The Goon Volume 12

The Goon Volume 12[Download] ➵ The Goon Volume 12 ➾ Eric Powell – Zombie rockabillies superheroes with hilarious gay abandon and the tragicomedy of carny folk are just a few bizarre tales in this new Goon collection from Dark Horse Comics See why Eric Powell has won Zombie rockabillies superheroes with hilarious gay abandon and the tragicomedy of carny folk are just a few bizarre tales in this new Goon collection from Dark Horse Comics See why The Goon Kindle - Eric Powell has won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series This volume collects The Goon New cover by Eric Powell. 37 of 5 for somehow bland and disappointing volume by Goon's standardsWell the first story with Kizzie origin was nice but I believe not really necessary thing to read The second thing is Powells deserved mockery of the superhero genre in comics That supposed to be fun but I got bored I agree with all the points of prosecution mister Powell but was it really necessary to be here and this long? The next thing is something hillbilly moonshining prohibition story which is at least bit fun but it's still bland and wordy The last chapter is the comeback of the Priest I liked how his appearance changed The story was gloomy and serious so I'm expecting some heavy story arc ahead instead shenanigans of this sort Encountering a new Eric Powell “Goon” book is like checking in with a mad genius who’s off doing his own thing in his far off workshop creating one brilliant thing after another and firing them off every year to be picked up and devoured by those who are smart enough to know these are comic books that are unlike anything else being produced these days “Goon 12 Them That Raised Us Lament” collects issues #38 41 and like all the volumes that came before it is utterly brilliant Powell is unable to writedraw a bad book While this is Volume 12 there isn’t really an overarching storyline that threads through all of the books at least not for the last few books anyway Instead this book collects 4 disparate stories that are each brilliant in their own way and continue to explore Goon’s strange world while going off on entertaining tangents The story that opens this book “Kizzie the Iron Maiden” tells the tragicomic story of Goon’s parentage The story of his mother who worked as a strong woman in a travelling sideshow and his absent and no good father are told and contains a beautiful one line eulogy in the final panel that is as much for Goon’s mother as it is for Powell’s grandmother Betty Jean Wheeler to whom the issue is dedicated to and who passed in 2011 Goon and Franky then go off on a bonkers story of prohibition that references contemporary country music and whacky races while including a uniuely Powell esue creation the Hooch Monkey It’s meandering and silly and very enjoyable We also check in with the necromancer whom Goon defeated in an earlier book lamenting his poor fortune while hinting at a new villain for Goon to battle in forthcoming volumes But the best of the book by far is the satirical issue #39 lampooning DC’s “New 52” relaunch I’ve been reading a lot of the “New 52 books” and Powell informs us early on that he hasn’t read a superhero book since the 90s but his observations and critiues are all salient points against the nature of commercial superhero comics in particular this reboot From the mocking taglines like “LOOK AT US MAINSTREAM MEDIA LOOK AT US” and “1st 39th issue” to the multi coloured Goons to the freuent costume changes to the headline grabbing superheroes who are revealed as gay andor ethnically diverse I was laughing throughout I love superhero comics I like some of DC’s New 52 stuff but Powell’s barbed take is spot on in every point It made the book for me If you’ve never read a “Goon” book before don’t be intimidated by the “Volume 12” label and jump straight in with this book then when you’ve fallen for it go back and enjoy the rich varied and fun world Powell’s created in this series If you’re a fan you’ve already bought this and know how brilliant Powell is “Them That Raised Us Lament” shows an artist at the height of his powers creating fantastic comics and having a great time doing so Good on you Mr Powell keep them coming Another collection of short stories some of them are better some of them are worse some of them are chaotic Most memorable and funny was issue that mocked superhero genre rest is pretty forgettable 35 There are only a few series I regularly spend money on and this is near the top of the list This volume includes a touching tale of Goon's past another brilliant skewering of superhero comics and a prohibition story that includes a creature that is half carhalf bathtub cough syrup battery acid gin infused primate All drawn as brilliant as usualSeriously the hero comics thing almost made me bust a gasket laughing I love hero comics but I'm not blind to their faults and holy sweet lord that was hilarious Hilarious and depraved Low Brow hi jinxI wonder if Eric Powell drinks because this is Mostly full of gut bustersbut with occasional sombre and sappy moments and some in between weirdness that is hard to classify I always enjoy reading The Goon In this silly volume Powell jabs at today's cheesy and predictable super hero comics to try to raise media interest and sell comics Of course that's not The Goon The superhero issue is the funniest one yet Well worth reading the volume The satire was pointed in this one Powell really skewers superhero tropes The great thing about The Goon is that it's mostly creator run Eric Powell does the writing and illustrations and even some of the coloring And when both are so fantastic that's a good thingThe Goon has been an ongoing story for some time and although the arcs had a beginning middle and end lately the book has been operating on a one shot basis The writing borders a bit on the absurd sometimes which isn't exactly my cup of tea but fortunately when looking at the big picture The Goon is still a great bookCollected mostly in 4 issue paperbacks volume 12 is split into one shot once upon a time stories We get some stories that relate to the ongoing Goon story like what appears to be Goon's foster mother and the return of the shaman ? and how he gets both eyes back These stories are interesting enough but the superhero one shot Death of the Goon is truly fantastic This story basically makes fun of the current state of superhero comics completely deprived of innovation and just rehashing of played out themes in an attempt to get sales BrilliantThough the polished aspects of this book seem out of place digital coloring and slick lettering don't really complement the rough look and tone of the book volume 12 is a winner and goes to prove that with the sporadic ways in which the Goon gets published trade paperbacks is the perfect way to enjoy the Goon The greatest comic books of all time the comics that are considered literature have a few things in common Your list might not match mine but I would put Sandman Watchmen Y The Last Man Preacher and ueen and Country on that list There are a ton that I could add but I really don't spend than five minutes writing these reviews Those exceptional books have main characters that you care about and an over arching story that pulls you along but each do a very good job at telling a story in a single issue and many times about supporting or non important characters Certain exceptional super hero comics do this as well It is the proper way to use this serialized medium This volume of the Goon shows that this book should be in that collection of stand out books There are single issue stories in here that are better than some novels and certainly better than many movies The story about the Goon's Mother is my favorite but the story of what the Zombie priest has been up to is pretty damn fantastic as well People who complain about superheroes and comics will love the bitter parody that Powell throws in the middle of this trade It just shows how uniue the Goon is May it reach 100 issues and

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  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • The Goon Volume 12
  • Eric Powell
  • English
  • 05 March 2015
  • 9781616550066