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Very Obscure Swedish Groo Sighting
I just received a Swedish publication titled "MAD's Sergio Aragonés".
(Some of you may have seen it on ebay. I didn't buy it direct, I traded
with the person who did buy it.) The publication is from Jul (Christmas?)
1986, by Semic. It contains a dozen or so "A MAD Look At?" reprints.
Some of the best, in my opinion, including Sergio's first, "A MAD Look At
The Space Program". Anywho, the cover has a large self-caricature of
Sergio, with a massive Sergio doodle drawing taking up the lower half of
the cover and the lower ¾ of the back cover. (The ebay scan was too small
to make out anything)
Well, it turns out that the drawing was lifted from the one depicting a
junkyard that appears on pages 12 & 13 of MAD #261 and there is a tiny Groo
statue. However, some of the little tiny words and symbols are changed to
Swedish equivalents or something else entirely AND where there is a
teeny-tiny something-or-the-other in the MAD drawing, there is a teeny-tiny
Groo comic on the Swedish drawing on the back cover.
Sooooo, that makes this publication an official Groo item and not just a
reprint of a previous Groo appearance.
So there you go Oskar, something Swedish to track down. Take care all, I'm
off to pick up my son from college in Southern California. ?Gary G.