At the Dark Horse Creators Panel yesterday Eric Powell gave out no news on The Goon finally coming to theaters. Well apparently he was waiting to make the announcement on an even bigger stage, Twitter.
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This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we finally get around to reading what some have claimed to be the best Goon story ever.
The Goon – Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker
Dark Horse is very proud to present the first original graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning creator Eric Powell. Powell has been sowing the seeds of Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker for years in his bimonthly series The Goon, and salivating fans may now feast their eyes on the Goon’s formative backstory of love, loss, and extortion – a lengthy tale that demanded to be told in this uninterrupted format. Spiritual leader of Tennessee and hero to the Great Unwashed, Powell escaped catastrophic death and mother-shaming scandal to bring this work to fruition. He’s a sensitive man in insensitive times. But be warned: This book ain’t funny.
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The other day, Major Spoilers showed you the trailer to the Goon short that was shown at the San Diego Comic Con. Today, we bring you everything shown to the fans gathered at the show.
The new footage is a longer clip created by Blur Studios to showcase the project, which is based on Eric Powell’s celebrated Dark Horse Comics series and produced by award-winning filmmaker David Fincher. “The Goon” team is looking for a studio to snatch up the project and finance production, and after seeing the footage here it probably won’t be long until that happens.
Clancy Brown voices The Goon, with Paul Giamatti voicing Franky.
Just so you don’t think we’re only looking at the news from the big two, here’s a roundup of what Dark Horse Comics had to share during their Friday panel.
John Lucas steps up to the plate today, with his interpretation of Sailor Steve Costigan.Â I’ve seen a couple of artists take on the boxing pulp adventurer, and many attempt to portray him as looking like The Goon.Â Fortunately, John brings a unique take on this classic character.
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?Â It’s the battle of the supernatural fighters in this week’s Major Spoilers POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLL of the Week!
What happens when you take Eric Powell’s popular The Goon and turn it into a CGI feature?Â Ain’t It Cool News has the first look, and I like what I’m seeing.Â If you are going to translate an artist’s style into 3D, it’s always best to follow it as closely as possible.Â Click the link to access the super hi-res versions of the image.
Is Nightwing the new Tom Welling? Will the Dead Walk on schedule? Will Indy find his hat yet again? Would you want to drink from a bottle with the Goon on it? Will you look the best in spandex, or should you just write the songs that make the whole world sing? Is Stephen a clone? Is Rodrigo a zombie? Is Matthew a screaming queen? And what about Naomi? All these questions and more are answered in this installment of the podcast that doesnâ€™t shy away from those musical questions.
Show Notes after the Jump!
When you’ve had a really long day, and you come home wanting to down a cold one, what could be better than reaching into your icebox (that’s a refrigerator for you young’uns) and pulling out a cold soda with your favorite Dark Horse character featured on the label.
Dark Horse has announced a deal with Jones Soda to produce a limited edition six-pack featuring Eric Powell’s The Goon and Emily the Strange.Â The Goon collection is available now, but only until the first 100 six-packs sell out, with Emily the Strange collection arriving on October 14, 2008.
â€œThis is a really fun way to expose our characters to a whole new market,â€ says Dark Horse President and founder Mike Richardson. â€œWe have a lot of great ideas on how to make this partnership an exciting one and the flexibility and creativity of the Jones staff make them the perfect company for us to work with. Most importantly, we love the soda!â€
Take the jump for a look at all the Goon labels.
Take the jump and get a sneak peek of Dead Ahead #1, Golly #2, I Kill Giants #3, The Perhapanauts #4, Proof #12, Red Rocket 7, and Vignettes: The Director’s Cut TP.
Or – “So Very, Very, VERY Late…”
Unlucky Thirteen…Â I want to say that this comic came out last Wednesday, but there’s a chance that it was the week before that.Â However, being as it’s Buffy, I wanted to touch on it for all the Buffy fans out there in Spoiler-ville, and also as an avowed fan of Xander Harris.Â As the one character in the Buffy universe who never really had a superpower (unless you count the time he had an actual job in Season Six) Xan is the most relatable of the Scoobies for me, and also the one whom I have most in common with.Â My best friend in high school didn’t have super-strength, but she was a smokin’ hottie who didn’t realize my crush on her…Â Meeeemooorriiiiiiies.