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Groo: Hell on Earth Paperback – January 20, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: Groo
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; 1st Ed. edition (January 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593079990
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593079994
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.4 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Aragones's dimwitted barbarian, Groo, has been comically messing up for nearly 30 years, and he hasn't learned a thing in all that time. This new adventure finds Groo and his loyal dog, Rufferto, facing war, global warming and the general ineptness of politicians. Aragones molds these serious themes into a sardonic commentary. The setting is an undefined time resembling the Middle Ages, and pollution from weapons' factories leads to the threat of climate change as well as imminent war. Groo falls through a factory ceiling, creating a makeshift chimney that releases the pollution, which eventually drifts to the neighboring kingdom, alerting them to the increase in weapons production, setting off an even larger war. The story switches between Groo, haphazardly commanding an army in search of the enemy, and the Sage, Groo's intellectual friend, traversing the world to persuade people of the dangers of climate change. Similar setups lead to some repetitiveness and a flagging story, but Aragones's distorted, comical character designs and signature background details keep the tale engaging. (Feb.)
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Aragonés’ beloved creation, the haphazard warrior Groo, returns to terrify friends and enemies alike as he tries to help solve the world’s ills at the points of his mighty-mighty swords. Even to Groo—clueless, as usual, about what’s happening around him—it’s obvious the kingdoms of the world are having problems. King Buco has been pushing his factories to make more weapons. The factories create pollution, and Buco’s solution, thanks to Groo (of course), of building higher chimneys just passes the problem over to the next kingdom, spreading a bad situation. While a bit preachy at times about the ecological issues it tackles, Hell on Earth is still funny. Groo’s ineffective idiocy is hard not to appreciate as Three Stooges–level comedy. Aragonés is a legend for good reason, and his skills as humorist and illustrator remain solid. The art is packed with little gems of expression and sight gags in the background, making for rewarding rereading. --Tina Coleman

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Ramsier on March 6, 2010
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I didnt find it to be too political, nor did I find it any less funny than previous Groo titles. Ive never found Groo to be overly laugh out loud funny and this volume doent change that. Im still waiting for "the Groo Playground" and whatever happened to "The Groo Treasury Volume 1"
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By DK on April 24, 2010
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The comic had more of a political agenda and irony than it was funny. Groo in the standard comic did more Groo things that make you have a good belly laugh. Having a book like this seemed to give license to develop an agenda which I didn't like.
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11 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on February 26, 2010
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Groo is hilarious. But too often of late, the writers get on a politically-correct "teaching about real world problems" frame of mind, and this is sadly one of those times. Global warming is threatening our planet. OK, we get it. Boring. I'll go watch Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." I don't need to read about it in "Groo." It's just not funny!
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By Lawrence Adams on August 6, 2014
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roberta on April 18, 2011
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I have only been a spotty reader of Groo over the years, but picked up this graphic novel used and thought it was just hilarious. It was a great send-up of exactly what is going on in today's world, set in the fantasy kingdoms of Groo's world. We hear a lot about how people may be influencing the climate, but this fictional story practically shows it step by step, hilariously. The different kingdoms are competing in an arms race, which leads to pollution, which leads to an impact on the environment with severe climate changes that threaten to make the international conflicts look paltry by comparison. Written in an accomplished, humorous style with the bumbling barbarian playing the comic relief. The art is just amazing, great crowd scenes and imaginatively-dressed characters all done in a style that looks so deceptively easy to draw. Aragones is a true master of the cartoonists' art. There is a good amount of material at the end in which the writer gives his opinion behind the story, which is very thoroughly thought out.

I would recommend this to people who like graphic novels but thought Groo was just funny fiction (like I did). Also to people who are concerned about the environment and people's impact on it but are not very experienced reading comics or graphic novels. People who just want to be entertained may not know what to think of it (though maybe they will get a better idea of how people can have an impact on this world), and people who think climate change is a hoax will not like it at all and think it is preachy.
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