(July 2014)

Dark Horse, 2014 Series
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Price
3.50 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2014-07-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [facing left]
Barcode
761568156324 00111
Editing
Dave Land (credited) (editor); Katie Moody (credited) (editor); Patrick Thorpe (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Issue 1 of 4.

[Groo vs. Conan: The Fray to End All Frays!] (Table of Contents)

Conan; Groo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed as Aragonés); Tom Yeates (signed as Yeates)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed as Aragonés); Tom Yeates (signed as Yeates)
Colors
Tom Luth (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Conan; Rufferto; townspeople (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Groo and Conan face-off for a fray.
Reprints
Keywords
character crossover; fray; swords

Sergio Aragonés Groo vs. Conan (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés; Tom Yeates
Inks
Sergio Aragonés; Tom Yeates
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard's immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragonés Groo the Wanderer.
Characters
Groo; Conan; Rufferto; Conan's horse; townspeople (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Introduction and credits for the issue.
Keywords
credits; introduction

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

[Groo vs. Conan: Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 2)

Conan; Groo / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés (credited); Mark Evanier (credited)
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (credited); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (credited); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates)
Colors
Tom Luth (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The beast would have its way... as beasts so often do.
Genre
adventure; humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Conan; Conan's horse; Rufferto; Sergio Aragonés; Mark Evanier; woman in distress (Conan’s world); wizard (Conan’s world); various townspeople of Groo’s world; bakers (Groo’s world); Benjy (comic book shop owner); various pro-comic book shop protesters; various Los Angeles police; various ambulance and hospital personnel; nurse; doctor; king's corrupt prime minister (Groo’s world); king's soldiers (Groo’s world); peasant (Conan’s world); wench (Conan’s world); wine-pouring woman (Conan’s world); inn patrons (Conan’s world)
Synopsis
In three seemingly unrelated segments, Conan defeats a wizard who uses “a man’s deepest horrors from his soul” against him. Sergio and Mark come upon a comic book shop being threatened with demolition by a greedy developer and his lawyer. Groo comes upon a bakery being threatened with demolition by a greedy king and his prime minister, and (inadvertently?) joins the king’s army. Sergio falls into a delirium and fancies himself as Conan, running about in an open-ended hospital gown. The townspeople of Groo’s world journey to Conan’s world and appeal to Conan to vanquish the dread monster Groo.
Reprints
Keywords
character crossover; comic book shop; different worlds; historical setting; meta humor; series of mishaps; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

The story unfolds among three very different worlds... the "real" world of comic book shops, greedy developers, and city parks, Groo's world (both cartoon-illustrated by Sergio Aragonés), and Conan's world (realistically illustrated by Thomas Yeates) - with a band of peasants from Groo's world crossing over into Conan's world.

The "border" between Groo’s world and Conan’s world, which the venturous peasants cross, is expertly delineated with defining characteristics of each incongruously, but steadfastly, adjacent to one another on story page 5, panel 3.

The peasants comment on this phenomenon on story page 21, panel 3.
PEASANT 1: "Do you not notice how odd is the foliage? How it looks nothing like the lands we know?"
PEASANT 2: "Stranger and stranger..."

Text Page (Table of Contents: 3)

Groo / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Evanier (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, we tried to stop it. Honest, we did.
Genre
humor; sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Mark explains how they tried to stop, or at least postpone this series.
Keywords
background information

[Meat and Greet] (Table of Contents: 4)

Rufferto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés (signed as Aragonés); Mark Evanier
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (signed as Aragonés)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed as Aragonés)
Colors
Tom Luth

Feature Logo
Rufferto [lower-case letters]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rufferto; Groo; panicked butcher
Synopsis
Rufferto uses Groo to scare-up some meat.
Reprints
Keywords
butcher; dog; hunger; ingenuity; meat; medieval setting; sword; trickery

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Groo vs. Conan: The Fray to End All Frays!]
    Conan; Groo
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo vs. Conan
  3. 2. [Groo vs. Conan: Chapter One]
    Conan; Groo
  4. 3. Text Page
    Groo
  5. 4. [Meat and Greet]
    Rufferto
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