Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Best thing to see today: 'The Goon' teaser trailer

Fanboys know The Goon as creator Eric Powell's comic book about a retro-pop gangster who keeps his 'hood clean from paranormal trash like zombies, vampires, ghosts, giant squids, cannibal hobos, bog monsters, skunk apes and more.

Protagonist Goon is a tough, nearly-indestructible mook who smashes like the Hulk but is smarter with better one-liners. He's accompanied on his adventures by his loud-mouthed partner Frankie, a squirrely little guy with the moxy of Joe Pesci from Goodfellas. The Goon is published by Dark Horse Comics, which also publishes Mike Mignola's Hellboy, and excellent companion comic.

He may be a lesser-known comic book character - albeit one with a cult following - but The Goon is about to hit big with a new animated feature produced by David Fincher and featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti as Frankie and Clancy Brown as the big guy.

MTV unveiled this teaser trailer for the Comic Con panel on the new movie, and it looks sweet. If you're at the Con, make sure to visit the panel and send us a report - otherwise, soak up the glorious zombie action below.