Sergio Aragones' Groo The Wanderer – The Artist's Edition From IDW In June

To date, IDW's Artist's Edition format has reprinted the original artwork of the likes of Will Eisner, Dave Stevens, Wally Wood, David Mazzuchelli, Walter Simonson and John Romita Sr. Big mainstream names in serious action comics.

But I understand that at Wondercon, IDW are to announce a major diversion from that. And it's one that's surprising – but makes a whole lot of sense. Sergio Aragones' Groo The Wanderer. A parody of Conan and sword'n'sorcery stories that embody both slapstick and satire in short, multi-layered bite-sized chunks. Reminding me more of Asterix than anything, all of modern society is observed through this barbarian world, from environmentalism, communism, capitalism and the tendency for pirate ships to sink. Hey, that's right from Asterix! Sergio Aragones is famed for putting incredible intricate details into his work, original art telling a story to the lucky person who buys it. But now we all can.

I don't know the issues being reprinted, I expect to find out with the rest of you. But I do know that I will be buying it.

Sergio Aragones' Groo The Wanderer – The Artist's Edition From IDW In June

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