On the next Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew is cracking open Eric Powell’s first volume of The Goon stories from Albatross Exploding Funny Books.

Bones will be broken and heads will roll! The Goon is a laugh-out-loud action-packed romp through the streets of a town infested with zombies. An insane priest is building himself an army of the undead, and there’s only one man who can put them is their place: the man they call Goon. Collects The Goon series and The Goon Color Special, originally published by Albatross Exploding Funny Books; presented here for the first time in full color.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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2 Comments

  1. August 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    It’s always refreshing to see talent recognized in the industry based off of already released work and not off of mailed in pitches.

    Eric Powell’s self-published work in this collection laid the groundwork for a great future series that would deliver even more hilarity, heartbreak, and knives to the eye than this volume includes. This books ability to deliver violence and jokes simultaneously without going into offensive or ridiculous territory is nothing short of impressive.

    All in all, Nothin’ but Misery is a great start to a series that only got better. Dark Horse proved their ability to spot talent by picking up the very talented Eric Powell.

  2. Brent from Bloomington
    August 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    Just finished reading The Chinese Tale and Wicker Man volume of Goon. It always amazes me how he can tell a heartbreaking story with characters who have such heart, even though they are remorseless killing machines. I root for them when they stab someone in the eye, and feel for them when they cry, as well as laugh constantly.

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