It’s officially Beatlemania here on GamingAngels.com today and it’s easy to do when it’s Beatlemania in the news too. MTV.com has exclusive news that Bluewater Productions will be putting out a comic book series called, “Rock ‘N Roll Comics”.
These graphic novels will be released as 10 bi-monthly graphic novels about 150-300 pages, each focusing on a band, musical era or style.
The first volume will cover “Hard Rock Heroes” featuring Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Poison, Van Halen, Black Crowes, Motorhead, Pantera, Megadeth, Sammy Hagar, Anthrax, Joan Jett/Lita Ford and Skid Row. The second volume will focus on The Beatles with the cover image above.
“Great ideas, like the marriage of rock ‘n’ roll and comics, have the half-life of uranium and will always be popular,” says Jay Allen Sanford of Revolutionary Comics. “The folks at Bluewater clearly have their fingers on the same pop culture pulse that enabled the original Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics to become one of the top-selling indie comics of the ’90s. Truth is often stranger than fiction…and certainly much more interesting!”
Here is the listing of volumes for the series. Each graphic novel will get set at $17.99.
Volume 1: Hard Rock Heroes
Guns N’ Roses; Metallica; AC/DC; Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne; Motley Crue; Poison; Van Halen; Black Crowes; Motorhead; Pantera; Megadeth; Sammy Hagar; Anthrax; Joan Jett/Lita Ford; Skid Row (unpublished RnR Comics #8)
Volume 2: The Beatles (8 issues)
Volume 3: The Spirit of the ’60s
Doors; Grateful Dead; Bob Dylan; Jimi Hendrix; Spirit; Janis Joplin; 60s San Francisco Scene (Bill Graham, Jefferson Airplane, etc); British Invasion (Herman’s Hermits, the Animals, Yardbirds, Zombies, Small Faces, etc.)
Volume 4: Led Zeppelin Experience (5 issues)
Volume 5: A Rock Pantheon
Eric Clapton; Rolling Stones; Elton John; Bruce Springsteen; Aerosmith, Alice Cooper; ZZ Top; The Jackson 5; Rod Stewart; Def Leppard
Volume 6: Pink Floyd Experience (5 issues)
Volume 7: The Art of Rock
The Who; Queen; Rush; Genesis; David Bowie, Frank Zappa; Kate Bush; ELO; The Cure
Volume 8: The King: Elvis Presley (7 issues)
Volume 9: SMASH! A Punk/Alternative Retrospective
Sex Pistols; REM; Jane’s Addiction; Nirvana; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Soundgarden; Alice in Chains; Pearl Jam; Dead Kennedys; Ramones; The Runaways; Iggy Pop/Stooges; MC5; New York Dolls; U2
Volume 10: Hip-Hop and Funk Heroes
Public Enemy, 2 Live Crew, NWA. Ice Cube, Ice-T, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, MC Hammer, Janet Jackson