In Those That Is Damned, the latest collection of Eric Powell’s five-time Eisner-winning series, Powell goes darker than he ever has before. But not to fear, The Goon is still one of the funniest comics around. Like the Evil Dead films, Powell’s strength has always been in combining the grotesque with slapstick.

With the Buzzard’s return to Lonely Street, the Goon learns that his town is cursed, and unless he leaves, he is doomed to a life of unhappiness and loss. And the supposed-to-be-dead crime boss Labrazio has returned and taken over.

This volume also includes seven short stories by guest writers and artists, with an introduction by Brian K. Vaughan.

Grade: A

The Goon Volume 8 is currently available.