Comic Rewind: Goners

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When Raleigh and Evelyn Latimer unexpectedly die, secrets and old enemies arise in Goners.

The Latimer’s are occult bounty hunters with their own reality show.  However, during this particular job they die on live television. To make matters even worse their two children, the young Josiah and the teenage Zoe, were watching as they die.

As soon as their parents die the protection spell which surrounded their home disappears.  It is now open season on all the Latimers around the world. However, Josiah and Zoe are not alone in the home.  They have a near indestructible man-servant named Francis. Good ole Francis is ripping ghouls apart with his bare hands.

Josiah, Zoe and Francis along with their aunt, uncle and their bodyguard try to uncover family secrets with some dating back more than 100 years.  Uncovering these secrets may be the only way to save themselves, but some secrets come with a cost.

Goners was written by Jacob Semahn with art by Jorge Corona, Steve Wands, Gabriel Cassata and Morgan Beem.  Image Comics published the volume in 2015.

When I first started reading this I thought it would be a fun horror comic.  However, only part of that was true. This is based in the horror genre, but it is not fun or very good.

I was very bored and confused throughout this comic.  Some characters show up and seem to be important and then they are not really seen again.  A ton of things are brought up in this book and are never explained like what exactly Francis is.  

When new stuff is brought up and never explained it makes the story confusing.  I filed things away in my brain because I thought they were important, but then they are never talked about.

However, even worse is there are random flashbacks explaining something, but I have no idea what.  They had time to explain stuff, but then they don’t even explain what is being explained.

A great deal of the book seemed like they were just throwing in horror things.  Just because the book has skin-walkers, wargs and demons who look human doesn’t mean the comic will be good.

This story is very confusing and very boring.  I didn’t care about any of the characters and didn’t know anyone’s motivation.  Who people were or how they knew each other was never explained.

I can’t think of a single thing I liked about the comic.  I found the entire thing to be painful and utterly uninteresting.

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