Buzzard #1

Buzzard #1

Writer: Eric Powell Artist: Eric Powell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 9, 2010 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 3
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The mysterious man known as Buzzard is lost, wondering what manner of creature he is, following his brutal showdown with the loathsome Zombie Priest in Eric Powell's celebrated Goon Year.

Buzzard leaves home, wandering into the shadowy spirit realm of the forest. A dark path leads to a village living in fear of a bestial race of savages. More animal than man, these creatures hunt the villagers and drag them from their slumber in the depth of night.

As a bonus, readers will delight in the new Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities short stories, which revive 2005 series that paired Eric Powell with artist Kyle Hotz and leads up to the three-issue series launch in September 2010.

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - G-Man Jun 9, 2010

    It's an interesting choice to give Buzzard his own mini-series. Normally I'm not a fan of those that only last three issues. In this case, because Powell's art can convey so much, I feel like this might be just the right amount. There isn't a lot that is known about him and I can't wait to see where this adventure will take him. I did like that The Goon did not make an appearance here. Buzzard can carry his own book and it's enough that The Goon's name is on the cover. I simply can't get enough of Eric Powell's art and I'm already eagerly waiting for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Jun 17, 2010

    If I was duly impressed with Buzzard I had almost no time or interest in the other story that shares space with this volume, Billy The Kids Old Timey Oddities & The Pit of Horrors. I think it was going for something of the horror-comedic tone of The Goon but none of it really landed with me. It felt too civilized for a book featuring Eric Powells take on Billy the Kid. It opens up a mystery for the next issue but I just wasnt much interested in Billy and his odd Scooby gang that includes a Brit, a tattooed seer, a plucky kid, and some kind of gator man. It felt like a mash-up that hadnt quite found the right beat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 9, 2010

    This first issue of "Buzzard" is sure to scratch some Goon-type itches for Powell's fans. For those new to Powell's work, this is a decent sample, but it'll only start the Powell-art itches for those newbies. Hopefully we all won't have to wait too long for those collective itches to be scratched. Read Full Review

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