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Re: Additions to your Groo page?



On Tue, 9 Jul 1996, Joseph Jones wrote:
> 	I was just going to put up that list you compiled of foreign Groo
> appearances on the web page, but I can't find the e-mail of the info! I
> have this one, though.  If you'd like to, please send me that list again
> and I'll post it ASAP! Thanks!

	Ok, I've actually done two lists so far -- the foreign Groos, and 
another, newer one.  I'll include both below:

Here are the summaries for the foregin Groos I've got(note the two 
different runs of different format Groos in Spain):

French:

        Sergio Aragones Groo Le Barbare #1, Zenda Editions
        January 1991
        359 Belgian Francs


        1)French Title: Groo Et L'Ambassadeur
          English Version: Groo And The Ambassador, Marvel #22
          Mark's Job: Decodeur
          Morale:"Chaque homme est unique, mais certains sont plus unique
                que d'autres."
          
        2)French Title: Groo Contre Pal et Drumm
          English Version: Groo Meets Pal 'n' Drumm, Marvel #23
          Mark's Job: Prolocuteur
          Morale: "Le monde n'est qu'un je de hassard ou rien n'est certain,
                excepte que les tricheurs finissent toujours par perdre."

          Note: The cover is similar to that from Marvel #22, except Groo 
                is scratching his head confusedly and the army in the 
                background is laughing at Groo.  There are little 'marginals'
                of Groo on all the pages.  The intro by Sergio in Marvel #1
                appears in this 2-story, hardcover, 'bande-desine'.  Mark 
                Evanier told me that Sergio Aragones and team never got a 
                cent from this book.


Spain:
       *The 2 following issues are 7 3/8" X 10 3/8" softcover, 2-issue
                editions:

        Groonan El Vagabundo #3, Comics Forum
        1987
        140 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Un Mundo Sin Mujeres!
          English Version: World Without Women! , Marvel #4
          Mark's Job: Synoptizador
          Moraleja: "Lo que es bueno para el gallo puedo no serlo para la 
                gallina."

        2)Spanish Title: Escalavos  [part 1]
          English Version: Slavers, Marvel #5 [half]
          Mark's Job: Dialoguista

          Note: The cover is from Marvel #4. Inside cover contains "Los 50 
                datos mas importantes sobre Sergio Aragones... O todo lo que 
                usted querria saber el autor de Groo the Wanderer y nadie se 
                habia atrevido a contarle."

        Groonan El Vagabundo #4, Comics Forum
        1987
        140 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Escalavos 2a Parte
          English Version: Slavers, Marvel #5 [2nd half] 
          Mark's Job: Fraseologista
          Moraleja: "La libertado no es obra de un esfuerzo individual.
                La tuya solo se da cuando otorgas a los demas la suya."

        2)Spanish Title: El Ojo De Kabula
          English Version: Eye Of The Kabula, Marvel #6
          Mark's Job: Parafraseador
          Moraleja: "El peligrote acecha, sobre todo cuando estas ojo 
                avizor."

          Note: The cover for this issue is from Marvel #6. The inside cover
                has an article titled "Groo: Un Heroe Diferente", that 
                summarizes the history of Groo The Wanderer as a comic.

       *The following 6 issues are 6 1/2" X 10", 2-issue, card-cover,
                editions:

        Sergio Aragones Groo The Wanderer #3, Comics Forum
        1991
        300 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Groo Y El Ambajador
          English Version: Groo And The Ambassador, Marvel #22
          Mark's Job: El Otro Que Crea
          Moraleja: "Toda la gente es distinta, pero algunos son mas distintos
                que otros..."

        2)Spanish Title: Groo Contre Pal Y Drumm
          English Version: Groo Meets Pal 'n' Drumm, Marvel #23
          Mark's Job: Prolocutor
          Moraleja: "El mundo es un juego de azar en el que lo unico seguro
                es que, alguna vez, hasta los tramposos pierden."

        Note: There is a "Groo Mail Por Ruperto" (Groo Mail for Rufferto) at
              the end of the first story and an article titled "?Por Que 
              Groo?" at the end of the second story.  The cover is from Marvel
              #23.

        Sergio Aragones Groo The Wanderer #4, Comics Forum
        1991
        300 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Las Labores De Arcadio
          English Version: Arcadio's Quest, Marvel #24
          Mark's Job: Denubilacion
          Moraleja: "El preferir la belleza al seso es el mejor modo de no
                tener ni una ni otro."

        2)Spanish Title: !Divide Y Conquista!
          English Version: Divide And Conquer, Marvel #25
          Mark's Job: Enunciador
          Moraleja: "El pavonearse de tu fuerza es convertirla en tu
                debilidad."

        Note: There is an article titled "?Como se hace un comic de Groo?
              Un Best-Seller De Humor Y Bararos" at the end of this book.
              The cover is from Marvel #25

        Sergio Aragones Groo The Wanderer #6, Comics Forum
        1991
        300 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Los Reyes Gourmets
          English Version: The Gourmet Kings, Marvel #28
          Mark's Job: Chef De Cuisine
          Moraleja: "El camino al corazon de un hombre pasa por el
                estomago...uno ruta que esta muy lejos del cerebro."

        2)Spanish Title: Rufferto
          English Version: Rufferto, Marvel #29
          Mark's Job: Aparejador
          Moraleja: "Todos somos el heroe de alguien."

          Note: At the end of the first story there is a Groo Mail por
          Rufferto section. Also, the town that Groo visits in story one is
          called "Snack." At the end of the second story there is an
          article by Agustin Oliver titled "MAD Marginals."  The cover of
          this edition is from Marvel #28.

        Sergio Aragones Groo The Wanderer #7, Comics Forum
        1991
        300 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Rufferto II
          English Version: Rufferto II, Marvel #30
          Mark's Job: Deobscurante
          Moraleja: "La honestidad es su propia recompensa, la
                deshonestidad lleva en si su castigo."

        2)Spanish Title: Trafico de armas
          English Version: The Arms Deal, Marvel #31
          Mark's Job: El que se esta' quendando sin cosas graciosas que
                ponerse.
          Moraleja: "Cuando uno trafica con armas, no hay ganadores, solo
                peredores..."

          Note: At the end of the first story there is another Groo Mail
          por Rufferto section.  At the end of the second story there is an
          article (or ad in disguise) titled "Nathan Never Un Heroe de los
          Noventa Y..."  The cover is from Marvel #30.

        Sergio Aragones Groo The Wanderer #8, Comics Forum
        1991
        300 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: Los Banqueros de Greedy
          English Version: The Bankers of Avara, Marvel #32
          Mark's Job: Escribidor
          Moraleja: "El dinero facil siempre se marcha facil."

        2)Spanish Title: Los Piratas de Salgari
          English Version: The Pirates of Salgari, Marvel #33
          Mark's Job: Histrion
          Moraleja: "Ten cuidado cuando elija un bando u otro: puedes
                acabar en el hospital..."

          Note: At the end of the first story there is another Groo Mail
          por Rufferto section, and an article titled "Luchard por Groo".
          At the end of the second story there is an article titled
          "Bigotera en Ristre 'La etica, la camara y el talonario'"

        Sergio Aragones Groo The Wanderer #9, Comics Forum
        1991
        300 ptas

        1)Spanish Title: El Amuleto (en donde finalmente nos enteramos del
                                                nombre del perro del Sabio)
          English Version: The Amulet (in which we finally learn the name
                                    of the Sage's dog), Marvel #34
          Mark's Job: Grandilocuentista
          Moraleja: "Incluso el ser mas ponderoso esta a merced de los
                debiles."

        2)Spanish Title: Deseos
          English Version: Wishes, Marvel #35
          Mark's Job: Sofista
          Moraleja: "Un deseo solo vale lo que quien lo desea, y lo que
                esta ouede lograr."

          Note: There is another Groo Mail por Rufferto at the end of the
          first story. Also after the first story, there is a page of
          original art which appears to be a sketch and autograph dedicated
          to the staff of Comics Forum.  The page is titled "Dedicado a
          Toda la Redaccion", has an inset photo of Sergio drawing, and a
          sketch of Groo chasing Sergio while Rufferto is freaking-out.  At
          the end of the second story there is an article titled "Dos Horas
          Y Media Con Sergio".  There is some more art and dedication by
          Sergio on this page.  On the following page there is a large
          sketch of Groo standing defiantly, with his dog at his side.
          The cover is from Marvel #34

Other Stuff With Groo On it:

The Comic Book Greats Video, Sergio Aragones edition
     Groo is in the cartoon on the front and on the back of the box.

Aragones 3-D book
     Groo is a doll hanging off of Sergio's desk on the cover.

Famous Comic Book Creators, Promo edition #65 Sergio Aragones
     Groo and Rufferto are on the back of the card.

Starslayer #4, PC, August 1982:
    A full, 2-page ad inside, and the full back cover for our favorite
    superhero

Marvel Age #24, Marvel, March 1985
    Groo Cover.  Picture of Groo in intro editorial. 4 page article
    (mention of appearance *before* Destroyer Duck) about Groo & gang with
    exerpts from various early stories.

Marvel Age #49, Marvel, April 1987
    Groo Christmas cover.  4 page article (paragraph about DH Miniatures) about
    Groo & gang with exerpts from various early stories.

Marvel Age #73, Marvel, April 1989
    Groo Christmas cover.  2 page article.

Marvel Age #96, Marvel, January 1991
    Groo Christmas cover.

Marvel Age #109, Marvel,
    Groo Christmas cover.

Hollywood Superstars #1, Epic Comics, November  1990
    Groo in introductory drawing by Sergio.

Hollywood Superstars #2, Epic Comics, January 1991
    Groo and Rufferto in drawing of Mark (at computer, in the rain) in the
    closing article.

Enjoy!

Ruben.