You might have thought you knew everything about Goon's past after _Chinatown_, but there's more to the story. And most of that story has to do with his aunt. How did he come to be raised by her? How did she wind up as a circus performer? And what is the tragedy that ties them inseparably together? Dive deeper into the Goon's origin! _The Goon_ is backand bimonthly! "Powell is serious about his craft, turning in gorgeously grotesque artwork that balances the horror and humor of the script remarkably well. Part H. P. Lovecraft, part Harold Gray, Eric Powell is a twisted genius with the talent to compensate for his perversion."_The Onion_'s A.V. Club
In order to try to compete with the gimmicks and rehashes of the Big Two superhero companies, Eric Powell has decided to completely sell out and relaunch the Goon in this super-epic, brand-new, first-ever first edition of the thirty-ninth issue of _The Goon_! Not only do the Goon and Franky get new costumes, but we also discover there are different-colored versions of the Goon! Green Goon! Red Goon! Blue Goon! Purple Goon! WHAT A PLOT!
Back in his teenage days when Prohibition was going on, Goon used to hot-rod moonshine past the law for fun and profit. That is, until he ran into a gang of gearhead rockabilly ghouls out for blood! A bootleggin' Goon takes on undead rockabillies! _The Goon_ goes monthly! "GO ON, READ THE GOON!"-Major Spoilers
What's an enterprising, demonic witch doctor and former mob boss of the undead to do when he finds himself down on his luck? Witchcraft for hire, of course. The Zombie Priest, now going under the alias of Mr. Corpus, proves there's no keeping a good fiend down and he's still more than willing to make trouble for the Goon! * Includes a black and white _Goon_ short illustrated by Mark Buckingham (_Fables_). * The Zombie Priest is back! * Now monthly!
The Zombie Priest, now going by the name Mr. Corpus, has reemerged and given the Goon a dire warning. But will the Goon listen or will he just go for the punching? My vote's on the punching. Featuring a cover by Blur Studio, the animation studio producing the _Goon_ film. Features a backup story by Eric Powell and Mark Buckingham (_Miracleman_). **Don't be a creep! Read _The Goon_!**
When Sproule's Biological Curiosities and Wild West Extravaganza pulls into town on Halloween, it's all tricks and little treats for Goon and company. The cast of _Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities_ guest-star in this multigenerational mystery. Includes a black-and-white _Goon_ short illustrated by Mark Buckingham (_Fables_)
�LAGARTO HOMBRE REGRESA! �Ah, Jes̼s dulce! �El horror de ese bocadillo de jam�_n Lagarto Hombre ha regresado! �El diablo! es el diablo! �El se̱or salvo nosotros! �Lagarto Hombre comer�� a sus beb̩s en la noche! �Vuela como gatos malos en la cara!* *We apologize to our Spanish-language readers; the process that created the Lagarto Hombre gave him terrible grammar. The quirky sense of humor, dark seriousness, and glorious monster mayhem make it a top of the pile read whenever an issue is released.�Bleeding Cool
When several workers die in a girdle-factory fire due to poor safety conditions and an out-of-control taco cart, the union is in an uproar. But when the fat cats bring in a supernatural union buster, there's only one man for the workers to turn to: The Goon. "_The Goon_ is the product of a contentedly demented mind."Comic Book Resources "A great gurgling gumbo of EC Comics horror, Monty Python wit, and 1930s pulp."EW.com
Zombie gangs, killer robots, beasts beyond reckoning, and stuck in the middle is Goon! But can the titular powerhouse resist the wicked allure of femme fatale guest star Roxi Dlitethe 2010 Queen of Burlesque? Will Franky be able to pick his tongue off of the ground before issue's end? Find out the stunning and sultry answers in a new madcap issue of _The Goon_! Guest-starring 2010 Queen of Burlesque Roxi Dlite! "Creating art with a nonpareil voice, Eric Powell has crafted a world I look forward to revisiting occupied by characters I can't wait to get to know better."Mania.com
Goon and Franky stumble upon a bizarre freak show at Brigadoon's Dreamland Carnival, where the evil barker pits the Goon against a horrendous, bacon-eating behemoth, the Ten-in-One! _The Goon_ creator **Eric Powell** teams with acclaimed writer **Evan Dorkin** (_Beasts of Burden_)! "Eric Powell's _The Goon_ is an insane, hilarious, and often brilliant blend of everything cool: zombies, giant robots, and 1930s tough guys."Kung Fu Rodeo
The Goon's been away for a while, and he's horrified by what's been passing for horror in his absence! When a bunch of gothy vampires summon some of the new generation for revenge on the Goon, they discover just how little tolerance he has for sparkliness. _The Goon_ returns to its bimonthly schedule, and nothing beloved by ten-year-old girls is safe! Tired of sparkly vampires? Dark Horse does vampires right! "_The Goon_ is the product of a contentedly demented mind."Comic Book Resources
One of Dark Horse's [One-Shot Wonders]! The Goon goes to the dentist and finds out that the receptionist has been replaced by a sentient manatee! And the Goon hates manatees! So he punches it! The dentist doesn't like that so he kicks Goon out. Leaving him with the dilemma of how to eat candy apples with a sore tooth. Then aliens show up. Not actual synopsis. (But that is the actual cover, so who the $@#%* knows?) "If this is your first time [reading _The Goon_], you are in for a treatif not, you already know how lucky you are."David Fincher, filmmaker (_The Curious Case of Benjamin Button_, _Fight Club_) : http://www.tfaw.com/one-shot-wonders?qt=ia_oneshotp
_The Goon_'s tenth anniversary is upon us! To celebrate, we present this special Goon Anniversary issue, picking up right where Goon Year left offfeaturing thirty-two pages of story from creator Eric Powell and a sketchbook section with contributions from Eric's comic-creator heroes: Mike Mignola! Jeff Smith! Kevin Nowlan! And more! Put on your party hats for some merriment worthy of this Eisner Award-winning series. (And don't worry; we won't forget the funny bits just 'cause this is a serious and special occasion!) Thirty-two pages of story! Pinups by Mike Mignola, Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Smith, and more!
Goon Year concludes! A brutal betrayal, and Goon's world is forever changed. Lonely Street will never be the same again, and that stands true for its longtime regularssome will live, and some will die. **2008 Eisner Award winner for Best Painter and Best Writer/Artist (Humor).**
The war with Labrazio is reaching its boiling point as Franky faces his greatest moral dilemma. And it has nothing to do with his pants! Writer/artist Eric Powell teams with acclaimed colorist Dave Stewart for another nail-biting adventure of _The Goon_! 2008 Eisner Award winner for Best Painter and Best Writer/Artist (Humor).
Welcome to another installment of Eric Powell's Eisner Award-winning _The Goon_! Buzzard is on a mission and sets forth to discover the key to Labrazio's destruction: the true nature not only of Mr. Wicker's return, but also his relationship with Mirna. Plus some funny stuff probably happens, too. "_The Goon_ is old-school coola great gurgling gumbo of EC Comics horror, Monty Python wit, and 1930s pulp."_Entertainment Weekly_
The Zombie Priest becomes an unwilling agent of the Goon when things heat up in the Labrazio gang war. Could he hold the secret to Labrazio's power and Franky's missing sausage links? Eric Powell continues his monthly run on his Eisner Award-winning series _The Goon_, with Dave Stewart on colors. "Just like the old soda fountain, if you want it, this book's got it. Dames, bathtub gin, and quick-drawing cannibals."_Colorado Daily_
Goon Year continues with three distinctly different stories, written and illustrated by three talented individuals. The first is from Goon creator Eric Powell, who provides readers with a glimpse into the special bond Mother Corpse shares with the horrifying creatures fondly referred to as "changelings." Next on deck is comic-book artist Kyle Hotz (_The Incredible Hulk_, _Criminal Macabre_) who has Goon and Franky on the hunt for the elusive skunk-ape. A _MySpace Dark Horse Presents_ discovery, Rebecca Sugar, delves into the life and times of Dr. Alloy, who builds a device that should make life easier for his fellow inmates. "Just like the old soda fountain, if you want it, this book's got it. Dames, bathtub gin, and quick-drawing cannibals."_Colorado Daily_
Buzzard must exploit an inside source to discover what the thing is that calls itself Labrazio, and determine if they've any hope of defeating it as the tension between the Goon's and Labrazio's gangs erupts into an all-out war. Eric Powell's critically acclaimed series _The Goon_ continues, with Dave Stewart on colors. "Powell's characterizations are sharp enough to cut through stone."_Wizard_
Buzzard returns from Horse-Eater's Wood with the tale of how the terrible curse that plagues his town began. He also knows what it means for Goon. Will Goon turn his back on those that need him most to escape his fate? Eric Powell's _The Goon_ continues with the laughter, the tears, the zombies, and Dave Stewart on colors! "Powell's characterizations are sharp enough to cut through stone."_Wizard_
Buzzard, formerly the sheriff of a small western village where the townsfolk turned into nefarious zombies, returns to Horse-Eater's Wood to better understand the source of a horrifying curse that plagues the people of Goon's town. Featuring the bonus story "Hellbender" by The Fillbach Brothers. "No one has done such quality tongue-deeply-in-cheek horror hilarity since Bruce Campbell took up chainsaw and boomstick in _Army of Darkness_."_Wizard_
The Goon must uncover the true identity of the mysterious man that hounds his every step in Eric Powell's Eisner Award-winning series _The Goon_. Meanwhile, Mirna looks for a fresh start in a new town, but it's a rocky beginning when memories of her brother's death take her to gloomy places. The fun, mystery, intrigue, and adventure continue with the critically acclaimed series _The Goon_! "Eric Powell's great series _The Goon_ deftly combines lowbrow humor with unexpected emotional depth in its ongoing story of a big, not-so-dumb guy who does battle with zombies in a town seemingly dreamt up by Tom Waits."_The Onion_'s AV Club
As the Zombie Priest descends further and further into madness, the ends to which he will go to thwart the Goon know no bounds! Summoning powers that are beyond even his own comprehension, the Priest unleashes an unholy abomination on the unsuspecting denizens of their humble burg. But will this nightmarish fiend be too much for even the Priest to control? Find out as Eric Powell's Eisner Award-winning series begins a new chapter in the ongoing chronicles of a man named Goon and his unshakable sidekick Franky!
The Priest's madness and use of forbidden magic have finally drawn the attention of his unearthly kin. When a powerful member of the Priest's race appears to investigate the disturbances, he discovers more than he bargained for. And he's prepared to turn the town on its ear to exploit what he finds.
Eric Powell has clawed his way out of Albatross's basement and back into the hearts of horrified readers everywhere with the return of his flagship character in a new (or at least only gently used) ongoing series. The diabolical magician Drakston Entity and his saucy avian sidekicks are backwith a mission! Can Goon and Franky's resolve withstand the charms of these tartish harpies? Does Franky even have resolve? Do we even care?
The long winter of our discontent is overfeast your eyes on the return of Eric Powell and _The Goon_! That's right, Powell has finally escaped Albatross's basement and returned to the sweet, nurturing bosom of funnybooks. The regular ongoing series picks up right where it left off as the Zombie Priest's sanity cracks up. His endless swarms of beastly little minions attack the Goon and Franky en masse, and there's no telling how long the brand-new Norton's Pub will last this time around!
As chaos erupts in the streets from the unnamed Priest's growing power, the Goon is faced with an even deadlier foe_a darker evil from the depths of hell itself. Now it's up to Goon and Franky to save their burg from this outlandish beast, this harbinger of total destruction, this_this_really BAD, uh, thing! This issue will stun you! It'll shock you! You can't unsee what you see here! Not for the faint of heart. Don't miss it!! Special guest appearances by Mike Allred and Mike Hawthorne!
Things have taken a turn for the worse in the battle for control of Lonely Street. The Zombie Priest's new army of monstrosities is quickly overrunning the town, destroying everything in sight. Their mission: destroy Goon and Buzzard. As the pair struggle to survive the attack of these new nasty little creatures, Goon begins to wonder if perhaps Buzzard isn't sharing all he knows. 2005 Eisner Award winner for Best Humor Publication and Best Continuing Series!
The tide has turned in Goon's war against the undead hordes of the Zombie Priestor has it? With Buzzard now preventing the harvest of any fresh corpses from the cemetery, the Priest grows desperate. So desperate that he unleashes incantations of previously unseen power to create a whole new breed of minionone that may be beyond even the strength of the Goon to contain. But one pays a price for conjuring such evil into the world, and the Zombie Priest quickly discovers that the cost of such power may be far more than he bargained for. Includes the bonus story "Spike" by Tom Sniegoski and Michael Avon Oeming See why _Wizard_ magazine says, "There's simply no reason not to read it." _The Goon_ won two 2004 Eisner Awards for Best Continuing Series and Best Humor Publication and two 2005 Eisner Awards for Best Humor Publication and Best Continuing Series.
The war against the Zombie Priest is going well as the Goon and his allies have managed to put a stranglehold on the Priest's supply of fresh corpses for his zombie legion. But just as things seem to be cooling down on Lonely Street, a mysterious figure arrives on the scene to seek revenge on one of the Goon's best pals, Norton. Come see why Eric Powell's _The Goon_ won this year's 2005 Eisner Award, not only for Best Humor Publication, but also for Best Continuing Series. BEST CONTINUING SERIES, people! Come on! What's it gonna take?! Read this book, already!!! 2005 Eisner Award winner for Best Humor Publication and Best Continuing Series!
It's well known that a nameless man known to some as the Zombie Priest came to the Goon's burg to build a gang from the dead. But why? Who is he? Where did he come from? What are the origins of his mysterious power? Why has he set loose a plague of zombies? Could it be from emotional problems? Was he breast-fed for too long? Was he potty trained too quickly? Would he be a nicer fella if a nice lady friend baked him a cake? All this and more revealed in this startling tell-all issue! 2004 Eisner nominee for Best Single Issue, Best Continuing Series, Best Humor Publication, and Best Writer/ArtistHumor
Things have gone south and the Goon's got himself in deep this time. The G-men have taken the opportunity to kick Goon while he's down and haul him off to Cade's Island Maximum Security Prison to rot for the rest of his days. Now it's up to Franky to plan a daring prison break and spring the Goon before he finds himself outnumbered on the wrong end of an all-out prison brawl with a load of old foes.
Sure, self-experimentation seems like it's all fun and games, but then it starts affecting your mind and you unleash your killer robots on the city. Just look at what happens to Dr. Alloy here. He goes nutty as an outhouse rat, folks. But don't worry, Goon wouldn't let no mechanized contraption knock down his favorite watering hole, Norton's Pub. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that Franky and butler Lagarto Hombre can find a cure for Alloy's madness before he goes ticking off the Goon. 2003 Eisner Award winner for Best Single issue (_The Goon_ #1) 2003 International Horror Guild Award winner for Best Illustrated Narrative
_The Goon_ kicks off a new story arc with this issue, wherein a mad scientist and uneasy ally of the Goon, Dr. Hieronymous Alloy, begins to break down_literally. His metallic skin is beginning to oxidize, and unless an element can be found to reverse the process, Alloy will most certainly rust over and die. As the doctor isolates the problem, it becomes apparent that the element he seeks cannot be found on this world. His only chance is to send an unsuspecting Goon and Franky to a parallel universe to find the key to his recovery. Goon and Franky must fight an absurd array of strange and otherworldly monsters from out of space and time in classic Wally Wood tradition. Written and drawn by Eisner Award�winning creator Eric Powell, with stunning painted covers, _The Goon_ is not to be missed.
As a special holiday treat, the cast of _The Goon_ would like to perform that time-honored holiday classic _A Christmas Carol_. Yes, it's Dickens's heart- warming tale of a deadbeat dad who always shows up late for work and won't work on Christmas to provide his invalid son with proper medical attention. And then three ghosts come and terrorize some old rich guy into paying for the cripple's medical expenses. 2004 Eisner Award winner for Best Single Issue _The Goon_ received four 2004 Eisner nominations. 2003 International Horror Guild Award winner for Best Illustrated Narrative
The Goon's town is set in no time and has no name_but did you know it had a football team? Hearken back to the days of leather-helmet, iron-man football, as four-time Eisner nominee Eric Powell shows how a young, up-and-coming leg breaker for the Labrazio family (the Goon, ya simpleton) had a hand in forming the team that gave hope to the downtrodden populace living with poverty, constant gang war, and an insurgence of flesh-eating zombies. International Horror Guild Award winner in 2003 for Best Illustrated Narrative Nominated for four 2003 Eisner Awards
Vampires. What have they become? Effeminate, fang-bearing, prissy types wearing billowy shirts and velvet suits that would embarrass a gay pirate. Mostly the Goon just straps them to the hood of his car and sets them on fire. But that is not what vampires used to be. In the beginning they were restless spirits who would rise from the grave to leech the life from their still-grieving loved ones. Now one of these ancient succubi has returned with her heart set on the man they call Goon.
The Goon and Franky have seen their share of supernatural-type hubbub, but when a big, red, stump-headed gorilla with a stone hand called Hellboy shows up on Lonely Street, they ain't exactly prepared for the hell that's about to break loose. And Hellboy ain't exactly prepared for Franky and the Goon! This is the crossover event of the year, and we ain't talking about pancakes and hot noodles! If you miss this, you might as well go crying home to Mama! Mike Mignola's Hellboy and Eric Powell's Goon team up for one of the coolest, funniest, and smartest crossovers ever in this historic comics event!
As if the Goon doesn't have enough to worry about, what with zombies, werewolves, vampires, bog lurks, and psychic amphibious mammals running around. The last thing he needs is an ALIEN INVASION! A gelatinous space blob comes to town for a little Earthly vacation, but all hell breaks loose when he unleashes an unstoppable, towering, fire-breathing Mexican lizard! All seems lost until a figure from the past steps in to lend the Goon a hand, but WILL IT BE TOO LATE?! �Eric Powell's _The Goon_ has been hailed by _Entertainment Weekly_ as a book that will leave you drooling like an undead ghoul at a brain buffet.� If you wanna splatter your scares with a solid dose of laughter, _The Goon_ will be right up your alley. This mixture of Lovecraftian pulp horror and wild slapstick comedy will deliver a devastating 1-2 combination of laughs and chills.�_Wizard_
The Goon and his best pal Franky don't take too kindly to havin' a zombie priest and his undead cronies puttin' the snatch on their old pal the Buzzard, even if the Buzzard's a creepy old goat with a mug like a pot of mulligan stew. This time they're going to put the hurt on the Priest but good_if they can make it to the end of Lonely Street past a couple hundred blood-hungry, flesh-eatin' zombies, and break into the Priest's heavily fortified, black-magic stronghold. One thing's for suresomebody's going out in a meat wagon! It ain't too late to get in on the series that's got everybody flappin' their pie choppers.
Two great Goon stories for the price of one! In the first story, the Goon and Franky make their way to the bottom of the sea in search of sunken treasure, only to fall into the clutches of a wretched, evil sea hag, who turns out to be lonely for a man. In the second story, guest artist Kyle Hotz (_Criminal Macabre_, _Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities_) joins Goon creator Eric Powell, as an insane skunk-ape ruins a pie-eating contest that the Goon has money riding on. Nothing comes between the Goon and his money! _Entertainment Weekly_ listed _The Goon_ at #4 on their Must-Have List. "_The Goon_, in short, is good, and Powell's artwork will leave you drooling like an undead ghoul at a brain buffet."_Entertainment Weekly_
The Goon and Franky have been best friends for as long as we can remember, ever since they was rotten little tykes. In this issue you're gonna find out how the two of them became best pals, and how they muscled their way into the rackets of big-time crime boss Labraziowho, incidentally, nobody's seen in a while. This trip down memory lane ain't gonna be no joyride, neither. There's gonna be zombies, voodoo priests, swearin', ugly people, and a whole bunch of getting cracked on the head wit' a heavy object. You better pick up yer flippin' copy of _The Goon_ before yer dancin' at the end of a rope without any music. "Every comic should be this fun to read!"_Wizard_
Get your daily recommended allowance of giant killer robots, mad scientists, zombies, voodoo priests, decapitations, and midgets! It's everything a growing boy needs. Dark Horse Comics presents issue #2 of Eric Powell's _The Goon_! It's more fun than a knife to the eye! Featuring the first appearance of the diabolical Dr. Alloy! Zombies provided by Jethro and Earl Zombie Wranglerin' and The Adopt-A-Zombie Foundation.
_The Goon_ is a hilarious blend of pulpy horror and slapstick comedy following the ongoing misadventures of the man they call the Goon and his spastic sidekick, Franky, as they battle the legions of the undead! _Comics Buyer's Guide_ says, "_The Goon_ is an absolute riot!" "When zombies are overrunning the city, there's only one man tough enough to keep the undead in line: Eric Powell's _The Goon_."Jeff Smith "_The Goon_ is a wild ride filled with imagination, intrigue, horror, and laughs."Ain't It Cool News
Goon and Franky meet a sailor on the hunt for his buddy . . . but trouble ensues when the trio go bar to bar in genre-hopping pursuit. _Revenge_what better way than to have a cover by one of the greatest humor cartoonists of all time, JACK DAVIS! * Created by Eisner-award winner Eric Powell!