Bio: 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.
Notes: 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.
#1 - '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' #4 - 'Once Upon a Hard Time Part 4 of 4'