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Discussion in 'Misc. Comics' started by Aristotle, Nov 27, 2007.
Holy ****, what a disappointment.
Much like this thread
So you're saying Chinatown disappointed you too?
Uh...... what?! I thought it really took the Goon up to the next level, and actually gave some heft and substance to the character... sure, it wasn't the carefree wackyness we're used to, but it was still extremely entertaining, and for my money- the best Goon story yet.
What you call heft and substance, I call selling out. The Goon has always had heft and substance. The Goon has NEVER been carefree. It has always been a heavy, dark-humor book. Yet with Chinatown you could go ten pages without so much as a goofy comment. This just was not a Goon story. If he returns to the ongoing series ever, I pray that he returns to the kinds of stories which made The Goon unique and fun.
I just finished it the other night. I enjoyed it, but it certainly isn't typical Goon.
I'd have to side with Rez on this one.
I think Aristotle was being a bit harsh by calling it an outright sell-out. Powell created the characters and has every right to flesh out the tragic aspect of his characters. Just because I wasn't laughing doesn't mean I wasn't enjoying it as a piece of literature and it in no way detracted from the ongoing series.
The story takes on much more depth when you read the other volumes before Chinatown. I was disappointed at first, but then i read the first 6 volumes and then Chinatown again, and it was much better. The sequence with Goon looking at himself in the mirror is one of the most heart breaking things i have ever seen. Definitely took the character in a more serious direction, and i love every bit of it.
i loved it. so many revealing moments for why these characters act the way they do.