For 15 years Eric Powell’s THE GOON has been one of the most celebrated indie comic book series, beloved by fans and creators alike for its bold creativity, classic style and whiskey fueled humor. Next year, Dark Horse Comics will provide the high end, hardcover treatment the series deserves when they publish the THE GOON LIBRARY EDITION Volume One ($39.95; November 11, 2015) collecting The Goon: Rough Stuff (vol. 0), Nothin’ but Misery (vol. 1), My Murderous Childhood (vol. 2), Heaps of Ruination (vol. 3).
“Eric Powell is one of comics’ shining lights and The Goon is one of our industry’s greatest creations,” said Dark Horse Comics President & Publisher Mike Richardson. “I’ve had a blast reading his adventures over the years and we’re thrilled that next year we’ll be celebrating the publication of fifty issues of his iconic character here at Dark Horse Comics.”
“Why publish Library Editions? Well, they’re bigger and heavier than the regular trades and they have hard covers. That means it will hurt more when you hit someone in the head with it.,” said THE GOON creator Eric Powell. “Plus, I wanna make bank bro. I need a Range Rover.”
“The new GOON series ONCE UPON A HARD TIME is a genuine game changer for the series. It’ll make February a VERY good month for THE GOON,” said Scott Allie, Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief. “Eric’s paying off things that have been in place since the very beginning, so it’s the perfect time for a deluxe hardcover edition of the early stories, both for Powell fanatics and casual readers who will want to see what all the buzz is about and where all the madness started.”
ABOUT THE GOON: LIBRARY EDITION Volume One: Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious in this deluxe hardcover edition of The Goon. The Nameless Man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. Yet even with an unlimited supply of soldiers, the Priest cannot move in on the territory controlled by the crime boss Labrizio and his unstoppable enforcer—the Goon. But when the Priest discovers Goon’s most closely held secret the balance of power threatens to change forever! Collects The Goon volumes 0-3.