The Goon has gone digital today!
The Goon: Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker was made available today for purchase on iTunes for the iPhone platform. For a limited time, this graphic novel — which is Volume 6 in the comic book series — is on sale for only $1.99 (a major discount for a graphic novel!).
Also, for the next three days, The Goon #7 one-shot issue, which features Hellboy, as well as cover and framing sequences by Mike Mignola, is available as a FREE download from iTunes for use on the iPhone.
Check out Dark Horse’s Mobile site for more information or for direct iTunes link, click here (clicking link opens up iTunes application).
The Goon was created by Eric Powell in 1999 and is currently published by Dark Horse Comics. Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wickermarks is Powell’s first self-contained graphic novel, which chronicles the earliest adventures of Goon and his wisecracking sidekick, Franky.
After a new figure in the crime scene begins taking out the Goon’s business operations one by one, the Goon’s darkest moment comes back to haunt him, when his mind and body were left scarred . . . and his heart was left black.
In other Goon news, the Goon Year 12-issue event will be getting the deluxe treatment with the July 7th release of Fancy Pants Edition Volume 3: Goon Year. Also, one of the support characters from Goon Year, Buzzard, will be getting its own all-new spinoff in a three-issue miniseries due out in the Fall.
Following his brutal showdown with the loathsome Zombie Priest, Buzzard leaves his home, wandering aimlessly until he steps into the shadowy spirit realm of the forest. A dark path leads him to a small village living in fear of a bestial race of savages. More animal than man, these creatures hunt the villagers and drag them from their slumber in the depth of night.