October is Goon month at Dark Horse!



Special signed hardcover, 25-cent issue, and monthly Previews comic strip keep Zombietown residents happy.

Dark Horse is making October 2005 official “Goon” month, and kicking it off is the release of the hardcover title Fancy Pants. This volume collects the essential stories of the Eisner-Award winning Goon, presenting his life in chronological order for the first time-along with a boxcar-load of extras-all in a handsomely designed (and handsomely priced) signed hardcover. Chronicling the histories of the Zombie Priest, Buzzard, Labrazio, and of course, Goon and Franky, this collection is the perfect introduction to the entire Goon mythos.

Eric Powell personally arranged the stories (spanning three publishers and nearly ten years) so that the life of the Goon could be read as one complete story. This hardcover is a must-have for every serious fan of the Goon, containing a comprehensive cover gallery and a three-page, never-before-seen Buzzard story. What’s more, every volume is signed by Powell himself. Buying this book should be like dodging a brick-a no-brainer!

“Much like the Godfather saga, we’ve taken the essential Goon stories and put them together for the first time in a linear timeline,” commented Goonfather Eric Powell. “This is an excellent primer for the material that is to come.”

And if the signed hardcover isn’t enough to satisfy your zombie-bashing appetite, Dark Horse is proud to present the original The Goon #1 in a new 25-cent edition that includes a brand-new short story and painted cover by none other than the illustrious Mr. Powell himself. Additionally, a monthly Goon comic strip will appear in the Dark Horse section of the Diamond Previews catalog. This strip will feature an ongoing all-new Goon tale in each installment.

Over the last few years, The Goon has earned both critical and popular acclaim with its tales of a lone thug and his fight against a never-ending onslaught of zombies, giant lizards, and killer robots. For one measly quarter, see why Entertainment Weekly put The Goon on their “Must” list and why Ain’t It Cool News said, “The Goon is a wild ride filled with imagination, intrigue, horror, and laughs.” You know you want to.

The Goon: Fancy Pants hardcover is a direct market exclusive that arrives October 13 with a retail price of $24.95. The Goon 25-cent comic arrives October 13. The Goon monthly comic strip begins in the Dark Horse section of the October Diamond Previews catalog.

ISBN: 1-59307-426-3

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