EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Eric Powell’s Buzzard #1

Here's one to get your pelts good an' crawlin'. Spinning out of the pages of The Goon, the pale rider known only as Buzzard has got hisself his own 4-issue mini series from the good people at Dark Horse. Written and drawn by creator Eric Powell, featuring backups from Kyle Holtz, this is sure to get Solomon Kane checking over his shoulder. It features that same ethereal, painterly style seen in The Goon, all with a few extra bails of shadow and mist to keep things all unsettling-like.

Take a gander at what's in store for ol' Buzzard, starting with a spooky alternate cover from Richard Corben!

Here's what those fine people in Oregon have to say:
The mysterious man known as Buzzard is lost, wondering what manner of creature he is, following his brutal showdown with the loathsome Zombie Priest in Eric Powell's celebrated Goon Year.

Buzzard leaves home, wandering into the shadowy spirit realm of the forest. A dark path leads to a village living in fear of a bestial race of savages. More animal than man, these creatures hunt the villagers and drag them from their slumber in the depth of night.

As a bonus, readers will delight in the new Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities short stories, which revive 2005 series that paired Eric Powell with artist Kyle Hotz and leads up to the three-issue series launch in September 2010.

* Eric Powell, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of The Goon, gives one of his most mysterious characters, Buzzard, his own highly anticipated four-issue miniseries.

Publication Date: June 09, 2010
Format: FC, 40 pages
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 17345 0 00111


  1. Really looking forward to this. I just recently got into The Goon.

  2. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Bib on, knife and fork in my fists. 

    Bring. It.  

  3. Those pages are beautiful.  I’ve really been missing regular output from Powell.  He spoiled us with ‘Goon year’. 

      I think I’ll  be taking the Corben cover on this if its 50/50.

  4. I’ve never read any Goon books, but hot damn those pages shore is gorgeous. Might have to give this a look.

  5. Just started reading through The Goon in trade. Powell is definitely a top tier talent. This could be really cool. 

  6. Does anyone know exactly the process/ratio of Powell’s original art to Stewart’s coloring.  They do a fantastic job of blurring the lines between artist/colorists.  Does Stewart just add color to Powell’s original grey ink washes or what?  Does Powell sometimes use actual watercolor?  Regardless, it’s always captivating.