New Groo on the brew, coming in September from Dark Horse

Groo: Minstrel Melodies #1 (of 4) by Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier

US publisher Dark Horse Comics will launch Groo: Minstrel Melodies, a new miniseries by Eisner Award-winning creators Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier in September. Written by Aragonés and Evanier, illustrated by Aragonés, lettered by Stan Sakai, and colored by Carrie Strachan, this new series follows the Groo-verse’s hapless wandering minstrel and his smart daughter, Kayli.

Traveling from town to town, the minstrel and Kayli sing tales of Groo wherever they go, bringing laughter, joy, and lessons to the townsfolk…and hopefully some kopins to their pockets! Groo’s foolishness is endless, so there will be four issues of entertaining stories that both celebrate Groo’s unique idiocy and warn others of his deadly deeds.

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. His 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 WandererGroo 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 FanboyBoogeymanMagnorBlair Witch? and an acclaimed series in which together, they trash famous characters: Sergio Aragonés Massacres MarvelSergio Aragonés Destroys DC, and Sergio Aragonés Stomps Star Wars. For their comic book work, they have received multiple Eisner awards.

Groo: Minstrel Melodies #1 (of 4) will be available in comic shops on 4th September 2024. It is now available to preorder from your local comic shop

Groo: In the Wild (Collection, Dark Horse Comics, 2024)

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And if we can’t figure out how to do that, what chance does the guy with cheese dip for brains have? From the hilarious mind and skillful pen of Sergio Aragones, with scripts by Mark Evanier, colours by Carrie Strachan (Mad Magazine), and lettering by Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)! Collects Groo: In the Wild comics #1 #4.

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