The Goon 25-cent Edition

November 14, 2005 | Comics


The Goon 25-cent Edition
Eric Powell
Dark Horse Comics
**** (out of five)

It’s funny, it’s creepy and it’s really, really cheap — what more could you ask for in a comic?
The Goon 25-cent Edition is not simply ploy to put out a cheap version of a great monthly book in hopes more people will notice how freakin’ great it is — well, actually, that’s exactly what it is.
Creator Eric Powell is at the top of his game in this bargain-priced edition as he breaks from the mold of using a cheapy issue to retell an origin story in hopes of striking a chord with new readers.
Instead, Powell simply puts together the same thing he does every month, a fantastically drawn, cleverly written tale of zombie-whippin’ fun and action.
For those uninitiated into the world of The Goon should eagerly drop down a quarter for this book. You’ll quickly learn why it was named the 2005 Eisner-Award winner for Best Ongoing Series and Best Humor Publication.

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