Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks will celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of The Goon with its first ever Free Comic Book Day title in 2019, Grumble vs. The Goon. The Goon and his pal Franky will meet Tala and Eddie, from the pages of Grumble, in an interdimensional adventure, chock full of death, mayhem… and dog catching.
Here’s the synopsis for Grumble vs. The Goon:
In GRUMBLE VS THE GOON, Tala and Eddie think it might be a good idea to go dimension hopping when they find death incarnate hot on their heels. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse when they land in the world of THE GOON. And Franky, the newly appointed dog catcher, don’t like talkin’ mutts that give him the sass! GRUMBLE VS THE GOON features a cover by Powell, and will be available at participating comic book stores on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 4th, 2019.
The book will be part of a big 2019 for fans of the cult classic character as Albatross will also be publishing The Goon #1. Featuring all new stories, THE GOON #1 Standard Edition features an Eric Powell cover and will retail for $3.99. THE GOON #1 Special Edition features a cover by legendary artist Kevin Nowlan and will retail for $5.99. In the character’s debut with Albatross Funnybooks, Powell looks to take the series to its humor based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters who have filled the void left in their absence from Lonely Street. It’s also mentioned, throughout the Albatross Goon series, Powell will be joined by special guest creators to be announced at a later date.
GRUMBLE VS. THE GOON will be available for free at participating retailers on May 4th, 2019. The Goon #1 from Albatross Funnybooks will be in stores March 13, 2019.