JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Yet another thing you must read ...

At work I catalogue a lot o' graphics ... CPL is working hard to build up that part of their collection. One title that I kinda passed over in the early days was The Goon ... cover pictures were big-guy-beating-up-monster ... ho-hum. Last month, while doing a page count (client insists that pages be counted for all graphics that don't have page numbering ... blech!) for a new volume in the series, something caught my eye ... and then something else. Waitaminnit ... this is funny! So went to my local branch and signed out such volumes of The Goon as were available ...

Folks, it's beyond funny. 'tis absolutely hilarious. A very Lexxy, Puppets-Who-Kill kind of hilarious. Illustrated with flawless artwork ... yes, there IS such a thing and it's been drawn right on these pages.** Zombies, giant spiders, killer robots, an insane Spanish-speaking lizard butler, and a mad scientist who can't cope with the fact that the public won't acknowledge the superiority of his genetically-enhanced cream corn. And that's just the tip of the iceberg (comicberg?). Ya gotta read it. Really.

P.S. Click on "GoonZone" in the main Goon page linked above, then on "Comics" for access to preview pages.

**In the intro to volume three, artist/writer Eric Powell's work is favourabley compared to that of the great Will Eisner ... and that comparison is spot-on.
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