Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Pull List (7/23/14): The Groo legend grows

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM

By now, there are probably a couple generations of comic book readers who missed Groo the Wanderer. Every decade has its comedic figures that don’t have the shelf life of their superhero peers. Howard the Duck, Cerebus the Aardvark, even the adventurer Bone — young fanboys and fangirls hear about these characters through forum memes, reprints and, occasionally, comics like Groo vs. Conan.

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Created by Sergio Aragonés, Groo the Wanderer was one of the earliest creator-owned books in the medium. In his stories, he would parody the tropes of sword-and-sorcery narratives. Marvel was his first publisher, but Image Comics, Pacific Comics and Eclipse Comics have all released comics featuring Groo.

Dark Horse Comics now takes on this story, from the original writing team of Aragonés and Mark Evanier and art from Aragonés and Thomas Yeates. How will Groo fare against the great warrior Conan the Barbarian? Believe it or not, there are many of us who would love to find out.

DC Comics
ALL STAR WESTERN #33
AQUAMAN #33
BATMAN #33
BATMAN 66 #13
BATMAN 75TH ANNIV MASKS BATMAN 1966
BATMAN 75TH ANNIV MASKS BOB KANE
BATMAN 75TH ANNIV MASKS DARK KNIGHT
BATMAN 75TH ANNIV MASKS NEW 52
BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY CAPE
BATMAN AND ROBIN #33
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #12
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE HC VOL 04
BATMAN ETERNAL #16
CATWOMAN #33
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #7
FLASH #33
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #15
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #33
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE TP VOL 01 BREACH
NEW 52 FUTURES END #12
RED LANTERNS #33
SECRET ORIGINS #4
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #1
SUPERMAN #33
SUPERMAN #33 COMBO PACK
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 04 HYBRID
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 03 AT THE END OF DAYS
SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP VOL 02
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #13
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 09 THE UNWRITTEN FABLES
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #7
WONDER WOMAN #33

Marvel Comics
100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 AVENGERS
ALL NEW DOOP #4
ALL NEW INVADERS #8
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #5
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 SIN
AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 05 ADAPT OR DIE
CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 02 CASTAWAY DIMENSION Z BOOK 2
DAREDEVIL #6 SIN
DEADPOOL #32 SIN
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #3
DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #2
DISNEY KINGDOMS SEEKERS OF WEIRD HC
FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION TP INTO TIMESTREAM
FIGMENT #1 2ND PTG CHRISTOPHER VAR
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD TP ACT ONE
GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
HULK #3 2ND PTG OPENA VAR
HULK #4 2ND PTG BAGLEY VAR
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #1 3RD PTG FRISON VAR
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #2 3RD PTG FRISON VAR
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #28 SYU
MIGHTY AVENGERS #12 SIN
ORIGINAL SIN #5.2
ORIGINAL SINS #4
STORM #1
THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 04 NO MERCY
WAR OF KINGS TP NEW PTG
WOLVERINE #8 2ND PTG MCNIVEN VAR
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6
WOLVERINE BY AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
WOLVERINE ORIGIN II HC
WOLVERINE TP BOOK 01 THREE MONTHS TO DIE

Dark Horse Comics
AXE COP AMERICAN CHOPPERS #3
BTVS SEASON 10 #5 MAIN CVR
CONAN THE AVENGER #4
DRAGON GIRL MONKEY KING ART OF KATSUYA TERADA HC
DREAM THIEF ESCAPE #2
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #4
GANTZ TP VOL 32
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #1
GROO VS CONAN #1
HALO ESCALATION #8
MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #13
MPD-PSYCHO TP VOL 11
SAKAI PROJECT HC 30 YEARS USAGI YOJIMBO
STAR WARS LEGACY II #17
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT HC
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT TP
TOMB RAIDER #6

IDW Publishing
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #14
KILL SHAKESPEARE MASK OF NIGHT #2
MEMORY COLLECTORS HC
MIKE MIGNOLA HELLBOY ARTIST ED
MONSTER MOTORS ONE SHOT
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7
MY LITTLE PONY MICRO COMIC FUN PACK SER 2
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #24
RAGNAROK #1
STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER #2
STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER #2 SUBSCRIPTION
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR JOHNNY BRAVO #1
TMNT HEROES COLLECTION HC
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #13
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #13 LEGO CVR
TMNT TURTLES IN TIME #2
TMNT UTROM EMPIRE TP
TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS TP VOL 07
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #1
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE #4 DAWN O/T AUTOBOTS
WILD BLUE YONDER #5
WINTERWORLD #2
WRAITH DIRECTORS CUT #1
X-FILES SEASON 10 #14

Image Comics
COWL #2 2ND PTG
ELEPHANTMEN MAMMOTH TP VOL 01
HOWTOONS TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION TP
MURDER ME DEAD TP
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 2ND PTG
REVIVAL #22
SAGA #21
SAVAGE DRAGON #196
SEX TP VOL 02 SUPERCOOL
SKULLKICKERS #29
SUPERANNUATED MAN #2
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1
TREES #3
UNDERTOW #6 CVR A TRAKHANOV
UNDERTOW #6 CVR B MITTEN
VELVET #6
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2
ZERO #9

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