(July 2021)

Dark Horse, 2021 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2021-07-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics LLC
Brand
Dark Horse Comics 35 Years
Barcode
761568006926 00111
Editing
Philip Simon (credited as Philip R. Simon) (senior editor); Judy Khuu (credited) (associate editor); Rose Weitz (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Issue 1 of 4.

[Jungle Groo-ise] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; jungle; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]; Rufferto
Synopsis
Tarzan and Groo, separately in stalking-mode. Rufferto looks worried. Probably with good reason.
Keywords
character crossover; foliage; jungle setting; knife; peering eyes; stalking; sword; trees

Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The team behind the hit Groo the Wanderer series (and this comic!) goes to Comic-Con, finding inspiration not only in their enthusiastic fans but in their fellow creators too -- especially those working on Tarzan comics.
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]
Synopsis
Introduction and credits for the issue. Text prepared by the Dark Horse editorial staff, per Mark Evanier.
Keywords
credits; introduction

Indexer Notes

Color on inside front cover.

[Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Groo; Tarzan / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés (credited); Mark Evanier (credited)
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (credited) (Groo pages); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates) (Tarzan pages)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (credited) (Groo pages); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates) (Tarzan pages)
Colors
Tom Luth (credited)
Letters
Stan Sakai (credited) (Groo pages); Adam Pruett (credited) (Tarzan pages)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day at the 2021 Comic-Con that never happened...
Genre
adventure; humor; jungle; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]; Rufferto; Sergio Aragonés; Mark Evanier; many attendees of Comic-Con International San Diego; Scott Shaw! (cameo); Matt Groening (cameo); Svengoolie (cameo); Stan Sakai; Tom Luth; Safari-Land ticket taker; members of the jungle-region's constabulary (Tarzan's world); Ramunge (sponge diver - Tarzan's world); inhabitants of different jungle villages (Tarzan's world); inhabitants of Kaya (Groo's world); elder of Kaya (Groo's world); inhabitants of Ungara (Groo's world); elder of Ungara (Groo's world); warriors of Ungara (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier make their way through "the 2021 Comic-Con that never happened". That night Sergio dreams of following in the footsteps of the many great artists who have drawn Tarzan over the years. Then, in three seemingly unrelated segments, Tarzan seeks the "huge dark ship" of a band of slave traders - leading to the land of Pal-ul-don (a land forgotten by time), Groo seeks "the best cheese dip in the world", and Mark seeks an end to a day out with Sergio at a run-down California safari park.
Keywords
character crossover; comic-con; different worlds; jungle setting; safari park; slave ship; slavers

Indexer Notes

Two-page Comic-Con spread signed by Sergio Aragonés with initial "A". The story unfolds among three very different worlds... the "real" world of comic-cons and safari parks, Groo's world (both cartoon-illustrated by Sergio Aragonés), and Tarzan's world (realistically illustrated by Thomas Yeates).

Groo Grams (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mark Evanier (signed)
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration of Groo, illustration of Groo and Rufferto)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration of Groo, illustration of Groo and Rufferto)
Colors
Tom Luth
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And it's about time!
Feature Logo
Groo Grams [Groo reading letter]
Characters
Groo; Rufferto (in illustrations)
Keywords
comics history; moustache; writers

Indexer Notes

Mark Evanier explains that, in the mid-seventies, he wrote and edited comics featuring Tarzan and Korak for the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate, which were published overseas. He did not write those properties for Gold Key, and that Gaylord DuBois "...between 1947 and 1971 wrote an estimated 95 percent of all the books Dell Comics and Gold Key Comics produced of Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest hero". Also that, for Gold Key, he (Evanier) wrote mostly "Characters with Tails", citing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, and Scooby-Doo.

...Also a plot to relieve Sergio Aragonés of his famous moustache, and sell it to a reader for thirty dollars.

Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Groo; Tarzan / preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[A Hasty Eggs-it!] (Table of Contents: 5)

Rufferto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés; Mark Evanier
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
Tom Luth

Feature Logo
Rufferto [lower-case letters]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rufferto; Groo
Synopsis
Rufferto sniffs out some eggs for breakfast, and wishes he hadn't.
Keywords
dog; eggs; swamp; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Edits to this Issue are being reviewed by GCD Editor Merlin Haas
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Jungle Groo-ise]
    Groo; Tarzan
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
  3. 2. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 1]
    Groo; Tarzan
  4. 3. Groo Grams
    Groo Grams
  5. 4. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
    Groo; Tarzan
  6. 5. [A Hasty Eggs-it!]
    Rufferto
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