Review by: Neb
By Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz & Dave Stewart

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.50

There’s no denying that Eric Powell is an incredible artist, and as The Goon has progressed, his art has only gotten better.  With Powell seemingly taking a break from the monthly Goon series, he has given us a miniseries featuring one of The Goon’s most beloved characters: Buzzard.  I bring up Powell as an artist for a reason.  This series, and particularly this issue, felt more like an art exercise than an actual story.  While things have happened in the miniseries, like Buzzard meeting new characters, the story itself is simple and familiar:  Buzzard is off to kill something evil.  What’s almost disappointing about this issue is that the entire final confrontation happens off panel.  It’s like waking up at the end of the Super Bowl where all you see is the winner and not how they won.  Of course, this shorter storytelling style is probably due to the Billy the Kid Old Timey Oddities features at the end of each issue, but I guess I was wanting more story with Buzzard than I was wacky Billy the Kid stories.  While the story itself is pretty thin, Powell’s art is as gorgeous as ever, and this series looks just as incredible as its covers.  This issue in particular had some pretty amazing spreads.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

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