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The first four or five Goon collections are aces. But starting with Chinatown and moving forward, my interest in the series has waned pretty sharply. I missed a volume in-between Chinatown and this one, but the storyline is pretty easy to pick up. The problem is, while everyone's tragic backstories work pretty well when they're parceled out amidst all the usual hoopla of a Goon comic, when they take center stage and start to become t The Goon is a pretty big deal these days, and with good reason.

The problem is, while everyone's tragic backstories work pretty well when they're parceled out amidst all the usual hoopla of a Goon comic, when they take center stage and start to become the ongoing storyline I start to lose interest. Plus, only about half this volume is actually by Eric Powell. The other half is various fillers and back-up stories by other writers and artists. Some of them are pretty good, but mostly they're just forgettable, and they make the book feel awfully slight.

That said, there are some good points in the main story, and the art is fantastic as always. Powell is at the top of the heap of comic artists, and his stuff never fails to look great. I'm especially fond of the old lobby card-style spread that they did for the title page. This is really probably better than a two-star book, but it loses points due to high expectations and how much of it feels like filler. Oct 14, Sam Quixote rated it really liked it. Half of this book continues the main Goon story with Labrazio returned somehow from the dead and waging war on Goon and co. The second half is made of short stories from other artists and writers about Goon and his world.

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First half is excellent with Eric Powell's writing becoming as brilliant as his artwork. There's a wonderful, if tragic, story of how Horse-Eater's Woods came to be and the war for Lonely Street begins in e Half of this book continues the main Goon story with Labrazio returned somehow from the dead and waging war on Goon and co. There's a wonderful, if tragic, story of how Horse-Eater's Woods came to be and the war for Lonely Street begins in earnest with the killing of one of Goon's buddies albeit a call back from a few books ago and Goon's retaliation.

The story is ended quickly at the halfway point in this book and teases out the story for the next volume. The short stories bring comedy back to the book after the flat out bloody seriousness of the main story. So here we have Goon fighting shaved gorillas, portals to Hell, and a multi-part story about Zombie Willy's stolen pecker. They're some fun little vignettes from artists like Bob Fingerman and John Arcudi. All in all, a fine book for Goon fans that's fun and interesting to read. May 01, Jonathan Schildbach rated it really liked it.

Picked this up because Volume 9 starts in the middle of the whole Labrazio-back-from-the-dead saga, and I couldn't quite remember what had happened or what the little baby-monsters had to do with it. The parts of this book that Powell wrote and illustrated are more of my favorite kind of work from him--the more somber and disturbing stuff.

There's a sort of 'origin story' for Horse-Eater's Wood and why the town is cursed, and then the first parts of the Labrazio resurrection story. A big portion Picked this up because Volume 9 starts in the middle of the whole Labrazio-back-from-the-dead saga, and I couldn't quite remember what had happened or what the little baby-monsters had to do with it.

A big portion of the book, though, is dedicated to guest stories involving The Goon. And while it's kind of fun to see other artists' takes on the characters, the stories are basically throwaways. Jun 25, Uremawife Nowdave rated it it was amazing. I wish Powell was the sole writer for Goon. When he gets in his stride with a story arc his writing is dark, menacing and hilarious. Unfortunately I feel that the other writers that fill this volume and many of the previous collections are actually a detriment to the overall quality. They read like what they are, padding. I understand how difficult a monthly deadline must be and the necessity to fill a comic, but I wish Powell was the sole writer for Goon.

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I understand how difficult a monthly deadline must be and the necessity to fill a comic, but I would happily see it drop to bimonthly if it meant shedding the dross. Nov 17, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: creator-owned.


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Five stars for the main story; three stars for the filler stor ies. Goon universe mythology is getting darker and more depressing each volume, but it totally draws me in. It makes more and more sense, and is like the best noir - a train wreck of inevitable sadness that you just can't stop watching. Some of the writers don't have Five stars for the main story; three stars for the filler stor ies. Some of the writers don't have a clue what the "voices" are like; others do a passable job, but still aren't Powell.

Aug 07, Jarlos added it. Whe death of another enjoyable character and the first sense that there really is a cohesive and dangerous rogues gallery, the combination of vol. Feb 06, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: comics. Amazing art, good story. The Will Eisner-inspired first issue giving more back story to The Buzzard is wonderful, as is the gruesome ending to the third issue.

But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand? Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you're a Goon fan, you can't miss this. Dollar Bin Codeword. Date This week Last week Past month 2 months 3 months 6 months 1 year 2 years Pre Pre Pre Pre Pre s s s s s s Search Advanced. Issue ST. Published Feb by Dark Horse. Available Stock Add to want list This item is not in stock. Issue 0-REP.

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Add to cart Fine. Published May by Dark Horse. Available Stock Add to want list Add to cart Fine. Issue 2-REP. Issue 3-REP. Issue 4-REP. Published Dec by Dark Horse. Issue 5-REP. Issue 6-REP. Add to cart Near Mint. Add to cart Very Good. Issue 7-REP. Issue 8-REP. Published Sep by Dark Horse.

Issue 9-REP. Published Jan by Dark Horse. Issue REP. Published Jun by Dark Horse. Published Oct by Dark Horse. I bought these to re-read the entire series, and it was even better than the first go-round, years ago. This guy is a cartooning genius! In Stock.


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It only dawned on me recently that the names of the characters are taken from two very influential writers of the Reformation period. John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes. It is now a categorical imperative that children be exposed to as much of Watterson's work as possible. And of course they are funnier that all get-out. The Goon: Volume 5: Wicked Inclinations 2nd edition.

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Only 4 left in stock more on the way. I've just recently discovered Eric Powell's riotously wicked, noir-ish horror comic, The Goon and I'm kicking myself for coming on board so late.

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I guess that's what back issues and trade paperbacks are for. The 5th trade paperback volume, Wicked Inclinations is out, and collects issues 14 - 18 of the regular series. Thankfully, Powell has taken newbies like me into account and provides readers with a brief overview of past events that quickly got me up to speed. The story opens with Goon's ally The Buzzard, the sentry who stands guard over the cemetery, puts the fear of the Almighty Himself into the zombie priest by revealing the Priest's true name. This immediately freaks the Zombie Priest out as he is now desperate to come up with a plan of action to try and reverse his recent defeats.

With nearly all his zombies destroyed, Priest Only 1 left in stock - order soon. This is one of the best comics you'll ever pick up. Tired of super heroes, and all the stupid crap they do? Just wanna see some bad guy butt whoopin? Then this is the book for you. He is a fine artist of the macabre. He inherits the mantle of Wrightson by taking the macabre to the next level.

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The Goon: Volume 8: Those That Is Damned (The Goon TPB series) The Goon: Volume 8: Those That Is Damned (The Goon TPB series)
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