(August 2014)

Dark Horse, 2014 Series
Price
3.50 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2014-08-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [facing left]
Barcode
761568156324 00211
Editing
Dave Land (credited) (editor); Katie Moody (credited) (editor); Patrick Thorpe (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Issue 2 of 4.

[Groo vs. Conan: Advantage Conan!] (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
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)

Genre
adventure; humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Conan; Rufferto; townspeople (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Conan has the upper hand on Groo in the fray to end all frays.
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
Everyone has problems: Sergio and Mark are trying to save a comic book shop from extinction.
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 Two] (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 (signed)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (credited); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Comicraft (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Groo: The very name chills all who hear it... all but for Conan...
Genre
adventure; humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Conan; Conan's horse; Rufferto; Sergio Aragonés; Mark Evanier; four aid-seeking peasants (Groo’s world); inn patrons (Conan’s world); various townspeople of Conan’s world; various homeless people of a Los Angeles park; nurse; doctor; Harvey Biffin (corrupt lawyer of developer Spencer Spade); Benjy (comic book shop owner); various pro-comic book shop protesters; Biffin's two subordinates; various townspeople of Groo’s world; two bakers (Groo’s world); covey of quail (Groo’s world); king's corrupt prime minister (Groo’s world); king's soldiers (Groo’s world); Los Angeles police officer; police horse; rumor-mongering peasant #1 (Groo’s world); lazy and misinformed inn patrons (Groo’s world)
Synopsis
Conan agrees to slay Groo, as Groo’s legend grows more and more fearsome by word-of-mouth. In a park (and just barely in an opened-ended hospital gown), Sergio falls from a tree, bringing about a delusion that he is Conan. There, Sergio is fed and accepted by a group of homeless people. En route to slay the mighty Groo, Conan meets Groo and, not knowing who he is, befriends him. Groo and Conan arrive at the town, where a rumor-mongering peasant tells a gathering at the inn of the great battle between Conan and Groo – where Conan slays Groo.
Reprints
Keywords
character crossover; comic book shop; different worlds; fray; historical setting; meta humor; series of mishaps; spreading hearsay; swordfight; 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 having crossed over into Conan's world, and Conan eventually journeying to Groo's world... to slay Groo.

GREAT BIT: Three ordinary peasants from Groo's world comment on the spectacle of Conan and Groo entering the town, walking side by side:
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PEASANT 1: "That is Conan, the greatest hero of all..."
PEASANT 2: "And he is with Groo, the greatest idiot of all!"
PEASANT 3: "If you average them out, you get me!"

Groo Grams (Table of Contents: 3)

Groo Grams / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Evanier (signed)
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés; Tom Yeates (Conan figure only)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés; Tom Yeates (Conan figure only)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Groo Grams [Groo reading letter]
Characters
Groo; Conan; Rufferto; townspeople of Groo's world (in illustrations)
Keywords
comics history; letters of comment; silly questions

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bert Jacokes III, Roger Green, Steven Rowe, Jim Guida, Martin, Glen Kinsville and Steven Marsh.

Among the topics discussed: "Where does Groo go when I close the comic book?" and a comparison of Groo vs. Conan with 1966's "Mickey Mouse, Super Secret Agent" ( https://www.comics.org/issue/20458/ ) in terms of combining cartoonish type characters with realistic-looking ones.

[The Day Groo Blew!] (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
Letters
Sergio Aragonés

Feature Logo
Rufferto [lower-case letters]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rufferto; Groo
Synopsis
Rufferto dreams of Groo eating too much and getting so fat that he explodes.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; nightmare; overeating; panic

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Groo vs. Conan: Advantage Conan!]
    Conan; Groo
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo vs. Conan
  3. 2. [Groo vs. Conan: Chapter Two]
    Conan; Groo
  4. 3. Groo Grams
    Groo Grams
  5. 4. [The Day Groo Blew!]
    Rufferto
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)