The Goon Podcast

In this issue: Got to get tough, Yo Joe! Michael Keaton and Ron Ely: together again for the first time! Screws fall out all the time, the world’s an imperfect place. Plus: Punisher? I hardly know ‘er! Guys in funny hats what punches people a lot. Stephen has a Mighty A! And we discuss whether Ace The Bat-hound actually is in continuity or not, and whether Krypto really is just a super-douche. Stick around for blues improvisation from Blind Melon Schleicher, backed by Mud-Funny-Bone Lopez and the King Cobra, the Major Spoiler podcast is on the air. And as always, I like pie.


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Anyone see GI Joe?

Death of John Hughes

Doc Savage and Batman team up in November

Punisher Rest in Pieces

Scott Hunter writes in to ask about the next installment of the Major Spoilers Dungeon Crawl, and Stephen answers with news of a new podcast coming your way!

Hercules, Knives of Kush #1

Steve Moore returns to take Radical’s controversial hero into Ancient Egypt, where mysticism and intrigue awaits. Recovering from the Thracian Wars, Hercules and his suriving band of mercenaries must take on Egyptian spies, assassination and face the mystery of a death cult known as…Kush.

Justice Society of America #29
Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges; Art and Cover by Jesus Merino

A new era begins for the Justice Society of America as writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) take over the series with new artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL) just as two new recruits make their debut with the team! Strange happenings at the JSA Mansion are weird precursors to an all-out attack on all members of the team — all but one! And what is the strange connection that new members King Chimera and All-American Kid might have with the turmoil?

The Mighty #7
Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne; Art by Chris Samnee; Cover by Dave Johnson

Ring of fire! Gabriel Cole’s predecessor, Taylor Rhines, continues to leave him bizarre hints about the dark secret of Section Omega. But time may have already run out for Cole to crack the code, as a terrible power has taken aim at his family!

This week we’re putting two of Dark Horse Comics characters into the ring to see who will walk away the victor. Will it be Eric Powell’s The Goon, or Mike Mignola’s Hellboy?  It’s the battle of the supernatural fighters in this week’s Major Spoilers POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of the Week!
A) The Goon
B) Hellboy

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.

The Goon
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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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Glad you guys enjoyed the suggestion. Good ideas…I have those sometimes!

    Hopefully your thoughts will convince some of the blasphemers around here who have never heard of the Goon to pick up a few trades.

    The upcoming David Fincher animated movie should also help push the Goon into a more mainstream audience.

  2. For a great “hero history” of pulp Doc Savage, you should look to the back pages of Criminal (by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, or maybe it was the more recent incognito, also by them) where a guest writer did a great write-up of the pulp character, as they have done a with a number of pulpy classics.

    Its worth checking out, and I’ll get back to you with more detailed information.

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