SDCC’16: Slayer came to Comic-Con and left us feeling Repentless

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Ten years ago it wouldn’t have even been conceivable to bring names like Metallica, GWAR, or Tom Morello to San Diego Comic-Con. As the movie studios, game publishers, and money took over the entire city from the convention center through the Gaslamp it quickly became a magnet for everything that transcended genres of pop culture. […]

SDCC’ 16: Slayer get their own Repentless comic from Dark Horse

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This whole Comic-Con is going to be about the last hold-outs to the comics format getting in on the fun isn’t it? Slayer is joining other musical acts with their very own comic,  based on their new Repentless album and videos. It was announced back in May that Slayer would be playing a concert at Comic-Con (at the House of […]

Eric Powell is back with self-published series “Hillbilly”

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Eric Powell gained a huge following with The Goon, but now he’s got his own self published line called Albatross Funnybooks and a debut book, “Hillbilly” which went on sale this week. CBR has all the details, and though the bvook would appear to star a more violent Alan Moore it’s actually about “Rondel, a man born with no eyes, yet cursed with terrible vision, who is out to rid the world of foul demons and witches.”

Spoiler: This book looks amazing!

SDCC’15: Invite Goon creator Eric Powell to your 4th of July parties!

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On the SDCC floor we caught up with creator of The Goon, Eric Powell, to talk about what could be the end for one of comic’s biggest cult icons as he wraps up The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time. Read his thoughts about the challenges facing the modern creator owned era, an update from Hollywood, […]

Emerald City news round-up: 10 new titles from Dark Horse, Mouse Guard and more

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Here’s a quick round-up of new projects from Boom, IDW, Dark Horse and Valiant, including new stuff by Eric Powell, David Petersen, Jen Wang, and many many more.

Review: The Best Laid Big Man Plans

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Every so often comics get away from their high soaring superhero mythos to tell stories that kick you to the ground and shove your face in the mud. Big Man Plans is one of those books. It’s an unrelenting dropkick to the groin that puts a mirror to those a**hole parts of humanity we wish didn’t exist, and it does so in the best way possible.

Review: Once Upon A Hard Time Is A Good Time For The Goon

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If there’s a textbook that exist on making comics, then Eric Powell probably wrote about half of it. The five time Eisner Award winner consistently crafts quality stories with every book he produces. His latest, The Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time is yet another example of how great a work of art comic books can be.

Dark Horse Presents unleashes 80 page 200th issue with Gillian Flynn, Groo, Mignola and more

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Novelist Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) seems to be the headliner in the gala 200th issues of Dark Horse Presents. This groundbreaking anthology has introduced a ton of great comics to the world—a couple of little comics called Sin City and Concrete— and it was also the very first Dark Horse publication. To celebrate, the 200th issue has a stellar line up and a HELLBOY cover by Gabriel Bá, an APE-X variant cover by THE GOON creator Eric Powell and more including the US publication of a comic Flynn and Dave Gibbons originally commissioned for the Guardian in the UK.

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announces New Goon

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By David Nieves 2015 celebrates 15 years of Eric Powell’s The Goon and Dark Horse is looking to have the character take next year by storm. Today they announced a new series, The Goon : Once Upon A Hard Time. Dark Horse is already promising major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast in this mini-series. After the tragic […]

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 1: Eric Powell & Richard Starkings

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Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In day one of our special San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, Heidi interviews Eric Powell – artist/writer creator of The Goon – about his […]