Now, I am picky when it comes to my comics (if you haven’t figured it out by now I am picky about many of the things I like) but I am always willing to give things a try especially when it comes to all things geek and this little gem was brought to my attention. Goof is described as a sexy comedy. Comedy is right with a little sexiness thrown in to keep it lively. Its story flows nicely and doesn’t leave you scratching your head trying to figure out what is going on.
New Worlds Comics Goof – Dirk Daring for a new generation.
New Worlds Comics Goof is the story of the one and only superhero on Earth by the name of Captain Gorgeous (not the name he picked as he states multiple times in the narrative) whom received his powers from a race of aliens known as the Jun. However, as the title implies he ‘Goofs’ a lot while trying to embrace this mantle of responsibility. As to be expected, because of his constant goof ups, he is not really taken all that seriously by anyone even when he does do good without messing up. Captain Gorgeous (and if you haven’t guessed it yet, he is an average looking Joe) doesn’t appear to have too many aspirations other than to prove to the Jun that their giving him his super powers was not a mistake and he has only a month before they return to do it.
My first impression of this comic reminds me a lot of Dirk the Daring. Now for many of you young’ns out there that have no idea what I am talking about… shame on you! Dirk the Daring was the protagonist from Dragon’s Lair. A great game and cartoon from back in the day. He was a knight sent to save the damsel in distress, Daphne, and bumbled his way through many of the challenges he faced, much like the hero in this story.
My detail oriented side has to point out that there are a couple of grammatical errors (mainly missing words or misused words and it doesn’t feel intentional) but they can be easily over looked if you are focused on the story. The artwork is good although the artist changes after the first issue. Coloring is not overstated or dull and the line work is solid in issues two and three; in issue one the coloring was a bit more vibrant.
As to the writer of this interesting piece of literature, Guy Hasson, I have to say that I would like to read more of his work just to get a sense of his ability. I tend to like writers that can write more than one type of narrative but even if this is the only thing he has written I have truly enjoyed it and think you all might too.
Editor’s Note: You can get a feel of Guy Hasson’s more serious work in the Sci-Fi comic Wynter (issues 1 and 2 reviewed on AnonymousGeek) but if you’d like to laugh at your superheroes then stay with New Worlds Comics Goof. Available through the Comixology App.