severely damaging the Triskelion in the process. Shocked by the destruction the Guardians were devastated when they understood they would be grounded on Earth for the foreseeable future. Quill and Groot, however, gave Captain Marvel a big hug as they were proud of her, believing she would be on the right side of time.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#12) - Groot tried his best to comfort Rocket who was very upset the ship he'd put so much of his energy into was now destroyed.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#18) - Still standing near the Triskelion the Guardians were deciding what to do now that they were stranded on Earth. Groot was seen standing besides Maria Hill and several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents when Angela told Gamora she had unfinished business on Earth.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#13) - The situation quickly escalated when Gamora learned Thanos was incarcerated on Earth, learning Star-Lord was aware of this information tore the Guardians of the Galaxy apart. In the end only Groot and Kitty Pryde sided with Star-Lord while all other Guardians took off.

(Civil War II#8) - Each of the Guardians went their own separate way.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#8) - Groot and Rocket joined Captan Marvel to help respond to Ulysses' predictions. Learning a truck of baby powder would be stolen from a factory in rural Georgia, Rocket was eager to go on that mission much to Carol's surprise. Rocket suspected low-level space smuggler Chammy would be the culprit as his spacecraft ran on baby powder. Groot and Rocket made their way to factory in Georgia where they witnessed Chammy entering the factory. But before the duo could act a costumed hero appeared, Gwenpool (Gwendolyn Poole) who quickly apprehended Chammy. Determined to catch Chammy, the duo confronted Gwenpool, although she easily defeated Rocket Gwenpool was unable to defeat Groot, even plunging her sword in the giant. Groot then held Gwenpool to the ground after which Chammy fled the scene, surprised he'd escaped, Groot accidentally released Gwenpool as well.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#9) - Groot and Rocket located Gwenpool after which she proposed a temporary truce to join forces and capture Chammy together. After raiding his house and revealing his alien nature to his unsuspecting girlfriend Ruth they learned of his location when they tracked one of his messages. Groot, Rocket and Gwenpool made their way to the Georgian swamp where Chammy was about to be killed by another of his race, Reeve. Reeve had been hunting Chammy to acquire a special formula which could neutralize Captain Marvel's powers, the woman he planned to kill. But just as Groot, Rocket and Gwenpool arrived, Reeve had stolen the formula and was about to kill Chammy. Groot attacked Reeve but was easily defeated as the villain cut Groot in half after which he put the giant on fire. Having bested Rocket and Gwenpool as well Reeve took off to find Captain Marvel. With Reeve gone, Chammy, backed by Ruth asked the threesome for help.

(Rocket Raccoon and Groot#10) - Groot, Rocket and Gwenpool listened to Chammy's story of how Captain Marvel had rescued his planet from a tyrant. But as soon as Marvel left the planet a new tyrant seized control and tortured many of his race including Reeve in an attempt to create super soldiers. Chammy, however, didn't tel the heroes he'd been turned into one as well and had the ability to turn himself into a puddle of water which was the true reason he'd always escaped Rocket. Unable to reach Marvel as Rocket had already destroyed their comms, the group made their way to the airport. Finally arriving at the Triskelion, the group found Captain Marvel just in time before Reeve could kill her. Groot who'd grown back his legs charged at Reeve only to be defeated again. In the end it was Chammy who defeated Reeve by using his secret power and hit the man with a pineapple. Proud of her alien boyfriend, Ruth and Chammy left. With the threat at hand dealt with Gwenpool left as well leaving Groot and Rocket at the Triskelion.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#16) - Stranded on Earth, Groot and Rocket made their home in Central Park where almost nobody noticed Groot was anything but a regular tree. During another ordinary day Groot noticed the police forces attacking superhuman criminal the Armadillo, who'd just stolen bags full of money, since Rocket had left Groot decided to stop the superhuman criminal. However in his pursuit of the Armadillo, the park's visitors focused their attention on the walking tree, throwing rocks at Groot calling him an Inhuman, mutant and monster. And even when Groot stopped the Armadillo he was surrounded by the local police force. It wasn't until a young boy named London defended Groot the people understood he was in fact a hero who'd taken down a criminal. Groot was then surrounded by the park's visitors as he held London in his arms, seeing the humans reaction Groot was reminded of the Glornords of Rigelising. Just when the situation seemed under control the Armadillo jumped Groot but was easily defeated again after which Groot and London escaped the park to enjoy a nice quiet sunset at London's home while several superheroes flew by.

(Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#1 (fb) ) - Looking to annoy Majestor Gladiator of the Shi'ar, Groot and Rocket programmed the Shi'ar flagship's computer to use profanity. The duo was unaware they were being spied on by Deadpool who was looking for a way to blackmail the duo. Not long after the duo received a message to meet at a mansion on Earth.

(Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#1) - Arriving on Earth, Groot and Rocket found themselves in the presence of a rather peculiar bunch; Forbush Man, Spider-Ham, Howard the Duck, Punisher, Ant-Man and Squirrel Girl. Not long after, Deadpool, accompanied by his wife Shilklah revealed to have summoned them and wanted to blackmail them into posing for their Christmas Card. Howard the Duck, however, didn't take the threat serious and quickly left, slamming the door behind him. Deadpool was quick to put his blackmailing into action and sent She-Hulk a message to expose the duck for his actions, thus motivating the others to pose for the Christmas Card. However while posing in the dark some unknown force beheaded Forbush Man to everyone's shock. Leaving everyone to wonder who amongst them had killed Forbush Man. In reality it was the invisible shadow-demon Paen-Umbra, a former boyfriend of Shiklah, looking for revenge.

(Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#2) - Groot and Rocket attended Forbush Man's funeral along the others. After the funeral Deadpool and Squirrel Girl decided to track down the killer. Meanwhile Groot and Rocket had made their way to San Francisco so Groot could spend some time with the local trees when Deadpool and Squirrel Girl arrived to interrogate the duo. It was then that Groot revealed there were in fact thirteen people in the room while the others had only noticed twelve. However before they could discuss the option they were attacked by Squirrelpool, a hybrid clone of both Squirrel Girl and Deadpool, created when they used a defective Avengers teleporting-machine.

(Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#3) - Groot, Rocket, Deadpool and Squirrel Girl combined their efforts against Squirrelpool. The assailant however, was armed and bloodthirsty and even used her squirrel-like teeth to bite Groot's arm off. Once she was defeated Deadpool and Squirrel Girl took their clone "offspring" with them, ready to track down more suspects. Just as the two had left Paen-Umbra appeared from out the bushes armed with a shadow axe, using the weapon to behead Rocket after which Paen-Umbra threw Groot in a wood chipper.

(Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#5) - Paen-Umbra had the heads of Groot, Rocket and newly beheaded Ant-Man delivered to Shiklah, who at first believed she received a fruit basket. Seeing the heads of their friends Deadpool and Howard the Duck decided to crack the case and visited Doctor Strange.

(Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#8) - In the end it was the combined efforts of Deadpool, Squirrel Girl, Squirrelpool, Doctor Strange and Howard the Duck who defeated Paen-Umbra and threatened him into returning those he killed back to life. Not only Groot and Rocket were returned to life but also Ant-Man, Punisher, Spider-Ham, Forbush Man, Tippy-Toe and Squirrel Girl's roommate Nancy Whitehead. To celebrate their return and the defeat of Paen-Umbra they sat down to have dinner in the mansion where it all started when suddenly the true owners Dave and Meredith returned home shocked to see their home invaded by a group of superheroes.

(Deadpool v Gambit#5 - BTS) - When thinking of the world tree Yggdrasil, Deadpool thought of Groot, Rocket and Quill when thinking of the cosmic part in it.

(Vote Loki#4) - Groot joined Rocket and Angela to watch the US election on TV in a local New York bar.

(Captain America: Sam Wilson#15 - BTS) - Sam Wilson recalled how he'd fought against Captain Marvel's team including Groot during the superhero civil war.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#14) - Still stuck on Earth and residing in Central Park, Rocket complained about Earth as Groot listened. Rocket then reminded Groot of the time they rescued Spider-Man from a group of Skrulls.

(Captain America: Steve Rogers#11) - Groot and the Guardians attended the funeral of Jack Flag (Jack Harrison) their former team member who'd secretly been killed by Captain America, who'd recently been replaced by a Hydra double-agent version of himself by a sentient Cosmic Cube named Kobik.

(Monsters Unleashed II#1) - When the Earth became the target of a grand scale Leviathon invasion, Groot and the Guardians gathered in Seattle, Washington to join the fight. Whilst fighting a giant snake-like Leviathon Groot was quick to note he wasn't impressed at the city's Space Needle.

(Monsters Unleashed II#2) - The Guardians made their way to San Diego, California where the Guardians were swamped by the monsters. Star-Lord called the Avengers for backup while continuing the fight. Not long after Thor (Jane Foster) appeared to help the Guardians. However, moments later Vadoom's Monster appeared from the water, presumably summoned by the Inhuman Kid Kaiju, believing the creature to be another Leviathon Thor attacked him. Just when Groot and the Guardians believed to have defeated all Leviathons in sight they noticed a large group of comets falling from the sky containing even more Leviathons. But just as all hope seemed lost the larger part of America's superhero community arrived to help. Already overpowered by the Leviathons the heroes noticed the appearance of another horde of monsters, although the heroes were unaware they'd been summoned by Kid Kaiju to aid against the Leviathons.

(Monsters Unleashed II#3) - Groot and Earth's heroes watched in awe as the wave of monsters who'd just appeared attacked the Leviathon monsters. As such they witnessed such monsters as Fing Fang Foom, Pildorr the Plunderer, Rommbu, the Green Thing and countless others fight in Earth's defense.

   With the Leviathon wave dealt with Groot joined the heroes at Parker Industries where Groot and Rocket were tasked with interrogating Kid Kaiju to learn how he could summon the monsters. It became clear that when Kid Kaiju would draw a monster he could summon it and talk with it even revealing he could understand Groot as he'd partially drawn the green giant. Kaiju eventually demonstrated his abilities by drawing and summoning Devil Dinosaur and Moon Girl.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1.MU) - The Guardians returned to San Diego as new Leviathons kept appearing. After besting a Leviathon, another emerged from the waters, the fiery Furnax beast. Seeing the Furnax, Groot was immediately reminded of how the fiery beast had attacked his homeworld Planet X, burning 80.000 square kilometers of forest, killing many of his kind. Scared of the Furnax, Groot froze while his teammates fought the beast. However, it didn't take long for the Furnax to notice Groot as it tried to grab the gentle giant in an effort to burn him alive. In an effort to safe his best friend Rocket Raccoon used a jetpack to fly inside the Furnax to save Groot this fueled Groot to stand up for himself. Growing even larger than before Groot attacked the Furnax and managed to defeat it.

(Doctor Strange IV#1.MU) - Groot was seen fighting the Leviathon Tide alongside Earth's heroes.

(Monsters Unleashed II#4 / Monsters Unleashed II#5 - BTS) - Groot supposedly joined Earth's heroes and the Goliathons to fight the Leviathon Tide while the Leviathon Mother was destroyed by Kid Kaiju (Kei Kawade) by merging his creations (Slizzik, Hi-Vo, Aegis, Scragg and Mekara) into the giant Smasher who killed the mother monster.

(Guardians of the Galaxy IV#19) - Groot still enjoyed his time in Central Park while Star-Lord and Rocket met with Captain Marvel, once asking for a new spaceship. All of them unaware a new threat was looming. With most of the Galactic Council's empires in ashes, the most ruthless; Brood Queen, Annihilus and the Badoon wanted to destroy Earth. To do so, they reached out to Thanos who would only help if they could conquer the blue planet.

   Without warning, Thanos and a large armada of Badoon, Brood and Artrosians arrived on Earth declaring mankind would join the greater galaxy once intergalactic terrorists the Guardians of the Galaxy would be eliminated.

   Groot and all of the Guardians joined forces again to attack Thanos in a well coordinated attack. Fearing Thanos would be defeated the armada decided to destroy Earth with Thanos still on it. However, once Angela had killed the Brood Queen the Badoon and Artrosians left Earth, ending the armada. After the Guardians successfully defeated Thanos and handed him over to the Nova Corps the time had come to leave Earth. Rocket Raccoon managed to build a spaceship with parts found at the spaceship graveyard Chaparanga Beach. But when Groot and the Guardians were about to leave five members decided to leave the Guardians; Angela, Captain Marvel, Kitty Pryde, the Thing and Venom.

   Having said their goodbyes Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord finally left Earth.

(Venom III#1 - BTS) - The symbiote remembered how he'd fought alongside Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Hi-Tech Heroes) - While in the vicinity of Earth, the Guardians noticed Yondu and the Ravagers crash landing on Earth after stealing a shipment meant for the Collector. Groot and the Guardians decided to follow his ship and engaged Yondu and the Ravagers in New York's Central Park where Gamora and Groot rescued Star-Lord from being impaled by Yondu's golden arrow. But as the battle between both teams raged on Rocket Raccoon located the shipment and opened up. The fight was then halted when the teams heard a loud laughter coming from Rocket, he'd discovered that the shipment contained some odor-fighting fabric technology. Disappointed by the stolen shipment Yondu and the Ravagers departed Earth while Rocket went and sold the technology to a company named Hanes. Groot was present when a happy Rocket returned to the group only to learn he couldn't convert the Earth money to space credit, disappointed Rocket threw the money away and the Guardians departed Earth.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On (fb) - BTS) - Groot and the Guardians were kidnapped while on Knowhere by Death's Head, the self-appointed freelance peacekeeping agent. Death's Head wished to collect a bounty from the Badoon and had the Guardians connected to a special machine that put each individual Guardian in a dream world which gave them everything they'd dreamed about.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On) - Groot was placed in a forest-like surrounding not unlike his homeworld Planet X where he visibly enjoyed spending his time. Groot was eventually interrupted by the other members of the Guardians who'd seen through the illusion and were on their way to rescue their friends. With Groot being the last of them the Guardians were able to wake up and find themselves in a casket filled with a strange pink liquid, glad they'd escaped Rocket Raccoon easily learned who'd kidnapped them after which Death's Head himself showed up. Disappointed the Guardians had woken up Death's Head attacked the team and even hit Groot by changing his right arm into a flamethrower. In the end Groot and the Guardians used their teamwork to overthrow Death's Head and immersed him into a dreamworld like he'd done to them. In this dream Death's Head believed he in fact defeated the Guardians after which he collected his bounty and went on an early retirement. In an effort to elude Death's Head in the future Star-Lord made sure all of his files concerning the Guardians were deleted after which he steered the spaceship into Chitauri territory. But before Groot and the Guardians could take off they found Rocket had entered another dreamworld by himself so he could relax some more.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On - BTS) - Groot and the Guardians, including Rocket Raccoon, left Death's Head's ship.

(Mighty Captain Marvel#5) - When Earth became the target of a large scale Chitauri invasion, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora decided to stand with Captain Marvel as a first line of defense. Meeting at the Alpha Flight space station, several other heroes had arrived like members of Alpha Flight, the Ultimates, Hyperion, Quasar and Alpha Flight's newest cadets. When the first wave of the Chirauri invasion arrived the heroes prepared for the coming battle.

(Secret Empire#0) - Groot and the heroes fought the Chitauri, seemingly losing Quasar in battle. Groot and Earth's superheroes were unaware Captain America's reality had been secretly rewritten by Kobik, a sentient Cosmic Cube acting under the influence of the Red Skull. Now an agent of the villainous organization Hydra he'd hidden a Chitauri Queen on Earth which would bring wave after wave of Chitauri warriors to Earth.

(U.S.Avengers#6) - Just before Captain America activated the planetary defense shield, Cannonball arrived near Earth witnessing Groot and the heroes battle the Chitauri forces.

(Secret Empire#0) - With full control of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America activated a planetary defense shield, trapping Groot and the others outside of Earth with no way to enter Earth's orbit again.

(Mighty Captain Marvel#6) - Realizing they'd been betrayed by Captain America, Groot and the others returned to the Alpha Flight space station after defeating the first wave of the Chitauri invasion. Groot watched Rocket as he prepared a series of bombs after which the second wave of the Chitauri invasion arrived, prompting Groot and the others to continue the fight.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#1) - Determined to help Captain Marvel destroy Earth's planetary defense shield to gain access to the planet, Groot and the Guardians sought out help. To do so Star-Lord travelled to Kakaranthara, home to the Makluans, Gamora traveled to Ligra, home to the Lion-People, Drax traveled to Kymellia III, home to the Kymellian Sorcerers, and Groot and Rocket traveled to New Halfworld to ask the Halfworlders for help, sadly none of the extraterrestrial races wanted to help Earth.

   Just as Star-Lord was about to give up the Guardians were contacted by Mantis who told them of the dangerous Jojola Nebula where they could find a machine formerly belonging to Galactus which could destroy Earth's planetary defense shield. As a member of the Knowhere Corps Mantis had taken the liberty to ask the only man who'd ever been able to navigate to and from the Jojola Nebula, Yondu Udonta. As promised, Yondu brought Groot and the Guardians to the Jojola Nebula where Rocket quickly located the Transluminal Tuning Fork on top of a statue with the likeness of Galactus built by his Punishers. However, as expected Yondu soon double-crossed the Guardians when his Ravagers appeared, abducting Star-Lord and stealing the Fork. To rescue their leader, little Groot wore a towering fighting mech and joined Drax and Rocket in the rescue mission. But just as Groot, Drax and Rocket reached Star-Lord they were surprised when he and the Ravagers came running towards them, being followed by an army of Punishers. Joining forces the Guardians and Ravagers fought the Punishers until Gamora appeared, wieling the Transluminal Tuning Fork. Sadly on departure from the Jojola Nebula, Rocket learned the Fork had been stripped making it ineffective to destroy Earth's planetary defense shield.

(Secret Empire#3) - Still determined to get help, Groot joined Rocket and Star-Lord as they met with the Galactic Council with representatives of the Brood, Kree, Shi'ar, Skrull and Spartoi empires. The Galactic Council, however, was less than responsive and attacked the Guardians while calling for the death of Earth.

(Mighty Captain Marvel#7) - Rocket and the Guardians returned just in time as Captain Marvel and Alpha Flight had trapped a new wave of Chitauri warriors in a large space-net. While piloting his ship, Star-Lord was able to destroy the last Chitauri part of the wave. Groot and the Guardians were heralded as heroes by the Alpha Flight space station. However, during the celebrations Groot noticed another large fleet of Chitauri on their way towards Earth.

(Mighty Captain Marvel#8) - Back on the Alpha Flight space-station, Groot listened as Star-Lord discovered Rocket had stolen a Nullifier bomb.

(Secret Empire#8) - With the Chitauri threat dealt with, Rocket revealed he'd stolen a Nullifier bomb which could possibly destroy the planetary defense shield. Desperate to try anything Captain Marvel agreed with the Guardians to use the bomb, even though they needed to use the Alpha Flight space station as the delivery system. With the Nullifier bomb prepared, Groot and the heroes watched as the bomb was activated, watching as the space station hit the planetary defense shield. Sadly, Hydra's shield was holding the immense pressure. But when all hope seemed lost, Quasar regained consciousness and single-handedly destroyed the shield, allowing the heroes access to Earth again. Spectrum then used her abilities to bring the Guardians, Alpha Flight and the Ultimates to Earth where they joined the fight against Hydra.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout! (fb) - BTS) - While in the Milky Way the Guardians received a message from the Collector (Tanaleer Tivan), who revealed he had a traveling museum that would make its way past Pluto. Tivan urged the Guardians to come and see the collection since he had "tons of stuff" that would help the Guardians guard the Galaxy. Unaware of the lingering danger Groot and the Guardians visited the museum but were captured, imprisoned and put on display as the main attraction of Tivan's traveling museum.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout!) - Groot and the Guardians were put on display yet another time for the exhibit's visitors. However, right after their cells had been returned to the museum's basement Rocket had managed to escape his cell, promising he would soon rescue the others as well. While Rocket was off fighting a way to rescue them and get their ship towards the museum Groot, Drax and Gamora enjoyed a moment of silence to meditate while Star-Lord was already flirting with another prisoner. Sometime later that day Rocket was returned to his cell, seemingly captured by the Collector's guards. Rocket, however, had toyed with the museum's artificial gravity which would allow them to escape. However, when Rocket activated his device the doors of their cells didn't open but the gravity disappeared causing all of the cells to float around. After some work Rocket managed to set the Guardians and all others free but in the course of events had the Guardians opposed by a large group of angry extraterrestrials looking for a fight. Groot and the Guardians fought their way to safety and were finally picked up by Mantis after their own ship had failed to respond. The Collector and his guards however, were delivered to the group of angry extraterrestrials amongst them Howard the Duck, Cosmo and the woman Star-Lord had been flirting with earlier.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#1) - Groot and the Guardians enjoyed another night at Knowhere's Starlin Bar when Gamora and Star-Lord failed to get the team a job to pay off their large debt. Deciding to simply not pay their debt (including a 5.000 credit from Groot's three-dimensional bingo games) and flee from Knowhere, the team made their way to retrieve their ship only to be halted by the Knowhere Law Enforcement who were unwilling to release the ship before the team would pay off their large debt. Recognizing their friend Officer Deitz, the Guardians asked for his help. Deitz offered to pay off the team's debt in exchange for one "simple" job, return Ravolian monk Delcario and the mysterious Mother Stone to his homeplanet, the Guardians accepted. The team, however, was unaware a group of criminals (Pip the Troll included) were eager to steal the monk's Mother Stone. Just as Groot and the Guardians left on their new mission the Ravolian monk warned the Guardians to let him meditate in peace as according to their holy scripture, the presence of more than five souls in the Mother Stone's immediate vicinity would bring about the end of the universe. Of course it didn't take long for chaos to follow the Guardians as the Ravolian monk suddenly died while meditating and while the entire team (five people) decided what to do, Pip the Troll teleported aboard in the hopes of stealing the Mother Stone. But seeing as now six people were in the stone's vicinity they were all pulled into the stone.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#2) - Sucked into the Mother Stone, the Guardians were surprised by their strange surroundings. Eager to punish Pip, Gamora and Drax threatened the troll, only to learn he was clueless as well, noting he was unable to teleport out. This prompted a looming figure to reveal her presence, the Mother Entropy, a plant-like being who'd conquered her home dimension and sought to gain access to another dimension through the Mother Stone. In reality, Mother Entropy sought a "surrogate mother", someone who would conquer Reality-616 in her name. In an effort to find her true successor, Mother Entropy plunged the Guardians and Pip into nightmarish scenarios to test them. In Groot's case he found himself trapped in a large tree which was about to be eaten by large bugs. However when the test was over, Mother Entropy revealed two of them qualified and further testing was demanded to see who could become her successor after which she used her abilities to replace the mind of each Guardian with another. As such Groot's consciousness was thrusted into Star-Lord's body while his was transferred to Groot's body, Drax and Pip also exchanged minds as did Gamora and Rocket.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#3) - The Guardians and Groot, now trapped in the body of Star-Lord, were plunged into another scenario of endless battles until Mother Entropy determined her true successor, Pip the Troll. Groot and the Guardians watched as Pip gladly accepted the Mother Stone which he'd tried to steal before. However, as Pip accepted his part he was covered in the same mysterious fungus-like substance as Mother Entropy, stripped of his own personality Pip would set out to infect and conquer the galaxy. But before Pip could infect the Guardians with its fungus-like spores, Star-Lord opened the airlock of the ship to shut Pip out, who then plunged towards Shi'ar Prime. Determined to warn the Shi'ar, Groot and the Guardians made their way to the planet.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#4 (fb) ) - Groot and the Guardians were "welcomed" by Gladiator of the Shi'ar who was unwilling to listen to the Guardians' warning of Mother Entropy and had the team arrested and imprisoned.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#4) - Still imprisoned in Shi'ar jail, the Guardians were payed a visit by Gladiator and the psychic Mentor who explained their scanners didn't detect any unidentified object above Shi'ar Prime. However mere moments later Mother Entropy teleported in as she'd gained Pip's ability to teleport. Realizing the Guardians had been speaking the truth, Gladiator and Mentor found themselves infected with her fungus-like spores after which Gladiator quickly set the Guardians free so they could escape before succumbing.

   Groot and the Guardians quickly made their way to their ship, but before boarding Rocket Raccoon found himself infected as well and decided to stay behind. Having escaped Shi'ar Prime as the world fell to Mother Entropy, Gamora convinced Star-Lord to drop her and Drax on an uninhabited planet since Pip could easily track them due to their former Infinity Watch-connection. And just as Groot and Star-Lord left their teammates they were taken by Mother Entropy as well.

   Realizing they needed help, Star-Lord and Groot reached out to Ronin the Accuser in the hopes of having the Annihilators deal with the threat, unaware Mother Entropy was listening in on their communication. And just as the duo met with Ronan, Mother Entropy appeared again, infecting Ronan.

   At wits' end, Groot and Star-Lord escaped once again while other planets like Moord, Broodworld, Spartax, a Skrull outpost and even Earth fell to Mother Entropy. The duo returned to Knowhere, which had also been taken over, where Star-Lord remarked Rocket would usually fix the situation with a clever technical save which prompted Groot to think of a plan to stop Mother Entropy. Able to convince Star-Lord to return to Rocket, the duo set course for Shi'ar Prime.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#5) - Returned to Shi'ar Prime, Groot tried his best to save Rocket from the fungus-like spores but was unable to do so. However, their presence hadn't gone by unnoticed as Mother Entropy used the bodies of Gladiator and several Shi'ar guards to circle the heroes after which she appeared herself. Mother Entropy quickly infected Star-Lord after which she turned her attention to Groot, commenting she'd encountered his kind before and they had proven to be immune to her influence. As such she ordered her "slaves" to tear Groot apart, however, Groot had taken root in the ground after which he latched onto Mother Entropy with his roots. As such, Groot was able to obtain the Mother Stone and crushed it, severing Mother Entropy's connection to Reality-616. With all beings returning to their normal states, Groot quickly grabbed both Rocket and Star-Lord and returned to their ship in the hopes of avoiding the wrath of the Shi'ar.

   Reunited, the Guardians of the Galaxy were in for a sour surprise. Receiving a holographic message of Officer Deitz that their debt wouldn't be payed off as the Ravolian monk had died while in their care. Adding to that the Knowhere Law Enforcement figured the mysterious spores had been caused by unusual solar flare-ups, thus dismissing the Guardians' claim to have rescued the universe.

   However, just then Groot revealed that he used the crushed Mother Stone to create a small fortune of diamonds which they could use to pay off their large debt.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#10 - BTS) - Following the rebuilding of existence (Secret Wars), the Grandmaster sensed the universe had changed. The Elder of the Universe found one of their own, the Contemplator had been drastically changed and feared for his other brethren. To test if his brother, the Collector remained unchanged the Grandmaster decided to hire the Guardians of the Galaxy to steal from his precious collection.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1 (fb) - BTS) - Reunited for one last score, Groot and the Guardians accepted an assignment from the Grandmaster. The Guardians were tasked with retrieving a "terrible weapon" which was held in a vault on Citopia unaware the object, a baby universe, had already been sold to the Collector.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1 - BTS) - To steal the "terrible weapon" the Guardians decided to build a large mecha with Galactus' likeness to scare the people into leaving Citopia, allowing them easy access to the weapon.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#10 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Guardians of the Galaxy, Asgardian God of mischief, Loki visited the Gardener whilst searching for the Infinity Stones. Upon learning the Elder of the Universe didn't have the stone he poisoned the man and drove him mad after convincing him that civilization ("meat") was destroying his work. The Asgardian God even persuaded the Gardener to believe Groot was the last of the Flora Colossi (attributing them as the Gardener's greatest creation, see comments), who'd become a slave of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Distraught by Loki's words the Gardener grew mad, believing he could use Groot to recreate his species and reclaim civilized worlds.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#9 (fb) ) - With the construction of the Galactus mecha well on its way Groot joined Rocket to retrieve the layout of the Vault on Citopia. The duo travelled to the Stohlad Ring, a remote mega-city floating around a dying star. Upon arrival, Rocket and Groot quickly located Rocket's contact Messihi who gave them the schematics. However, just than a cloaked man appeared through a mysterious portal, unaware it was the Gardener, an Elder of the Universe, Messihi tried to shoot him only to be killed in return. Unbeknownst to Groot and Rocket, the Gardener had traveled through the galaxy to locate Groot. Keeping his identity a secret, the Gardener attacked Groot and Rocket, easily rendering the raccoon unconscious. Realizing the Gardener was out for his blood, Groot grabbed Rocket and returned him to their ship. But while doing so the Gardener used his powers to grow Groot's root straight down into the surface disabling him from freeing. Determined to save his friend Groot engaged the ship's auto pilot causing Rocket to quickly take off while the Gardener tore Groot apart with his scythe. The Gardener, however, was unaware Groot had left a small piece of himself in Rocket's paw.

   As Groot lay in small pieces, the Gardener expressed his disgust of Groot's servitude to the meat and intended to return him to his original purpose.

   Learning Groot had left a small piece of himself in his paw, Rocket quickly returned to the Guardians' base where he placed the small piece in a flowerpot with fresh soil.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1 - BTS) - Following the Gardener's attack Groot managed to regrow himself, although unable to grow past his tiny form as the Gardener used his remains to grow himself an army of Flora Colossi. The Guardians continued their plan to build the Galactus mecha.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#5 (fb) - BTS) - Having stolen the gyroscope needed to build the Galactus mecha, Star-Lord looked at his cassette-tapes, one of them called "Gabriel + Genesis" had a photograph of Groot, Rocket and Star-Lord on it.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#3 (fb) ) - Groot stayed with Rocket as he installed the gyroscope in the Galactus mecha he was building. Noticing Gamora, Rocket asked what she would do after the Grandmaster-job. Eerily calm, Gamora told him she would find the Soul Stone after which she walked away.

(Star-Lord Annual#1 (fb) - BTS) - Groot and the Guardians were camped on Moona Station when they were attacked by a group of bounty hunters sent by Star-Lord's half-sister Captain Victoria. In an effort to keep his friends safe Star-Lord stole a ship to draw the bounty hunters away from them.

(Star-Lord Annual#1) - Determined to help Star-Lord, Groot and the Guardians followed him to a nearby planet where he'd crash landed. Upon locating their friend they brought him back to their ship where Rocket Raccoon used his medical knowledge to safe his life. Groot and the Guardians where there when Star-Lord regained consciousness.

(Free Comic Book Day 2017: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy - BTS) - Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy were arrested by the Nova Corps on invalid warrants.

(Free Comic Book Day 2017: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) - Incarcerated on the Nova Corps' Ingmar Station, Groot helped Rocket to escape their prison cell. Easily escaping the cell, Rocket was electrocuted by a guard. Tiny Groot then attacked the guard in retaliation, taking his eye after which Rocket successfully opened the cells which allowed the Guardians to escape the detainment facility.

   However, upon leaving the facility Rocket revealed he found the Guardians a new (stolen from Talonar/Robert Rider) ship, the Milano. As the Guardians took off in their new ship, Rocket noted they had to get revenge for what happened to Groot.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1 - BTS) - Having finished the Galactus mecha the Guardians travelled to Citopia for the big heist.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1) - Groot and the Guardians arrived on the impenetrable city of Citopia in their newly constructed Galactus mecha. As suspected, the citizens of Citopia quickly fled their world in the hopes of staying alive. With almost all people gone Groot and the Guardians successfully made their way inside the vault where they retrieved the desired object. The team left the Galactus mecha, safely returning to their new ship the Milano.

   Setting a course for the Grandmaster the team was eventually "swallowed" by a giant fish-like spacecraft which was the home to the Grandmaster's private collection which even exceeded that of the Collector. Once the Grandmaster revealed the object was in fact a baby universe he told them the time had come for the real challenge, thoroughly confusing the Guardians who just wanted their reward. The Grandmaster revealed that they'd actually stolen the baby universe from the Collector as he had just bought the object and coerced the Guardians into doing another job unless the Collector would learn of their transgression. As such the Guardians received a new assignment to infiltrate the Collector's collection and retrieve the Hujahdarian Monarch egg.

   Accepting a last assignment the Guardians returned to the Milano as they prepared for a second heist. While the Guardians tried to unwind for a bit Gamora and Rocket wondered why Groot wasn't growing back to his usual self, unaware the Gardener was creating a large forest of Flora Colossi.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#2) - With information taken from the Mojoverse, Rocket knew the exact location for the Collector's collection and prepared a plan to infiltrate it. The Guardians managed to locate a large animal on the verge of extinction which they offered to the Elder of the Universe whilst hiding in the creature's droppings. Having made their way inside the collection the Guardians quickly located the Hujahdarian Monarch egg. But just as the team had defeated some shadowy guards they'd accidentally attracted the Collector's attention who quickly took hold of them.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#4) - Captured by the Collector, the Guardians listened as the Elder of the Universe vented, suspecting his brother to be behind the heist. Tired of keeping up the ruse, Rocket revealed it was indeed the Grandmaster who'd sent them after which he blew his head off, seemingly killing the Collector. The Collector, however, quickly regenerated and took hold of Rocket's gun which then exploded, "killing" the elder another time which allowed the Guardians to escape. Having regenerated a third time, the Collector caught up with the Guardians after which Gamora tried to make a deal with the elder as she sought an Infinity Stone (to rescue part of her soul which was trapped in the Soul World). The Collector accepted her deal and sent the Guardians back with a flawless forgery of the Hujahdarian Monarch egg. With the Collector gone (he was actually hiding in the egg), the Guardians were confused by Gamora's secrecy but as Rocket grew more upset so did the little Groot who quickly formed razor-sharp claws and attacked Rocket much to the team's surprise. Seeing his friends in shock caused Groot to return to his senses, unaware he was affected since the Gardener used the remains of Groot's former body to grow a bloodthirsty army of Flora Colossi.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#6) - Groot and his friends listened as Gamora revealed she sought the Soul Stone as part of her soul was still trapped in the Soul World. However, before the team could properly discuss the situation at hand they were attacked by Talonar and the Fraternity of Raptors, murderous zealots operating under the radar of the Shi'ar Empire. Talonar was in fact the original owner of the Milano and hunted the Guardians to retrieve a corpse with the powerful Nega-Bands which was still aboard the Milano unbeknownst to the Guardians.

   Although being small, Groot joined the fight when the Raptors boarded the Milano, even killing one of the Raptors. But while the Guardians fought and killed the Raptors they were unable to stop Talonar from retrieving the corpse. Determined to stop Talonar, Rocket jumped into space to follow the Raptor. Rocket succeeded in retrieving part of the corpse but was poisoned in the process by Talonar's poison-tipped claws. Upon examining the corpse's arm retrieved by Rocket, the Guardians were surprised to learn it was wearing a Nega-Band. However, before the team could examine the band Rocket collapsed from his poisoning. Groot joined as Star-Lord brought Rocket to the Milano's medbay.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#8) - Realizing they couldn't cure Rocket without an antidote, Star-Lord, equipped with the Nega-Band set out to find Talonar while Drax and Gamora tried to get the Milano back online, leaving Groot behind to take care of Rocket. Feeling powerless, Groot grew new roots which he used to siphon off part of the Raptor's poison until Rocket told him to stop as it was clearly injuring Groot. Not long after Gamora took the deadly ill Rocket to locate the Raptor's kill switch after which Star-Lord returned with the antidote. Reunited and fixed the Guardians continued their course to the Grandmaster to deliver the Monarch egg.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#10) - Groot and the Guardians returned to the Grandmaster's collection where within seconds, Gamora revealed the Monarch egg was a ruse. However, upon examining the egg Drax noticed it wasn't empty after which the Collector jumped out of the egg, attacking the Grandmaster. Seeing the elders fight each other reinvigorated Drax who'd been struggling with his vow of no violence and joined the battle seemingly blowing off both of the elders' heads. Groot and the Guardians watched as the elders regenerated and embraced each other lovingly, the Grandmaster then revealed he'd sent the Guardians to test if the Collector had remained unchanged after the re-ordering of the Universe. The Grandmaster then revealed he saw that little Groot carried some of the Gardener's cosmic pollen with him causing Groot and the Guardians to learn the Gardener was the reason of Groot's inability to grow. The Grandmaster continued that the Infinity Stones had gone missing like several Elders of the Universe, as such the Guardians decided to locate the Gardener and the Infinity Stones for Gamora's sake.

(I Am Groot#1) - Still aboard the Milano in the Milky Way, little Groot enjoyed himself by shooting imaginary targets, something which Star-Lord wasn't to keen on. But when a portal storm suddenly appeared on the ship's path Groot, longing for adventures, pushed the ship's control to enter the portal much to the Guardians' surprise. Shocked, Star-Lord quickly took control of the ship to steer it back out of the portal. Groot, however, imagining he was the pilot, pressed different controls on his chair which caused him to eject himself with a life pod. Just as the Guardians returned from the portal, Groot made his way to Terminal, a planet on which a towering projection of a headless guardian urged Groot to awaken the terminal eye.

   Groot's arrival to Terminal hadn't gone unnoticed as it's newly appointed leader, the Administrator, feared Groot was part of a prophecy which would undo his work.

(I Am Groot#5 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Groot, Terminal used to be an other-dimensional gateway allowing tourists to travel not only galaxies but dimensions. Searching for a way to escape his prison, leader of the Old Ones, Shuma-Gorath tried to breach the Terminal to potentially conquer multiple dimensions. To stop Shuma-Gorath, the Administrator shut down the portal doors after which even Terminal's population forgot their true purpose.

(I Am Groot#1) - Upon reaching the surface of Terminal, Groot was confronted by both facsimiles of his Guardians friends (sent by the Administrator) and Buddy, a half dog, half robot, who wished to save Groot from the Administrator's clutches. Buddy, however, was unaware he was the Terminal's original Caretaker (his dog-like head belonged to the headless guardian that had greeted Groot upon his arrival). When the facsimiles of the Guardians merged together Buddy took Groot in an effort to escape.

(I Am Groot#2) - Buddy brought Groot to meet his friend Dhamsus in a small village where he wanted to borrow the village book in the hopes of learning Groot some other words than his usual "I am Groot". Dhamsus, although not understanding a word, realized Groot spoke in a rich depth of tonality with subtle vibrational shift. Overhearing the conversation one of the small children recalled their local temple housed a translator machine prompting Groot to enter the temple which in reality was an old train station. After dealing with several strange creatures, Groot located several translator machines but upon requesting help the machines were taken over by the Administrator who tried to capture Groot. Just as the machines could take Groot he was rescued by Diplatessa, a woman whose physical form was stuck in-between the past, present and future (part toddler, part adult and part elderly woman). Diplatessa was able to communicate with Groot and vowed to help him return to the Milky Way Galaxy.

(I Am Groot#3) - Diplatessa took Groot and his new friends Buddy and Dhamsus on a train to reach the Terminal Eye. Eager to get Groot captured, the Administrator sent another robotic creature after them. To lose the robotic creature Dhamsus and Diplatessa changed the course of the train towards a powerful timestorm after which Groot detached part of the train to stop the creature. Buddy, however, feared Groot would cause the destruction of his world and pushed the little Groot out of the train.

(I Am Groot#4) - Trapped in the timestorm, little Groot came face to face with Shuma-Gorath urging to set him free. However, mere moments later little Groot watched his future full-grown self battling Shuma-Gorath after which little Groot was brought to the city of Blink where he was brought to the caretaker (the Administrator). Realizing the Administrator wanted to get rid of him, little Groot quickly escaped into the Caretaker's labyrinth where he came across distorted versions of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Thor after finally locating the Caretaker's headless body. Not long after, Buddy (determined to stop Groot from supposedly destroying the Terminal), bursted into the same room, finally learning he was the true Caretaker.

(I Am Groot#5) - Groot, followed by Diplatessa, then located "the door" leading to the Terminal's original control room, finally learning the Terminal's true purpose. At the same time, Buddy, now reformed as the Caretaker, confronted the Administrator. In the Terminal's control room, Groot and Diplatessa opened the terminal eye, unleashing Shuma-Gorath who was eager to use the Terminal to travel to other dimensions. In the end, little Groot was once again trapped in the timestorm, allowing him to grow to giant size after which he beat Shuma-Gorath back to his own dimension after which the portal was closed, excluding the Old One from using the Terminal again. Having defeated the Old One, Groot returned to his tiny size and was hurled back in space where he was found by the Guardians of the Galaxy. Back on the Milano, Groot eagerly told his friends about his great adventure, a somewhat surprised Rocket Raccoon revealed that Groot had in fact only been gone for the total of one minute!

(All-New Wolverine#22 - BTS) - Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy were called back to Earth by S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury Jr. for a new mission. Unbeknownst to the Guardians of the Galaxy a science team based on the Moon of Rhittle had been creating biological weapons, but experimentation on a Brood Queen led to the creation of a deadly virus, which chief scientist Rankine wanted to weaponize.

(All-New Wolverine#22) - Groot and the Guardians arrived on Earth near the Triskelion to meet the new Wolverine, Laura Kinney. Kinney's blood had been used to cure an artificial alien disease brought to Earth by an alien girl on a mission to get help for her people. As such Groot and the Guardians would take Wolverine and the cure to the Moon of Rhittle to discover the source and treat the alien virus. However, also Kinney's "sister" Gabby and Jonathan, a regular wolverine, joined the mission. When the two groups greeted each other it became clear the young Gabby was able to understand Groot, something which had been impossible for most people.

   A week later, the Guardians finally arrived at the Moon of Rhittle. Unsure of what they would face, Groot, Gabby and Jonathan stayed behind in the Milano while Wolverine and the other Guardians went to investigate. Upon finding a large domed structure they were "welcomed" by chief scientist Rankine (secretly responsible for creating the alien virus) and his assistant (mother of the alien girl who brought the virus to Earth) urging them to turn away after which Wolverine revealed they'd been sent by the alien girl. However before the scientists could respond a large group of Brood creatures appeared, attacking the Guardians. Seeing the fight from the Milano, Groot tried to close the ship's hull but was unable to stop the Brood from grabbing Gabby. Eager to defend his friend, Jonathan the wolverine bit one of the Brood only to be hurled back into the ship after which the hull was closed. Groot quickly tended to the severely wounded wolverine while Gabby was taken by the Brood.

(All-New Wolverine#23 - BTS) - While Groot stayed on the Milano taking care of Jonathan, the Guardians set out to rescue Gabby who'd been turned into a Brood Queen on orders of the Brood Empress.

(All-New Wolverine#24) - Groot, while still taking care of the heavily injured Jonathan was joined by Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Shi'ar Imperial Guardsman Fang, who was among the scientists. Not long after, it was decided to blow up the moon and thus exterminate the virus-carrying Brood while pulling the remaining colonists in several other vessels. Wolverine, however, stayed behind, believing she could still save Gabby. In the end Gabby, now a Brood Queen, attacked the other Brood as her healing factor kicked in and purged the Brood Queen, returning to her usual smiley self. With all heroes reunited, chief scientist Rankine was exposed as having created the virus and wanting to weaponize it, Groot then watched as Gabby detonated the bombs, destroying the moon after which Rocket blew Rankine out of an airlock, killing him. Groot and the Guardians supposedly returned the survivors to the Shi'ar Empire and Wolverine, Gabby and Jonathan to Earth.

(All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#12) - Searching for a lead on the Infinity Stones, Groot and the Guardians made their way to Earth. To search for a lead on his own Groot made his way to the Florida swamp to meet up with the Man-Thing. Unbeknownst to Groot, the Guardians failed to find any leads themselves and had already left Earth with the addition of Ant-Man (Scott Lang) who believed he'd messed up his life so much he wanted to leave Earth. However just as the Guardians moved past Earth's moon they realized they'd forgotten Groot and returned back to Earth. Groot and Man-Thing welcomed the Guardians (with addition of Ant-Man) to the Florida swamp. Groot explained that while the Man-Thing didn't know where the stones were he did know they weren't the only ones looking. Being the Nexus of All Realities the Man-Thing showed several alternate reality Guardians of the Galaxy teams searching for the stones as well, meaning the Infinity Stones had gone missing in every reality. But after retiring to the Milano the Guardians were stopped by the Nova Corps, ordering the Guardians to follow them.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#146 - BTS) - The Nova Corps called in a favor to find out who was sabotaging the Nova Corps from within (spies working on behalf of the Fraternity of Raptors), as such Groot and the Guardian went undercover in the Nova Corps.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#146) - During their first day as undercover Nova Corps agents they were introduced to the corpsmen by Commander Scott Adsit. After introductions were made Adsit split the team up so they could interact with as many corpsmen as possible. As such Groot and Drax joined a team to check out a situation on a forest planet.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#147) - Groot was seen on "the Rock" when Rocket discovered several corpsmen looting a derelict vessel. Unbeknownst to them Star-Lord had found the Power Stone.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#149 - BTS) - Receiving a distress call from their old friend Cosmo the Guardians learned several of the Gardener's newly created Flora Colossi (created from Groot's body) were attacking a planet. Determined to destroy the creatures the Guardians and Nova Corps made their way over.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#149) - Upon Arriving on the distant planet they were greeted by their long-time friend Cosmo who was already amidst the chaos. Groot and the Guardians were shocked to see the rampaging Flora Colossi and immediately joined the battle. During the battle Groot used a flamethrower to kill the last of five creatures after which he inexplicably grew in size. Their victory, however, was short-lived as Cosmo revealed the Flora Colossi were reported attacking planets all over the star system. Back on "the Rock", Rocket had successfully found the traitor corpsmen.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#150) - Groot and the Guardians returned to "the Rock" and joined Rocket (temporarily possessing the powers of a Nova) and the corpsmen in their fight against the evil corpsmen. With the help from Ant-Man the Nova Corps successfully defeated Talonar and the Fraternity of Raptors. With the threat dealt with the Guardians decided to face and stop the Gardener once and for all. However, just as the Guardians (joined by Nova/Richard Rider) wanted to leave for the planet Telferina, Drax quit the Guardians as he was still struggling with violence. It was then decided to bring Drax to the location of the recently discovered Power Stone to guard it.

(Captain Marvel I#129) - Groot, Rocket and Star-Lord were present at Alpha Flight space station near Earth when Captain Marvel returned from Earth Zeta where she encountered Groot's extradimensional counterpart Root who resembled a large carrot.

(Unbeatable Squirrel Girl II#29) - When Squirrel Girl, Nancy Whitehead, Drax and Loki fought the Silver Surfer, wrongfully believing he'd kidnapped their friends, Loki summoned several heroes to help them in the fight. Rocket and little Groot were amongst those summoned. Others that were summoned were Moon Girl, Puck, Doop, Machine Man, Flatman and others. The heroes were eventually sent back when it became clear the Silver Surfer had no part in abducting Squirrel Girl's friends.

(Deadpool VII#1) - Stationed near Earth, Groot was watching the stars while the other Guardians were enjoying a game of monopolize (monopoly) when suddenly one of the Celestials, Groffon the Regurger, passed by heading towards Earth. In awe of the gigantic creature the Guardians noted it would be best to warn Earth.

(Amazing Spider-Man V#1) - Still near Earth, Groot, Rocket and Quill witnessed Earth was invaded by what appeared to be green space bugs and debated amongst themselves if they were the Deraxi. Rocket was quick to note the Deraxi had upside-down horns and had retired, Groot added he couldn't see the difference. In reality the bugs were created by Mysterio (Quentin Beck) who was eventually defeated by Spider-Man.

(Shuri#3 (fb) - BTS) - While on a mission, Rocket and Groot encountered a Space-Lubber, a giant grasshopper-like creature, which drained their engine dry.

(Shuri#2) - The duo was in for a surprise when Groot's body was suddenly taken over by the Wakandan princess Shuri. Shuri, searching for her missing brother the Black Panther, was sent onto the Astral Plane by Chief Ikoko and the X-Man Storm but somehow ended up in Groot. Another girl who was present during the ceremony, Mansa, was plunged into the Space-Lubber.

(Shuri#3) - As Shuri found herself inside the body of Groot she could hear Groot being uncomfortable but having taken over his body she would rather speak "I Am Shuri" instead of Groot's regular sentence. Luckily Rocket could still understand Shuri/Groot and the duo worked together to remove the Space-Lubber from their ship. Having defeated the alien grasshopper, Groot revealed he'd received a message from Grootboom the Second, the second largest Baobanb tree in Africa from where Shuri had entered the Astral Plane. It's message was that it would be better if she lost, noting they are all connected at the root. Refusing to stop her search for the Black Panther, Shuri returned to her human body.

(Infinity Countdown Prime#1) - Aboard the Milano, Groot, Rocket, Ant-Man and Nova listened as Gamora and Star-Lord argued over their quest to find the Infinity Stones.

(Infinity Countdown#1) - Groot, Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy finally arrived to Telferina where the Gardener and his Flora Colossi had all but taken over the planet. Groot joined his friends to kill as many of his evil kind as possible after coming face to face with the Gardener himself, claiming to restore Telferina to it's former glory. Determined to help his best friend, Rocket Raccoon jumped the Gardener, stabbing the Elder of the Universe in the face with a knife, although still unable to hurt the immortal. Then, in a mighty show of teamwork the Guardians strategically attacked the Gardener after which Groot jumped him. But as Groot attacked him he realized the Gardener had been poisoned and quickly used his abilities to drain away the poison, giving his own life in the process. Cleared of the poison the Gardener returned to his usual kind-hearted self, realizing he'd been poisoned by Loki the Gardener urged Groot to forgive him and used his power primordial to restore Groot. Groot was successfully restored to his giant-size, even restructuring his vocal cords which allowed Groot to speak in a "normal" voice for all to understand. Thoroughly confusing the Guardians who'd never fully understood Groot, the Guardians watched as Groot took off to face the last of the evil Flora Colossi, the towering Scar.

(Infinity Countdown#2) - The reinvigorated Groot jumped the towering Scar who was adamant to kill Groot and raze Telferina. But when Scar grabbed Groot and "ate" him, something amazing happened. Groot was able to kill the towering Scar from the inside out by creating a wave of beautiful flowers which bursted from his body, killing Scar. With no time to celebrate Star-Lord quickly placed Groot and the others in a levitating bubble to bring them back to the Milano to help Drax and the Nova Corps to defend the Power Stone from the Fraternity of Raptors, Warbringer and the Chitauri on the planet Xitaung.

(Infinity Countdown#2 - BTS) - In an attempt to scare off the Chitauri, Rocket Raccoon once again used the Galactus mecha which they previously used for the Citopia-heist.

(Infinity Countdown#2) - Rocket's attempt to use the Galactus mecha sadly failed as the mecha fell apart even before landing on Xitaung, basically scaring none of the Chitauri. Groot and the other Guardians still in the Milano tried to attack the Chitauri's leader, Warbringer, but were unable to stop him from blasting the ship in half, destroying the Milano. Escaping the ship's explosion, Groot and the Guardians joined the fight aiding the Nova Corps against the Raptors and the Chitauri while Ant-Man tried to use the Pym Particles to shrink the giant Power Stone and Nova Eva Bakian gave birth to her baby amidst the battle.

(Infinity Countdown#3) - Reunited with Drax, the Guardians formed a last line of defense against the Raptors and Chitauri, allowing the wounded Nova Corpsmen to flee the battle. Just as Groot grew a large wall to protect his friends. Nova Richard Rider returned, having learned the Power Stone's appearance was a mere simulation Star-Lord was able to attain the real Power Stone which he used to empower Drax's saxophone-music which destroyed the Chitauri's Warbringer. Richard Rider then used the same Power Stone to safe Groot and the Guardians as the planet Xitaung was destroyed.

(Infinity Countdown#4) - Groot and the Guardians returned to Knowhere where Nova (Richard Rider) decided to leave in order to save his brothers from the Fraternity of Raptors. Just as Rider had left Nova Bakian and the corpsmen opposed the Guardians ordering the team to give them the Power Stone for safekeeping. Upset by the entire ordeal Drax took the Power Stone and left after which Star-Lord met up with the Collector and the Grandmaster who'd found an inactive Reality Stone. But just as Star-Lord inspected the Infinity Stone an otherdimensional portal was opened from which an alternate Phyla-Vell and Moondragon emerged, the duo explained that when the universe had been reordered the Reality Stone belonging to each universe was hidden in a neighboring reality. Claiming the Reality Stone was from their universe the duo took it and disappeared.

(Infinity Countdown#5) - With their core-team restored, Groot, Rocket, Drax, Gamora and Star-Lord made their way to Oblitus to stay at Ry Phoenix's safe house. But upon entering the city the Guardians came face to face with Adam Warlock who was working alongside Kang the Conqueror to locate the Time Stone. Realizing Warlock had found the Soul Stone, Gamora begged Warlock to have a look but when he denied her access to the stone she attacked him, prompting Groot and the Guardians to join the fight only to be stopped by Kang. Determined to get the Soul Stone for Gamora, Drax punched Warlock in the face after which he got his hands on the Soul Stone, only to see a horrible world in despair. Wanting to shield Gamora from the horrible sight he pushed her aside and joined Warlock and Kang, leaving the Guardians for good. With Drax gone the team decided to split as Star-Lord, Rocket and Groot were no longer comfortable with the dangerous search for the Infinity Stones, frustrated and upset Gamora left, feeling betrayed by her friends.

   Later that day, Star-Lord received a telepathic message from Doctor Strange who reached out to those holding an Infinity Stone, urging a parley to discuss the imminent dangers of the Stones.

(Infinity Wars#1) - Star-Lord met with Gamora one last time in hopes of convincing her to stop the dangerous search for the Infinity Stones. Gamora nonetheless refused like Groot and Rocket had suspected. But unbeknownst to the trio, Gamora had switched out the Power Stone for a fake stone. Unaware of Gamora's action, Groot, Rocket and Star-Lord met up with the impromptu Infinity Watch on Earth's Central Park. Those present were: Adam Warlock, Iron Lad and Drax holding the Soul Stone, Turk Barrett and his thugs Bullseye, Sandman, Typhoid Mary, Tombstone and Spot holding the Mind Stone, Captain Marvel holding the Reality Stone, Doctor Strange holding the Time Stone and nearby whilst still hiding from the group the Black Widow holding the Space Stone. Strange had gathered the group in the hopes of forming an Infinity Watch to deal with the Mad Titan Thanos until the group learned he'd already been killed, beheaded by a mysterious assassin. Skeptical at best, Turk Barrett informed the group Star-Lord was faking it, revealing the Power Stone to be a fake, prompting Sandman to attack Groot. With the situation escalating Barrett's men attacked the heroes after which Avengers Thor and Iron Man appeared to assist the heroes. However, just then a new player appeared, the mysterious assassin Requiem, holding Thanos' head. Moments later Rocket managed to tear away her hood revealing Requiem to be their "friend" Gamora. Determined to fix what was broken she plunged her sword into Star-Lord's chest.

(Infinity Wars#2) - Time was momentarily stopped by Doctor Strange, wielding the Time Stone he undid Gamora's action and saved Star-Lord's life. While the battle raged on Gamora successfully claimed all six Infinity Stones which she used to reunite herself with the missing part of her soul.

(Infinity Wars#3 - BTS) - Determined to create a new reality, Gamora folded the universe in half and trapped it in Soul World for Devondra, a creature living in Soul World, to devour. As such well-known heroes as Doctor Strange and Captain America were merged into one being in the new Warp World reality, Groot had been merged with Star-Lord into the being known as Peet while Rocket had seemingly been trapped within this form.

(Infinity Wars#5) - Within Warp World, Drax appeared as his human guise Arthur Douglas since he was already comprised of two souls. On route with his wife Yvette, Arthur crashed into a tree who appeared to be Peet (Groot/Star-Lord). Apparently remembering the real world, Peet took Arthur Douglas with him to find Gamora.

(Infinity Wars#6) - Peet and Arthur Douglas appeared just as Gamora was battling the Warp heroes and six of Earth's heroes who regained their true identity: Loki, Kang, Hulk, Emma Frost, Ant-Man and Ms Marvel who'd gained a set of Infinity Stones themselves. Peet was able to rescue Gamora just as she was about to be eaten by Devondra. Determined to fix their current situation Hulk attacked Devondra, creating a black hole in the creature causing its destruction after which the stones were used to restore Groot, Star-Lord and Rocket to their normal selves. The group, however, was shocked to see Drax and Arthur Douglas were split as well, finally themselves after decades of being one. In a mighty show of power Adam Warlock worked alongside the Infinity Stone wielders, Drax and Arthur Douglas to not only undo Gamora's work, fixing the universe, but creating a separate universe for Warp World to continue living. Back on Earth-616, Groot and the heroes witnessed Adam Warlock giving the Infinity Stones each a soul of it's own. Disappointed they had lost Drax, Groot hugged Star-Lord.

(Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian#1) - Groot and Star-Lord stayed with Adam Warlock to hear what had happened to Drax/Arthur Douglas. Adam Warlock explained that Arthur Douglas refused to return to the real world and stayed behind in Soul World now that it was free and idyllic once more. Upset, Star-Lord created a campfire, much to Groot's annoyance as he was burning wood. Groot then asked what had happened to Drax, Warlock was certain he also would've received a happy ending, rewarded with an endless battle against his enemies.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#8 (fb) ) - Just having gone through the Infinity Wars, Groot, Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon traveled together when Rocket discovered he was dying, as the process that created him on Halfworld was now reversing. Determined to keep this from his friends, Rocket packed his stuff and fled for Halfworld, leaving his friends without saying a word.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#1 - BTS) - Having a difficult time dealing with the disbandment of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot started to carve part of his wood-like body to create a more extreme "punk" appearance much to Quill's annoyance.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#1 (fb) - BTS) - Having acquired Thanos' headless body and last testament, Starfox invited the greatest and most influential powers from the known universe to bear witness to the last will and testament of the Mad Titan. As such, Groot had received an invitation for him and Quill to join but kept it a secret from Quill, believing it to be "lame".

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#1) - Quill and Groot made their way to Knowhere in their new ship the Ryder to enjoy some drinks when they realized the Celestial head was gone, unaware it was taken by Asgardian goddess of death Hela who'd sent the Black Order to capture Thanos' lifeless body in order to resurrect the Mad Titan. Quill and Groot quickly contacted the Nova Corps but when they appeared unwilling to investigate, the duo decided to check it out themselves. Not long after, Groot and Quill were surprised when the Asgardian hammer Stormbreaker plunged through the Ryder's windshield, noticing a chain was attached to the hammer, Quill realized they were now part of a rescue mission and ordered Groot to grab the chain. While Groot pulled the chain, four figures appeared from a tear in the universe and landed in the Ryder; Beta Ray Bill, Moondragon & Phyla-Vell (Moondragon and Phyla-Vell were stranded in Reality-616 after the destruction of their home reality during Infinity Wars) and the Rider (Frank Castle of an alternate Earth). However, before the rescued superhumans could catch their breath the Nova Corps arrived ordering Quill to relinquish them. In an attempt to bypass the Nova Corps, Quill christened them his newly formed Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#2 (fb) - BTS) - Groot and Quill learned that prior to the Black Order taking Thanos' corpse, Thanos' testament revealed he would upload his consciousness into a new body, causing the forces of the universe to worry. Believing Gamora would be that person, Starfox founded the "Dark Guardians", a team which would try and locate Gamora to assassinate her.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#2) - Learning the Rider (Frank Castle) wanted to leave the newly formed Guardians, Groot attacked the man. However, as the Rider cut off pieces of Groot's body, they regained consciousness themselves, called "Stab" the little versions of Groot joined the battle as Beta Ray Bill looked in. The Rider was eventually stopped by Moondragon after which he took off and returned to Starfox's side. Groot urged Star-Lord to help him safeguard Gamora, Star-Lord, however, refused, still dealing with the fact she'd murdered him (undone by the Time Stone).

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#3) - Determined to help Gamora, Groot successfully persuaded Beta Ray Bill, Moondragon and Phyla-Vell to join him. Now together as a group, Groot once again appealed to Star-Lord but was again turned down. Having had enough, Groot told Quill he would tell the new Guardians of her new location and relieved him of his command. Unwilling to stand up to the powerful Beta Ray Bill, Quill watched as they set course for Halfworld as Gamora had gone after Rocket Raccoon.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#4) - Upon arriving on Halfworld the new Guardians quickly located Gamora who was present near Rocket Raccoon's base. And although giving Beta Ray Bill, Moondragon and Phyla-Vell a run for their money, Groot managed to get close enough to catch Gamora with his vines. Reunited, the two hugged it out while Gamora complimented Groot on his new look. Groot explained the universe believed Thanos would upload his consciousness into her and that Starfox had sent a group to assassinate her, believing Thanos' tale to be utter nonsense Gamora decided to join Groot to keep herself safe. It was decided that when the matter had been dealt with Groot would join Gamora to face Rocket Raccoon with whom they had unfinished business. However, as Gamora came aboard the Ryder she was reunited with Star-Lord as well who only allowed her presence if she was cuffed, which Gamora allowed. However, mere moment laters Nova (Richard Rider) appeared, warning the Guardians he was followed by Starfox's "Dark Guardians", who then appeared as well. Groot and the Guardians opposed the Dark Guardians but were unable to stop Nebula from seemingly killing Star-Lord, who jumped in front of Gamora to save her.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#5 - BTS) - With the Guardians defeated, the "Dark Guardians" claimed Gamora and brought her to Starfox.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#5) - Groot and the Guardians were left to pick up the pieces after the "Dark Guardians" had left, certain Star-Lord was still alive, one of Groot's "Stabs" kicked Quill after which he got back up. With the Ryder in ashes, Beta Ray Bill used his hammer to summon the Inhuman Lockjaw, who was able to teleport the team to Gamora's side. However, upon arriving aboard the Lilandra IV flagship they found Gamora unharmed amidst the unconscious bodies of the "Dark Guardians". Unbeknownst to Groot and the Guardians, Hela and the Black Order had attacked the "Dark Guardians" to locate Starfox; alas Thanos' plan was true but had in fact chosen Starfox as a host instead of Gamora. Reborn in Starfox's body, Thanos joined Hela and the Black Order.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#6) - Agreeing to work alongside the former "Dark Guardians" as one team, Lockjaw teleported the Guardians of the Galaxy to Hela's stolen base, the Celestial head Knowhere. During the fight against Hela and the Black Order, Star-Lord ordered Gladiator, Beta Ray Bill and Nova to take on the Black Order, while Groot and the others fended off the Outriders and he and Gamora faced Thanos. Star-Lord and Gamora found Starfox amidst transferring Thanos' consciousness to his restored body, unable/unwilling to stop Thanos any other way Gamora plunged her sword through Starfox, killing the former Avenger and ending the process. Groot and the others watched as a half-restored Thanos emerged but was accidentally hit by Hela's black hole cannon. Realizing the battle was over, Lockjaw teleported the Guardians away as the black hole destroyed Knowhere, ending Hela and Thanos' threat to the universe.

   Later that day, Groot joined the Guardians to Dolo-Mayan to celebrate their victory over Thanos. But as Star-Lord held a speech to congratulate his "Guardians of the Universe", Gladiator, Nova and Nebula quickly took off, refusing membership. It was then decided that Gamora, Moondragon, Phyla-Vell, Beta Ray Bill and Groot would stay on as Guardians.

(Guardians of the Galaxy: The Prodigal Sun#1) - Learning the King of Klorson and father of an old drinking buddy had passed away, Star-Lord took Groot and the Guardians to see his friend, Prince Luuk. Star-Lord was unaware Luuk had murdered his own father for the benefit of the citizens of Klorson. But as the Guardians payed their respects to the King of Klorson, Luuk's half-brother, the banished and superhuman Prah'd'gul appeared. Believing Luuk had killed their father (which he did), Prah'd'gul attacked his half-brother only to be opposed by the Guardians. During the battle Groot was put aflame by Prah'd'gul only to be saved by Moondragon who put Prah'd'gul asleep. Having shed some doubt in the Guardians' minds, Moondragon used her abilities to create an illusion of the deceased king to get Prince Luuk to confess the murder. In the end Prah'd'gul, who appeared to be an Elemental, forced Prince Luuk and the people of Klorson to flee the planet as he used his powers to rightfully destroy the planet he inherited. Groot and the Guardians decided not to interfere.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#7 (fb) - BTS) - Still on Dolo-Mayan, Groot received an incoming message from Star-Lord's father J'son warning his son a future version of the Universal Church of Truth had appeared and slaughtered the entire Nova Corps. J'son volunteered the Spartax fleet to counter their flagship but were seemingly slain as well.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#7) - Groot and the Guardians quickly informed Star-Lord (who was sleeping with Gamora) of J'son's message. Determined to avenge his father and stop the Universal Church of Truth, Star-Lord ordered Groot and Moondragon to stay behind while he took the other Guardians to infiltrate the flagship thanks to Lockjaw. Still aboard the Ryder, Moondragon telepathically witnessed their teammates taken over by the Church after which Groot quickly piloted the ship away from their flagship to escape their reach. Determined to seek help, Groot set course to Halfworld where they met up with the terminally ill Rocket Raccoon.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#8) - With Rocket's consent, Moondragon used her psychic abilities to see what had happened to Rocket as the process that created him was reversing. Although Moondragon was shocked by what she'd seen, Groot was still mad because he'd left without saying a word, seeing Rocket as his own family. Sparking a heated argument between the close friends after which Rocket promised to help the duo rescue the Guardians, revealing he'd built a large mech-suit to pilot.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#9) - Groot, Moondragon and Rocket (now wearing a large mech-suit) set course for an unrevealed planet as Rocket planned to recruit the recently resurrected Magus. The threesome fought off a slew of dangerous creatures which Magus considered his pets after which the young Magus broke off the fight.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#10) - Groot, Rocket and Moondragon joined the young Magus in his home, the former Church of the Order of the Healing Truth and learned how he had massacred them when they tried to kill him. Although shocked by his story, Rocket asked the young boy to join them to give them a fighting chance against the Universal Church of Truth, feeling bored, Magus accepted. But just as the group was about to leave, Rocket collapsed. Groot quickly brought the dying Rocket to his mech-suit which also had a life-support system, seemingly feeling better the team took off.

   Groot, Rocket, Moondragon and Magus arrived on the Church's flagship just as their new messiah had broken out of his cocoon; Drax the Destroyer and a large group of facsimiles called the Destroyer Horde. Magus and Moondragon opened the fight with a psychic attack after which Rocket smashed their ship right into the Destroyer Horde, seemingly killing some after which they revealed their presence.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#11) - Groot, Rocket in his mech-suit and Magus attacked the Destroyer Horde while Moondragon used her psychic abilities to see if there was something left of her father inside the Draxs, when she realized they were fakes she unleashed her full powers to attack them. Freed, Star-Lord quickly joined the group as Magus confronted the Church's current Patriarch, Star-Lord's father J'son. Groot and Star-Lord then set out to find Gamora and the team but were unable to as they, still under control of the Church, now attacked the young Magus to safeguard their Patriarch.

   With the most powerful cosmic beings by his side, the Patriarch easily smashed down the Guardians' attack, revealing they were about to hit Earth next. But as the Church took Groot and the Guardians away they were unaware Groot's sentient "Stab" carvings were still free. They soon rescued the dying Rocket from his destroyed mech-suit.

(Guardians of the Galaxy V#12) - Freed by Groot's Stabs, Rocket quickly got to work and rewired the Church's flagship's weapons, successfully saving Earth from certain doom. Rocket was then able to set all of his friends and cosmic heroes free from captivity who in turn then rescued Rocket from the resurrected Drax. But just as Moondragon used her psychic abilities to fill Drax's empty mind with the memories other people had of him (making him somewhat resemble the Drax they had lost), Groot transformed his body similar to Rocket's former mech-suit and kept his friend save on his chest. Lockjaw then teleported all cosmic heroes away just as the Church of Universal Truth was pulled back to their own timeline.

   The heroes returned to Halfworld where Rocket was placed in a hospital to fully recover from what was killing him. Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax kneeled down beside his bed promising to take care of Rocket.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#1 (fb) - BTS) - Groot and his friends spent several weeks on Halfworld as Rocket recovered from his surgery.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#1) - Groot and his friends enjoyed a luscious dinner when Nova interrupted them. Nova had learned that Zeus and the Olympian gods of Earth had gone through some drastic changes and had attacked Elysion-3, a colony planet of the Utopian Kree faction. Determined to stop the Olympians from continuing their rampage, Nova had come to recruit the Guardians of the Galaxy as the Nova Corps had been destroyed by the Universal Church of Truth. Although the alternate-universe Moondragon and Phyla-Vell were eager to help, Gamora explained they weren't a suicide unit eager for every mission but a family and denied his request. However, that night Star-Lord and Rocket decided to help Nova anyway. Unbeknownst to Groot and the others, Rocket and Star-Lord joined up with Moondragon, Phyla, Nova and new recruit Marvel Boy.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#3) - Still on Halfworld, Groot, Gamora and Drax witnessed the return of their ship. However, only Rocket and the Prince of Olympus, Hercules, whom they rescued, exited the ship as Star-Lord had seemingly died while defeating the mad Olympian Gods. Struck with grief, Gamora hit Rocket but was then held back by Hercules. Not long after, Prime Earth's Moondragon arrived to see the recently resurrected Drax.

   Several days passed after which Gamora gathered Groot, Drax and Moondragon to once again form the Guardians of the Galaxy, looking for a new job on Mercnet.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#4 - BTS) - Thus Groot, Gamora, Drax and Prime Earth's Moondragon walked away accepting a job with Blackjack O'Hare and his new partner, the Prince of Power. The group however, was unaware another Guardians team had formed consisting of Rocket Raccoon, Phyla-Vell, Moondragon, Nova, Marvel Boy and Hercules. Groot's team's job, eliminating Rocket Raccoon.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#4) - Groot, Gamora, Drax, Prime Earth's Moondragon, Blackjack O'Hare and the Prince of Power met up with their employer Castor Gnawbarque III on Daggett's world. There, Gnawbarque informed the mercenaries Rocket had stolen billions in valuables from his private safe, Gamora, however, assured their employer killing Rocket wouldn't be a problem as she blamed him for Star-Lord's death. Unbeknownst to Groot, Rocket's Guardian team was also present at Daggett's world in an effort to stop Gnawbarque from selling Galactus' energy converters which would steal raw life energy from planets. As expected both Guardians teams came to blows.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#5) - When both Guardians teams clashed Groot eventually turned on Blackjack O'Hare to stop him from assassinating Rocket. Not long after both teams worked alongside each other to make sure Gnawbarque was stopped from selling Galactus' energy converters. During the same time Moondragon of Prime Earth and the Moondragon of the Earth-18897 merged into one being.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#7 (fb) ) - While talking, Groot and Rocket Raccoon were suddenly teleported away.

(Fortnite X Marvel - Nexus War: Thor#1) - Groot and Rocket Raccoon were plucked from space by the Asgardian Sif who used the magic of the Bifrost to teleport them and several other heroes and villains from Earth to the Fortnites island of Apollo. There they met up with Thor and Fortnite characters Brite Bomber (Ramirez), Jonesy, Kit, Lynx, Peely and Raven as they were grafted onto the Nexus War to stop Galactus from consuming Apollo.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#7 (fb) ) - After the Nexus War, Groot and Rocket Raccoon returned to their ship as only seconds in real-time had passed. The duo decided to never mention it again.

(Guardians of the Galaxy VI#7) - In the wake of the Cotati invasion of Earth and formation of a Kree/Skrull alliance under their new emperor, Dorrek VIII (Hulkling), a new Galactic Council was formed to discuss the new status quo. Since the Guardians teammate Marvel Boy represented the Utopian faction of the Kree, Groot and the others escorted him to the Proscenium. However, when an unrevealed assassin attempted to kill Emperor Stote of the Zn'rx and killed Captain Val-Lorr in cold blood Marvel Boy became the prime suspect. Groot and the Guardians, led once again by Rocket Raccoon (dressed as a detective) were adamant to clear Marvel Boy's name.

Comments: Created by Keith Giffen, Timothy Green II, Victor Olazaba.

Groot the Monarch of Planet X versus Groot of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

In Annihilators#1/2 (May, 2011) it was revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot wasn't the Monarch of Planet X, as he was punished for falsely claiming he was the monarch, we even got to see a sneak peek of the Tales to Astonish Groot. Then five years later in Groot I#6 (January, 2016) it was actually shown that the one destroying a town (the same image as the cover of Tales to Astonish I#13) was NOT the GOTG Groot. It was revealed to be Groot, the Monarch of Planet X, like many other Flora Colossi were ruthless and mad beings, very different from the kindhearted Groot who ended up joining the Guardians of the Galaxy. That Groot was in fact horrified by the actions of other Flora Colossi such as the one seen in Tales to Astonish. Thus finally the Groots were separated.

...are they though?

Another two years later in Guardians of the Galaxy I#149 (February, 2018), former Guardian, Cosmo was present when the Guardians and Nova Corps fought a group of the Flora Colossi created by the Gardener. During this battle Cosmo recalled stories of Earth's first encounter with Groot noting he was similarly aggressive. Although incorrect it emphasizes others probably can't keep them apart either. Secondly in Infinity Wars#1 (August, 2018), after arriving on Earth, Groot says: "When Groot was first on Earth many years ago...Groot promised to march across the surface of the planet and doom all who dared to oppose Groot." Somehow suggesting he WAS the Groot terrorizing Earth. Perhaps he was just confused or he did have a previous encounter on Earth we just haven't seen yet. These two points, however, can easily be explained away, so I think we're good.

Planet X

Over the years, several alien species have allegedly come from Planet X: Goom (Tales Of Suspense I#15/1, March, 1961) and his son Googam (Tales Of Suspense I#17/1, May, 1961). Although this remains unconfirmed, it's possible this race shares the world with the Flora colossi. The Xantha race (Fantastic Four I#7, October, 1962), were also originally from Planet X, however, their homeworld was later called Xanth.

In the movie trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot's was called Taluhnia, (in print on screen as part of the Nova Corps file on him). This however was changed back to "X" in the real movie.

The last of his kind?

All-New Guardians of the Universe penned by Gerry Dugan introduced the idea that Groot was in fact the last of his kind, a feat not only believed by Asgardian god Loki and the Gardener (which could easily be explained as one of Loki's lies) but also the Guardians themselves. This "news" came out of nowhere as we surely didn't see the decimation of the Flora colossi in any story, but if we look at the information that is available we see this isn't the case even if the Guardians or Groot himself believes it.

Next to our Groot we still have the monarch Groot from Tales of Suspense and surprisingly another Groot which was seen as part of the Shi'ar Empire in Guardians of the Galaxy III#16 (August, 2014). And seeing as their species reproduce identical offspring via budding like we've seen with Groot's "offspring" called Stab there would still be loads of Flora colossi scattered all across the galaxy.

Perhaps the answer could be found in the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series in which Planet X was wiped out when invaded by Ronan the Accuser. It's not unthinkable this information was used when All-New Guardians of the Galaxy was written, who knows.









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Groot received a profile in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#14 (2010).

The first Guardians of the Galaxy: Infinite Comic series was collected in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers#1, it's story taking place prior to Guardians of the Galaxy III#1.

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CLARIFICATIONS:
Groot should not be confused with:


Groot's father


One of Planet X's monarchs, Groot's father dressed in a red robe with a bright collar of lush green leaves, an appearance unlike regular Flora colossi or even the Arbor Masters who dressed in white.

When Planet X was attacked by the Furnax, a towering fire beast, it burned 80.000 square kilometers of forest and every living thing inside it in one night. To survey the damage he brought the young Groot with him on an excursion through the barren land.

--Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1.MU (fb)















Stabs


Having a difficult time dealing with the disbandment of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot started to carve parts off his wood-like body to create a more extreme "punk" appearance, the carvings however, grew into sentient little Flora colossi calling themselves Stab. These little Flora colossi proved highly aggressive.

The little Stabs were seen fighting the Rider (Frank Castle of an unidentified reality) alongside Groot during a dispute, even stabbing Star-Lord in the foot. Sometime later they were seen during the Guardians confrontation with Eros' "Dark Guardians" and when Groot and Moondragon traveled to Halfworld. The little Stabs proved key in saving Rocket Raccoon when the Guardians were stomped by the Universal Church of Truth.

Note: It's been unrevealed if the little Flora colossi remain alive or have withered away after a period of time. Like with the original Groot seen in Tales to Astonish I#13/1 Flora colossi reproduce identical offspring, so these spawns could easily grow into towering Flora colossi themselves.

--Guardians of the Galaxy V#2 (Guardians of the Galaxy V#2-6, 8, 10-12


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Guardians of the Galaxy VI#3, p18, pan1 (main image: punk Groot)
All-New Wolverine#22, p8, pan2 (main image: baby Groot)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#14, p21, pan2-3 (young sapling)
Groot I#6, p16, pan1-3 (saving Hannah)
Groot I#6, p17, pan1 (banished)
Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#1, p22, pan1 (Star-Lord's resistance team)
Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#3, p6, pan1 (reduced to a twig)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#1, p24, pan1 (Mantis taking care of Groot)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#7, p7-8 pan1 (fighting alongside the Guardians)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#17, p10, pan4-5 (Maximus the Mad understands Groot)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#19, p16, pan2-3 (hand destroyed by the Magus)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#24, p14, pan3 (on the Galactic Council)
Annihilators#1, p42, pan2 (isle of punishment)
Annihilators#4, p29, pan3 (sprouting a new sapling)
Avengers Assemble#8, p17, pan4-6 (growing and attacking Thanos)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#1, p19, pan2 (Rocket finding a splinter of Groot)
All-New X-Men I#22, p19-20, pan1 (on Earth)
Rocket Raccoon II#1, p10, pan2 (during a wrestling match)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual III#1, p30, pan5-8 (hugging Captain Marvel)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#21, p20, pan1 (Venomized Groot)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#23, p14, pan5-6 (making contact with the Klyntar)
Cyclops III#12, p13, pan1 (cosmically empowered by the Black Vortex)
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Omega, p20, pan1 (new form)
Secret Wars#8, p14, pan1-2 (Quill using toothpick)
Secret Wars#8, p15, pan1 (emergence of giant Groot)
Groot I#3, p3, pan3 (joining the Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood)
Groot I#4, p14, pan3-4 (team of misfits)
Groot I#4, p20, pan4 (baby Groot)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1, cover (new Guardians team)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#8, p7, pan3-5 (bonding with Venom)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#8, p22, pan1 (using abilities to illuminate)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#1, p18, pan1 (covered in carvings)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#11, p8, pan2-3 (trying to hug Angela)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#16, p2 (living in Central Park)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#19, p21, pan1 (attacking Thanos)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#1, p21, pan5 (wearing a mech-suit)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#5, p13, pan3 (destroying Mother Entropy)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#9, p13, pan1-2 (destroyed by the Gardener)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#9, p18, pan3 (rescued by Rocket)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1, p18, pan7-8 (Guardians wondering why Groot isn't growing)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#4, p15, pan4-5 (striking Rocket)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#146, p6, pan1 (joining Nova Corps)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#149, p6, pan1 (able to grow a bit)
Infinity Countdown I#1, p29, pan5 (restored by the Gardener)
Infinity Countdown I#1, p30, pan1 (reborn)
Infinity Wars#5, p31, pan2 (Peet)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#2, p10, pan1 (little versions of Groot called Stab)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#4, p5, pan4 (reunited with Gamora)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#12, p12, pan1 (reshaped to help Rocket)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1.MU, p2, pan2 (Groot's father)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#11, p18, pan5 (Stab)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#14, Groot profile (OHotHMU)


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Appearances:
Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#1 (September, 2007) - Keith Giffen (writer), Timothy Green II (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#2 (October, 2007) - Keith Giffen (writer), Timothy Green II (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#3 (November, 2007) - Keith Giffen (writer), Timothy Green II (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord#4 (December, 2007) - Keith Giffen (writer), Timothy Green II (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest#2 (February, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest#3 (March, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest#4 (April, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest#5 (May, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilation: Conquest#6 (June, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tom Raney, Wellington Alves (pencilers), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#1 (July, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#2 (August, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#3 (September, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#4 (October, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#5 (November, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#6 (December, 2008) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#7 (January, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#8 (February, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#9 (March, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker, Carlos Magno (pencilers), Victor Olazaba, Jack Purcell (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#10 (April, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba, John Livesay (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#13 (June, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War of Kings#3 (July, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#15 (August, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba , John Livesay (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#17 (October, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba, Scott Hanna (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#19 (December, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Wesley Craig (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#20 (January, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Realm of Kings#1 (January, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Leonardo Manco, Mahmud Asrar (pencilers, inkers), Bill Rosemann, Michael Horwitz, Rachel Pinnelas (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#21 (February, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Victor Olazaba, Andrew Hennesy (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#22 (March, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Andrew Hennesy (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#23 (April, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Wes Craig (pencils), Serge LaPointe (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#24 (May, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Wes Craig (pencils), Serge LaPointe (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#25 (June, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (pencils), Andrew Hennesy (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Thanos Imperative#1 (August, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Miguel Sepulveda (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Thanos Sourcebook (August, 2010)
Thanos Imperative#5 (December, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Miguel Sepulveda (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
New Avengers II#7 (February, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Annihilators#1/2 (May, 2011) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilators#2/2 (June, 2011) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilators#3/2 (July, 2011) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilators#4/2 (August, 2011) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilators: Earthfall#1/2 (November, 2011) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann, John Denning (editors)
Annihilators: Earthfall#2/2 (December, 2011) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilators: Earthfall#3/2 (January, 2012) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Annihilators: Earthfall#4/2 (February, 2012) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers Assemble II#6 (October, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Assemble II#7 (November, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Assemble II#8 (December, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#0.1 (April, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), John Dell (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#1 (May, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), John Dell (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#2 (June, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), John Dell (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Infinite Comic#4 (July, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Michael Del Mundo (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Age of Ultron#10 (August, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev, Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice, Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco, David Marquez, Joe Quesada (pencilers, inkers), Tom Brevoort, Lauren Sankovitch, Jake Thomas (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#3 (August, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), John Dell (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#4 (August, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#5 (September, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers#1 (September, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Oeming, Ming Doyle Michael Del Mundo (pencils, inks)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#6 (November, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman (writers), Sara Pichelli, Olivier Coipel (pencilers), Mark Morales (inks), Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#7 (December, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman (writers), Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti (pencilers, inkers), Mark Morales (inks), Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#8 (December, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Francesco Francavilla (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Iron Man V#16 (December, 2013) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#9 (February, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Francesco Francavilla (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#10 (February, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Kevin Maguire (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
All-New X-Men I#22.NOW (March, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#11.NOW (March, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
All-New X-Men I#23 (April, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#12 (April, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Sara Pichelli, Stuart Immonen (pencils, inks), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
All-New X-Men I#24 (May, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#13 (May, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Sara Pichelli (pencils), David Marquez (pencils, inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Revolutionary War: Omega#1 (May, 2014) - Andy Lanning, Alan Cowsill (writers), Rich Elson (pencils), Devin Lewis, Stephen Wacker (editors)
Captain Marvel VIII#2 (June, 2014) - Kelly Sue DeConnick (writer), David Lopez (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#14/2 (June, 2014) - Andy Lanning (writer), Phil Jimenez (penciler), Livesay (inker), Devin Lewis (editor)
Captain Marvel VIII#3 (July, 2014) - Kelly Sue DeConnick (writer), David Lopez (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Free Comic Book Day 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy (July, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle (editors)
Free Comic Book Day 2014: Rocket Raccoon (July, 2014) - Joe Caramagna (writer), Adam Archer (pencils, inks), Jon Moisan, Mark Paniccia (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#15 (July, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Nick Bradshaw, Cameron Stewart (pencilers, inkers), Walden Wong (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#16 (August, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Nick Bradshaw, David Marquez, Jason Masters (pencilers, inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#17 (September, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Nick Bradshaw, Michael Avon Oeming (pencilers, inkers), Walden Wong (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Legendary Star-Lord#1 (September, 2014) - Sam Humphries (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Original Sin#5.2 (September, 2014) - Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (writers), Lee Garbett, Simone Bianchi (pencilers, inkers), Will Moss (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#1 (September, 2014) - Skottie Young (writer, pencils, inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Silver Surfer VII#4 (September, 2014) - Dan Slott (writer), Michael Allred (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Rocket Raccoon II#2 (October, 2014) - Skottie Young (writer, pencils, inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (October, 2014) - Jim Starlin (writer, pencils), Andy Smith (inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss (editors)
Rocket Raccoon II#3 (November, 2014) - Skottie Young (writer, pencils, inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#20 (December, 2014) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti, Ed McGuinness (pencillers), Valerio Schiti, Mark Farmer, Mark Morales (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#4 (December, 2014) - Skottie Young (writer, pencils, inks), Nick Lower (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#21 (January, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#5 (January, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer, pencils) Jake Parker (pencils), Sana Amanat (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual III#1 (February, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Frank Cho (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#22 (February , 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti, David Lopez (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#6 (February, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer) Jake Parker (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Avengers: No More Bullying#1/2 (March, 2015) - Jody Houser (writer), Tana Ford (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#23 (March, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#7 (March, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
All-New X-Men I#38 (April, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Andrea Sorrentino (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Angela: Asgard's Assassin#3 (April, 2015) - Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (writers), Phil Jimenez (pencils), Stephanie Hans (pencils, inks), Le Beau Underwood (inks), Will Moss (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Alpha#1 (April, 2015) - Sam Humphries (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Kris Anka (pencils, inks), Mark Farmer, Jay Leisten, Mark Morales (inkers), Mike Marts (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#24 (April, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Legendary Star-Lord#9 (April, 2015) - Sam Humphries (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#8 (April, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
All-New X-Men I#39 (May, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Andrea Sorrentino (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Angela: Asgard's Assassin#4 (May, 2015) - Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (writers), Phil Jimenez (pencils), Stephanie Hans (pencils, inks), Le Beau Underwood (inks), Will Moss, Jon Moisan (editors)
Avengers V#42 (May, 2015) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Stefano Caselli (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Will Moss (editors)
Captain Marvel VIII#13 (May, 2015) - Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis (writers), David Lopez (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Guardians 3000#6 (May, 2015) - Dan Abnett (writer), Nico Leon (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#25 (May, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Guardians Team-Up#1 (May, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Arthur Adams (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert (editor)
Guardians Team-Up#2 (May, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stephane Roux (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Katie Kubert (editor)
Nova Annual II#1 (May, 2015) - Gerry Duggan (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Rocket Raccoon II#9 (May, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Angela: Asgard's Assassin#5 (June, 2015) - Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (writers), Phil Jimenez (pencils), Stephanie Hans (pencils, inks), Le Beau Underwood (inks), Will Moss, Jon Moisan (editors)
Cyclops III#12 (June, 2015) - John Layman (writer), Javier Garron (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert (editor)
Guardians 3000#7 (June, 2015) - Dan Abnett (writer), Nico Leon (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Omega#1 (June, 2015) - Sam Humphries (writer), Ed McGuinness, Javier Garron (pencillers, inkers), Mark Farmer (inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#26 (June, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever (June, 2015) - Tim Seeley (writer), Jacopo Camagni, Iban Coello (pencils)
Howard the Duck V#2 (June, 2015) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils, inks), Will Moss (editor)
Legendary Star-Lord#11 (June, 2015) - Sam Humphries (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Mike Marts, Christina Harrington, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Rocket Raccoon II#10 (June, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer), Jake Parker (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Angela: Asgard's Assassin#6 (July, 2015) - Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (writers), Phil Jimenez (pencils), Stephanie Hans (pencils, inks), Le Beau Underwood (inks), Will Moss, Jon Moisan (editors)
Guardians 3000#8 (July, 2015) - Dan Abnett (writer), Nico Leon (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert, Mike Marts (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy III#27 (July, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Nick Lowe, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Rocket Raccoon II#11 (July, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer), Jake Parker (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat (editor)
Secret Wars III#1 (July, 2015) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Esad Ribic (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Jon Moisan, Alanna Smith (editors)
Groot I#1 (August, 2015) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat, Nick Lowe (editors)
Thanos: The Infinity Relativity#1 (August, 2015) - Jim Starlin (writer, pencils), Andy Smith (inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Jon Moisan, Jake Thomas (editors)
Groot I#2 (September, 2015) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat, Nick Lowe (editors)
Guardians Team-Up#7 (September, 2015) - Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (writers), Shawn Crystal (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Guardians Team-Up#8 (September, 2015) - Ray Fawkes (writer), Bengal (pencils, inks), Katie Kubert, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Groot I#3 (October, 2015) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat, Nick Lowe (editors)
Deadpool vs. Thanos#1 (November, 2015) - Tim Seeley (writer), Elmo Bondoc (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
Deadpool vs. Thanos#2 (November, 2015) - Tim Seeley (writer), Elmo Bondoc (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
Groot I#4 (November, 2015) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat, Nick Lowe (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket's Powerful Plan (November, 2015) - Aubrey Sitterson (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Wayne Faucher (inks), Darren Sanchez, Mark Basso (editors)
All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One#1/3 (December, 2015) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski, Alanna Smith, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Groot I#5 (December, 2015) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat, Nick Lowe (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1 (December, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Drax I#1 (January, 2016) - Phil Brooks, Cullen Bunn (writers), Scott Hepburn (pencils, inks), Jon Moisan, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Groot I#6 (January, 2016) - Jeff Loveness (writer), Brian Kesinger (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Sana Amanat, Nick Lowe (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#2 (January, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#1 (February, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#3 (February, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Secret Wars III#8 (February, 2016) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Esad Ribic (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)
Venom: Space Knight#2 (February, 2016) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Ariel Olivetti (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#2 (March, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#4 (March, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Howard the Duck VI#3 (March, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils), Joe Rivera (inks), Will Moss, Chris Robinson, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#1 (March, 2016) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Secret Wars III#9 (March, 2016) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Esad Ribic (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Jon Moisan, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#3/1 (April, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#3/2 (April, 2016) - Darryl McDaniels, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (writers), Nelson Faro Decastro (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#5 (April, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Howard the Duck VI#4 (March, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils), Joe Rivera, Rick Magyar (inks), Will Moss, Chris Robinson, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#2 (April, 2016) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#4 (May, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong, Craig Yeung (inkers), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Howard the Duck VI#5 (May, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils), Joe Rivera, Goran Sudzuka (inks), Will Moss, Chris Robinson, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#3 (May, 2016) - Skottie Young (writer), Filipe Andrade (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#5 (June, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Infinity Entity#4 (June, 2016) - Jim Starlin (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#4 (June, 2016) - Skottie Young (writer), Aaron Conley (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#8 (July, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#5 (July, 2016) - Skottie Young (writer), Jay Fosgitt (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Star-Lord I#7 (July, 2016) - Sam Humphries (writer), Javier Garron (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#7 (August, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#6 (August, 2016) - Skottie Young (writer), Brett Bean (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Star-Lord I#8 (August, 2016) - Sam Humphries (writer), Javier Garron, Will Robson (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Civil War II#4 (September, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)
Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#1 (September, 2016) - Joshua Corin (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils), Reilly Brown (pencils, inks), Jordan White, Heather Antos (editors)
Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#2 (September, 2016) - Joshua Corin (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils), Reilly Brown (pencils, inks), Jordan White, Heather Antos (editors)
Guardians of Infinity#8 (September, 2016) - Dan Abnett (writer), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#10 (September, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#7 (September, 2016) - Nick Kocher (writer), Michael Walsh (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#3 (October, 2016) - Joshua Corin (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils), Reilly Brown (pencils, inks), Jordan White, Heather Antos (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#11 (October, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Marvel Tsum Tsum#1 (October, 2016) - Jacob Chabot (writer), David Baldeon (pencils), Terry Pallott (inks), Nick Lowe, C.B. Cebulski, Devin Lewis (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#8 (October, 2016) - Nick Kocher (writer), Michael Walsh (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Civil War II#5 (November, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez, Sean Izaakse (pencilers, inkers), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)
Deadpool v Gambit#5 (November, 2016) - Ben Acker (writer), Danilo Beyruth (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#5 (November, 2016) - Joshua Corin (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils), Reilly Brown (pencils, inks), Jordan White, Heather Antos (editors)
Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#6 (November, 2016) - Joshua Corin (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils), Reilly Brown (pencils, inks), Jordan White, Heather Antos (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#12 (November, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#9 (November, 2016) - Nick Kocher (writer), Michael Walsh (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Rocket Raccoon and Groot I#10 (November, 2016) - Nick Kocher (writer), Michael Walsh (pencils, inks), Josh Hixson (inks), Jake Thomas, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Vote Loki#4 (November, 2016) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Langdon Foss (pencils, inks), Wil Moss, Charles Beacham, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Civil War II#6 (December, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)
Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#8 (December, 2016) - Joshua Corin (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils), Reilly Brown (pencils, inks), Jordan White, Heather Antos (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#13 (December, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Captain America: Sam Wilson#15 (January, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Angel Unzueta (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#14 (January, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Kevin Maguire (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Venom III#1 (January, 2017) - Mike Costa (writer), Gerardo Sandoval (pencils, inks), Devin Lewis, Allison Stock (editors)
Civil War II#8 (February, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez, Adam Kubert, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuna, Esad Ribic (pencillers, inkers), Alan Davis, Marco Rudy, Mark Bagley (pencilers), Mark Farmer, Marco Rudy, John Dell, Esad Ribic (inkers), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#16 (March, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Monsters Unleashed II#1 (March, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Mark Paniccia, Christina Harrington (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Hi-Tech Heroes (March, 2017) - Peter David (writer), Todd Nauck (pencils, inks), Darren Sanchez (editor)
Captain America: Steve Rogers#11 (April, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Jesus Saiz (pencils, inks), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Doctor Strange IV#1.MU (April, 2017) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Julian Lopez (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Darren Shan, Allison Stock, Nick Lowe (editors)
Monsters Unleashed II#2 (April, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Greg Land (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed II#3 (April, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Gerry Alanguilan & Michael Jason Paz (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#18 (May, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#1.MU (May, 2017)- Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), David Baldeon (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy IV#19 (June, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Valerio Schiti, Phil Noto, Andrea Sorrentino, Arthur Adams, Kevin Maguire, Sara Pichelli, Filipe Andrade (pencillers, inkers), Ed McGuinness, Mark Bagley (pencillers), Phil Noto, Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessey (inkers), Jordan D. White, Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On (June, 2017) - Mark Sumerak (writer), Andrea Di Vito (pencils, inks), Mark Basso (editor)
Secret Empire#0 (June, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Rod Reis, Daniel Acuna (pencilers, inkers), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#1 (July, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Kathleen Wisneski, Darren Shan (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#2 (July, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Kathleen Wisneski, Darren Shan (editors)
Free Comic Book Day 2017: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy (July, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Kathleen Wisneski, Darren Shan (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout#1 (July, 2017) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Edgar Salazar (pencils), Allen Martinez (inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#1 (July, 2017) - Jim Starlin (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#2 (July, 2017) - Jim Starlin (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#3 (July, 2017) - Jim Starlin (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#4 (July, 2017) - Jim Starlin (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy#5 (July, 2017) - Jim Starlin (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
I Am Groot#1 (July, 2017) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Flaviano Armentaro (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
Mighty Captain Marvel#5 (July, 2017) - Margaret Stohl (writer), Michele Bandini (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat, Charles Beacham (editors)
Secret Empire#3 (July, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Rod Reis, Andrea Sorrentino (pencilers, inkers), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
Star-Lord Annual#1 (July, 2017) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Djibril Morissette-Phan (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
U.S.Avengers#6 (July, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual#1 (August, 2017) - Chad Bowers (writer), Chris Sims (writer), Danilo Beyruth (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#3 (July, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Frazer Irving (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Kathleen Wisneski, Darren Shan (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#4 (June, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Kathleen Wisneski, Darren Shan (editors)
I Am Groot#2 (August, 2017) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Flaviano Armentaro (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
Mighty Captain Marvel#6 (August, 2017) - Margaret Stohl (writer), Michele Bandini (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat, Charles Beacham (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#6 (July, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham, Kathleen Wisneski, Darren Shan (editors)
All-New Wolverine#22 (July, 2017) - Tom Taylor (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks), Cory Hamscher (inks), Mark Paniccia, Christina Harrington (editors)
I Am Groot#3 (September, 2017) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Flaviano Armentaro (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
Mighty Captain Marvel#7 (September, 2017) - Margaret Stohl (writer), Michele Bandini (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat, Charles Beacham, Mark Basso (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#8 (August, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham (editors)
I Am Groot#4 (August, 2017) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Flaviano Armentaro (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
Mighty Captain Marvel#8 (August, 2017) - Margaret Stohl (writer), Michele Bandini (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat, Charles Beacham, Mark Basso (editors)
Secret Empire#8 (August, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Rod Reis, Sean Izaakse, Daniel Acuna (pencilers, inkers), Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#9 (September, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Hawthorne (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#10 (September, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham (editors)
All-New Wolverine#24 (November, 2017) - Tom Taylor (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks), Mark Paniccia, Christina Harrington (editors)
I Am Groot#5 (November, 2017) - Christopher Hastings (writer), Flaviano Armentaro (pencils, inks), Kathleen Wisneski, Jordan D. White (editors)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy#12 (September, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Rod Reis (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#146 (November, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#147 (November, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#149 (December, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Marcus To (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#150 (January, 2018) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Marcus To, Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Charles Beacham (editors)
Captain Marvel I#129 (February, 2018) - Margaret Stohl (writer), Michele Bandini (pencils, inks), Sana Amanat, Mark Basso, Sarah Brunstad (editors)
Infinity Countdown Prime (February, 2018) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl II#29 (February, 2018) - Ryan North (writer), Erica Henderson (pencils, inks), Will Moss, Sarah Brunstad, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Infinity Countdown#1 (March, 2018) - Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White (editor)
Infinity Countdown#2 (April, 2018) - Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Mike Hawthorne (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Jordan D. White (editor)
Infinity Countdown#3 (May, 2018) - Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Mike Hawthorne (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Deadpool VII#7 (June, 2018) - Skottie Young (writer), Nic Klein (pencils, inks), Jake Thomas, Mark Basso (editors)
Infinity Countdown#4 (June, 2018) - Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Mike Hawthorne (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Amazing Spider-Man V#1 (July, 2018) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ryan Ottley (pencils), Cliff Rathburn (inks), Nick Lowe, Kathleen Wisneski (editors)
Infinity Countdown#5 (July, 2018) - Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., Aaron Kuder (pencils, inks), Mike Hawthorne (pencils), Jose Marzan Jr. (inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Infinity Wars#1 (August, 2018) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Infinity Wars#2 (August, 2018) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Shuri#2 (January, 2019) - Nnedi Okorafor (writer), Leonardo Romero (pencils, inks), Will Moss, Sarah Brunstad, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Infinity Wars#5 (January, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Infinity Wars#6 (February, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian#1 (February, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Andy MacDonald (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Annalise Bissa (editors)
Shuri#3 (February, 2019) - Nnedi Okorafor (writer), Leonardo Romero (pencils, inks), Will Moss, Sarah Brunstad, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#1 (March, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#2 (April, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#3 (May, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Lauren Amaro, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#4 (June, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#5 (July, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Danny Khazem, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#6 (August, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Geoff Shaw (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro, Jordan D. White (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#7 (September, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Cory Smith (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#8 (October, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Cory Smith (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Prodigal Sun#1 (November, 2019) - Peter David (writer), Francesco Manna (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Darren Shan, Alanna Smith, Shannon Andrews Ballesteros, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#9 (November, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Cory Smith (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#10 (December, 2019) - Donny Cates (writer), Cory Smith (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#11 (January, 2020) - Donny Cates (writer), Cory Smith (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy V#12 (February, 2020) - Donny Cates (writer), Cory Smith (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy VI#1 (March, 2020) - Al Ewing (writer), Juan Cabal (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy VI#3 (May, 2020) - Al Ewing (writer), Nina Vakueva, Belen Ortega, Juan Cabal (pencils, inks), Chris Sprouse (pencils), Karl Story (inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy VI#4 (September, 2020) - Al Ewing (writer), Juan Cabal (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Fortnite X Marvel - Nexus War: Thor#1 (October, 2020) - Donny Cates (writer), Greg Land (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Mark Basso, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy VI#5 (October, 2020) - Al Ewing (writer), Juan Cabal (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Lauren Amaro (editors)
Guardians of the Galaxy VI#7 (November, 2020) - Al Ewing (writer), Marcio Takara, Stefano Landini (pencils, inks), Darren Shan, Mark Basso, Lauren Amaro (editors)


First Posted: 07/12/2003
Last Updated: 11/13/2020

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