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THE GOON merch to hit HOT TOPIC? Is there rising hope of THE GOON movie going through?!?!

Hey folks, Harry here...

I follow Eric Powell on Twitter - and when he just posted a link to this T-shirt



with the "Ironically enough, this will soon be on sale in limited supply at Hot Topic. More info soon" - it instantly started my noggin' thinking...  GOON Merchandize in HOT TOPICS?  What friggin Movie Studio wouldn't pick up and fully finance the David Fincher produced Animated GOON film that the following trailer teased all us geeks back during Comic Con 2010?

Seriously, someone get this movie made!  They've even got Merch at HOT TOPIC coming soon, where's the movie?



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  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    THE GOON must happen!


    THE GOON movie, inches closer and closer to reality? It should be...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Laguna_Nigel

    Love this t shirt !

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Very cool

    by magnetoelectric

    Did Eric do the paint too, or is that a Davey Stewart number?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    ugh, a Twilight joke?!

    by Alec.Eiffel


  • So... is the movie completed and just doesn't have a distributor or what?

  • But if it did, I'd be very happy.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by jack black

    and the voice actors in that teaser were perfect.Kurgan and Giamatti that is.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I really wanna see this movie!!!!

    by moonlightdrive

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    I'd buy it if it weren't at Hot Topic.

    by Daniel Beaubourg

    I mean, the store just sucks. It's the only store I know of where you can buy your shirt about sticking it to the man while letting the man stick his hands in your wallet. Plus I'm not to happy about it being a Twilight joke (Not a big fan myself, but they're not really funny), but more attention to a future Goon movie the better.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    I'm 35 and laugh at the emo kids who shop at Hot Topic...

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    But I'm going to go there and buy a Goon shirt and wear it while blasting "Raw Power" by the Stooges. Old people are way cooler.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Don't love computer animation

    by Beezbo

    But this looks cool!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I hate Hot Topic

    by brocknroll

    Okay, I'll bite. Hot Topic is actually not a great store, but sometimes they sell good t-shirts. Hot Topic is a store for goth and punk kids. Everytime you walk into that store, you almost always see hot chicks working at the cashier with pierces and tattoos, she'll even have pink or orange hair. The store gives me the creeps every time I go in to browse around.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    McKellan/Serkis sign on for THE HOBBIT

    by TitusPullo

    breaking news AICN, come on now.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Wow, I didn't know Hot Topic was still around

    by Bass Ackwards

    Haven't visited the mall in years.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight Rises script...


    ...leaks and AICN doesn't even mention it ?????

  • For some reason at my mall it's alway's "Take an additional 50% off the already 50% off", so I can get some Chuck Taylors or a Yo Gabba Gabba t-shirt for like 2 bucks. But I would never go to Hot Topic. That shit's for poseurs.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    And this is coming from me, a person who actually thinks Jennifer's Body was an ok-ish kinda fliq. I remember a guy who was moonlighting as a comedian (or maybe I should just say comedian?) at this old comiq book store I used to go to would always rave about The Goon, so I'm sure if I ever went back there he would have some opinion about this fliq, and prolly this tshirt and its content.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    You know, that guy who says that "Sooperman" is his "fav'rit." I wish Bibbo would make it to the silver screen, I like the fact that he was a hot mess of a human being and Superman set his a$$ straight.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    by schulzcreative

    It smells weird in Hot cheap incense, cheap t-shirt material with embedded chemicals from China and the cheap emo b.o. from the cashiers. Oh...but the multiple face piercings and flopping skin from removed ear gauges are cool.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Alice the Goon

    by Fremen

    Is who I thought the article was about. Never heard of "The Goon", other than what the people at Something Awful call themselves.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't be caught dead in Hot Topic

    by FlandersBum

    Too bad, since the shirt looks nice and the Goon sounds like an interesting project. The dark colors, ugly decorations, crap music playing and freaks I see hanging around Hot Topic make it a guarantee that nobody over the age of 18 even walks into one.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Hot topic

    by jameskpolk

    Or whatever they call it... when my kids were small and misbehaving, I used to threaten to straighten up by telling them I was going to make them go into that Dungeon Store over there... It always worked.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Don't know anything about The Goon, but this looks sweet.

    by David Cloverfield

    Like a more shady, more badass Popeye.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Hot Topic waa waa waa

    by phifty2

    Can't say I've ever been in one but if I found out they were selling an item I wanted I would most likely walk in there and buy it with no though as to my reputation, status, or political or social ideology.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Looks cool, but let go of the Hot Topic hating...

    by elsachmo

    I mean really? You're on AICN, reading a story about a Goon t-shirt, and then posting on the board, but you're too "cool" for Hot Topic? They always have cool band, anime, video game, and movie stuff there.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I see a lot of Goons in Hot Topic all the time

    by Snookeroo

    What's the big deal?

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    bass ackwards

    by lv_426

    They still have malls? Seriously? I don't think I've been in one in almost a decade.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Hot Topic does have a pretty good website.....

    by lewarcher1949

    so noone has to risk their precious reps by physically entering a store. I mean, if you see something you like, who cares where you get it? My main problem with Hot Topic is that it is ludicrously overpriced. But that's the problem with most retail chains in shopping malls.