Groo by Sergio Aragones
Death & Taxes

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The three most inevitable things in the world are death, taxes, and another Groo collection from Dark Horse Maverick. This one is about the other two: Groo and his loyal pooch Rufferto encounter a king who is forever raising the cost of living and an undertaker who drives up the cost of dying. So the kingdom goes to war against ... well, they're not exactly sure of that part yet. But they're definitely going to war. What a time for Groo to be trapped in his solemn vow not to kill! And if you think that makes him any less dangerous, you don't know Groo. He's even worse ... as the savage warrior, Odoman the Invincible, finds out the hard way. The Eisner Award winning team of Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier do it again ... and if you're thinking that "it" involves anything other than bringing you some of the best adventures of the world's stupidest barbarian, you'd probably be wrong!
 

About Sergio Aragones

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Mark Dunn is a lifelong word lover and the author of "Ella Minnow Pea" (nominee for Book Sense Adult Fiction Book of the Year, and winner of the Borders Original Voices Awards for fiction), "Welcome to Higby" (short listed by "Publishers Weekly" as one of the best novels of the year), and "Ibid: A Life," He makes his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sergio Aragones is a legendary contributor to "Mad" Magazine, where his work has appeared in every issue since 1963. His cartooning talents can also be seen in his bestselling comics, including "Groo the Wanderer," "Louder than Words," and "Boogeyman." He lives and works in Ojai, California. Mark Evanier met Jack Kirby in 1969, worked as his assistant, and later became his official biographer. A writer and historian, Evanier has written more than 500 comics for Gold Key, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, several hundred hours of television (including "Garfield") and is the author of several books including Mad Art (2002). He has three Emmy Award nominations, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for animation from the Writers Guild of America. Stan Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American and multiple Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist, creator of the popular and long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic book. Born in Japan, he grew up in Hawaii and lives in Pasadena, CA.
 
Published November 15, 2002 by Dark Horse. 112 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Aragones's dimwitted barbarian, Groo, has been comically messing up for nearly 30 years, and he hasn't learned a thing in all that time.

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Aragonés's blundering barbarian has been creating mirth and defining mulch (one of Groo's many running gags) for nearly 20 years, but the humor remains as sharp as ever.

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Is it possible for Sergio Aragones and his character Groo to get any more kick ass?

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