The Goon’s back and he ain’t puttin’ up with no sparkly vampires.
Writer-artist Eric Powell’s The Goon returned to shelves this week with issue number 34. After a little bit of a hiatus for the book (dude explained to us a couple of months back that he’s been busy), so with its return, we thought we’d invite him along for an installment of Creator’s Commentary. In his cantankerous interview, Powell talks about vampire baseball, the terror of tween girls, his Hannah Montana game, and we even get around to talking about what’s next for the book.
****Spoilers after the break.****
MTV Geek: So what’s your beef with a couple of sparkly, well-coiffed, baseball-playing vampires?
Eric Powell: I think you answered your own question. Did you know they actually have a vampire baseball game in that frickin’ Twilight movie?! I saw it on the cable! Vampires playing baseball! Vampires don’t play baseball! (In screechy Tom Hanks voice) There’s no vampires in baseball! There’s no vampires in baseball!!
I thought Anne Rice vampires where bad until I saw the cast of a Nickelodeon TV show in pale makeup playing catch.