(September 2014)

Dark Horse, 2014 Series
Price
3.50 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2014-09-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [facing left]
Barcode
761568156324 00311
Editing
Patrick Thorpe (editor); Everett Patterson (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Issue 3 of 4.

[Groo vs. Conan: Advantage... Groo?!] (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
Groo has the upper hand on Conan 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
Sergio has been seriously overmedicated to the point where he thinks he's Conan.
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 Three (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
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Comicraft (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The rumbling spread across the land, drifting back to the people who knew Conan well...
Genre
adventure; humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Conan; Conan's horse; Rufferto; Sergio Aragonés; Mark Evanier; Olam (Conan’s world); various subjects of Conan’s world; various townspeople of Groo’s world; rumor-mongering peasant #1 (Groo’s world); rumor-mongering peasant #2 (Groo’s world); lazy and misinformed inn patrons (Groo’s world); various attendees of the Renaissance Faire; Los Angeles police officers; police horse; nurse; doctor; baker (Groo’s world); Harvey Biffin (corrupt lawyer of developer Spencer Spade); Benjy (comic book shop owner); various pro-comic book shop protesters; Biffin's two subordinates; various prison guards; various jailed convicts; king (Groo’s world); king's corrupt prime minister (Groo’s world); king's soldiers (Groo’s world); Spencer Spade (developer)
Synopsis
With Conan off to slay Groo, Olam usurps Conan’s throne and becomes a despot. Still in his “Conan delusion”, Sergio rides a police horse through a Renaissance Faire, gets thrown in jail, and is taken along on a prison break while asleep. The King’s corrupt prime minister and developer Mr. Spade’s corrupt lawyer reveal parallel plans of deceit – gulfed by several centuries. A second rumor-mongering peasant refutes the rumor-mongering of the previous rumor-mongering peasant from Issue #2, telling a gathering at the inn of the great battle between Conan and Groo – where Groo slays Conan.
Reprints
Keywords
character crossover; comic book shop; different worlds; fray; historical setting; jailbreak; meta humor; Renaissance Faire; series of mishaps; spreading hearsay; swordfight; usurper of the throne; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

The story unfolds among three very different worlds... the "real" world of comic book shops, greedy developers, and Renaissance Faires, Groo's world (both cartoon-illustrated by Sergio Aragonés), and Conan's world (realistically illustrated by Thomas Yeates), with Conan crossing over into Groo's world in order to slay Groo.

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; unlikely crossovers

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Luke Silvester, Tim Maurer, and three letters from Ian Nicol, mostly concerning the idea of Groo and Conan crossing over.

[New Dog on the (Chopping) Block!] (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
Lovern Kindzierski

Feature Logo
Rufferto [lower-case letters]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rufferto; Groo; butcher
Synopsis
Rufferto scares Groo into chasing a butcher away from his shop... leaving behind many delectable meats for hungry Rufferto.
Reprints
Keywords
butcher; diversion; dog; faked-death; meats; scare tactic; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Groo vs. Conan: Advantage... Groo?!]
    Conan; Groo
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo vs. Conan
  3. 2. Groo vs. Conan: Chapter Three
    Conan; Groo
  4. 3. Groo Grams
    Groo Grams
  5. 4. [New Dog on the (Chopping) Block!]
    Rufferto
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)