(2022)

Dark Horse, 2022 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
116
On-sale Date
2022-03-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics LLC
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
978-1-5067-2237-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781506722375 51999
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collected edition of the "Groo Meets Tarzan" four-issue limited series of 2021.

[Jungle Groo-ise] (Table of Contents)

Groo the Wanderer; 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.
Reprints
Keywords
character crossover; foliage; jungle setting; knife; peering eyes; stalking; sword; trees
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[Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

Groo the Wanderer; 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; Tarzan's chimpanzee (Cheetah?) (Tarzan's world); 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.
Reprints
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).

Tarzan's chimpanzee is unnamed in this story.

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

Groo the Wanderer; 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 chimpanzee (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.
Reprints
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 chimpanzee 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 Meets Tarzan Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 3)

Groo the Wanderer; 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".
Reprints
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 Meets Tarzan Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 4)

Groo the Wanderer; 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.
Reprints
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!"
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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..."
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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!"

[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.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; eggs; swamp; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Uncertain if the Rufferto stories follow the Groo stories in original issue order, or if both the Groo stories and Rufferto are individually grouped. Future indexers are invited to reorder the stories, if necessary.

[A Giraffe's-Eye View!] (Table of Contents: 6)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; dog; giraffes; ingenuity; jungle setting; lost; panic

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

[Having Spots Doesn't Make You a Leopard!] (Table of Contents: 7)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
apes; best-laid-plans; dog; jungle setting; leopard; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

[No Room at the (Eleph)-Inn-(t)] (Table of Contents: 8)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; elephant; jungle setting; rain; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

For Fans of Groo the Wanderer and Tarzan comes an unexpected crossover! (Table of Contents: 9)

Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés (credited) (Groo characters); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates) (Tarzan characters)
Inks
Sergio Aragonés (credited) (Groo characters); Tom Yeates (credited as Thomas Yeates) (Tarzan characters)
Colors
Tom Luth
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fearuring Groo creators Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier as characters in their own story - and Sergio collaborating with Thomas Yeates on artwork - Groo Meets Tarzan is a comic unlike any other!
Genre
adventure; humor; jungle; sword and sorcery
Characters
Groo; Tarzan [Lord Greystoke]; Rufferto
Keywords
character crossover

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Jungle Groo-ise]
    Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan
  2. 1. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 1]
    Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan
  3. 2. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 2]
    Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan
  4. 3. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 3]
    Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan
  5. 4. [Groo Meets Tarzan Chapter 4]
    Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan
  6. 5. [A Hasty Eggs-it!]
    Rufferto
  7. 6. [A Giraffe's-Eye View!]
    Rufferto
  8. 7. [Having Spots Doesn't Make You a Leopard!]
    Rufferto
  9. 8. [No Room at the (Eleph)-Inn-(t)]
    Rufferto
  10. 9. For Fans of Groo the Wanderer and Tarzan comes an unexpected crossover!
    Groo the Wanderer; Tarzan
This issue was modified by
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Andrew S. Troth