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RE: New member introduction

WELCOME TO THE GROOP DAVID!  It's just GROOvy.  Best wishes, Trish

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> From: 	DavidStallard@cs.com[SMTP:DavidStallard@cs.com]
> Sent: 	28-Feb-2000 13:08
> To: 	groop@groo.com
> Subject: 	New member introduction
> Hi all,
> I just joined the groop and thought I'd drop a message about myself
> and also 
> ask a couple questions.
> My first issue of Groo was either #4 or #8 (Epic), I can't remember
> which.  I 
> collected Groo steadily until around #40, and I also went back and got
> the 
> earlier Epic issues I was missing.  At that point I dropped comics 
> completely, so Groo was one of many casualties.  Every now and then I
> would 
> get curious about comics again so I would wander into a shop and pick
> up a 
> couple issues...thus, I got #98 and a couple other high-numbered
> issues from 
> Epic's run.  I completely missed the Image run, though.  Then a year
> or two 
> ago I got back into comics in a big way (and still am), so I started
> picking 
> up all the Groo minis from Dark Horse as they came out.  Also, I went
> on Ebay 
> and bought a big lot of Groo books so that now I have almost all of
> the Epic 
> run, although I haven't read that big lot yet.  So basically my
> knowledge of 
> Groo is from the early days of Epic, and then the Dark Horse minis.
> Big 
> gap....  Oh yeah, I also have the Groo card game and its expansion.
> I wasn't all that crazy about the mini where Rufferto is teleported to
> modern 
> times.  But this current series (Mightier Than the Sword) is great 
> stuff...full of gags that remind me why I got hooked on Groo in the
> first 
> place.  I don't know how the rest of the list feels about this, but I
> sure 
> wish Groo was a regular monthly book again instead of these sporatic
> 4-issue 
> miniseries.
> Anyway, I guess I only have one question for now:  Are Mark and Sergio
> still 
> hiding secret messages in issues of Groo?  Back in the early days of
> Epic, 
> every issue used to have a secret message.  I was terrible at finding
> them, 
> though--with most of them, I had to wait until they revealed the
> secrets in a 
> later letters page.  Anyway, my memory is fuzzy but I seem to remember
> that 
> after a while they decided to stop doing secret messages.  However, in
> issue 
> #2 of Mightier Than the Sword there is some small cryptic writing at
> the 
> bottom of a couple pages (one of them is the last page of one of the 
> chapters...I don't have my copy with me to be more specific).  I can't
> figure 
> out what those words are for, unless they are a hint to a secret
> message.  
> Thanks!