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Monday, January 21, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: STEVE AGEE, BRENDON SMALL, BEN GARANT, AND ERIC POWELL AT THE STAR-STUDDED GOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST WEST END MOTEL
JOINS STEVE AGEE, BRENDON SMALL, BEN GARANT, AND ERIC POWELL
AT THE STAR-STUDDED GOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

March 8, 2019 at the Cannery Ballroom One in Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN) On March 8, 2019, the Cannery Ballroom One in Nashville, Tennessee will host THE GOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY, a star-studded celebration of two decades of award-winning GOON comic books by Nashville native Eric Powell. The event will feature a live recording of Steve Agee’s Uhhh podcast, with host Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), guests Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Galaktikon, Home Movies) Ben Garant (Reno 911!, The State) and The Goon creator Eric Powell, as well as a performance by special musical guest West End Motel, featuring Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Tom Cheshire (Rent Boys, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves). Advance tickets can be purchased at https://ticketf.ly/2ALRSwg.

For almost two decades, the Goon’s whiskey-fueled adventures have thrilled fans, critics, and creators with their bold creativity, classic style, and irreverent humor. THE GOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY is timed to Albatross Funnybooks’ highly anticipated publication of The Goon #1, and attendees will be able to purchase an exclusive 20th Anniversary variant edition which will only be available at the party. The new series features the first full length Goon stories to be published since Dark Horse published THE GOON: ONCE UPON A HARD TIME comics in 2015. The event kicks off a year-long, 20th Anniversary celebration featuring a national signing tour, Albatross Funnybooks’ collected editions of classic GOON graphic novels, limited edition GOON tiki mugs and more.
THE GOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY will be held on on March 8, 2019 at Cannery Ballroom One Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets cost $15. THE GOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY edition of The Goon # 1 will be sold at the event for $10.00.

For more updates on Albatross Funnybooks and the GOON’s 20th Anniversary, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

For additional information, contact:
David Hyde
Superfan Promotions LLC

About Albatross Exploding Funnybooks: Launched in 2002, Albatross Exploding Funnybooks has always been a labor of love for award-winning, Nashville-based cartoonist Eric Powell. The label began as a means to publish Powell’s creator-owned series THE GOON, which mainstream publishers had deemed “too different.” Although THE GOON later found a home and wider audience with Dark Horse Comics, Powell continued to publish, celebrate, and cultivate creator-owned titles through Albatross Exploding Funnybooks, including his all-ages comic CHIMICHANGA and Rebecca Sugar’s PUG DAVIS. In 2016, Powell rededicated himself in earnest to his publishing company, launching his new fantasy series HILLBILLY and other works such as the all-ages horror anthology SPOOK HOUSE, Fabian Rangel Jr. and  Logan Faerber's weird war tale ’NAMWOLF and Brendon Small's GALAKTKON.
Eric Powell is a writer and artist who has contributed work on such comics titles as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hellboy: Weird Tales, Star Wars: Tales, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, The Hood, MAD magazine, Devil Dinosaur, Swamp Thing, She-Hulk, The Simpsons, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Action Comics, and Creepy.
Although he had been eking out a meager living in the comics field since 1995, Eric didn't find true success until he launched his critically acclaimed dark comedy series The Goon. The Goon was subsequently picked up by Dark Horse Comics and boasts a die-hard cult following.
The author lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Awards: International Horror Guild: 2004 Best Illustrated Narrative, Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2004 Best Single Issue (The Goon #1), Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2005 Best Humor Publication, Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2005 Best Continuing Series, Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2008 Best Writer/Artist—Humor, Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2008 Best Painter or Multimedia Artist.
PRAISE FOR THE GOON

The Goon is old-school cool—a great, gurgling gumbo of EC Comics horror, Monty Python wit, and 1930s pulp.”—Entertainment Weekly
A true American original—a delirious medley of strange characters, stranger creatures, wild-ass (and often truly creepy) storytelling, art so excellent and perfectly matched to the tone of his stories as to be flabbergasting, and writing so hilarious that it sometimes comes close to making me pee my pants.”—Frank Darabont, director
“The product of a contentedly demented mind.”—Comic Book Resources
The Goon has earned [Powell] a seat at the table with Kirby, Eisner, Chester Gould, Hal Foster and Al Feldstein.”—Joe Hill (Locke & Key)
“Eric Powell’s great series The Goon deftly combines lowbrow humor with unexpected emotional depth in its ongoing story of a big, not-so-dumb guy who does battle with zombies in a town seemingly dreamt up by Tom Waits.”—The A.V. Club
“Eric Powell has created a sharp, witty little monster comic with a very interesting mystery at its heart. And Eric can draw as well as anyone in the business. When zombies are overrunning the city, there’s only one man tough enough to keep the undead in line: Eric Powell’s THE GOON.”—Jeff Smith (creator of Bone)
“Every panel [is] gorgeously detailed, like a Max Fleischer cartoon if Cthulhu spat some sort of hellish bile all over it.”—IGN
“There’s a certain joy knowing that a cartoonist of great skill is filling his or her own comic with the elements they love . . . The appeal is how Powell conveys that enthusiasm by drawing every creature and monster so darned well.”—Publishers Weekly
“If this is your first time [reading The Goon], you are in for a treat—if not, you already know how lucky you are.”—David Fincher, director
Tremendously entertaining . . . a highly enjoyable blend of pulp horror and slapstick comedy.”—Fangoria
Bursts with fisticuffs, gore, bad attitude and running character gags . . . Prime ghastly fun.”—Booklist
“A comic for readers who like a generous helping of comedy with their hordes of zombies.”—New York Daily News
“Comicdom’s new hero is a fighting machine with a curious affinity for kicking serious ghoul butt. We hear the Hulk’s green with envy.”—Entertainment Weekly

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

DC joins comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading

DC joins comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading

Now there are three more ways for readers to enjoy DC’s acclaimed titles and characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Justice LeagueSandman, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, and more

ComiXology Unlimited is just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial for new members



January 8, 2019 – New York, NY – DC, comiXology, and Amazon announced today that select DC and DC Vertigo titles are now available through multiple subscription services at no additional cost: comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading. Expanding availability to these three services makes it easier than ever for Amazon customers to enjoy DC’s Super Heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Justice League, as well as DC Vertigo’s high concept series like Sandman, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, and more.

With the addition of thousands of select DC single issues, collections and graphic novels – including exclusive fan-favorites from the DC Vertigo imprint – comiXology Unlimited remains $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial for new members. Kindle Unlimited members will also enjoy a selection of single issues, collections and graphic novels, while subscribers of Prime Reading will have access to a curated and rotating list of highly regarded DC and DC Vertigo graphic novels, for no additional cost. This expansion across the three services provides the perfect entry points for those new to DC and DC Vertigo.

“We are thrilled to now include an incredible selection of DC’s vast library of Super Heroes and DC Vertigo titles as part of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading, bringing an even bigger benefit to all our subscription members” said comiXology CEO and Co-Founder David Steinberger. “With the addition of DC and DC Vertigo titles we’re providing more convenience and a great opportunity for readers to discover and explore some of the best stories comics have to offer at no additional cost to their current Prime, Kindle Unlimited or comiXology Unlimited subscription.”

“DC is constantly looking at ways of growing the audience for comics and graphic novels, so teaming up with comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading is a natural fit,” said John Cunningham, Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing. “From Aquaman to Sandman, there’s so much for DC readers, old and new, to love here.”

Today, comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited members see the addition of many bestselling DC Comics and Vertigo titles, including a selection of single issues, collections, and graphic novels available to read from the following series:

DC:
All Star Superman 
Animal Man
 (2011-2014)
Aquaman (2011-2016)
Arrow (2012-2013)
Batgirl (2016- )
Batman (2011-2016)
Batwoman (2011-2015)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: The Long Halloween
 
Batman: White Knight
 
Cyborg (2016- )
Green Lanterns (2016-)
Harley Quinn (2016-)
Identity Crisis
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
Injustice 2 (2017-)
The Mulitversity (2014)
New Super-Man (2016-)
Supergirl (2016-)
Teen Titans (2016-)
Wonder Woman (2016-)
…and many more!

DC Vertigo:
100 Bullets
American Vampire
Astro City (2013- )
Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (2004-2005)
Clean Room (2015-2017)
Doom Patrol (1987-1995)
Ex-Machina
Fables
Hellblazer
Preacher
The Sandman
Scalped
Sweet Tooth
Transmetropolitan 
V for Vendetta
Watchmen
Y: The Last Man
…and many more!

Fans across the globe have been attracted to DC’s amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series that have driven titles like The Flash, Arrow, Batwoman, and Hellblazer to new heights, alongside perennial favorites like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more. The expanded availability of DC’s content announced today between DC, comiXology, and Amazon builds upon DC’s digital comic book partnership on comiXology and Kindle.

ComiXology Unlimited currently offers over 20,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. Prime Reading offers Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost.

About comiXology:
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics platform. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinĂ©es. The company’s first in class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit comixology.com and follow the company on TwitterFacebook and Tumblr.
About Amazon:
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.
About DC:
DC, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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