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Eric Powell Hits the Road to Celebrate 20 Years of ‘The Goon’

The Goon creator Eric Powell is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his character by hitting the road for a 23 city tour this year, that will run from March 8 to November 10.

Powell will be travelling the country (and Australia), visiting with long-time fans and spreading The Goon gospel to new converts.  Powell realizes that there may be “… a select few who have not read the Goon in its 20 year existence.  Those unfortunate souls are for the most part survivors of religious cults forbidding all forms of pure joy.But there is a light on the horizon, you victims of programmed mental abuse! The first issue of the new Albatross Funnybook’s The Goon is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and die hard fans alike! If anyone needs help reprogramming your joyless cult existence, I’ll be happy to personally put a copy of The Goon #1 in your hands along any of the 23 stops on my international Goon 20th Anniversary barnstorming tour.” read more

‘The Goon’ Creator Eric Powell: The Horror News Network Interview

Over the past few years, fans have missed the monsters, mayhem, and mirth that Eric Powell’s The Goon always provides.  Even though the artist/writer has kept busy with a variety of other projects (Hillbilly, Spook House, and tons of covers and Mondo art), Powell is about to reunite with the character that made him famous.  Powell took some time out of his busy schedule to share some news about his company (Albatross Funnybooks) and the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite tough guy in this exclusive interview. read more

Halloween ComicFest 2018 Returns on Saturday October 27

Fans of comics, Halloween, and free stuff will want to check out this year’s Halloween ComicFest (HCF) which will feature 34 free comic book titles.  The 8th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation.

According to the official press release “Of the 34 titles available, 22 are Full Size and 12 are Mini Comics. All will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 27th. The Mini Comics will also be available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October, which are perfect to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.” read more

Eric Powell’s ‘The Goon’ Returns to Comics in 2019

Fans of Eric Powell and his non-nonsense, zombie-smashing, stone-faced hero the Goon have cause to celebrate today, because Powell will be bringing new stories starring his most famous creation to his publishing company Albatross Funnybooks in 2019!  An all new Goon comic book will debut from Albatross Funnybooks with a new The Goon #1 next spring.  This will be the first new Goon story to be published since Dark Horse’s The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time hard cover graphic novel in 2015, and according to the official press release , “…will kick off a year-long, 20th anniversary celebration featuring a national signing tour, Albatross Funnybooks’ collected editions of classic Goon graphic novels, limited edition Goon tiki mugs and more.” read more

Halloween ComicFest 2018 Comic Titles and Eric Powell T-Shirt Design Revealed

Sad that Free Comic Book Day is almost a year away?  Do you love comic books and Halloween in equal parts?  Turn that frown upside down and get out your vintage Ben Cooper Hulk mask, because the titles and t-shirt design for the Halloween ComicFest have been revealed!   This year will mark the eighth anniversary for Halloween ComicFest (HCF) and the event will feature 34 free comic book titles.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation. read more