Re: The GROO reprint poll
By all means, reprint random stories, and in each issue, do one small
original cartoon that has never been printed before. When I say
"random", I mean "random", so some stories may show up several times
while others never get reprinted. Then do slightly different format
variations, "pocket books", hard backs, magazine size, black & white
versions, and CD-ROM.
Also, I would really like to find single frames of GROO strips in
collector cards of William Stout, Sandman, Magic, MAD, Tales from the
On a different but related subject, it took me several months and a
lot of miles (and $) to complete a set of GROO collector cards. I
think there were only 5 boxes on the entire east coast. Since it was
so difficult for me, I started to help other folks on the net to
complete their sets. But, I'm discovering folks have incomplete sets
around the world and the postage is breaking me. Does anyone know how
widely the cards were distributed and in what quantities? Are there a
few million cases of them sitting in a warehouse somewhere waiting for
the right offer ($2.00 per box) to come from a discount mail order
house? In my doubles, I have as many as 9 of some cards and none of
most others. That almost got me started collecting only one specific
number as opposed to a complete set. I think it would be a lot
easier, and their value would surely increase with scarcity to others.
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Subject: The GROO reprint poll
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Evanier ) at smtp
Date: 6/5/96 5:02 PM
It's too early to announce but we are in discussions with a publisher
about issuing some reprints drawn from the Epic issues of GROO. I
thought I'd poll the GROO mailing list and ask two questions...
1. In the reprint series we did for Marvel (GROO ADVENTURER, GROO
BAZAAR, etc.), we just went in sequence, reprinting everything. Would
you rather see us continue to reprint in sequence or would you like to
see us jump around and print the best stories, possibly ganging them up
into "theme" collections?
2. If we do start reprinting the best stories, which ones do you think
they are? Name your half-dozen favorite GROO tales from Epic.
(By the way: The Sage's flask is called a porron and it's filled with
water. The blue thing on Groo's chest is some kind of buckle that
swordsfolks were known to wear. Sergio told me its official name and I
think I printed it in one letter page, but I've forgotten what it's
called. And I have no idea what "mulch" is.)