"Groo and the Tale of King Sage"
Epic #13, March 1986 ($0.75)
"A town not far from Over There-
Was ravaged by diseases rare-
And everyday the doom continued spreading.
Into this land of Death's Domain-
A warrior did one day deign-
To stop and ask for meals and some bedding.
The people called this man a dunce-
And told him he must leave at once...
'For if you stay then you will die for sure-'
He answered with impunity-
That he had an immunity-
And if they liked, he'd share with them the cure.
He said, 'I have this cure to give and all I want's a place to live.
Please answer loud and clear... do not be vague.'
They asked him by what name he slew-
He told them that his name was Groo.
They said, 'We'll take our chances with the Plague."
"The man who most obeys the king is the man who gets crowned."
Story Summary: [Still to come]
Mark Evanier: Lackey
Hidden Message: Click here to spoil the fun.
Reprinted in: The Groo Dynasty (Marvel/Epic)
Known Characters Appearing: Groo, The Sage.
Quotes from The Sage:
"When wealth comes to you quickly, old friends come faster!"
"An opportunity seized is an opportunity gained!"
"Blame not the hen for the rooster's crow!"
"Wisdom is as wisdom does!"
"Life thrives when more life is brought forth!"
"The wisest mind ponders in solitude!"
"Eventually trust is repaid in the same coin!"
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