Time for a belated Groo & Sergio Sighting update. First, THANKS
SO MUCH to Ralph, Volker, René, and anybody I’m forgetting.
Also, my Australian Groo buddies can stop looking for the "Sergio’s
MAD Australian Tour" book that Mike S. alerted us to. I have located
a copy and it will be winging (swimming?) its way to me shortly. Thanks
for your efforts.
Another Poster!!!! As a promo to the German version of the first Dark
Horse Mini-Series Trade paperback, Dino, the publisher produced a 17" x
23" poster. It is cool and very interesting. They took the Groo Logo and
much of the background from the Dark Horse promo poster. But apparently
they thought Groo & Rufferto were too sedate in the original, so they
replaced them with wilder drawings. You can see where they had to fill
in parts of the original drawing where they removed Groo’s leg.
Also the replacement drawing is obviously blown up because the lines are
so thick. I haven’t placed where it came from yet.
Old Groo Sighting!! I just received a copy of Comic Collector #6 Winter
1985 (Winter of 1984-85). There is a one-page article about Groo’s
switch to Epic/Marvel. The cover has a Groo drawing taken from the cover
of Pacific #3, but in the center of the one-page article is a drawing of
Groo & Chakaal I don’t remember seeing before. It’s
obviously blown up, but Chakaal’s proportions are different,
more cartoony. The drawing is dated 1983. Maybe it was published somewhere
else, I’ll have to do some research. An interesting error in
the article is that it says Mark translates Sergio’s stories
This is not correct. Mark translates them from Sergioese.
There was not a Groo in MAD #384, breaking a 7 issue streak where there
Oh, and this is for Ruben. I got a hold of a publication called "The
Crystal Skull Files". It has a rendition of the comic’s hero,
"Terry Freedom" by Sergio and a Sergio self-caricature on page 105. No
Groo. It was done for Mike , the creator, at the 1994 Chicago comic con
and used with Sergio’s permission. For more details, Ruben, e-mail
Take care all -Gary G.
PS Erin says Hi! So
does the other Erin. But not Cyber-Erin. Cyber Erin is Dead!