Goon #1, Goon #1 Preview, Albatross Books

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Before marking a whole new milestone in the comic book industry, Albatross Funnybooks has released a must-see preview of The Goon #1. Not only will the 20th Anniversary Party be held at the Cannery Ballroom One, The Goon creator, Eric Powell is launching a 23-international city tour.

As we previously mentioned, The Goon’s whiskey-fueled adventures continues in its upcoming new series. It will be be the first full length Goon stories to be published since Dark Horse published since 2015’s The Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time. The event kicks off a year-long, 20th Anniversary celebration featuring a national signing tour, Albatross Funnybooks’ collected editions of classic Goon graphic novels, limited edition Goon tiki mugs, and more. 

Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for The Goon #1:

5) A Jumping On Point!

Goon #1

Powell describes the new launch, “The first issue of the new Albatross Funnybook’s THE GOON is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and die hard fans alike! If anyone needs help reprogramming your joyless cult existence, I’ll be happy to personally put a copy of The Goon #1 in your hands along any of the 23 stops on my international Goon 20th Anniversary barnstorming tour.” 

4) Don’t Miss Out! 

The Goon #1

Powell adds, “I know there are still a select few who have not read the Goon in its 20 year existence. Those unfortunate souls are for the most part survivors of religious cults forbidding all forms of pure joy. But there is a light on the horizon, you victims of programmed mental abuse.”

3) The 23-City International Tour!

Tour Dates

2) The Goon Variant Edition!

The Goon #1

We also mentioned, the anniversary party is timed with Albatross Funnybooks’ highly anticipated publication of The Goon #1. Attendees will be able to purchase an exclusive 20th Anniversary variant edition. This will only be available at the party. 

1) The 20th Anniversary Party!

The Goon #1

The Goon 20th Anniversary Party will be held on on March 8, 2019 at Cannery Ballroom One Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203. Guests include Brendon Small (Metalocalypse), Ben Garant (Reno 911!!) and The Goon creator Eric Powell as well! There will also be a performance by special musical guest West End Motel, featuring Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Tom Cheshire (Rent Boys).

The Goon #1 arrives in stores on March 13th, 2019.

By Jorge Solis