Review: the Goon: Calamity of Conscience

The latest collection of the Goon brings to a close the Return of Labrazio epic.  This story is certainly the most ambitious project Eric Powell  has attempted thus far.  It spans a years worth of comics, involves a few dozen characters, and wraps up nearly every loose end introduced into the comic since it began.

On its own this is a gorgeous looking book, full of horrible things and surreal humor.  This is about as far from an entry point book as you can get, which is a problem Powell has totally avoided up until now buy mostly focusing on done in one stories.  And in all honesty I think I prefer that format for the Goon.  In this book Powell just can’t quite fit his trademark gags into the story seamlessly.  

But this book does make for a great conclusion to the Labrazio story, and leaves the surviving characters in a great place for the comics to come.

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