The Goon #39

The Goon #39

Writer: Eric Powell Artist: Eric Powell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4
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In order to try to compete with the gimmicks and rehashes of the Big Two superhero companies, Eric Powell has decided to completely sell out and relaunch the Goon in this super-epic, brand new, first-ever first edition of the 39th issue of The Goon! Not only do the Goon and Franky get new costumes, but we also discover there are different-colored versions of the Goon! Green Goon! Red Goon! Blue Goon! Purple Goon! WHAT A PLOT!

  • 9.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Apr 25, 2012

    The Goon #39 satisfied nearly every desire that I have in a comic book. It's intelligent. It's hilarious. It's meaningful. If this book had more plot to support itself, I'd be hard pressed to call it anything but a masterpiece. As it is, though, this issue represents a brilliant piece of satire that stands, in my mind, as the comic book industry's equivalent of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." If you like comics – even a little – you need to read this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 30, 2012

    We love our capes here at Crave Online, and we love our Red and Green Hulks, but how's about we all do ourselves some favors and branch out a bit more? I've got trades of Fear Agent and Morning Glories here waiting for me to have time to read them. What non-superhero books would you recommend to anyone? Let 'er rip. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Apr 28, 2012

    Last issue had me close to tears with the origins of The Goon’s mother. This book has me laughing out loud because of its concise critiques. So many champion DC’s Animal Man for its ability to step outside the standard comic conventions. Take a deeper breath the next time you do because you will need to mention The Goon for doing the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Apr 27, 2012

    Last month, The Goon #38 delivered a strong, unusually emotional entry in Eric Powell's ongoing saga of zombies, fists, debauchery, tommyguns, excrement jokes, ghouls, demon babies and the like. Naturally, one wouldn't expect Powell to operate in that mode for too long, so this month you'd expect things to be back to the grossouts and the silly" and you'd kinda be right, but" Read Full Review

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