Quick Cuts: Goons, Ghosts, and Gods
THE GOON #5
- This issue was interesting because it involved the
most continuity I recall seeing in the series thus far: Several
characters who were introduced earlier (The Zombie Priest, Buzzard, Dr.
Alloy) appear in this issue, but Powell handles their re-introductions
well, giving the readers everything they need to know about the
characters without being too tedious about it. Of course, since
this is The Goon
, there's plenty of Powell's trademark
humor on display (my favorite sequence involves a psychic seal who just
doesn't know when to leave well enough alone), but there's also
some touching sentiment to be found as a character attempts to escape
anguish caused by mistakes he made long ago.
8 ½ GHOSTS
- A charming story about a filmmaker of
questionable scruples who stumbles upon the ultimate special effect for
his new horror movie -- real live ghosts! (Well, "live" probably
isn't the right word, but you know what I mean...) Rich Tommaso
has crafted a great comic with delightful art (I like how the mean
poltergeists are distinguished from the nice ghosts by the "tough-guy"
hats they wear), and Alternative Comics has put everything together in
an attractive oversized package. I'd try to describe the basic
plot, but I'd probably botch it or give too much away. Go here
if you want a quick
summary of what the book's about, and to see a large image of the
book's wonderful cover
MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #2
- Not as good as the first issue, but
of fun. My biggest disappointment was that Dean Baxter (Frankie's
back-from-the-dead boyfriend) turned out to be eeee-vil. I think
it would have been more interesting to pit deity against regular ol'
mortal, but I'm still interested in seeing where Carey goes with
this. And the art by Liew and Hempel continues to be a treat.
And since I was on vacation for two weeks, I've decided to run the Vacation
Photo of the Day
feature for another week. (Plus, I know
how much Rick
has been enjoying the photos.) Enjoy!