GROO THE WANDERER was created by my best amigo, Sergio Aragonés. It's the story of a barbarian who is as dangerous
as a stampede of cattle...and almost as smart. Along with his intrepid, oddly-loyal hound Rufferto, he roams another time and place, leaving
destruction in his wake. We pass this all off as a humor comic and have not only succeeded in fooling readers for many years but have actually
won a few awards, at least one of which I've mislaid. Someplace down below, you'll find a link to an article I wrote on the founding and
history of the comic...and does anyone else think it's odd to be using the Internet to talk about a character who took over a hundred issues to even
learn how to read?
Anyway, if you don't want to bother clicking that low, I'll tell you that Groo was first published in 1981, that we have done
well more than 150 issues, and that his first four comic book publishers were Pacific Comics, Eclipse Comics, Marvel/Epic Comics and Image
Comics. Of those, three have declared bankruptcy (though Marvel has somehow managed to linger on) and the fourth has internal legal problems.
Groo is presently published by the obviously courageous Dark Horse Comics (whose website you can
reach by clicking on that name).
How it works now is that every so often, we do a four-issue mini-series of his exploits and, when we're not doing one of those, we do
something else for Dark Horse. After they publish a mini-series, they put out a paperback collecting all the issues, and they also issue
paperbacks that reprint earlier Groo tales. Some folks find them worth buying. Then again, some people pierce their nipples.
Okay, here's that link I promised you to the column I wrote on...
I keep finding Groo Stuff lying around this place. Whenever I do, I stick it on a Groo Stuff page here. Here are pages of
If you've been trying to fill in a collection of Groo Trading Cards, you'll probably want to check into...
There's a Groo Mailing List — a bunch of devout readers who keep in touch via mass e-mail, discussing the comic and
getting the latest Groo News (I'm a participant). You can join "The Groop" by clicking on...
And there are many fan-created Groo websites, most of which can be accessed via Josh Jones's fine effort...
Groo and all related characters and artwork
are Copyright © 2010 Sergio Aragonés