I had very ambitious plans for the Goon publishing schedule at the beginning of 2012. Unfortunately, life happens sometimes. Between selling a home, buying a home, and taking a little needed me time, my schedule got a little out of control.
My apologies to all of you who have been patiently waiting for Goon #44. It is being resolicited and will be appearing in the catalog soon.
However, this situation has brought to light how confusing our semi-ongoing series is to readers. Although we were monthly for a year once for the Labrazio storyline, the book has always tried to maintain a bi-monthly schedule. But since the Goon is pretty much a one man show, that wasn’t always possible to sustain. I loved the idea of having an ongoing series and getting up into some high number issues, but I would prefer that the release schedule of the book be less confusing for you guys.
So… after issue #44, The Goon will be switching to a mini-series format with one shots sprinkled in. Much like many of Dark Horse’s other titles.
The first two miniseries to come out will actually tell one long, eight-issue story. OCCASION OF REVENGE BOOKS 1 & 2 will focus on a gang war between the Goon and the new invading clan of witches composed of what is left of the Zombie Priest’s race. If you’ve liked the more gritty and noirish episodes of the Goon, like Chintaown & the Mystery of Mr. Wicker, this will be right up your alley.
I hope you’re as excited as I am about this next chapter of the Goon!