The indomitable barbarian Conan meets the insufferable birdbrain Groo in this comic crossover centuries in the making! Only in the addled brain of Sergio Aragonés, with help from Mark Evanier and Thomas Yeates, could these mismatched warriors ever cross swords! Fantasy adventure has never been so dumb, or so fun!
There are all sorts of crossovers that you are likely to run into with comics. Some of them are characters from the same comic universe, or even just the same publisher. Then you run across ones that just seem to be a cool pairing. This time, it’s the unusual interaction found in Groo vs. Conan that we explore.
Due to an accident in the real world that causes Sergio Aragonés to temporarily lose his mind, we get this funny tale of Groo vs Conan which basically happens in Sergio’s mind. Most everyone should know the great warrior Conan, if not only just thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger. For those who may not know Groo, he’s also a warrior, only not such a great one. He’s more known across the lands for being a menace to everything and everywhere he touches despite his good intentions. A town wants him to be stopped, and after coming across Conan, the face off is created to hilarious results.
Given the crossover of two vastly different titles, we have a mixture of two extremely different styles of artwork. We see more of the style used for Groo that older folks will appreciate more, keeping the same look used from it’s beginnings in the 80s. The art for Conan that Thomas Yeates brings from his time in Conan and similar titles is just as good as ever.
Between both Groo and Conan separately, I’ve only really read a handful of the two characters. Suffice to say, this was a really interesting way to read more of them both. It was a pretty amusing title, and while not one I’d have sought after myself, is not a bad book to pick up for some laughs. You can’t help but chuckle at this crossover, let’s be honest.
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