Laugh-out-loud and with plenty of action, The Goon Volume 12: Them That Raised Us Lament makes for an entertaining read. While playing tribute to B-movies, writer/artist Eric Powell adopts a cartoony style that is well-worth your attention. By the time you finish reading, you’re definitely going to become a fan of “The Goon” series. READ MORE
If you’ve been following Billy The Kid’s Oldtime Oddities, by now you should know what to expect in issue #3. It’s a wacky adventure that lacks any gravity whatsoever, but has a unique and entertaining take on pop mythology and horror conventions. The art is solid, the story is fun, and that’s about it. What makes issue #3 unique is the presence of – or the attempt at – gravity and loss. Ultimately this attempt falls flat, and it highlights some of the weaknesses of the book. SPOILERS AHEAD. READ MORE
The latest issue of Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities finds the gang as the encounter an unexpected resident of Loch Ness – Dracula. Yes, that Dracula. In keeping with the series, the content here is decidedly ludicrous and the issue has a pretty quick pace. There’s no subtext or commentary to speak of, and none of the characters are terribly fleshed out, but that’s alright. This is “Billy The Kid”, people! You’re here for action and excitement. And you’ll get at least one of those in this issue. READ MORE
Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities continues with the first issue of “The Orm of Loch Ness”. It’s a new arc that sees Billy and company hot on the trail of their captured associate Callahan, who’s being taken to – you guessed it – Loch Ness. It’s a largely uneventful issue, but it manages to engage in some brief exposition, moves along at a brisk pace, and is enjoyable throughout. The end has a delightfully absurd twist that will ensure readers will be nothing if not curious to see where the story goes from here. READ MORE
Director David Fincher and creator of “The Goon”, Eric Powell, have been trying to get this project off the ground for years. Announced just this morning, they are turning to Kickstarter in an effort to help develop the animated adaptation of “The Goon”.
Test footage for the film was released a few months back at Comic Con International, but the film is far from finished according to Fincher and Powell. The story follows a mobster known ast The Goon, who fights off zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and all sorts of other mayhem. More below. READ MORE
The Goon #42 crackles with sheer joy over its witty sense of humor and pulpy storytelling. Weird, crazy, and entertaining – these are all the perfect words to describe Eric Powell’s unforgettable creation. The laugh-out-loud humor has always been what sets Eric Powell’s “The Goon” apart from other paranormal mystery books, and this issue showcases his ability to mesh genres. READ MORE
With the final run for DC #0 month comes two of their most popular Dark titles, I, Vampire and Justice League Dark. The end of September also ushers in the first issue of Grant Morrison’s Happy and the second to last issue of The New Deadwardians. Get ready, next week starts the Halloween countdown!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
Dark Horse finally revealed their December solicits today, with a big wave of horror books heading your way to kick off the winter. Lucky for you, we’ve got another big scoop with an advance preview of Eric Powell’s Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness #3. The first issue doesn’t even hit until October, so this is an extra special treat!
Eisner Award winner Eric Powell teams up with Tracy Marsh and Kyle Hotz to bring you into the paranormal world of the gunslinging outlaw, Billy the Kid and his crew of freaks. The Kid is on a mission to rescue his lizzard-like friend from the grips of Count Dracula. Sounds like a pitch perfect read for All Hallows’ Eve. Check the 6-page preview after the break. READ MORE
Alright boils and ghouls, Bloody-disgusting has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics once again to deliver an insane load of exclusive covers for their December horror lineup. Back in June we did a roundtable interview with “Goon” scribe Eric Powell, and “B.P.R.D.” front-man, John Arcudi (Read it here). Powell spoke about the future of “The Goon” as an ongoing series, and Arcudi discussed his new miniseries “The Creep” which comes to an end this December with issue #4.
After the break, you can check out the awesome covers for “Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness” #3 by Kyle Hotz, “The Goon” #45 by Eric Powell, and “The Creep” #4 by Jonathan Case. Stay tuned for an extra special treat tomorrow from Dark Horse! READ MORE
Proving that Eric Powell’s “THE GOON” is still a force to be reckoned with, earlier this year the series made its return with its 35th ish, selling out its first week of sales. Well in just a few short weeks the title will return to shelves, and beyond the break you can check out an impressive 8 page preview! Read on for the skinny…
Today President Barack Obama faced the entire world, and announced his newest budget-busting idea, the deficit feeding, prehistorically inspired behemoth – “MECHAGODZILLA”. The announcement hot off the heels of the announcement that the President would be putting together a crack-team of numerically inclined “professionals” to help think-tank new ideas on how to cut the National Debt. When asked if these Super Minions were also bionic the President chuckled and replied dryly “At their tender age, let’s face it, who isn’t?“, to which the room erupted into laughter. Read on for the skinny…
Already the winner in my head for “Best Crossover Title From A Publisher Not Named DC/Marvel Comics”, Eric Powell and Steve Niles are giving their fans a huge Christmas In July gift with “WHEN FREAKS COLLIDE”, which will be hitting store shelves this Wednesday. The book will pit alcohol enthusiast against alcohol enthusiast, and beyond the break you can check out a 5 page preview. Read on for the skinny…
After setting the board up perfectly for one of the biggest heavy-weight bouts this side of Roseanne Barr Vs. Rosie O’Donnell for the Last Slice of Pie, scribe Eric Powell is all set to release issue #4 of “GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS”. The series (which has been nothing short of a hit since its debut earlier this year from IDW) is ready to set off some early fireworks, and beyond the break you can read the first 8 pages and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…
There is more than one reason why we here at Graphic Content are excited for June 29th besides the fact that Eric Powell’s “THE GOON” will be returning to a bi-monthly schedule with Dark Horse Comics. That is the main reason, but the other is because the series’ 34th issue will also be one of the few outlets that rips on “TWILIGHT” more than we do. If you need proof of this, all you have to do is make the jump and check out the 3 page preview of issue #34. Read on for the skinny…
The past few months have been owned by the monstrous “GODZILLA” over at IDW Publishing, but now that the monthly is heading into its third installment, and the pieces are all in place, the big green lizard is about to find he has some major competition in the form of Rodan and Anguirus! The series is slated to release the issue this Wednesday, and if you make the jump you can get a look inside the ish with an 8 page preview and 2 more variant covers. Read on for the skinny…
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…
Eric Powell of 16Volt has sent Bloody-Disgusting his Top 10 Horror Movie list! 16Volt‘s latest album, Beating Dead Horses, came out last week, so make sure to pick up your copy at the Metropolis Records store.
The spotlight has official been placed on macabre maven Steve Niles (Interview) recently, as the writer continues to be on the rise in 2011. Not only does his “CRIMINAL MACABRE” story have a spot in the upcoming fourth issue of “DARK HORSE PRESENTS”, a 400+ page omnibus on the way, AND an all new one-shot hitting stores in September (See inside), but it is also making its way into the very twisted world of Eric Powell’s “THE GOON” with “WHEN FREAKS COLLIDE”! The year only continues to heat up for Cal McDonald and the rest of the cast of the book, and beyond the break you can not only check out the official press release for the one-shot with Eric Powell, but also the next solo project for the character called, “NO PEACE FOR DEAD MEN”. Read on for the skinny…
In anticipation of Free Comic Book Day 2011 we have been bringing you all sorts of goodies to get you even more psyched up for the upcoming Nerd Holiday of the year. So in the spirit of this, the eve of the biggest day of the year for comics, we bring you a very special exclusive interview with Steve Niles (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”), who took the time out of his busy schedule, and fought through a very nasty case of the dreaded ‘Nerd-Flu’, to call us up and talk to me one-on-one about his half of the “BALTIMORE/CRIMINAL MACABRE FLIPBOOK” from Dark Horse Comics. You Can listen to the entire interview inside, where we talk about “CRIMINAL MACABRE”, Free Comic Book Day, and even his upcoming crossover with “THE GOON” and Eric Powell. Read on for the skinny…
One of the most beloved and talked about horror series of the last decade was without a doubt Eric Powell’s ‘THE GOON’ from Dark Horse Comics. The series has been on somewhat of a hiatus of late, but fans will be happy to hear that today the publisher announced an all new crossover one-shot event that will feature Powell’s hulking brute, and he will be bringing along some company in the form of Steve Niles’ “CRIMINAL MACABRE”! The book is set to drop on July 20th, but below you can get all the details and a first look at the advance cover art.
WRITTEN BY: Steve Niles and Eric Powell
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Christopher Mitten
COVERS BY: Michelle Madsen, Eric Powell, and Fiona Staples
“Cal McDonald, the drug-fueled paranormal private dick, goes head to head with Lonely Street’s zombie-pulverizing Goon, in a weird in-between world full of monsters, horror, and humor!”
“CRIMINAL MACABRE/THE GOON: WHEN FREAKS COLLIDE” Hits Stores July 20th From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)
Eric Powell, best known for his work on the creator owned property, “THE GOON”, will be bringing readers his most gargantuan project ever this week from IDW as he unleashes the first issue of “GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS”. The long awaited series is finally on store shelves, but if you REALLY needed any convincing, inside you can check out a 5 page sneak peek as the movie icon rises again. Read on for the skinny!
Next week marks the long awaited return of Eric Powell’s (“THE GOON”) western inspired title “BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES” with the second storyline in the misadventures of the characters called “THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON”. Today publisher Dark Horse released a 3 page preview which you can find inside, but the bigger news about the preview isn’t the pages themselves, but the possible inclusion of Powell’s other stalwart ‘THE GOON’. Though the covers below are unlettered there is a small blurb at the bottom of each that says “Also Featuring Eric Powell’s The Goon”. Of course we will have to wait until next week to get all those details, but until then here’s the preview. Read on for the skinny.
Eric Powell continues to roll with an all new hit spin-off title featuring THE BUZZARD” as he sets his sights on releasing the 3rd issue in the all new series this Wednesday courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Beyond the break you can get your hands on a 3 page preview of the title and get all the details. Read on for the skinny.
Last month began the newest series from “THE GOON” creator Eric Powell based upon the popular supporting character to his most well known property in the form of “THE BUZZARD”. For fans of the titular character this is a bittersweet series as it isn’t the return to the title that they know and love, but hey, at least we get something right? Inside you can check out the 3 page preview of the second issue that goes on sale next Wednesday. Read on for the skinny!