OMFG Of The Day: Eric Powell’s ‘The Goon’ Officially Returns This August!

It has been a long time coming, but in one of the most exciting announcements to hit the genre all Spring, Dark Horse Comics has revealed that “THE GOON” will be coming back to life this August with issue #35! Even more exciting is the fact that the ish will be written by “MILK AND CHEESE” creator Evan Dorkin! No news on whether or not Powell will be returning to writing the series full time beyond that point, but for fans of the series who have been anxiously awaiting more than a one-shot here or there every few months, this is the best news they have gotten in a very long time. Inside you can get all the details on the move from the official press release. Read on for the skinny…

Official Press Release…

“The ever-eccentric Eric Powell has tapped acclaimed Beasts of Burden writer Evan Dorkin to scribe an upcoming issue of The Goon!

This isn’t the first time the Milk and Cheese creator has written for one of Dark Horse’s most well-known antiheroes. Last fall saw the release of the Beasts of Burden/Hellboy one-shot, which was met with rave reviews around the web. Comic Book Resources stated, “Strictly from a plotting sense, Dorkin brings the goods to the comic. It’s carefully thought out, each new plot beat building on the previous events and letting the amount of danger build and grow.”

“I tried to put as much intentionally funny stupid shit as possible into #35, starting with my fascination with old sideshows, and tossing in homage’s to the movies Freaks and Brigadoon, a touch of E.C. Comics grotesquerie, a tip of the hat to Richard Layman, and a big, steaming heap of the old ultra-violence, Goon-style. I can’t wait to see this damned thing hit the stands, I hope it knocks somebody’s goddamned eye out.” – Evan Dorkin

Goon and Franky stumble upon a bizarre freak show at Brigadoon’s Dreamland Carnival, where the evil barker pits the Goon against a horrendous, bacon-eating behemoth, the Ten-in-One!”

“THE GOON” Issue #35 Hits Stores August 31st From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP – $2.99)