[Groop] Groo Sighting A.P.B.
Fri, 19 May 2000 10:45:49 -0400
Wow, dude, you sure don't ask 'em easy. Let me this straight. You are
looking for a three panel advertisement that appeared in an Epic book
in/around 1985-1986? Or could it be in a Marvel book, same time period?
Could this be something you might already have, just don't know where, in
your extensive collection it might be? Might Mark know about this?
Since this advertisement you describe sounds very familiar, I'll try to look
into my books from those publishers, during that period. Any additional
info you might have could be helpful. Unfortunately, my books from that
time period are not at my house. I'll try to visit my comic books (and I
guess my parents as long as I'm over that way ; ))soon to check it out.
Only problem when I do that I kinda fall in, and have a hard time coming
On a different note, has anyone read/seen Astounding Space Thrills. The
first comic book issue came out Wednesday from Image. Very funny. I think
those with Groo humor will laugh their pa-heine off on reading it.
p.s. Did I groo? Was I not supposed to post on Friday? Sorry. I'll try
to be better.
Groosagi v. Grooferto - The Movie.
From: Gary Grossmann [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 10:22 PM
Subject: [Groop] Groo Sighting A.P.B.
I am am making a request of all Groopies with extensive comic and fanzine
collections from the mid-1980's.
Amazing Heroes #99 (July 15, 1986) has a great interview with Sergio. The
art includes reprints of several covers, a reprint of the drawing that
appeared in the 1978 C.A.P.S. Catalogue, AND a three-panel reprint of what
was certainly an Epic/Marvel Groo advertisement. One panel shows Groo
fraying and the caption reads: "Who is the greatest, grandest hero who ever
swung a sword?" The second panel shows Groo surrounded by adoring women and
says "...the one most irresistble to women?" and the third panel has him
walking off a cliff while leading an army and says "...the true leader of
men?" It ends with the words "Whoever it is, It's NOT Groo the Wanderer by
Sergio Aragones!" The art is dated 1985.
I have not run across this advertisement anywhere. Does anybody have a clue
where it might have appeared as the advertisement it obviously is? I am
kind of surprised it hasn't popped up somewhere. Thanks and take care
all -Gary G.
Groop maillist - Groop@groo.com