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Re: [Groop] WIZARD's "Funniest Moments"

Who cares what Wizard thinks?  How many of the artists listed have won the
Rueben?  How many of the artists and writers are perenial winners of Best
Humor Comic awards (which should be a redundancy but for some reason isn't)
all around the world?  How many are recognized by voice actors as the best
cartoon director in the business?  How many are respected by everyone in the
business to the degree of our beloved Groo Crew?  And just for good measure,
how many people who know them professionally or have met them as fans when
talking about them invariably add "and they are such nice guys!" ?  So like
I said, Who cares what Wizard thinks?  -Gary G.

----- Original Message -----
From: <RMorris306@aol.com>
To: <groop@groo.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 9:12 AM
Subject: [Groop] WIZARD's "Funniest Moments"

>     The latest issue of WIZARD (#104) included an article called "Comic
> Relief" that listed what the staff considered the funniest moments of all
> time in comic books. Now, one might think at least ONE of those would be
> GROO. But was it? Nope. Was there anything at ALL on the list by Sergio
> Aragones, or Mark Evanier, or even Stan Sakai? Nada.
>     To be sure, they're in good company. According to the WIZARD Staff,
> of the funniest moments in comics was the work of Carl Barks, Don Rosa,
> Sheldon Mayer, John Stanley, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, Basil
> Gardner Fox, John Broome, Jack Cole, or even Stan Lee or Jack Kirby. One
> would think even a list (like this one) heavily biased in favor of
> comics would include some work by at least the latter people above, rather
> than have multiple entries by Peter David, Keith Giffen, and especially
> Ennis. (PREACHER and HITMAN seem to be their idea of humor comics, which
> explains a lot.)
>     Then again, this IS the publication that decided that only ONE of the
> most memorable moments in comic books (Spider-Man's origin...but not
> Superman's or Batman's or even the Fantastic Four's) was published before
> 1979, so what was I expecting, really?
> Rich
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