Review – The Goon #37

By: Eric Powell
Colors: Dave Stewart
Published: Dark Horse

Eric Powell Cover

This issue begins with an old, tired and poor woman making her way to her crappy underpaying exploitive factory job.  As she arrives we meet her greedy, corporate slag of a boss who is being told by the Fire Marshall the conditions at the factory are dangerous for his workers.  He responds to this as corporate tool would, with a big so what.  Changing any of the conditions for his poorly treated workers would shrink his profit and this of course is just not an option for him.  Tragedy strikes, (this was very griping and very sad), a trial takes place and justice is NOT served.  The poor, displaced and downtrodden do what little they can, they unite, protest and unionize!  As is always the case, the uber rich hate when the poor unite so they try to decapitate the movement with violence which they start to succeed in doing, that is until The Goon shows up.

This issue is great.  I love the Goon, he’s a bruiser but he’s always on the right side of things.  This particular issue is really timely with all the movements occurring all over the world now.  It makes you wish there was a real Goon who could go in and take are of business.  The dialog, art and story are top-notch, plain and simple Eric Powell is a genius!  Get this issue, whether you love The Goon or have never read a single issue.  The thing about this series is that you can jump right in and not feel lost; however, there are so many amazing back issues I would pick up whichever ones you can find!

Release Date: December 28th, 2011

Story:★★★★★ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★½