Zachary Clayton

Comic Review: The Goon #46 – Occasion Of Revenge, Part 1

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Not being to familiar with The Goon, I don’t know any of the other characters who are recurring in Eric Powell’s series. (Other than Franky, who is always around.)  So, forgive me if I miss a focal point that is a regular staple of the series.

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Cover image via: darkhorse.com

The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #1
By: Eric Powell
Published By: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: July 23, 2014

Don’t let the zombie priests get your copy of Goon: Occasion of Revenge #1!

The Goon #46 begins a four-parter entitled “Occasion Of Revenge,” which kicks off with two zombie priests discussing their plot involving a familiar town.  Can’t really say to much else with out having to include spoilers.  But we all know what happens to clowns who try and mess with The Goon’s neighborhood.  There are some other, more intimate, moments occurring here with The Goon.  Moments that show us sometimes the toughest guys are the most fragile inside.  Franky gathers some of the old buddies for this Goon issue, and I hope they get to have a barbecue at some point.  With all the crap these guys go through on a regular basis, I’m sure you would agree they deserve it.

The side-story in this issue of The Goon is a ghost story that is steeped in revenge and heartbreak.  The story surrounds a dumb bastard named Fred and a heartless bitch named Sandy.  The side-story in this issue of The Goon to me is pretty scary.  What I mean is, the tragic event in this side-story is something that happens in the real world quite often, so it makes it a bit more frightening to me.  I can only imagine that The Goon is somehow going to wind up dealing with these sad saps, before it’s all said and done.

As I said before, I’m not super familiar with The Goon.  I have read a few of Eric Powell’s stories though, and I do like them.  Even though, it’s not really my bag, baby.  The one that stands out the most is, “Satan’s Sodomy Baby.”  I own a copy, and it’s damn hilarious. If you haven’t read it, look it up.  I’ve always enjoyed his artwork in these books as well.  It’s gritty and dark, and it just feels “old-school”.  I like it, but it’s not really my style.  But, hey…credit were credit is due right?  I have to give kudos to Eric Powell for writing and drawing The Goon since 1999.  That in itself, is pretty impressive.  I hope he continues to be successful doing what he loves.

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