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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Reviews – Part Five (And This Time It’s Personal)

Free Comic Book Day has arrived, boys and girls, and if you’re still not sure which books you want enveloped in your greedy little mitts, keep on reading…

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Evil Geek Book Report – The Goon: Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker

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Happy Sunday Evil Geek Nation!  Just because it’s the weekend, it doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to learn ya’ about some funny books.  Actually funny books isn’t the term I’d use for the subject of today’s Evil Geek Book Report, as it’s a heart-breaking tale of love lost twice over.  In our latest installment, we’re going to be delving into The Goon: Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker, with words and pictures by series creator Eric Powell.  This book is a steal in the Dark Horse Digital store at only $4.99!

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Evil Geek Book Report – The Goon: Rough Stuff

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Hey there Evil Geeks!  We’ve been hitting the books pretty hard lately, so I hope you ladies and gents are fully prepared for an onslaught of Evil Geek Book Reports in the coming weeks.

Did someone say comic reviews?

“Did someone say comic reviews!?!? I just read a ton of New 52 stuff…seems a little Heroes Reborny to me.  Trust me, I should know.”

Uggghhhh…. While I appreciate our picture guy’s enthusiasm, I actually didn’t mean THAT onslaught.  I just meant we were going to be chatting a whole lot about comics in the near future.  I just finished up reading The Goon: Rough Stuff by Eric Powell, which I picked up for only $9.99 through the Dark Horse app on my iPad.  I have to commend Dark Horse on the pricing in their online store.  Digital comics from the Dark Horse Store are WAYYYY cheaper than comics from Marvel and DC.

Has there ever been a title that you’ve been dying to check out, but for some reason or another, you just haven’t done so?  You even know you’re going to absolutely love it just from the look of it, but you still never pick it up.  It’s not limited to comics either; it applies to movies, TV shows, bands, video games, etc.  I’m calling it the “Battlestar Galactica Effect”, since for years I’ve heard nothing but great things about that show, then only recently started watching it even though I’ve had access to it on Netflix for years.  Turns out I freaking love it.  I’m putting The Goon in that category also.  Everything about this book had me captivated, the art work, the premise, the critical acclaim; but I’d never actually read an issue of it until this past weekend.  MAN, have I been missing out on some great stuff!   I can’t wait for payday to roll around again so I can pick up some more Goon books.

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