The Best Comic You’ve Never Heard Of: The Goon

23 Mar

I’ve mentioned him before in this post, and I know that many of you who do read comics have heard of “The Goon,” but I’m hoping this guy becomes a household name and here’s why.

This cartoon-ish take on film noir and zombies, mixed in with beautiful artistry and true skill in character and story creation, is quickly gaining popularity in the comics world.

And if this trailer means anything, it’ll be a pretty cool movie soon too!

Less than well-known fact about the comic is that the author, Eric Powell, is from Lebanon, TN. Which makes him somewhat of a hometown hero, for the part of me that still considers Tennessee a hometown.

What’s more impressive is that he started out completely independent. However, since he’s joined the roster over at much beloved Dark Horse Comics he’s really taken full advantage of it (as the trailer above shows).

So check out Powell’s website and drop by your local comic shop. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.



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