Unfortunately, unlike previous volumes, not all weirdness is good weirdness.
The Goon doesn't follow a conventional story telling style, true, but there is usually an order to the Chaos that is put to paper by Powell. However in this volume there are a few stories that break that order and add even more chaos, but in a less than optimal way. I'm not saying this is a bad book, far from it, but Powell has been spoiling his readers with stellar story telling and fun comic books, and this one is just a bit above ok.
|The Goon getting drafted|
However there is a strong reason to get this book, and that is everything else. Doctor Alloy goes insane and the Goon and our favorite eye stabber jump to his aid. Of course things don't go accourding to plan and the Goon's world is turn inside out. All this plus Powell's twisted humor and awesome artistic style.
Talking about the art of the book, its really good. Powell manages to give each story its unique feel while at
the same time keeping it consistent and true to the Goon style. Sometimes he does it through a different color pallet, sometimes ist by the way he draws faces. Its subtle changes that work really well.
|Frankie of Christmas Present|
Publisher: Dark Horse
Authors: Eric Powell
Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2014/09/review-goon-volume-4-virtue-and-grim.html