The Goon is a comic book series by Eric Powell. The series has a distinctly paranormal slant, with the average story concerning ghosts, ghouls, skunk-apes with an unnatural hunger for pie, extra-dimensional aliens, and mad scientists.
"Dreamwalker #0" was first published in March 1998 by Avatar Press.The book had a 4 page story that was later reprinted in the Goon #1 as the 3rd story plus had a 1 page ad for a up coming "The Goon #1". Avatar Illustrated 1998 was put out extremely late (in December ) of 1998 with a 1 page ad for an up coming Goon series. Avatar Illustrated 1999 had a half page ad and came out after The Goon #1. Eric Powell did not know of the printing of Dreamwalker #0 but stated it was the Frist app. after talking with him . Avatar and Jenni Gregory of Dreamwalker for the sources. Powell was unhappy with the quality of the Avatar Comics after just 3 issues, so he stopped handing in new material and waited for his contract to expire. Once that happened, he was unable to find another publisher, so he moved into self-publishing in 2002 with Albatross Exploding Funny Books. These self-published issues caught the eye of Dark Horse Comics, who approached Powell by telling him that they didn't know why they passed on the book, and in 2003 publication of The Goon moved to Dark Horse.
The book also received a release that would never be reprinted in trade format, Satan's Sodomy Baby (see below).
After Dark Horse Comics published issue #18, The Goon went on hiatus to allow Eric Powell to work on Chinatown, a graphic novel which tells more of the Goon's back story. The series returned with issue #19 on July 11, 2007.
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Official Site: Dark Horse Comics
Links: The Goon's Wiki Article The Goon Zone Official Site