Goon Squad, Vol. 1: Special Talents
Date: September 2015
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
An ongoing, episodic “prose comic” from which the pictures are summoned by the magic of words, Goon Squad is set in a version of modern-day Manchester. Its biggest divergence from the real city is that it—along with most other large urban centers—has a team of superheroes to protect it against unusual threats with which the conventional forces of law and order would have problems.
In “The New Girl,” Nadiya Kysla just wants a quiet life. When trouble comes her way, she must once again assume the role of the infamous Puppet Girl. But can she leave her villainous past behind?