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The Goon, Volume 5: Wicked Inclinations (The Goon TPB #5)

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  713 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
The tide has turned in Goon's war against the undead hordes of the Zombie Priest - or has it? With Buzzard now preventing the harvest of any fresh corpses from the cemetery, the Priest grows desperate. So desperate, that he unleashes incantations of previously unseen power to create a whole new breed of minion - one that may be beyond even the strength of the Goon to conta ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published December 12th 2006 by Dark Horse
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East Bay J
Aug 26, 2014 East Bay J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I love The Goon. It just keeps getting better, funnier, more irreverent, more violent, weirder, freakier and more fun. The Buzzard's back, bring a powerful tool to aid Goon in his fight against the Nameless Preacher, which only makes things worse. We learn about the Nameless Preacher's history, how to beat a gypsy priestess (don't say the Union never did nothin' for ya') and there is a killer and hilarious reference to Hitchcock's The Birds.

Powell's art and storytelling are as superb as ever, pr
Aug 26, 2014 Christian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho hum, another gorgeously illustrated tale of zombie-punching and hard-boiled humor by Eric Powell. How does he do it? Moonshine, probably. Read The Goon
Michael Emond
Jun 13, 2016 Michael Emond rated it really liked it
Another fun volume with great art, great creativity and a unique story telling style. I'm a fan.
Dec 30, 2015 Erika rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
"Every day is a monotonous exercise in futility. I wake up every day and wonder, what's the point? Happiness? Is that even attainable? Or is it frivolous thinking to even believe it exists? Are we all blindly searching for a fantasy? Are we drowning rats going down with the ship? Is that what life is? What are we living for? Love? Searching for it makes you miserable and expecting it to be returned only kills your soul and makes you sick and black inside. But without it there's only loneliness. ...more
Sam Quixote
Sep 05, 2011 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it
Reading the Goon has become something I now do when I feel like reading something fun and familiar. Whether it’s the art or the characters or the whacky tones coupled with the gothic madness and gallows humour and noir presentation, I love this series and every book, forgive the cliché, feels like meeting old crazy friends again.

In Volume 5, the story of the Zombie Priest is given centre stage as he tries to stage a massive coup against Lonely Street. The only thing stopping him? Goon, Franky, a
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Gabriel Wallis
May 03, 2014 Gabriel Wallis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Just another awesome graphic novel in The Goon series. "The Goon: Wicked Inclinations" (volume 5) was exciting and full of surprises. But do not let minors get a hold of this graphic novel. It contains a controversial short story. Back in the day, it started an anti-comic book movement. Other than that, I loved it. More depth was added to the characters, and the storyline became more complicated and chaotic.
Jonathan Briggs
May 03, 2012 Jonathan Briggs rated it really liked it
The Goon series has been getting progressively darker. Oh, there's still plenty of the trademark crude humor, but Eric Powell has been slowly cranking up the horrific content. "Wicked Inclinations" starts off with a light tale of Gypsy curses and unionized ghosts, then swerves down Lonely Street where the Zombie Priest makes a gruesome and painful sacrifice to call up some seriously nasty mojo to send against the Goon and co. And some might call this overkill, but he follows that up with zombie ...more
Oct 16, 2014 Shane rated it liked it
I love the Goon.I think it's absolute genius. Powell found a gap, an extremely cool gap, and filled it in. That said, in my opinion this is one of the weaker contributions to the series. It just seemed really short and a bit under inspired compared to the other graphic novels. Maybe there's only so much you can do with a concept like the Goon or maybe the honeymoon's over for me. Either way don't miss out on this series, it's a lot of fun.
Josef Horký
Apr 17, 2016 Josef Horký rated it really liked it
Konečně výrazný posun v hlavním příběhu. Pátý Goon je sice o něco méně vtipný (co se týče slovního humoru, o situační gagy a zábavně předimenzovanou akci v něm nadále není nouze), ale zase temnější a mýtičtější. A pořád dobrý.
May 10, 2014 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best volume yet. Powell strikes the perfect balance between "serious" and witty/slapstick. The art seemed a bit more elevated and awesome in this volume, as well. Loved it.
Ari Eris
Feb 21, 2014 Ari Eris rated it really liked it
Things get serious in this volume of The Goon, but don't worry, its still funny as hell. I'm glad to see the Buzzard back in action!
Nov 09, 2015 Jen rated it it was amazing
I adore The Goon! So wonderfully twisted and funny! Anyone who reads graphic novels should be reading this series. Love it!
Sep 02, 2010 Mike rated it it was amazing
Shelves: creator-owned
Hilarious as always. These goons live in a world that I'd hate to try to eke my miserable existence in, but that's a freakin riot when you know they're as immortal as cartoons always are. Why I oughtta find my trusty peashooter and make what-for with them slackjaws what don't know they's dead.

The Moses film parody 2-pager *alone* is worth the price of admission. And now that I realize the author writes, pencils, inks and colours every page himself I'm in utter awe. Anyone who does such an irreve
Jonathan Schildbach
Sep 02, 2011 Jonathan Schildbach rated it really liked it
I may be in the minority of Powell fans when I say that I think Powell is best when he is working in a more serious vein. Of course, "serious" is relative when you're talking about a comic that weaves together the worlds of the mafia, zombies, black magic, hillbillies, and assorted monsters. But when he manages to keep the foul-mouthed, 3-stooges-on-a-Viagra-bender slapstick to a minimum, Powell delivers powerful storytelling, with intriguing characters. And whether he's working serious or slaps ...more
Ondra Král
Mar 25, 2016 Ondra Král rated it really liked it
Konečně! Goon na úkor komedie zvážněl a po dvou slabých dílech mě konečně bavil.
Chilly SavageMelon
I'm selling a bunch of TPB's for a friend, but can certainly read through the stuff while the auction plays out... It's nice because I wouldn't ordinarily buy such things for myself but don't mind keeping up with the format.
May 15, 2013 Suzydumeur rated it it was amazing
Encore une superbe réussite pour le Goon ! J'ai adoré ce numéro avec le Busard, Willie Nagel (la morve vivante qui déteste en être une), il y a Lagarto aussi, qui a oublié de prendre ses médicaments ! Tout un tome du numéro est consacré à des mini épisodes dessinés par d'autres dessinateurs qu'Eric Powell, en couleur mais aussi en noir et blanc (le Goon noir).

Bref rien à redire, encore un bijou !
Jan 08, 2009 Sean rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who love the Godfather, Night of the Living Dead, and Looney Tunes.
Recommended to Sean by: My geek store clerk.
Shelves: graphic_novels, 2009
Another dumb yet witty, incredibly funny offering from the master of mob-horror-slapstick, Eric Powell. Great art too, and some of my favorite side characters are included, including the slackjaw con-man, and Lagarto, the Spanish-speaking mutant lizard butler. Mr Powell possesses a very fertile imagination indeed...
Feb 25, 2012 Tom rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Another delightfully twisted volume. This one prominently features the Buzzard, which is an deliciously morbid character (or finds morbid things delicious, since he's cursed to feed upon the dead). It also has a giant lizard, ghosts being unionized, gypsy curses, and some abominable offspring of a zombie. Pulpy fun!
На Чо
Jan 27, 2016 На Чо rated it it was amazing
Shit got creepy in this volume!
Jul 21, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
Buzzard is back! Hurrah! I was so sad with the previous ending of Buzzard, but this seriously makes up for it. The Zombie Priest is on the ropes and brings in the big guns, per se. This collection amps up the main plot of the series while showing the reader new sides of the Goon.
Aug 07, 2011 Jarlos added it
its still funny, but for the first time things start to get a little serious. the artwork takes a more painted look, a rich history for the villain is laid out, supporting characters get more fleshed out, new threats of danger feel dark and real. loved it.
Oct 09, 2008 James rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who love good stories with lots of sass!!!
After reading 5 volumes of the Goon I have come to realize that this is the top 5 indie franchises to date. A great balance of comedy and simple story telling that keeps me coming back and wanting more.
Jul 12, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Powell's great cast of characters keep the narrative interesting. This volume makes great use of the cast, and I'm hooked! I'm excited about the next volume (Chinatown).
Mar 21, 2012 Josh rated it liked it
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Aug 13, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it
The Goon always pops with so much color and bold lines. The slapstick jokes and one liners are a nice break from heavier lifting.
Feb 20, 2012 James rated it really liked it
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Jan 27, 2013 Peter rated it really liked it

Hilarious, gross, disturbing, violent, and witty. Read this series.
Rich Rosell
Nov 25, 2012 Rich Rosell rated it really liked it
The zombies might be gone, but the mayhem continues...
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Eric Powell has contributed work on such comics titles as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hellboy: Weird Tales, Star Wars Tales, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, The Hood, MAD Magazine, Devil Dinosaur, Swamp Thing, the Avengers, She-Hulk, the Simpsons, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell and Action Comics.

Although eking out a meager living in the comics field since 1995, Eric didn't find
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