Sunday, 4 April 2010
The Weekly Reread!
OK, so every week I'm going to reread something. It may be a comic book or it might be a novel or some poetry. Alright, it's most likely going to be a comic book.
This week I reread The Goon: Chinatown.
I forgot how good this book really is. It was among the first Goon books I ever read. I immediately loved the moody style of the art. It has lovely water colours as well as cartoony penciling. The mixture of the two makes for a very unique and interesting style.
The writing itself is also very awesome. It's a serious story about characters who are usually featured in comical stories. It was nice to see how Eric Powell could write such a serious story without losing the comical edge that these characters have.
This time around, I really noticed how sad it is. The Goon is betrayed by his true love for reasons unclear. The pages towards the end with Goon staring at himself in the mirror were very effective. It's just a few pages showing only the Goons face. With each page, he gets even more upset. Add to that Powell's amazing art and it's quite effective.
But the point is! If you've never read this before, you have to read it! Especially if you're a fan of the Goon and all things Powell.