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The Goon
The Goon created by Eric Powell (with colours often by Dave Stewart, Robin Powell or Eric himself) mixes both a "comical and violent atmosphere with a supernatural slant, which pits the titular character against undead creatures/zombies, ghosts, ghouls, mutants, skunk-apes with an unnatural hunger for pies, giant squids, mob/gang leaders, extra-dimensional aliens, mad scientists and robots". An early[...]
Blood Force Trauma #1 Albatross Funnybooks December 2020 Soliicts
Eric Powell's publishing company, Albatross Funnybooks, is launching a brand new title in December, to accompany The Goon, Tank Girl and the like Jake Smith's throwbaxploitation comic book, Blood Force Trauma #1 Steve Mannion has another Fearless Dawn oneshot While Eric Powell has been busy in lockdown, both writing and drawing the new issues of[...]
Hillbilly: Treacherous Toe in Albatross Funnybooks November Solicits
Eric Powell has a bunch of titles scheduled for November 2020 with a few spilling over into December, including the launch of a new Hillybilly mini-=series written and drawn by him, The Treacherous Treason Of 12-Toe Maggie… alongside a new issue of The Goon, also written and drawn by him, Tank Girl and a little[...]
Absolute Fourth World By Jack Kirby Volume 1 Cover
Ahoy Comics had Billionaire Island #2 Cover B by Darick Roberston, It's Alive had Breathers #3 Cover B, AC Comics had FemForce #189, Albatross Comics had Goon #11 Cardstock Variant Cover, Scout Comics having both covers for Midnight Sky #5, Source Point had Touching Evil #6, and AWA get the first issue of Devil's Highway all[...]
Mystery Steve Mannion Comic in Albatross Funnybooks 2020 Schedule
Albatross Funnybooks, Eric Powell's publisher of The Goon returns to publication tomorrow with The Goon #10, and has lined up a bunch of comic books This includes Tank Girl moving from Titan Comics to Albatross Funnybooks, a Hellboy crossover with Steve Mannion's Fearless Dawn and an unannounced Steve Mannion comic book for later in the[...]
Tom Sniegoski and Scott Brown Spins Off The Goon Into Unholy Bastards Vs The Future
In January, Eric Powell's Albatross Funnybooks is putting out a Goon spin-off with The Unholy Bastards, from Tom Sniegoski and Scott Brown, with Powell doing the cover Here's the listing from their January 2020 solicitation Just the one… UNHOLY BASTARDS VS THE FUTURE ONE SHOT NOV191382 (W) Tom Sniegoski (A) Scott Brown (CA) Eric Powell From the pages of[...]
Eric Powell's The Goon Will Publish Out Of Order
We just ran the October solicitation for The Goon #7 and the second Goon Omnibus But it's the upcoming two issues that currently concern us We don't know how, we don't know why, though we may suspect who But the upcoming issues of The Goon #5 and 4, will be published out of order. This Wednesday[...]
Goon 2 Red Band Trailer Is Full To The Brim With Swearing
This trailer is… interesting. I remember when Goon came out, it was pretty well recieved Nothing ground breaking, but a fairly good natured if not lewd sports comedy Now over five years later, we are gearing up for a second The film is out March 2017, and this new trailer, posted on JoBlo Movie Trailers, is just[...]
Goons, Rebels And Dark Horse Originals – More From The ComicsPRO Presentation
We've run a few break out pieces for the new Hellboy comic and Chuck Palahniuk talking Fight Club 2, but Dark Horse had plenty to discuss in their ComicsPRO presentation to comic book retailers… Dark Horse was keen to show off the The Art Of He Man and talked about strong orderdahead of its April launch, and tied the[...]
The Goon Threatens Shoplifters With New Dark Horse Comic Store Signs
These signs are winging their way to a comic store near you soon, featuring the very recognisable tone of Eric Powell's The Goon explaining store policy and procedures to its customers in a rather gruff voice. Even if that language might have to be slightly amended for fear of offending the littlest eyes. Though it's nice to[...]
Goon But Never Forgotten
Dark Horse Comics are insistent that Eric Powell's The Goon is heading back to schedule More to discover at ECCC, apparently, but here's the Jack Davis cover of the oneshot (June) and an example page… Dark Horse Comics are insistent that Eric Powell's The Goon is heading back to schedule More to discover at ECCC, apparently,[...]
Forty-Six Thoughts About Forty-Five Comics – Kick Ass 3, Black Science 1, Aphrodite IX, Damsels, Jonah Hex, Justice League Dark, Dark Shadows, Five Ghosts, Infinity Heist, Infinity Hunt, Nova, Conan, Itty Bitty Hellboy, Half Past Danger, Goon,  Infinity, Avengers Assemble, Powers, Doctor Who, THUNDER Agents, Ghostbusters, GI Joe, TMNT, Judge Dredd, Maxx, Peabody & Sherman, X-Files, Zombie Tales, Captain Midnight, Dark Knight, Criminal Macabre, Wolverine And The X-Men. Forever Evil: ARGUS, Teen Titans, Superman, Revival, Danger Girl, Morning Glories, Tom Strong, Walking Dead, Thief Of Thieves, Star Trek, Hawkeye, Flash, Aquaman
Take your frustrations out with a diminutive moustachioed fellow with a red cap rather than picking on the real thing. You wait a whole year for Goon #44 and you need a translation dictionary to read it Although "procreation" in such a scenario may not need much translation and suddenly gives me flashbacks to Neonomicon… Itty Bitty[...]
Comics For People Who Miss Hellblazer
by Dirk Manning It's been several months since DC comics cancelled their long-running iconic horror comic series Hellblazer, and despite the comic's replacement with a much-more spandex-friendly title in Constantine, the fact of that matter is that numerous fans of the darker and more adult-themed stories the now-non-existent Hellblazer provided have been left with a hole[...]
A New Dark Horse Logo From The Goon
Bleeding Cool ran the cover to Goon #39 a while back, and I made a point to buy it as a result Then, when picking it up, I noticed something else that made me smile quite a lot The publisher's logo. Go on, lets take a closer look Yup, it's a plaster.   The whole book is full[...]
In One Week, In Two Weeks
Next week sees Eric Powell's Goon hit that regular schedule, the death of Boba Fett (again), Aquaman, the last Blackhawks, the new Popeye, the beginning of Marvel's VS, the transformation of Nick Fury, the final issue of The Twelve, the Footprints graphic novel, more Crossed Badlands, both my Captain American Idol and Scienthorlogy, after Diamond[...]
Top Ten Horrific Reasons To Love WonderCon
We'll have turned into Newsarama before you know it… In no particular order, here are the top ten reasons horror comic fans should have attended this past weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim: Eric Powell– Just last year a friend of mine introduced me to Powell's cult favorite The Goon and my life has forever since changed[...]
Hot Comics – The One Hundred Dollar Club March 2012
Here's a look at those selling for between $100 and $200… and there's a lot of Walking Dead, Goon and Hellboy about… Walking Dead #5 by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore from Image Comics recently selling for $171 Walking Dead #19 hitting $170 – that would be the first appearance of Michonne pushing this one up so[...]
First Trailer For Goon Shows The Fun Of Having Your Teeth Smashed In
It may have goals and teams and rules and all the other things that make competitive sports about as interesting as watching a nonagenerian walking to a corner shop to a pint of skimmed milk, but it also has violence, and blood, and… did I mention the violence? It essentially amounts to people rushing round[...]
Hot Comics – The One Hundred Dollar Club (March 2011)
Goon #2 by Eric Powell for Avatar Also going through a bit of a boom period, with issue 1 going for north of $200 And it's knocking on down the rest of the issues Original price $3 Current market price $110. 6 Evil Ernie #2 by Brian Pulido and Steven Hughes for The first appearance[...]