Back in 2015, Marvel did a series of “Manga” variant covers for their comics. This brought in some notables like Shigeto Koyama (animator and designer on Evangelion, Kill la Kill), Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill La Kill) Q Hayashida (Dorohedoro), and, of course, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man). Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off Groot appropriately got one by superlog. This charming piece has now inspired a statue from Good Smile Company, on sale ahead of a February 2018 release.
— Superlog (@superlog) July 11, 2015
Manga Variant: Groot Superlog Ver.
“I AM GROOT!” (Superlog’s illustration has been transformed into a figure!)
From MARVEL’s unique “MARVEL Manga Variant” project comes a statue figure of Groot! The figure faithfully captures all the details of Superlog’s original illustration, while also including all the details on the back and sides allowing fans to see a whole new dimension compared to the original illustration.
In addition, the figure includes three background sheets illustrated by Superlog, allowing you to switch between them for a change in atmosphere. The special base was designed for the figure and allows you to easily place Groot on display on your desk or in your collection. Be sure to add the very first figure based on one of Superlog’s illustrations to your collection!
– Who is Superlog? –
Superlog received his name from Rock’in Jelly bean in 2009 when he started his artistic career. In his early years he created the jacket illustrations for VAMPS, and also moved out of the music scene to illustrate and design for professional wrestling, games and manga. In 2015 he was selected to join MARVEL’s Manga Variant project and illustrated this “Groot #3” cover illustration. Since then, he has been involved in various other projects in the American comic scene.
- Product Name
- Manga Variant: Groot Superlog Ver.
- MARVEL Manga Variant
- Good Smile Company
- Non-Scale Figure
- Release Date
- Painted non-scale ABS&PVC figure with stand included. Approximately160mm in height.
- Yoshihito Kobayashi
- Kenji Ando
来年1月発売予定の「Rocket Raccoon and Groot’ #1」のヴァリアントカバー描きましたー。宜しくお願いします。しかしよくこんなデタラメなのわかって頂けたな……！MARVELさんの懐の深さに感謝しかない表紙です。 pic.twitter.com/zJY6OnsAhs
— Superlog (@superlog) December 6, 2015