(November 2021)

Dark Horse, 2021 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2021-11-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics LLC
Brand
Dark Horse Comics 35 Years
Barcode
761568006926 00411
Editing
Philip Simon (credited as Philip R. Simon) (senior editor); Judy Khuu (credited) (associate editor); Rose Weitz (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

[Don't Make Those Dinos Sore!] (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; dinosaurs, pterodactyls
Synopsis
In the land of Pal-ul-don, Tarzan, Groo, and Rufferto are surrounded by prehistoric creatures of all sizes and shapes.
Keywords
dinosaurs; face-off; Pal-ul-don; pterodactyls; strange land

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
Tarzan artist Thomas Yeates teams up with Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, and the rest of the Groo crew to deliver a unique crossover experience between the Lord of the Jungle and the Cheese Dip Barbarian!
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 4] (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
In the village of Ungara, the worst possible thing had 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; Joel Kirschbaum (Safari Land employee); Safari Land ticket taker; various Safari Land animals; various Safari Land tourists; Candy Brown (animal rights advocate); Elliott Flurm (cosplayer who finds Sergio Aragonés in Safari Land); KDRK TV reporter; KDRK TV cameraman; Tarzan's chimpanzee (Cheetah?) (Tarzan's world); band of slavers (Tarzan's world); leader of the slavers (Tarzan's world); deadly prehistoric creatures of Pal-ul-don (Tarzan's world); Tarzan's elephant (Tarzan's world); members of the jungle-region's constabulary (Tarzan's world); warriors of Ungara (Groo's world); inhabitants of Ungara (Groo's world); elder of Ungara (Groo's world)
Synopsis
Last issue, Groo aimed to help Tarzan raise an army to defeat the slavers by traveling back through the cavern passages to Ungara to round up more fighters - but, by the time he arrives, he's more interested in food than fighting. Rufferto herds together a band of warriors and prompts Groo to lead them back to Tarzan - to great tumultuous effect. A horde of cosplayers from Comic-Con storm Safari Land to find and rescue Sergio Aragonés, who had been wandering lost in the decrepit animal park since issue #1.
Keywords
character crossover; comic-con; cosplayers; different worlds; exploring; jungle animals; jungle setting; Pal-ul-don; prehistoric creatures; safari park; slave traders

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 BITS: Groo leads the warriors of Ungara (of Groo's world) to help Tarzan battle the slavers (of Tarzan's world):

SLAVER (looking aghast at the band of Sergio Aragonés-designed warriors): "What kind of beings are these UNEARTHLY CREATURES?"

WARRIOR (looking equally aghast at the realistically-rendered slavers): "What are these BEASTS? They resemble NO MEN we have ever seen!"
------

TARZAN (on Groo and Rufferto's fighting prowess): "Whatever he is, the smelly one fights like a demon! So does what I gather is a dog..."
------

The army of cosplayers, crowded in their various vehicles and bent on rescuing Sergio Aragonés, crash through the entry barrier at the Safari Land entrance ticket booth:

TICKET TAKER: "You can't come in here! Not unless you pay me SIXTY BUCKS EACH! ...And we charge DOUBLE for Batmobiles!"

COSPLAYER: We're COSPLAYERS! We don't have any money - or pockets!"

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)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (logo illustration of Groo)
Colors
Tom Luth
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You hold in your mitts the last issue of the four-part Groo Meets Tarzan series... but do not despair.
Feature Logo
Groo Grams [Groo reading letter]
Characters
Groo (in illustration)
Keywords
letters of comment

Indexer Notes

Topics include: A third printing of the same letter of comment by reader Gareth Gaudin (which was intended for issue #3, but was accidentally omitted) and a FOURTH printing of that same letter by Gareth Gaudin - so that there is one printing of that letter for each issue of the miniseries.

Mark's declaring that another reader's letter was not printed in this issue "Because I had to run Gareth Gaudin's letter twice, I have no room in this issue for yours." - in response to that very same letter.

A suggestion that a cat be added alongside Rufferto, as another traveling companion to Groo - from a reader's cat. And questions from a father and two daughters from Albuquerque, NM, all of whom read Groo.

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

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

[No Room at the (Eleph)-Inn-(t)] (Table of Contents: 5)

Rufferto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés; Mark Evanier
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (signed as Aragonés)
Colors
Tom Luth

Feature Logo
Rufferto [lower-case letters]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rufferto; elephant; lots of other animals
Synopsis
In a teeming jungle rain, Rufferto hopes to stay dry by stationing himself beneath the huge body of an elephant, but he finds that too many other animals have gotten there first.
Keywords
dog; elephant; jungle setting; rain; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Don't Make Those Dinos Sore!]
    Groo; Tarzan
  2. 1. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
  3. 2. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 4]
    Groo; Tarzan
  4. 3. Groo Grams
    Groo Grams
  5. 4. Sergio Aragonés Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
    Groo; Tarzan
  6. 5. [No Room at the (Eleph)-Inn-(t)]
    Rufferto
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