The Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time #1

Writer: Eric Powell Artist: Eric Powell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon's tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. 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.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Feb 3, 2015

    If this is to bethe last Goon story, at least as we know him (and believe me, there are strong hints here that it might indeed be), it looks like hes going out in a blaze of blood-soaked glory, and it's a ride no-one should deny themselves the opportunity of witnessing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 3, 2015

    The Goon has been through many battles over the last fifty issues, but nothing compares to the aftermath featured in this issue. This, along with the action and emotion on display, makes The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time #1 one of the best Goon issue in a long time, and well worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 8, 2015

    The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time is a tale of revenge that puts the Taken movies to shame. It's a cold and callous take on vengeance. You have a man that has been pushed to the breaking point. You almost feel sorry for the witches because there is little they can do to stop the Goon at this point. He's coming for them and it's going to get bloody. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Feb 5, 2015

    If you pick up only one comic this week, make it this one. You wont regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 3, 2015

    A striking approach to a character that's always been light and funny, Powell has done something truly special with the art and made Goon more captivating than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Feb 6, 2015

    The action flows so cohesively from one panel to the next, you're engaged from the first smashed window. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Feb 9, 2015

    The Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time #1 is a solid start picking right up where the Occasion of Revenge left off, and it was good seeing Goon in action again. However the turn of events made the entire situation more intriguing as Goon's actions only contribute to the magpies' plan to fuel the town for some reason. I'm interested in seeing how Don Rigatti wanting to kill Goon will factor into everything but at this point I'm more interested in getting more answers about the importance of the town and its influence. Until then, there's plenty of action to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Feb 7, 2015

    Final Verdict: Eric Powell delivers another great chapter to the Goon saga. If you like big action and don't mind a little violence in your comics, this is right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Brady Steele Feb 4, 2015

    Powell is showing us how far goneThe Goonand his state of mind are after his losses from theOccasion of Revengestoryline. It also shows us how truly terrifyingly dangerous he can be. Nothing is safe and its almost glorious to see an unhingedGoontake down everything in his way, including his own friends. Read Full Review

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