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Little Green Men - Goblins! Review

Written by CajunBean on Wednesday, November 19 2014 and posted in Reviews

Little Green Men - Goblins! Review

Dynamite gives us an anthology filled with tiny green men. In a volume that collects violence, stupidity, and basically a ton of lies, the Goblins are here!

Pathfinder: Goblins!
Writer: A bunch of em
Artist: A bunch more
Price: 29.99
Publisher: Dynamite

So, Pathfinder Goblins! Is an anthology about little green men, and their ever so violent, absurdly unintelligent adventures through a world that does not want them.

The narrative is, well, varied to say the least. The book takes the tone of several babbly liars, sitting about a firepit, and telling stories of the greatest and most heroic of goblin kind. The stories are ridiculous, as little, green, pointy eared folk take on dragons, war parties, and entire pirate ships with little more than their brawn (of which there is little), brains (of which they have less) and pure wit (of which the race as a whole seems to have none).

Writer Erik Mona creates a tale of goblin intrigue, in which the most tenacious and sordid of goblin kind, plot the overthrow all of mankind one glorious kingdom at a time. The plot is fun, oddly clever, and very brief. The art duties by one Shane White compose a charming gallery of dastardly dimwits, whose stature and composure run the gamete of pompous nobility to butler clad goblin. It is a quick and zany read with beautiful art.

In an oddly sharp turn, another tale scribed by Jeremy Holt and illustrated by Christian Messey finds us in the shoes of a rather rotund green fellow who can eat actual dragons! (If you were one to believe our utterly credible goblin storytellers of course.) Again, we have ourselves another tale that, in spite of the ridiculous cast, turns out to be fairly clever and charmingly nonsensical.

Now, this volume is not really an intellectual read by any stretch, but what we do have are a series of fun stories, bolstered by equally fun art, that highlights the incessantly doomed lifestyle of goblin-kind. Even their heroes are absolutely helpless, and it makes for something enjoyable and lively.

In summation, there is not really a bad tale in the lot. A series of writers stretch their brains and show off their talents as they find fun new voices for each hero and their tales. There is a bit of wit in between the pages, and each story is absolutely unique and ridiculous. The art for each story is just as clever as the cast of tiny green men all fleshed out differently from tale to tale.

3 ½ out of 5.


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About the Author - CajunBean

He was born in the swamps of Louisiana, where he spent his days punching gators in the crotch and funneling gumbo til his eyes bled. Then one day, a powerful foreign entity dragged him across several state lines, and tethered him to the Colorado Rockies, where he lives in perpetual fear of freezing to death and there is nary a gator crotch in sight for punching. Now he hides inside, dreading snow flurries, and hammering away reviews and non-nonsensical ramblings for the outhouse overlords (cuz apparently someone saw fit to lord over outhouses). 

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