A Review: GROO VS. CONAN #2

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of GROO VS. CONAN #2 from Dark Horse Comics. The story is by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, illustrated by Aragones and Thomas Yeates, colors by Lovern Kindzierski, and letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft.

 Conan has learned of Groo’s task and decided to stop him. Thanks to the villagers’ crazy stories, Conan believes Groo to be a huge, multi-headed monster. The two heroes eventually meet and (not knowing who the other is) team up to destroy the “monster.” Meanwhile in the real world, Mark is trying to deal with an injured and overmedicated Sergio who believes he is Conan the Barbarian. Mark is also concerned about Benny’s Comic Shop, which may be doomed to be demolished in favor of a new megaplaza.

As expected, this has been a fun read. It’s hard not to laugh out loud at the jokes. If you are familiar with Groo, you know about the humor Aragones and Evanier bring to the table. The thing that really impresses me is the meshing of Aragones and Yeates’ art. The opposing styles work together better than one would think. Whatever you do, do not err by missing this book!

GROO VS. CONAN #2 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.Darkhorse.com.