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Thanks for another great installment!

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Sergio is my all time favorite cartoonist, and Groo is my all time favorite comic. I have met el Maestro once, at a Boston Convention, but was too cash poor at the time to spend what I should have at his table. I feel that I may have missed my one shot, there, given, well, everything. I echo your lament at the absence of any real attempt at a modern collection/reprinting of Groo, too. Time is not on the side of such a thing happening, I fear.

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He's the greatest. Groo is probably the only long-running series where I've held onto every single issue, appearance, and graphic novel. Hoping he'll be able to make his way back to conventions, and hoping even more he can see at least the start of a full Groo library get published. Meantime, he's still working away, there's a new Groo series starting up again in July.

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I'll always think of Garcia-Lopez as the artist for Super Powers, but his Deadman is the run I love. Deep cuts, I know, but deep cuts are where you have to go to get the goods sometimes.

His unearthed pages are amazing.

Sergio - I'll always remember Groo from Star Comics. He draws running (running and slicing) in such an Aragones fashion. It makes me smile whenever I see it. His Solo book will always be a highlight for me. The story of how he broke into the North American market is entertaining—sleeping on a business floor while he did the rounds - even getting locked in one night. That is perseverance.

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Deadman *is* amazing. And yeah, the stories Sergio did in Solo are a lot like what he later did in that 12-issue Funnies series, where he told some great autobiographical stories. I'd love to see a proper collection of that series, too. Thanks, John!

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Also very underrated was his work on Bat Lash with Nick Cardy , a departure from what you know as Sergio’s wirk

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Hi, Steve! Totally agree. And I’d also add to that his solid run as co-writer of The Spirit with Mark E., too.

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May 3, 2023Liked by Chris Ryall

Jose did a pretty good Bat Lash as well , but he could draw anything. I feel fortunate to have one of his untold legends of the Batman covers in my collection

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