Cover The Goon and Frankie are back in action in Nothin' But Misery, written and drawn by Eric Powell and published by Dark Horse. This first volume collect issues #1 to #4, The Goon Color Special and the short story Die Fish Die. In this volume the Goon and Frankie have to deal with Zombies (of course), Alien Mook, Haunted Houses, Fishy Pete, ancient revenges and Santa Claus. How is it? Eric Powell continues the saga of the Goon and his pal Frankie, this time with Dark Horse. And it all starts with our good friend Fishy Pete in Die Fish Die. What?! You don't know Fishy Pete? Well, he's a dock worker that opposes the Labrazio's Mob presence in the docks. Still don't remember him? Then go read my Volume 0 review. This time Fishy Pete strikes back at the Goon. Basically it goes as well as you're imagining, but with some very hilarious and Monty Python ish moments. In the first chapter the Goon will learn two important lessons. First and foremost loony old people that play in the mud know a hole lot of stuff, secondly haunted houses are no laughing matter. As fate as it the Goon and Frankie stumble upon an old treasure buried deep in a haunted house by some low life a few years before. Yes Goon, you can touch Eric choose to write this book with episodic short or issue long stories, that are, for the most part, interchangeable with each other. While the weak continuity and lack of a strict reading order might turn some comic book readers off, I love it here. Eric does a great job coming up with original, albeit a bit gimmicky, ideas that keep the light humor and heavy action rolling and far from stale. So the second chapter is a new story, and this time is for an old foe of the Goon to inhabit the body of an Ogre and seek revenge. Needless to say there will be fist-a-cups, blood, tears and inflatable chickens. Also, contrary to popular mythos, this Ogre is very well-spoken, much more than our hero and galaxies more than Frankie. Question: Have you ever asked yourself how Eric would incorporate a Ghost Rider, Phantom Stranger or Crimson Avenger type of concept into The Goon? No? Me neither, but Eric did and the result is in the third chapter of this book. The ending is somewhat predictable but that didn't stop me from enjoying this odd but entertaining story. Fishy Pete The Goon Christmas Story. This alone should make you want to read it. But if you have to know more, then here it goes. Evil elves, badass cowboy Santa, hot lady in red, frozen zombies and gift giving Goon. The forth and (almost) last chapter is the weakest . During a night out on the town with his girlfriend Frankie gets kidnapped by a magician and his evil assistants. Then Goon goes to the rescue. Its not a bad story but its not quite up to par with the previous ones. Last but not least there is a short story about an Alien Mook that comes to Earth to conquer some turf and get down to business. Well, being a short story there isn't much to talk about, but I can say one thing... I laughed hard when the punchline came. Verdict? Overall this is a fun and entertaining book. I had high expectation and I wasn't disappointed. Eric kept the writing cool, funny and dynamic and the art constant in quality and always a delight to see. If you've read the Goon and didn't like it, then this is not for your. If you never read the Goon then this is a good jump in point. If you're a fan then you should already own it. Recommended. Publisher: Dark Horse Year: Pages: Authors: Eric Powell ISBN: Follow Reading Graphic Novels on Facebook and Twitter. Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-goon-volume-1-nothin-but-misery.html
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Imaginary friends have a well-defined origin. Just like certain toys that function as transitional objects, an imaginary friend often serves a similar purpose. Happy, the blue horse, also personifies transition. For starters, Happy is the last remnant of Hailey’s childhood naiveté, but this cartoonish pet is also the motivation behind Nick’s transition. His characteristic cynicism and cruelty are slowly changing into commitment and responsibility. The final confrontation between Nick and the pedophilic Santa Claus is quite brutal. In many ways, Nick Sax has been a character doomed since the opening frames of this miniseries. He’s a sick man, with a heart condition and someone who has been wounded and hospitalized more often than he would care to admit. Now, using his last energies, he does everything he can to preserve the lives –and innocence– of the captured children. Santa Claus on drugs / Papa Noel en drogas This final issue has some truly thought-provoking moments: the confrontation between Nick and a depraved priest, whose job description, as Morrison brilliantly sums up, is to get in touch with something that doesn’t exist (and isn’t that the job of all priests in the world?). One of the best scenes here also involves a game with inexistent creatures and projections of our fantasy. Happy, as an imaginary friend, travels as fast and as far as he can go, and he rounds up thousands of imaginary friends from children all over the globe. And it’s thanks to the arrival of Happy’s reinforcements that Nick is able to finally kill Santa Claus. The ending of “Happy”, however, isn’t precisely about happiness. On the contrary, it’s quite sad, but it also makes perfect sense with the premises established since the opening chapter. Once again, Darick Robertson creates some truly exquisite art. From the great “Santa Claus on drugs” panel to the marvelous double page spread in which Happy and the cavalry surround Santa Claus. If you have been slightly unsatisfied with Morrison’s recent output from DC, then you must read “Happy”, it will restore your faith in the Scottish writer. I guarantee it. If you want to read more about Happy, click here: Happy # 1, Happy # 2 and Happy # 3. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Nick Sax Los amigos imaginarios tienen un origen bien definido. Al igual que ciertos juguetes que funcionan como objetos transicionales, un amigo imaginario a menudo desempeña un propósito similar. Happy, el caballo azul, también personifica la transición. Para empezar, Happy es el último remanente de la inocencia infantil de Hailey, pero esta caricaturesca mascota es también lo que motiva la transición de Nick. Su cinismo característico y su crueldad están cambiando lentamente en compromiso y responsabilidad. La confrontación final entre Nick y el Papa Noel pedófilo es bastante brutal. Desde las secuencias iniciales de esta miniserie, Nick Sax ha sido un personaje condenado. Es un hombre enfermo, con problemas cardiacos y alguien que ha sido herido y hospitalizado más de la cuenta. Ahora, usando sus últimas energías, hace todo lo que puede para preservar las vidas -y la inocencia- de los niños capturados. Happy and the imaginary friends / Happy y los amigos imaginarios Este número final tiene algunos momentos que nos invitan a la reflexión: la confrontación entre Nick y un cura depravado, su trabajo es descrito por Morrison con lucidez, se trata de ponerse en contacto con algo que no existe (¿y no es ese el trabajo de todos los curas del mundo?). Una de las mejores escenas involucra un juego con criaturas inexistentes y proyecciones de nuestra fantasía. Happy, al ser un amigo imaginario, viaja tan rápido y tan lejos como puede, y recluta a miles de amigos imaginarios de niños de todo el orbe. Y es gracias a la llegada de los refuerzos de Happy que Nick es capaz de matar, por fin, a Papa Noel. El final de “Happy”, sin embargo, no es precisamente feliz. Por el contrario, es bastante triste, pero es coherente con las premisas establecidas desde el capítulo inicial. Una vez más, Darick Robertson crea un arte realmente exquisito. Desde el gran "Papa Noel en drogas" hasta la maravillosa página doble en la que Happy y la caballería rodean a Papa Noel. Si han estado ligeramente insatisfechos con la producción reciente de Morrison para DC, entonces deben leer “Happy”, restaurará vuestra fe en el escritor escocés. Garantizado. Si quieren leer más, hagan click aquí: Happy # 1, Happy # 2 y Happy # 3. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/03/happy-4-grant-morrison-darick-robertson.html
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