[Groop]20th ann. book

Fred Vigeant fvigeant@optonline.net
Sun, 03 Mar 2002 13:33:00 -0500


How about a retrospective piece, perhaps text, capturing the entire lifetime
of Groo......

Both in fiction...and Real Life.

We have certainly heard and read how Groo came to be. How about one more

Wouldn't be nice to have a text peice about Groo, reflecting on his ...
his....um....his career?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Steller" <lawrencesteller@yahoo.com>
To: "Gary Grossmann" <grossfam@olywa.net>; "Sean Ferris" <saferris@msn.com>;
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Groop]20th ann. book

> I'd love to see some 1 or 2 page stories similar to
> the SAGE and RUFFERTO features, spotlighting other
> favorite characters like CHAKAAL, PAL & DRUM, ARCADIO,
> I vote to keep the cards in. The vast majority of Groo
> fans don't  have them; despite Mark's heroic efforts
> to help us complete sets, many who have don't  have
> them complete.
> I'd love to see a map, but doubt they would do one;
> too much research, plus establishing a hard-and-fast
> map of the GrooNiverse would open the Groo Crew up to
> Nitpickers and Naysayers (How could Groo get to Arba &
> Dakarba's lair so quickly from there...?).
> Plus,  it would act as a natural inhibitor for some
> creative processes ( I can't do THIS because I've
> already established the distance to be THAT), unless
> they simply ignore the map afterwards, rendering it
> FUN but nonfunctional (which is what they would have
> to do!)
> This is the same reason why DC Comics is vague about
> EXACTLY where Metropolis & Gotham are to each other,
> as well as to New York. At one time I seem to recall a
> bridge between Gotham & Metropolis, and Solomon Grundy
> was once said to have been formed in the Swamps
> between Gotham & Metropolis. Currently, the distance
> is hinted to be much greater than that.
> (Mayfair Games did a map of the DC Universe for their
> roleplaying game, which firmly put Gotham in New
> Jersey and Metropolis in Delaware; these were
> important details to establish in a game ystem,
> however what's official for a game version of the DCU
> is NOT official for the comics...)
> I believe Mark addressed this years ago on this list;
> to reprint the GrooGrams would require a HUGE amount
> of retyping and would require a large amount of space.
> If anyone out there is REALLY REALLY REALLY into this,
> I'd suggest asking MARK for permission (probably need
> it from Marvel, Image & Dark Horse, too) and then
> setting up an authorized GROOGRAMS web site! Who likes
> to type?
> =====
> -Larry Steller
> New York, New York
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