Groo: Friends and Foes #1

Groo: Friends and Foes #1

Writer: Mark Evanier Artist: Sergio Aragones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
10User Rating

Each month of this yearlong series, Groo and his faithful pooch, Rufferto, encounter a different acquaintance--or enemy--with the usual dire consequences! In #1, Groo crosses paths with Captain Ahax, the seaman with the world record for most ships sunk by the all-time stupidest character in comics! Brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier!

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jan 26, 2015

    If you're looking for pure, unadulterated comics " right here. Aragons may be a man of swift craftsmanship, but there is nothing harried or harassed about Friends and Foes. For a Groo newb like myself, hopping onto issue #1 is an enjoyable romp, one that serves as a refreshing palate-clenser from the ceaseless onslaught of superhero books that too often fail to entertain on a level that Friends and Foes accomplishes so effortlessly. Its strength is found in the skill of its creators, whose collusion works so magnificently that the final product is nothing less than beautiful. When a trifle feels like a masterpiece, that's where you'll find Sergio Aragons. Here's a three-word review: buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Chris Lear Jan 20, 2015

    Groo: Friends and Foes #1 in no way pretends to be something it's not and I am thankful for it. It is a beautifully-cartooned, smartly-written, lighthearted and enjoyable adventure book that also happens to be very, very hilarious. You would not do wrong by placing $3.99 in Dark Horse's hands when you go buy your comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 25, 2015

    Lots of fun, and wonderful to see our old friend back in action. It's hard to tell who we should feel worse for - Groo's friends or his enemies. It's the readers, of course, who are the real winners. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 21, 2015

    Groo as a series is one that does work in a certain pattern and structure and having read so much of it over the years, even with a lengthy gap, it hasn't changed. And that's a good thing. This is a series that's fun with its story, thoroughly engaging in the style of the dialogue and just a treasure to pore over and look at all the detail and quirks of the artwork. Aragones style really hasn't changed much over the decades because what he does works and works so well. It's detailed, quirky and each page has multiple stories that it could tell with what's in there. The focus on Ahax here at the start is definitely a good choice as adventures at sea present their own quirks and we definitely get that with some really enjoyable material. I do think Groo is still something of an acquired taste, but it's one I acquired years ago and continue to love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jan 21, 2015

    Groo: Friends and Foes #1 is a fun and silly chapter in the Groo saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 21, 2015

    The writing and dialogue is great and the art fits the tone of the story as well. It's very cartoony and looks like what you'd find in newspaper comics strips. Witty, charming, and adventurous, this is a comic any fan should be checking out. I'm looking forward to next month's escapades with Groo. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sitcomics Jan 24, 2015

    Perfect start. Smart and funny premise, a plot with many twists and turns, hilarious dialogue and gorgeous art by Sergio. I don't see how this maxi-series can get better from here but I wouldn't be unhappy if it does. Buy it and see for yourself.

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