The Goon, Volume 12: Them That Raised Us Lament

The Goon Volume Them That Raised Us Lament 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 w

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 the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series This volume collects The Goon 38 41 New cover by Eric Powell.

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The Goon, Volume 12: Them That Raised Us Lament

  1. Eric Powell has contributed work on such comics titles as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hellboy Weird Tales, Star Wars Tales, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, The Hood, MAD Magazine, Devil Dinosaur, Swamp Thing, the Avengers, She Hulk, the Simpsons, Arkham Asylum Living Hell and Action Comics.Although eking out a meager living in the comics field since 1995, Eric didn t find true success until he launched his critically acclaimed dark comedy series The Goon The Goon was subsequently picked up by Dark Horse Comics and boasts a diehard cult following.

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  1. 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 wr [...]

  2. 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, a nother brilliant skewering of superhero comics, and a prohibition story that includes a creature that is half car half bathtub cough syrup battery acid gin infused primate All drawn as brilliant as usual.Seriously, 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 [...]

  3. Hilarious and depraved Low Brow hi jinx I wonder if Eric Powell drinks, because this is Mostly full of gut busters,but with occasional sombre and sappy moments, and some in between weirdness that is hard to classify,

  4. 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.

  5. 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 thing.The 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 [...]

  6. 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 Queen 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 [...]

  7. I tend to like The Goon most when it s in its serious creepy mode So, the first story in this collection is perfect for that Then there is a sendup of superhero comics which at times sounds a lot like sour grapes Powell complaining about gimmicks common to superhero comics, and how the media only tends to pay attention to comics at all when it is announced that a superhero is coming out as gay Perhaps the funniest observation in the issue is about Powell not having read any superhero comics in [...]

  8. Well, The Goon Them That Raised Us Lament volume 12 is the last available Goon graphic novel to read I m not really sure if Eric Powell intends to publish any Goon graphic novels or not, but if he did, I d probably read them This one wasn t the best, I thought It was entertaining and all, but some of the content wasn t what I like to read about It now seems Eric Powell is trying to fill space, trying to keep the series going Honestly, it s like he s trying to salvage the series by writing about [...]

  9. Powell brings the funny back Skunk apes Robert Williams tributes Drag racing Even so, it s book ended by two serious pieces about Kizzie s childhood and the Zombie Priest s plans for the future And by the way, compare the drawings of the Zombie Priest to his earliest apperances Powell s clearly taking some kind of art steroids Solid chapter in the ongoing tales of the Goon.

  10. I loved this TPB Eric Powell infuses these pages with the kind of humor that makes you laugh out loud embarrassingly on the bus The artwork is styled really elegantly, though rather than clashing with the subject matter and language, it makes it a complete package of greatness in comic book form.

  11. The Goon is always great This one had a particularly funny send up of the gimmicks that company owned comics will try to sell books, an answer from Eric Powell to questions about why he doesn t try this or that to sell books.

  12. Really liked the Aunt Kizzie story also glad to see the return of the Zombie Priest and Cat for a while I hate that cat, but damn, that s harsh

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