The first issue of the new volume retells the origin of the Goon. He was a happy child living at the circus with his aunt until Labrazzio killed her. In turn he killed Labrazzio and took over his mob outfit.
Years later, the Goon became the region's foremost zombie killing do-gooder. At this point, he's chasing after a Houstous Grave and his deformed zombie children. Unfortunately, Goon and Franky run into a mob of slackjaws and retreat. After retreating to the pub, Goon finds Grave again and chases them onto a train. But then they're captured by cannibal hobos who divert the train. The hobos let the zombies go when the kids talk to them, but Goon is forced to break himself free and huck a stick of dynamite into Grave's getaway car.