An ongoing, episodic "prose comic" from which the pictures are summoned by the magic of words, Goon Squad is set in an alternate version of modern-day Manchester. Its biggest divergence from the real city is that it - along with most other large urban centers - has a team of superheroes to protect it against unusual threats with which the conventional forces of law and order would have problems.
Goon Squad: Year One offers three action-packed volumes in a single collection:
Goon Squad, Vol. 1: Special Talents
- "The New Girl"
- "By the Water, by the Grave"
- "No-No Dojo"
- "Exterminating Angel"
Goon Squad, Vol. 2: Without Sin
- "A Star in Strange Ways"
- "Holy Fool"
- "Dead Man Tells Tale"
- "A Brief History of the Goon Squad"
- "Tale of Terror"
- "Pomona Island"
Goon Squad, Vol. 3: Old Enemies
- "Life During Wartime"
- "Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Does Whatever a Red Wolf Can"
- "Shadow of the Vivisector"
- "The Man from Switzerland"
- "The End of the Year Show"