(September 2021)

Dark Horse, 2021 Series
Price
3.99 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2021-09-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics LLC
Brand
Dark Horse Comics 35 Years
Barcode
761568006926 00211
Editing
Philip Simon (credited as Philip R. Simon) (senior editor); Judy Khuu (credited) (associate editor); Rose Weitz (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Issue 2 of 4.

[How Do You Stop a Charging Elephant?] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; jungle; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]; Rufferto; elephant; monkeys from Groo's world
Synopsis
In Tarzan's world, Groo, Rufferto, and the "Groo-world monkeys" flee Tarzan and his elephant.
Keywords
character crossover; elephant; jungle setting; monkeys; panic

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our bumbling barbarian Groo encounters the lord of the jungle, but will Groo team up with Tarzan, or accidently destroy the jungle itself?
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]
Synopsis
Introduction and credits for the issue.
Keywords
credits; introduction

Indexer Notes

Color on inside front cover.

[Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 2] (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
Chula Vista Jungle Safari Land was not the safest place to be...
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; Stan Sakai; Tom Luth; Marv Wolfman; Safari Land ticket taker; friendly lion; unfriendly lion; Tarzan's elephant (Tarzan's world); Tarzan's monkey (Cheetah?) (Tarzan's world); trio of armed slaver scouts (Tarzan's world); various slavers at encampment (Tarzan's world); inhabitants of Ungara (Groo's world); elder of Ungara (Groo's world); warriors of Ungara (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Sergio Aragonés is lost within the far reaches of a run-down California safari park, meeting a friendly lion and its identical twin, an unfriendly lion. Mark Evanier abandons the search for Sergio due to an over-abundance of panels to moderate at the "the 2021 Comic-Con that never happened". Tarzan tracks the slavers to the land of Pal-ul-don (a land forgotten by time). Groo, seeking "the best cheese dip in the world", follows a cavern passage to Pal-ul-don, where he is discovered by Tarzan. Unbeknownst to our "heroes of two worlds", a trio of armed slavers have a rifle trained on the pair.
Keywords
character crossover; comic-con; different worlds; exploring; jungle setting; Pal-ul-don; safari park; slavers

Indexer Notes

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).

Tarzan's monkey and elephant are unnamed in this story.

GOOD BIT:
Tarzan, upon first encountering Groo:
TARZAN: "I have encountered creatures whose very nature defied belief... But never were they as unbelievable as this!"

The Slavers, upon first spotting Tarzan and Groo from a distance:
SLAVER #1: "I pray it is not Tarzan... but it is!"
SLAVER #2: "And what is that hideous deformed being he faces?"

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
This is the second of four issues. As this one goes to press, the first one ain't out yet, so I have no letters about it to answer.
Feature Logo
Groo Grams [Groo reading letter]
Characters
Groo; Rufferto (in illustrations)
Keywords
2020; letters of comment; mulching

Indexer Notes

Topics include; Are issues of Groo all the same?, the definition of mulching (in multiple), and was the disastrous year of 2020 a "Groo Year"?

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

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

[A Giraffe's-Eye View!] (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; two giraffes
Synopsis
Rufferto wanders into some tall jungle grass, losing sight of Groo.
Keywords
alternative uses; dog; giraffes; ingenuity; jungle setting; lost; panic

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [How Do You Stop a Charging Elephant?]
    Groo; Tarzan
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
  3. 2. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 2]
    Groo; Tarzan
  4. 3. Groo Grams
    Groo Grams
  5. 4. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
    Groo; Tarzan
  6. 5. [A Giraffe's-Eye View!]
    Rufferto
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