Review: The Goon #44

The Goon heads to Mexico!  No, this isn’t a spring break issue of the amazing comic.  Instead, the Goon and Franky smuggle clocks filled with booze through the border.  The duo run into a lizard monster named Lagarto Hombre, and the book turns into a musical. Sure, that last line sounds like it went off the deep end in the second independent clause, but you have to read the comic to understand the maniacal brilliance Eric Powell builds into this book.

With celebrity guest asides, the musical interludes, and the brilliantly illustrated bug eyed lizard monster, The Goon makes for one of the most fucked up and genius comics.

The Goon #44 CoverYes, there was a slight delay from the last issue to now.  The interim between comics was sure worth the delay.  In that time The Goon has lost nothing from its cracked humor, artistic rendering, or its tone.

Be forewarned that some of the issue does have a substantial block of dialogue in Spanish with no translations.  Just spend some time with Google translate to see the brilliant comments from that characters.  It’s worth it just to find out what Lagarto means when he says Adoro Pollo!

I, for one, am glad to have the Goon back again bustin’ up all those supernatural bruisers.  With this trip to Mexico, the Goon retakes his spot back at the top of the list of greatest comics on the shelf in current production.

Score: 5/5

Writer/Artist/Creator: Eric Powell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.50 Release Date: 11/27/13