Great Groo Quiz, Volume 1
*** THE GREAT GROO QUIZ ***
--- Volume 1 ---
(Includes name of person who submitted question, as well as name of
person who answered. Apologies to anyone who's name I've spelt wrong.)
Q1: Name the two gamblers in Image #11 (Eric Chun)
A: Kartas and Barahas (Josh Jones)
Q2: What was the "official" last issue to publish the definition
of mulching in the groo-grams? (Josh Jones)
A: Epic #19 (Amy Pellett)
Q3: Who is Arfetto? (Eric Chun)
A: Rufferto's Groo-like little brother (Josh Jones)
Q4: In the Sage's first appearance, how did he "cure" the sick king?
A: He threw him out the window (Amy Pellet)
Q5: Rufferto has a spot under which eye? (Answer without looking at
comic) (Eric Chun)
A: Left (Lia Bulaong & Rick Beckley)
Q6: RE-arrange the letters in the phrase "abra kadabra" to spell the
names of the two witches. (Eric Chun)
A: Arba and Dakarba (Lia Bulaong and John Astill)
Q7: For which Groo story did the Linguistitan (M.E.)write this:
When Groo was but a child,
He was altogether wild,
With a thirst for battle said to be uncanny.
And when he was but a boy,
Somone gave him as a toy,
A play knife with which he promptly killed his nanny.
Though the act was accidental,
It was somewhat monumental,
For the lad had just selected his career.
In the years ahead, he'd wander,
Over here and over yonder,
And he'd slay whatever people happened near.
Now,it's not much of a living,
Folks can be so unforgiving,
When you've killed their friends and loved ones by the hordes.
A barbarian gets lonely,
When he's by his one and only,
But he's not alone when he is with his swords. (Simon Passey)
A: The Eclipse Special, "The Swords of Groo" (Denis Hackney)
Q8: In which issue does Sage tell his dog's name? (Randall Allsup)
A: #34, The Amulet (Ronny Hansen)
Q9: How much is Rufferto's collar worth? (Eric Chun)
A: 100,000 Kopins (Josh Jones)
Q10: Who does the Mocosa resemble? (Eric Chun)
A: Al Jaffee (Josh Jones)
Q11: What happens to the Supreme General when the King dies? (Eric Chun)
A: He is buried with the king (Denis Hackney)
Q12: When Groo found the genie, what were his 3 wishes? (Denis Hackney)
A: Rain, rain, and rain. In that order. (Randall Allsup)
Q13: What is the name of the pretty woman who voluntarily kissed Groo?
A: Sylva, in "The Death of Groo" (Steffan O'Sullivan)
Q14: Who blackmailed the Great Oslaf? (Steffan O'Sullivan)
A: Blacktoe (Eric Chun)
Q15: Which characters are named after Canter's Delicatessan? (Eric Chun)
A: the Kantors, from Epic #8 (Josh Jones)
Q16: What is the Jayne Kennedy anecdote? (Randall Allsup)
A: The Jayne Kennedy anecdote was something about Jayne and Sergio
being on some show together. Anyway, after the show, Jayne sees
Sergio, screams, and smothers him as Johnny Carson walks by and asks
who the guy is. Someone tells him it's a cartoonist, and Johnny says
"I should have taken up drawing" (Brett Szudy)
Q17: What's the first published phrase out of Groo's mouth? (Josh Jones)
A: "Uh Oh! Looks like I picked the wrong village to visit. This
one's been destroyed!", Starslayer #5. (Denis Hackney)
Q18: In the Groo-Grams, someone tried to change the old "mulch" joke to
a new "xxx" joke. What was "xxx" ? (Include definition and issue.)
A: What is a carafe? A carafe is an ornamental vessel composed
of glass used for containing water, wine, or the like (from Epic #46)
Q19: What was Groo doing in Maringa, and in what way did he succeed in
his task? (Denis Hackney)
A: Groo 49 contains the answer. Groo was protecting the village
from the Wolfmen, but as usual failing as he could not tell the
villagers from the wolfmen. He made them wear red bandanas, blue
shirts and a few others until he succeede in protecting the village.
This was because there was nothing left to steal and so Groo left.
Q20: In the Groo universe, who invented baseball? (Steffan O'Sullivan)
A: The Sage. (BooK)
Q21: What was the running joke with M. Wayne Williams? (Robert
A: The price of an issue of Groo doubled so he could only afford to
buy every other issue and wanted his letter published in an issue
that he would read. This started in Groo 90 and ended in Groo 93.
C. Houle continued the running joke in Groo 95 to Groo 97 by asking
him not to ask for e repetitive letter because that meant there was
less room in Groograms for his own letters, and he ended by threatening
to send Groo round. (Simon Passey)
Q22: What's Mark Evanier's reaction to the words 'Niagra Falls'?
A: In Groo 109 M.E. starts this one , though he later admits he
doesn't know why.It is something like this:
Slowly, I turned step by step inch by inch I crept up upon him. The
next bit involves strangulation, kicking and huitting him. He then
says Oops Sorry and continues as if normal. The first time M.E. did
the joke it involved a long story abiout someone taking away his wife
and child and M.E. chasing them around the world until he caught them
at Niagara Falls.
Q23: When Groo met up with Princess Thaais for the *second* time,
who is the *last* person in the list of people he thinks she is?
A: The answer is obviously Groo. Issues 80 to 83 contain the story,
though I think that it is actually the third time he meets her. The
first is when he is sent on his mission to escort the young Princess
through the forest. Then he loses her but later refinds her and drops
her off with the enemy who imprison her. Finally when she is grown up
he meets her and lists all the names. The story ends with Groo going
off to look for the younger Princess that he lost all those years ago.
Q24: Which Groo story was described by Mark Evanier as 'One of those
where Groo does the wrong thing at the right time, the right thing at
the wrong time...and then finally the wrong thing at the wrong time'?
A: You must mean ME's comment in the back of "The Groo Carnival", the
third collection volume containing Marvel issues 9-12. The quote is:
"This is another one of those stories where Groo does the wrong thing
at the right time, the wrong thing at the right time, the wrong thing
at the right time . . .and then, ultimately, the right thing at the
wrong time." The story refferd to is in issue 12 "Groo meets the
Thespians" where groo is an actor. (Hans-Christian Prytz)
Q25: What was Groo's true feelings for the horse that Rufferto thought
Groo liked more than Rufferto? (Robert Ulrich)
A: They were the same feelings he had for Rufferto.
"Should I eat it now or later?" (John Astill)
Q26: In the inside back cover of Epic/Marvel #103, there is a jigsaw
puzzle. In the correctly assembled puzzle, Rufferto is:
A) To the left of Groo
B) To the right of Groo
C) Above Groo
D) Below Groo
H) B+D (Steffan O'Sullivan)
A: G) B+C, above and to the right of Groo. (Tore Pettersen)
Thanks to all those who sent in questions, all those who sent in
answers, and most of all to Eric Chun, for making and distributing the
prizes. (Anyone who wants to keep track of questions for the Volume 2
of the Great Groo Quiz is welcome to, because I won't be able to.)
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