Crossover Chaos! Groo meets… Tarzan?

A bumbling barbarian encounters the cunning lord of the jungle, but will Groo wind up destroying the jungle itself – or teaming up with Tarzan to fight slavers?

Yes, it’s the crossover to trump all crossovers – Groo meets Tarzan – currently on release through comic shops as a mini series from Dark Horse… with a collection due for release in March next year.

With cartoonist Sergio Aragonés lost and running from hungry lions in Chula Vista’s Jungle Safari Land and script writer Mark Evanier doing panels all day at Comic-Con International, how will this comic get finished? Luckily, legendary Tarzan artist Thomas Yeates swings in to help!

Plus – the legendary Rufferto backup strips from the comic series and an introduction by Mark Evanier are also included.

The confident lord of the jungle meets the dangerous master of cheese dip!

Sergio Aragonés is the most honoured cartoonist alive, having won every major award in the field, including the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award, and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award. Sergio’s first contribution – “A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort” –appeared in MAD #76, cover-dated January of 1963. For that same issue, he also contributed the cover gag (the first of many) and his first “Marginal Thinking” cartoons to be printed in the magazine’s margins.

He has since appeared in every issue of MAD except for one and has done thousands of his unique pantomime cartoons. He also produced 16 best-selling original MAD paperback books. Sergio teamed with wordsmith Mark Evanier to bring forth the adventures of Groo the Wanderer. Groo quickly became one of the longest-running creator-owned comic book properties, outlasting many of the companies that published it. Sergio and Mark have also produced other comics, including Fanboy, Boogeyman, Magnor, Blair Witch? and an acclaimed series in which together, they trash famous characters: Sergio Aragonés Massacres Marvel, Sergio Aragonés Destroys DC, and Sergio Aragonés Stomps Star Wars. For their comic book work, they have received multiple Eisner awards.

Groo Meets Tarzan is on sale from 8th March 2022 | Collects Groo Meets Tarzan comics #1 to #4 – available to order from all good book and comic shops | ISBN 978-1506722375

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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