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Eric Powell (comics)

Eric Powell (March 3, 1975) is an American comic book writer/artist, best known as the creator of The Goon.

Eric Powell
Eric Powell at Wondercon 2006.jpg
Eric Powell at Wondercon 2006
BornMarch 3, 1975
Notable works
The Goon


Powell has written and provided artwork for Dark Horse, DC Comics and Marvel Comics, but is most regarded for his original series The Goon, which debuted from the small publisher Avatar Press. Powell quickly switched to self-publishing under the moniker Albatross Exploding Funny Books, before being picked up by Dark Horse after only a handful of issues. The Goon's quality was recognized with an Eisner Award in 2004 for Best Single Issue (Dark Horse The Goon #1) as well as an International Horror Guild award. The following year, Powell won Eisner's Best Humor Publication and Best Continuing Series awards.

He is a featured interviewee in the movie Independents.

Powell co-wrote the first two volumes of IDW's Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters with Tracy Marsh.


  • 2004:
  • 2005:
    • Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication (The Goon)
    • Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series (The Goon)
  • 2008:
    • Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist-Humor (The Goon)
    • Eisner Award for Best Painter or Multimedia Artist-Interior ('The Goon: Chinatown)


The Goon Volume 3: Heaps of Ruination (February 2005)
  • Big Man Plans (with writer Tim Weisch), (Image Comics, 2015) 4-Issue Mini-Series
  • Billy the Kid's Old-Timey Oddities (with artist Kyle Hotz, TPB collects Billy the Kid's Old-Timey Oddities #1-4, Dark Horse, 2006, ISBN 1-59307-448-4)
  • Chimichanga #1-3. (Albatross Exploding Funny Books, 2009–2010)
  • Conan #28 (with writer Kurt Busiek, Dark Horse, 2006)
  • The Dark Horse Book of the Dead (contributed the short story "The Wallace Expedition", TPB, Dark Horse, 2006, ISBN 1-59307-281-3)
  • The Goon:
  • Hillbilly (Albatross Exploding Funny, 2016–current)
  • Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics, 2005, ASIN B002YB9Y2I)
  • Superman: Escape from Bizarro World (with writers Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, TPB collects "Action Comics" #855-857, DC Comics, 2007, ISBN 978-1401220334)

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