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What was rumored as an April Fools’ joke has turned into a full-blown miniseries sure to bring laughs and excitement. Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce Groo vs. Conan!

It had to happen: The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest, as Robert E. Howard’s immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragonés’s Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #1!

This four-issue miniseries was concocted by the Eisner Award–winning team of Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés, aided by master illustrator Thomas Yeates and master colorist Tom Luth. Will Conan annihilate Groo? Will Groo turn out to be the man who can defeat Conan? We’ll see.

Groo vs. Conan is on sale April 18, 2012!

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists.  In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

via Dark Horse Comics

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  1. Oldcomicfan
    January 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I was about to say that Conan would win because Groo is merely a parody of Conan. But is he? Both of them are over-muscled chowderheads with big swords who indiscriminately slaughter their way through entire civilizations. If they got the artist from the Conan comics to draw Groo and Sergio to draw Conan, there’d be no difference between them. Which means it’s a case of a shadow fighting a reflection. I was also about to say that Groo is stupider than Conan until I remember watching the Conan movies. Let’s see: choice A: Go off and slay giant snakey monsters. choice B: Stay here and make out with sexy broad who is hot for me. What does Conan do? He leaves the broad to take on the monsters. Ergo, he is no brighter than Groo.

    • Londongeek
      January 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm — Reply

      Is Conan a mindless oaf? I haven’t read much, but the little I have read has him as a great thief and a great general… Hardly mindless jobs…

    • January 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm — Reply

      Cerebus would kick both their asses, in third person yet!

  2. January 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    I like both characters, so this should be a fun crossover. It might not be a very serious crossover event, but I do like to take a step back from the rational once in a while and see something fun like this.

  3. January 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    I want this! This is better than Archie meets the Punisher.

    Love it!


  4. January 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    I’m wondering what finally convinced M.E. and Sergio to do a crossover. For years, the running joke was that any Groo crossover would last 2 panels. 1. Groo meets character. 2. Groo kills character.

    “Groo is not a half-wit! Groo is not even HALF a half-wit!”

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