Comic Book Series
Groo Hell on Earth 1

Cover to Groo: Hell on Earth #1

Groo is published by Dark Horse Comics. The cover price is $4.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Groo in the Wild #3: 11 Oct 2023

Current Issue[]

Groo in the Wild #4: 08 Nov 2023

Next Issue[]

none scheduled


Series of mini-series.


Main Characters[]

Groo himself.


  • Rufferto
  • Chakaal, occasionally


  • Everyone except Rufferto and Chakaal, especially those who call him a "mendicant".

Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Taronto abra and dakabra grooela

Recent Storylines[]

Groo in the Wild #4[]

Groo in the Wild #3[]

Groo in the Wild #2[]

Groo in the Wild #1[]

Past Storylines[]

Gods Against Groo[]

Groo Meets Tarzan[]

Play of the Gods[]

Fray of the Gods[]

Friends and Foes[]

Groo vs. Conan[]

Groo: The Hogs of Horder[]

Hell on Earth[]

The Groo 25th Anniversary Special[]

Death and Taxes[]

Mightier Than the Sword[]

Groo and Ruferto[]

The Most Intelligent Man in the World[]


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • The Groo Adventurer - Collects vol. 2 #1–4.
  • The Groo Bazaar - Collects vol. 2 #5–8.
  • The Groo Carnival - Collects vol. 2 #9–12.
  • The Groo Dynasty - Collects vol. 2 #13–16.
  • The Groo Exposé - Collects vol. 2 #17–20.
  • The Groo Festival - Collects vol. 2 #21–24.
  • The Groo Garden - Collects vol. 2 #25–28.
  • The Groo Houndbook - Collects vol. 2 #29–32.
  • The Groo Inferno - Collects vol. 2 #33–36.
  • The Groo Jamboree - Collects vol. 2 #37–40.
  • The Groo Kingdom - Collects vol. 2 #41-43 & 46.
  • The Groo Library - Collects vol. 2 #44-45, 47 & 49.
  • The Groo Maiden - Collects vol. 2 #50–53.
  • The Groo Nursery - Collects vol. 2 #48 & 54-56.
  • The Groo Odyssey - Collects vol. 2 #57–60.
  • Groo: The Most Intelligent Man in the World - Collects vol. 4 #1-4.
  • Groo & Rufferto - Collects Groo & Rufferto #1-4.
  • Groo: Mightier than the Sword - Collects Mightier than the Sword #1-4.
  • Groo: Death and Taxes - Collects Death and Taxes #1-4.
  • Groo: Hell on Earth - Collects the Hell on Earth mini-series. "Groo is BACK! And, oddly enough, that might not be the biggest disaster looming over the planet. It seems that things are getting hotter everywhere ... that is, in those places where it isn't getting colder than ever before!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1593079990
  • Groo: The Hogs of Horder - Collects the Hogs of Horder mini-series. "You probably think Groo the Wanderer is the most destructive force in his world. Not so! Even at his most inept, Groo cannot destroy a village faster than the hogs of Horder. Theirs is an evil species that has existed forever and that spreads death and annihilation to this day. They control your mind, they control your body, and worst of all, they control your money. So what happens when Groo comes nose to nose with them?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1595824235
  • Groo vs. Conan - Collects the Groo vs. Conan mini-series. "The indomitable barbarian Conan meets the insufferable birdbrain Groo in this comic crossover centuries in the making!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781616556037
  • Groo: Friends and Foes, vol. 1 - Collects Friends and Foes #1-4. "The bird-brained wanderer Groo and his mutt Rufferto crisscross the countryside, encountering acquaintances from years past: Captain Ahax, the witches Arba and Dakarba, Arcadio the Hero, and Groo’s own Granny Groo! These chance meetings can only end in chaos!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781616558147
  • Groo: Friends and Foes, vol. 2 - Collects Friends and Foes #5-8. "As the lunkheaded barbarian Groo continues his wandering journey, he stumbles across-and into-the wise Sage, the beautiful swordswoman Chakaal, Weaver and Scribe, and his own sister Grooella!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781616558222
  • Groo: Friends and Foes, vol. 3 - Collects Friends and Foes #9-12. "The mutton-skulled swordsman Groo runs into friends (who want to kill him a little) and foes (who want to kill him a lot). He'll meet up with the sneaky Pal and Drumm, the sneakier Taranto, and the melodic Minstrel … but can he help Kayli reunite with her long-lost father?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781616559069
  • Groo: Fray of the Gods - Collects Fray of the Gods #1-4. "The gods did not bless Groo with brains, only with the ability to battle. Now, they themselves are in conflict over the spirit and future of mankind … and it is Groo who becomes the pawn (unwitting, of course) in their war." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781506702414
  • Groo: Play of the Gods - Collects Play of the Gods #1-4. "A tale of lust for gold, lust for power, and lust for cheese dip." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781506702384
  • Groo Meets Tarzan - Collects Groo Meets Tarzan #1-4. "A bumbling barbarian encounters the cunning lord of the jungle, but will Groo wind up destroying the jungle itself or teaming up with Tarzan to fight slavers? With cartoonist Sergio lost and running from hungry lions in Chula Vista's Jungle Safari Land and script writer Mark doing panels all day at Comic-Con International, how will this comic get finished?" - OCT210260 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781506722375
  • Groo: Gods Against Groo - Collects Gods Against Groo #1-4. "The bumbling barbarian Groo has made quite a name for himself, traveling the land cleaving a path of destruction and cheese dip. He is either so greatly feared or favored wherever he goes, Groo's earthly reputation causes a Groo diety to arise in the heavens! While Earthbound Groo hungers, his Divine Groo alter ego unleashes chaos!" - MAR231404 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781506702391
  • Groo in the Wild - Collects Groo in the Wild #1-4. "Groo the Wanderer is back and stupider than ever... which is pretty stupid. In this, his latest misadventure, he tries to figure out the dumb way human beings attempt to co-exist with animals on this planet. And if we can't figure out how to do that, what chance does the guy with cheese dip for brains have?" - NOV231013 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781506739526


  • The Groo Chronicles - Collects vol. 1 #1-8 & Special #1.
  • The Life & Death of Groo - Collects The Life of Groo & The Death of Groo.


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer/Artist/Covers/Creator: Sergio Aragonés. Writer: Mark Evanier.

Publishing History[]

  • Volume 1: #1-8, 1982-1984 (Sergio Aragonés' Groo the Wanderer) (Pacific Comics)
  • Volume 2: #1-120, 1985-1994 (Sergio Aragonés' Groo the Wanderer) (Epic Comics)
  • Volume 3: #1-12, 1995 (Sergio Aragonés' Groo) (Image Comics)
  • Volume 4: #1-4, 1998 (Sergio Aragonés' Groo) (Dark Horse Comics)
  • various mini-series: 1998-present (Dark Horse Comics)

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

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