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Sergio Aragonés Groo : death & taxes

by Aragonés, Sergio, 1937-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Graphic Novels GN Gro
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  GN Gro
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. What a time for Groo to be trapped in his solemn vow not to kill! As the savage warrior, Odoman the Invincible, finds out the hard way!
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Aragones'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. Aragones, best known for his work in Mad, has created a classic comic character. In this episode, it looks like Groo the Wanderer has reformed. After happening on a village while collecting a "Groo tax" for protection against the barbarian, Groo decides perhaps it is better to be liked than feared, and makes a vow to slay no more. His long-suffering canine companion, Rufferto, is horrified by the news, as is the local mortician. What happens next recalls, in gloriously twisted fashion, the films Yojimbo and A Fistful of Dollars. However, where those movies rely on a savvy drifter playing various factions off each other until none are left standing, Groo has only Groo, a hapless hack-and-slasher whose sudden conversion to nonviolence inadvertently triggers a multi-front war. Aragones's art is terrific; his basic style is simple and cartoonish, propelling the story forward while never getting in the way of a good gag. At the same time, he doesn't skimp on detail; his vivid crowd scenes contain dozens of subtle jokes. Longtime collaborator Evanier's script saunters through delightful style changes, from minstrel rhymes to sage proverbs to Groo's ever-fascinating thought processes. Aragone and Evanier have written a satire that is both timely and funny. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Groo the wanderer series
#1 - Groo the wanderer
#2 - Inferno
#3 - Jamboree
#4 - Kingdom
#5 - Library
#6 - Maiden
#7 - Nursery
#8 - Odyssey
#9 - The Most intelligent man in the world
#10 - Groo and Rufferto
#11 - Mightier than the sword
#12 - Death & taxes
#13 - Hell on earth
#14 - The Hogs of horder
Subjects Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :Dark Horse Maverick,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Death & taxes
Contributors Evanier, Mark.
Luth, Tom.
Sakai, Stan.
Allie, Scott.
Language English
Description 111 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1569717974
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