You heard it hear first, kids; Vomit ain’t nuthin’ but glorified spit.
This past comics book week I had the privilege to read the funniest frickin’ comic since the Gumby Winter Fun Special. Maybe you DOUBT That I know what “funny” is? NEED I remind you that I wrote approximately three columns urging you squares to pick up the Milk and Cheese Dairy Products Gone Bad collection from Dark Horse, and what happened to that book? HUH?
It won the Eisner this year for “Best Humor Publication,” so takes your doubts and hock them for peanuts.
Hands down the funniest comic since forever. The Goon has always been a great, fun read with tons of monsters, punchenings and slick, sick art from the pen of master writer/artist Eric Powell, but something about #40 was on target with America, on target with comic book s and on target with the beauteous wonderment that is art.
Maybe it was the Ed Roth inspired skunk ape, hopped up on cough medicine moonshine tearin’ up the town with his monster jalopy, or maybe it was the Charleston contest interrupted by Satan, most likely I would say that the funniest moment was the whole dang thing.
This issue follows on the heals of one bad mamma-jamma of a heartbreaker, where we meet the Goons Dad for the first time and get a glimpse into what makes that tough sucker so angry at the world.
Oh, you’ve never read the Goon? Well, Dark Horse is working hard on a CGI Goon movie, and who knows if they’ll ever finish it…still, you should know something about this truly inspiring comic, if only so you can appear urbane and cosmopolitan at your next tractor pull or goat orgy. Continue reading