Hello comic book fans. The bin is back. Sorry to have gone so long again without a post, but school started and it has thrown my comics buying schedule out of whack again.
This past week I had lunch with a friend who attends PCC and while perusing a comic book shop in the area, I hunted down these treasures. In case you guys aren’t aware, for weeks know, Dark Horse comics has been reprinting first issues of classic titles like Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens Vs. Predator, and the Goon. For only a buck! Classic reprints for a dollar? The bin was on that like moths to the proverbial flame or like dung bugs to dry carports. LOL, well you get the picture.
I thought I would comment a bit on some of these comics by top tier talent like Russ Manning, Eric Powell, Kurt Busiek and Richard Starkings, just to name a few. First up is The Goon #1. I was at comic con this past summer in San Diego and can you believe at the screening of the potential Goon movie, there were some clueless people who never heard of the Goon? Think about how wrong that statement is, they never heard of the Goon, at freaking Comic Con! not movie con, not Star Trek con, freaking Comic Con!! Blashphemy!
But I digress, the Goon is one of the finest, funniest, most clever comics on the racks today. It is the story of a man who used to be a circus freak, but whose family was gunned down one night and he had to turn to collecting the debts of the gangster who killed them (after an enraged Goon whacked him to death, yes revenge is a dish best served cold indeed) Along with his freaky sidekick Franky, the Goon rids the town of zombies and monsters. This issue retells the Goon’s origin and his first confrontation with the Zombie Priest. Eric Powell himself draws and writes this masterpiece of a comic book which always delivers on quirky action, weirdness and laughs.
If you were one of the unlucky few to have missed the trailer for the upcoming Goon movie which premiered at Comic Con. Here’s a glimpse of what you missed. I have to say that it looks like it’s going to be pretty faithful to the source material! Even the undead fear the Goon!