Saturday, July 23, 2016

Groo: Fray of the Gods #1 (of 4)

   It's always a delight to see Groo back in print (after a brief hiatus), and Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier turn in the first chapter in a four-part mini-series.

   Surprisingly enough, the series tackles a subject that most comics wouldn't touch - religion! (The Fray of the Gods title gives it away.)

   Granted, this is the religion of Groo's timeless world, which means they're an odd mix of races, make-up and configurations. And we also get to see the birth of a god (no, it's not Groo).

   Our hero, of course, is aware of none of these higher functions - he's busy tackling his usual pursuits: eating, fighting against impossible odds, and being incredibly dim.

   But while Groo may be dim, his adventures are often very smart and subtle - and this one may well tread on a few toes before it's done.

   Bring it on!

Grade: A-



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