The Goon Noir # 1
Writer: Patton Oswalt, Thomas Sniegoski, Bill Morison, Steve Niles; Art: Mike Ploog, Eric Powell, Bill Morrison, Ryan Sook
This book is The Goon and it’s not The Goon. It has the same characters and the requisite zombies, beatings with pipe wrenches, amusing letter column, and inbred, trailer-park oddities. And it was still better than 90 percent of what was on the new books shelves. But, no one can write The Goon like Eric Powell, so this one didn’t seem to have that same magical mix of comedy and violence that works in every other issue.
I’ve heard that Powell is taking some time off to work on another project, but hopefully he will be back soon. The Goon just isn’t the same without him.