If it hadn’t been for that unexpected herd of migrating orangutans that mysteriously burst into flames, he would’ve got us last Wednesday!
C’mon, how can you not love a comic that has dialogue like that? In this installment of The Goon, there is the story of when the Goon and Franky met, an adventure featuring a cannibal Hobo King who looks and mumbles like Bob Dylan, a crazed pie-eating ape and a mad scientist with a killer robot. Interspersed throughout are gag ads and at the end there’s some additional artwork and nots about how he creates some of his characters.
The diabolical Dr. Hieronymus Alloy is up for parole after being jailed for trying to turn the all the townsfolk into fish. He tries to rehabilitate his tarnished image by going after the Goon and sets his killer robot, Bruno, on him. In another story, the Goon has an underwater encounter with Fishy Pete’s mother, the Sea Hag. The story of how Franky and the Goon met and became friends is almost heartwarming, if you think that a zombie-mangled corpse being hung outside of Paolo’s Barbershop as a warning to pay and pay on time is heartwarming. Throughout, there’s the usual cast of characters. The action is fast and bloody, the humor dark and twisted. Yep, the Goon is my kind of guy.