This volume is a strange, but engaging, compilations of stories. They range from an awkwardly silly 2 page short about a simpleton crapping his pants to old school sci-fi monsters fighting Godzilla style to tormented soul and bleeding heart drama.
Apart from the return of The Buzzard, this volume doesn't advance the story of the Goon, nor does it give you any further insight into its characters. What it does bring is an entertaining group of stories. My favorite is the Hellboy crossover.
I love crossovers that tell a good story and manage to respect the spirit of the characters involved. Eric Powell wrote one of those crossovers. Hellboys keeps all his moodiness and badassery while Frankie remains an obnoxious little prick that just wants to stab people in the eye.
There is some somewhat smart humor and some very cheap shots. But in the end its a fun and funny book. You might feel a bit guilty after laughing at some of Powell's twisted jokes, bit it will be worth it.
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Publisher: Dark Horse
Authors: Eric Powell
Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2014/07/review-goon-volume-3-heaps-of-ruination.html