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Review: Buzzard #1

From the pages of The Goon!

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If you're familiar with The Goon and the works of Eric Powell, you know that his art alone creates a unique world of characters. In this mini-series the focus shifts to the mysterious Buzzard after his recent run-in with the Zombie Priest.
 

The Good

The art alone can tell its own story. Combined with the color and imagery, it almost takes your breath away. 
 
We start to see Buzzard searching for who he is after hunting the Zombie Priest for so many years. In trying to find a new path and find out who he is, he comes across a village filled with the type of problems you'd expect and want in this book.
 
There's also a bonus story by Eric Powell and Kyle Hotz.
 

The Bad

If you haven't read The Goon, the story itself might not be overly compelling. But fans of The Goon and Eric Powell will have no problem getting into this. Fans looking for The Goon to make an appearance will be disappointed.
 

The Verdict - 4.5/5

It's an interesting choice to give Buzzard his own mini-series. Normally I'm not a fan of those that only last three issues. In this case, because Powell's art can convey so much, I feel like this might be just the right amount. There isn't a lot that is known about him and I can't wait to see where this adventure will take him. I did like that The Goon did not make an appearance here. Buzzard can carry his own book and it's enough that The Goon's name is on the cover. I simply can't get enough of Eric Powell's art and I'm already eagerly waiting for the next issue.
 
The back up story was nice and does end in a cliffhanger. For me, it's all about Buzzard.
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Here's a look at some of the interior pages:

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