The Goon #35

The Goon #35

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Eric Powell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 31, 2011 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5
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Goon and Franky stumble upon a bizarre freak show at Brigadoon's Dreamland Carnival, where the evil barker pits the Goon against a horrendous, bacon-eating behemoth, the Ten-in-One!

Goon creator Eric Powell teams with acclaimed writer Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)!

"Eric Powell's The Goon is an insane, hilarious, and often brilliant blend of everything cool: zombies, giant robots, and 1930's tough guys." -Kung Fu Rodeo

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Sep 4, 2011

    Damn good fun. And remember, no luvin up the chickens. Just in case you didnt know the rules. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Aug 31, 2011

    It's noteworthy that Dorkin follows Powell's lead from last issue by sculpting his outlandish humor on a foundation of a solid moral message. It's pretty clear from the villains presented by Dorkin and Powell that the story is a commentary on imperialism, but there's more to it than that. Dorkin's script can also be read as a denunciation of retribution in addition to a criticism of oppression. Accordingly, this issue can be seen as a satire of those who would punish members of a majority, symbolized here as the normal people, for a historical wrong stereotypically ascribed to them as a whole. No matter what your views on the relevance of imperialism in modern times or the validity of reverse discrimination, this is a quintessential example of how comics can be used to approach a taboo subject in a new, more socially acceptable way, thereby opening a door for communication and cultural progress where previously there was none. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Sep 4, 2011

    Overall I'm glad I picked up this issue; I didn't have too hard of a time getting into it, and really enjoyed the lighthearted insanity of the dialogue and the grotesque beauty of the art. I will have to go back and pick up some trades or back issues of The Goon, because if this issue is any indicator, it's a high quality comic. 4 out of 5 stars from me! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 31, 2011

    The story is hilarious and not to be taken serious at all. It cross every line it can and never once tries to be politically correct which is what's so great about the issue. Because it's a self-contained issue you don't have to have read the other 34 issues, just this one and you can enjoy it from beginning to end. The Goon may only be a series of one-shots, but they're some of the best one-shots comics have to offer. Now if you want to see the Goon beat up Midgets buy the issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 31, 2011

    As always Eric Powell’s art is the glue that holds the entire project together. Goon #35 is another tour de force for a man who has a very unique way of drawing the Goon’s surreal landscape. Powell’s work here is more disturbing than usual, especially with the freaks of the circus. It’s the maniacal glee with which Powell attacks these freaks that jumps off the page combined with his ease with action that makes Goon #35 so enjoyable. This stuff isn’t for everybody but for those who enjoy the weird, the funny, the odd and the destructive; Goon #35 is another top-notch entry into that world. Read Full Review

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