I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got four new comics plus a hard cover collection:

  • Buffy: Season 8 – 30
  • North 40 – 5
  • Savage Dragon – 154
  • Age of Bronze – 29
  • Marvel Premiere Classic: Hercules: Prince of Power
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

  • “The Goon: Fancy Pants Edition Volume 2 by Eric Powell
  • This volume collects a bunch of stories from “The Goon” comic that star the villain Dr. Alloy. I though it was going to be volume two of the Goon’s collected comic but it’s not. It’s issues 2, 6, and 11-13. This is only the second Goon story I have read the first being the stand alone graphic novel “Chinatown”.

    I enjoyed “Chinatown” and I also enjoyed this volume. “The Goon” takes place in a strange 1930’s type world populated by people and some monsters. The Goon is a big tough guy who runs some local rackets.

    This volume is all about his run-ins with Dr. Alloy who is a mad scientist. He might be a villain or maybe just misunderstood but either way he creates problems for the Goon.

    There is really not much too the stories they are just a bit of fun. The Goon runs around with his right hand man who is also a comedic side kick and solves his problems with his fists. The stories are kind of the day to day life of the Goon. He fights off some rivals, kicks zombies out of the neighborhood, and keeps old ladies safe from monsters. And puts up with Dr. Alloy’s nonsense.

    It’s the art that makes “The Goon”. Powell is a pretty good story teller and has an interesting art style. It’s a half cartoony half “Realistic” style that relies on pencil shading and ink. The later issued have more pencil shading in them and he rightly keeps the color subdued so everything is clear. It’s not an easy technique to pull off but he does.

    So if you’re looking for a light fun read that’s pretty to look at give “The Goon” a try.