The Goon #38

Writer: Eric Powell Artist: Eric Powell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5
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You might have thought you knew everything about Goon's past after Chinatown, but there's more to the story. And most of that story has to do with his aunt. How did he come to be raised by her? How did she wind up as a circus performer? And what is the tragedy that ties them inseparably together?

  • 10
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 27, 2012

    Early on in The Goon series, despite his flair for dark comedy and stellar artistic skills, one could have made the mistake of writing Powell off as just some shock writer trying to gross people out in inventive ways, and that this world he's created couldn't last very long without becoming pretty repetitive. How wrong you would be. These last two issues have firmly established that anything can happen in The Goon. Powell can make you laugh, make you squirm, make you cry and make you hurt. You never know what you're going to get anymore, and that's something to be truly admired. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 23, 2012

    Powell prefaces the story with a dedication to “the best grandma anyone could ask for,” and from the pictures, his late gran appears to have been a Wanda Jackson/Patsy Cline type guitar-slingin' gal, and while Kizzie doesn't appear to resemble her much, Powell brings the love for both women alive on the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Apr 18, 2012

    Typically, The Goon consists of story arcs where Goon must defeat some paranormal threat from destroying his town and favourite bar. This issue threw a curve ball into the Goon formula. Rather than focus on some supernatural entity, this issue grabs at your heart strings as it recounts the life of Aunt Kizzie. Showing the ups and downs of her life, the reader gets a chance to learn about how strong a woman can be and the sacrifices one makes when they become a caregiver. The reader even forgets the lack of Goon in the issue until his heartbreaking appearance at the end. This issue gets a 9.5/10 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 26, 2012

    The cover is easily my favorite of the week and the ingenuity of making it look like an olde-tyme circus poster was brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Mar 7, 2012

    What an amazing confluence of art and story. You won’t put down this book and have asmile. But you will be glad thatsomeone’s making a comic that makes you feel something. Read Full Review

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