Groot is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960). An extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature, the original Groot first appeared as an invader that intended to capture humans for experimentation. The character was reimagined as a heroic, noble being in 2006, and in the subsequent years, Groot has been featured in various books, including a self-titled series in 2015, in which Groot travels the universe and carries out heroic feats. Groot has been featured in a variety of associated Marvel merchandise, including animated television series, toys, and apparel. The character has also become a pop culture icon, with his repeated line "I am Groot" having been featured in various media. 1. 'Avengers: Endgame' — What Happened to Groot? 2. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' -- How Groot Changed Marvel Cinematic Universe 3. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3': What We Know About Groot's Return 4. How 'Infinity War'