(October 2021)

Dark Horse, 2021 Series
Price
3.99 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2021-09-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics LLC
Brand
Dark Horse Comics 35 Years
Barcode
761568006926 00311
Editing
Philip Simon (credited as Philip R. Simon) (senior editor); Judy Khuu (credited) (associate editor); Rose Weitz (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Issue 3 of 4. Indexer Joe Torcivia's copy of this issue has the indicia for Issue #2 inside. The cover and introductory page (inside front cover) say Issue #3, and the contents are that of Issue #3... but the indicia, as published, begins with "GROO MEETS TARZAN #2 - September 2021". Unless otherwise established, and barring a second printing, all issues are assumed to have this inaccuracy. This indicia has been scanned as part of the series page "Image Resources Status".

[Who's a FRAY(d) of the Big Bad Groo?!] (Table of Contents)

Groo; Tarzan / 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; jungle; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]; Rufferto; elephant; lion; slavers
Synopsis
Spoiling for a fray, Groo single-handedly holds off a band of slavers - or so he thinks, as a ready Tarzan with elephant and lion stand behind him.
Keywords
character crossover; elephant; fray; intimidation; jungle setting; lion; slavers; sword

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
As Mark navigates through the dangers of Comic-Con International, Sergio - still lost in the Chula Vista Safari Jungle Land - meets snakes, vultures, and more lions!
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 3] (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
Back on the floor of Comic-Con International...
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; would-be rival cartoonist; Safari Land ticket taker; various Safari Land animals; various Safari Land tourists; Candy Brown (animal rights advocate); Tarzan's chimpanzee (Cheetah?) (Tarzan's world); trio of armed slaver scouts (Tarzan's world); various slavers at encampment (Tarzan's world); leader of the slavers (Tarzan's world); Queen Tu-Ran of the Swallatees (Tarzan's world); Swallatee villagers (Tarzan's world); inhabitants of Ungara (Groo's world); elder of Ungara (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Still lost within the far reaches of a run-down California safari park, Sergio Aragonés is now covered in smelly garbage and wearing a dead raccoon's skin around his waist. Mark Evanier resumes the search for Sergio now aided by Candy Brown. In Pal-ul-don, Tarzan takes-out the trio of armed slaver scouts from the end of last issue, with only marginal "help" from Groo. Groo, wishing to help Tarzan raise an army to defeat the slavers, travels back through the cavern passages to Ungara to round up more fighters - but, by the time he arrives, he's more interested in Ungara's "wonderful food".
Keywords
alligators; character crossover; comic-con; different worlds; exploring; hippos; jungle setting; lions; monkeys; Pal-ul-don; safari park; slave traders; snakes

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 chimpanzee is unnamed in this story.

GOOD BIT:
So that Groo might raise an army of fighters for Tarzan, ever-loyal dog Rufferto leads Groo back from Pal-ul-don through the cavern passages to Ungara - by a unique method...

RUFFERTO 1(thinks): "I am just following the smell of Groo IN REVERSE!
RUFFERTO 2(thinks): "You leave a little of yourself wherever you go!"

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
In case you don't count any better than Groo does, this is the third of four issues.
Feature Logo
Groo Grams [Groo reading letter]
Characters
Groo; Rufferto (in illustrations)
Keywords
crossovers; dogs; letters of comment

Indexer Notes

Topics include: Mark's insistence that a reader's letter has arrived too late to get into this letter column - in response to that very same letter... TWICE, Groo crossing over with Usagi Yojimbo, and praise for Rufferto from a reader's dog.

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

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

[Having Spots Doesn't Make You a Leopard!] (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
Letters
Stan Sakai ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ROWARR!
Feature Logo
Rufferto [lower-case letters]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rufferto; apes; leopard
Synopsis
In a jungle, Rufferto pretends to be a leopard to scare a bunch of apes.
Keywords
apes; best-laid-plans; dog; jungle setting; leopard; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Who's a FRAY(d) of the Big Bad Groo?!]
    Groo; Tarzan
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
  3. 2. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 3]
    Groo; Tarzan
  4. 3. Groo Grams
    Groo Grams
  5. 4. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
    Groo; Tarzan
  6. 5. [Having Spots Doesn't Make You a Leopard!]
    Rufferto
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo