Groo: Friends and Foes #4

Writer: Mark Evanier Artist: Sergio Aragones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The Year of Groo marches on, as Groo marches right into Arcadio the Hero. Arcadio's in the protection business, teaching villagers how to protect themselves from dragons . . . but he should be teaching them to protect themselves from Groo! Feather-brained barbarian thrills from the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with Stan Sakai and Tom Luth.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 19, 2015

    What an honor! I was already a huge fan of this series - but now I'm a supporter for life! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Latest Pull - Waylon Piercy Apr 15, 2015

    This is a typically packed Groo issue, stuffed with battles, jokes, and epic stupidity, all rendered beautifully by Aragones. Tom Luth's colors and Stan Sakai's letters help set the perfect tone for all the hijinks, with Evanier's pitch-perfect script capping it all off. This team is a finely-tuned machine after so many issues spent with this character, making any Groo series the safest bet in comics. With any Groo comic, you can rest assured that it will be fast-paced, beautifully drawn, and savagely funny, and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 15, 2015

    The Friends and Foes series rolls right on and the friends are certainly interchangeable with foes when it comes to how they have to cope with knowing Groo. Arcadio's one of the characters from the past that I'm less familiar with, but he comes across quickly and easily here, accessible to new readers without a problem, and that makes for good fun as he plays a classic good guy barbarian warrior looking out for himself. There's a lot of fun to be had with the dragons throughout and Rufferto continues to provide plenty of silly commentary with his own twisted view of how Groo operates. The book hits its familiar marks as each issue does, but that structure has a warm familiarity about it that definitely works well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Apr 15, 2015

    I really enjoyed this issue, yet I can't really understand why, but this childish, quirky book hasn't gotten old to me yet. I think it's a testament to the witty writing and vibrant art that have kept this series alive for so long. Out of these first few issues, I think this is the issue with the best funny moments from Groo saying "If I had two dragons" and holding up three fingers to Arcadio failing to impress townsfolk about his heroism. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Apr 14, 2015

    Groo: Friends and Foes #4 is a good addition to the Groo world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Overmental - Andrew Tran Apr 13, 2015

    Why, exactly, doesn't Groo get old for you?Who knows! It seems Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier hit upon a formula too simple to fail. For around three decades now, Aragones has been drawing brilliant, cartoonishly terror-stricken faces, bustling village panoramas, postures of villagers in panicked flight, and he's gotten so impossiblygoodat it that these panels positively pop for me. These comics achieve a dynamic physicality that you associate with silent-era comedies and mime, and the brand of humor has an ageless charm that's completely devoid of posturing or cuteness. In short, it's very nearly slapstick genius. Read Full Review

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