The Goon #38


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The Goon #38


  • Words: Eric Powell
  • Art: Eric Powell
  • Colors: Dave Stewart
  • Story Title: The True Life Story of Lizzie the Iron Maiden
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Price: $3.50
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2012

Kizzie is one tough gal.

Eric Powell’s The Goon #38 is a much more heartfelt offering than a typical story about the man everyone fears.  With The Goon barely appearing in the issue, Powell tells the story of Kizzie, a less-than-pretty child turned circus performer, and her relationship with the muscle-bound hulk.

The Goon #38 is a major break from the monster bashing, zombie splattering, human crushing stories readers are familiar with.  Kizzie’s story is emotional and deep, and watching almost every family member, her friends, and even her fiancé turn their backs on her good soul is difficult to take in.  Kizzie is far from a mere victim, however, as readers finally get to see her stand up for herself and unleash full fury on a betraying boyfriend.  Not only is it satisfying to see her muscle-bound maneuvers take down her deadbeat boyfriend, but as she asserts herself, this scene also gives a direct link to The Goon’s strength and mindset.

As to be expected, The Goon #38 is another fantastic issue in a series everyone should read.  Eric Powell’s choice to focus on the story of Kizzie, now a circus superwoman, shows just how great The Goon can be even when the most horrid of monsters turn out to be more than just vampires and zombies.

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