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Multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of The Goon Eric Powell teams with acclaimed colorist Dave Stewart to bring this tale of humor, horror, and heartbreak to a close. Prepare for the usual weirdness, as only Powell and The Goon can provide: the living dead (children, priests, and pretty ladies), pretty living ladies, gypsies, backwoods children . . . "dogs" . . . crazy-weird cats, pimps peddling animal love, animals on the receiving end of said animal love . . . evil Shredded Wheat-men, more-evil undead burlesque-house owners, guys with tails, a woky (a woky?) . . . and more!
* The Goon Volume 9 collects the final installment of Goon Year (issues #28-#31)!
* " . . . mobsters and zombies in a world that looks like Sin City channeled by E. C. Segar's Popeye universe." -Los Angeles Times
Dec 27, 2010
Erik from Faust
I think this volume is a perfect fit with the rest of the series. The previous reviewer needs to continue his reading of The Goon by starting with volume #1 and reading in order. Then maybe this person will see that The Goon is the most perfect set of readable art EVER!!!
Jan 14, 2010
David from Jupiter FL
I had only recently discovered the the Goon with Goon Volume 4: Virtue and the Grim Consequences Thereof, and was highly impressed with the concept, the stylized art and stories by Eric Powell. I was looking forward to more of the same when I ordered The Goon in Calamity of Conscience. Though it was an enjoyable read and satisfied on several levels, I found myself wondering if Powell had lost inspiration and has beginning to "phone it in." The layouts and inking were more simplistic, with gratuitously large panels. The stories and humor were, in general, less ornately devised and engaging than the earlier volume.
And I had to laugh at Powell's hubris running the section in the back of the book, Black and White vs. Color. After lauding Dave Stewart's coloring work, he goes on to say that sometimes he wishes the Goon was still in black and white (in other words still just his own one-man art project). The irony is, that by reprising some of the pages from "Calamity" in glorious black and white, he makes it absolutely clear that Stewart's contributions add significant improvement to his work. In fact, I'd go so far as to say Stewart's creative intensity outshines Powell's in this issue.