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An orphan raised by his Aunt Kizzie, a strong-woman for a carnival. When wanted gangster Labrazio made the carnival his hiding place, Goon snuck into his trailer after hearing about the man's reputation for viciousness. Labrazio showed the young Goon a book containing the names of his enemies, people who had done him favors, and people who owed him money. The police managed to track Labrazio down, however, and surrounded the trailer. In the resulting shoot-out, Goon's Aunt Kizzie, while trying to protect her nephew, was gunned down by stray bullets from Labrazio's firearm. When Labrazio dismissed Kizzie as a "stupid broad" for getting in the crossfire, the young Goon snapped and beat the mobster's skull in with a rock. Figuring the late gangster owed him something, Goon took Labrazio's book (and the man's hat) and took over the entire operation, collecting money and offing deadbeats, all the while insisting that Labrazio was still alive and the Goon was merely his "enforcer."
The Goon is a hulking figure, normally wearing brown pants, a white shirt, and the hat he removed from Labrazio. Occasionally he wears a faded blue shirt with green stripes on the sleeves--the uniform from his football days. The left side of his face is horribly scarred under mysterious circumstances. His eyes are blue, with the scarring on the left side of his face rendering his left eye blind. He has brown hair cropped short, almost always covered by his trademark cap.
While Avatar Illustrated (1998) Summer '98 has an earlier cover date than Dreamwalker (1998) #0, it shipped late, and is therefore the second appearance of the Goon.
First Appearance: Dreamwalker (1998) #0
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Avatar Illustrated (1998)
Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London (2010)
Criminal Macabre Omnibus (2011)
Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men (2011)
TPB Criminal Macabre/The Goon: When Freaks Collide (2011)
- 'Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men'
Dark Horse Presents (1986)
Dark Horse Twenty Years (2006)
Dethklok versus The Goon (2009)
#5 Digital Webbing Presents (2001)
- 'The Goon: An Irish Wake'
Drawing On Your Nightmares (2003)
Free Comic Book Day 2015 (2015)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
OGN HC MySpace Dark Horse Presents (2007)
- 'Madman 20th Anniversary Monster!'
Satan's Sodomy Baby (2007)
Sketches: From the sick and twisted mind of Eric Powell (2008)
The Eric Powell 2003 Chicago Convention Sketch Book (2003)
The Goon (1999)
The Goon (2002)
The Goon (2003)
The Goon 25¢ Edition (2005)
The Goon plus Steam Noir (2011)
The Goon: Chinatown And The Mystery Of Mr. Wicker (2007)
The Goon: Fancy Pants Edition (2005)
The Goon: Noir (2006)
TPB The Goon: Occasion of Revenge (2014)
- 'Dwight T. Albatross's The Goon Noir'#1#2#3
The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time (2015)
#1 The Goon: One for the Road (2014)
- 'Once Upon a Hard Time Part 1 of 4'#1 (Variant Cover)
- 'Once Upon a Hard Time Part 1 of 4'#2
- 'Once Upon a Hard Time Part 2 of 4: A Man Turned Animal'#3
- 'Once Upon a Hard Time Part 3 of 4'
The Vault of Michael Allred (2006)
Usagi Yojimbo (1996)
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