Groo: Play of the Gods #1

Writer: Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier Artist: Sergio Aragones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
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Shakespeare wrote, "The play's the thing." Or was that Nathan Lane? Either way, the play matters, whether you be man or god . . . or even Groo.

In this, the first installment in the newest Groo miniseries (which is continued from the last Groo miniseries), the stupidest hero in the comic book shop finds himself in a new village . . . a village where you pray to the proper god or you pray for your life. And even the other gods know that they are all players. It's from the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with lettering by Stan Sakai, coloring by Tom Luth, and a running commentary by the gods above.

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  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 16, 2017

    So Groo continues to hold its crown as the funniest comic around. Don't miss it! (As we've learned, there's no such thing as too much Groo!) Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 13, 2017

    Thank heaven for Sergio Aragones's Groo and the continuing adventures of this clueless character. Funny and thoughtful all ages reading that will have you heaping praises on each contributor. Highest possible recommendation of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel Jul 2, 2017

    Be it this Groo adventure or one of boatloads of others, Groo is always a fun adventure. Plenty of comedy, great story and art, and a fantastic story for all ages. I can never not recommend Groo, and I don't intent to start now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 5, 2017

    This is an easily recommendable comic. Its fun, its full of heart, and its an all-around great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 13, 2017

    I've been reading Groo for decades at this point and continue to enjoy it. The resurgence of material in the last few years has been a treat but not all of it has been as strong as it could be. Play of the Gods continues the recent miniseries and there are some very fun bits to be had in here along with the classics, like cheese dip, but it still involves the gods and they just don't do a heck of a lot for me. The immigrant side, prayers and changes to society alongside Groo being Groo is something that the property has always touched upon to varying degrees and it plays well with some smart things to say in simple terms. Good stuff that has me hopeful that after this miniseries we'll move on from this area with the gods for a bit. Read Full Review

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