[Groop] Groo V. Conan

Gary Grossmann grossfamm at comcast.net
Mon Dec 7 23:12:24 PST 2009

Hi Folks!

It is so cool to hear from Mark that he and Sergio have already started work on Groo v. Conan.  I'm sure it will be a blast.  The quinesential (and original) barabarian rogue hero vs. the quitesential barbarian rogue hero parady.  But when I  looked at the Dark Horse Conan forum a couple years ago when the Groo/Conan crossover first came up seriously, I was quite surprised to find out what a bunch of snobs some of them were with regards to Groo.  

How in the heck can Conan comic book fans be snobs?  I mean come on.  It's Conan!  And it's the comic book Conan for crying out loud.  I'm a big fan of the Conan books and stories.  I own and have read every one.  (See, now I'm being a snob!)  I've got my opinions on the post-Howard authors that are good and the ones who stink.  But to think that Conan stories are somehow above a crossover with Groo is laughable.  These guys take their action adventure escapism way, way too seriously.   

But anyway, I mentioned the reaction some of the Conan fans had to the idea of Groo v. Conan to Sergio and his response was "I don't care what the Conan fans think, I only care what Groo fans think."  

Just thought I'd pass that on.  Take care all,

Gary G.

PS  Normally I'm in bed by now since I normally get up at 4:00 am or so.  But there has been a stinky smell in our living room for a few days now and I was going to try to figure out what was causing it yesterday, but the power was out half the day, so I did it tonight after work.  Crawled under the house to check for a dead animal, checked the rafters above the living room for a dead animal.  Nothing. (Although I did find a wallet that had been under the house for about 25 years.)  Took almost everything out of the living room and when i moved the very big buffet, we realized the smell was coming up from the edge of the floor behind the buffet.  Figured there must be something nasty in the wall.  The garage is on the other side, so i cut open the wall on the garage side.  Nothing.  So I went back under the house for a closer look right where the smell seemed to be coming from.  Still nothing evident.  So that's why I'm up at 11:00pm.  I'm very confused.  I think it's rancid cheese dip.  Or way too fresh mulch. 
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