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.
In August, Marvel Comics invited a host of Japanese artists to contribute work for a month of manga variant covers. Among these was the aptly named superlog who produced a work for the third issue of Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off Groot. Now, with the Rocket Raccoon & Groot series coming in January, superlog is back with a cover inspired by the beloved Anatomical Guide to Monsters by Shoji Otomo with illustrations by Shogo Endo, from 1967.