Anders Bergstrom's blog on Words, Films, and Music

Friday, September 23, 2005

What a busy week: lots of reading, a presentation and keeping busy in the Writing Centre. I also started my tennis intramural league! What I'm really trying to do here is justify why I haven't posted in two days.

Anyway, since I'm going to use the blog to rave about things I like to see, listen to or read here's another comic book you should be reading. Eric Powell's The Goon is one of the most fun, most pure and most uncouth comics out there. It is HI-larious. It is one of the few comics where I burst out laughing regularly (and it's supposed to be funny, not accidental like in some of the crappy X-men titles lately). It's pure in that it's written and drawn by one guy, and while it has a large and varied cast and mythology, issues are self-contained and don't carry on forever. So if you're tired of Bendis-dialogue that goes on for issues without any action, get yer ass reading The Goon. Most issues involve the Goon kicking the crap outta some kind of zombie monster. This is pulp entertainment at it's best. Did I mention that it's funny?

1 comment:

Professor Xavier said...

Thanks for posting this had never heard of this comic book before I will be sure to check it out though