Third Issue Of Joe Satriani’s ‘Crystal Planet’ Comic Book Coming

Courtesy: Heavy Metal Magazine/Incendium

The third issue of Joe Satriani’s Crystal Planet comic book series will release this fall.

According to information in a news release distributed Tuesday, the series’ third issue is scheduled to release in November through Heavy Metal magazine and Incendium’s Opus imprint. Pre-orders are open. A limited quantity of issues #1 and #2 is also available. Additionally, a very limited quantity of bundles — 250 total — featuring copies of issue #1 signed by Joe Satriani, sublimated hat, an art print of issue #2’s cover and an enamel pin is available here.

Along with the new issue of Crystal Planet, an accompanying action figure of Joe Satriani is also available to pre-order for $29.95. The action figure features Satriani in a Tri-Diver suit from the Crystal Planet comic book, complete with his signature Ibanez guitar.

The credits for Crystal Planet are noted below.

CREDITS:
CREATED BY: Joe Satriani, Ned Evett
SCRIPT: Tony Lee
PENCILS/INKS: Richard Friend
COLOR: Carlos Cabrera
LETTERS: Jacob Bascle
EDITOR: Llexi Leon

More information on Crystal Planet is available online now along with all of Satriani’s tour dates in support of Shapeshifting is available online now at:

Websitehttps://www.satriani.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/joesatriani

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chickenfootjoe

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Exodus Launches New Limited Comic Book, Action Figure Series

Courtesy: Incendium

Exodus is joining a growing number of bands that have delved into the comic book realm.

The band made the announcement Friday in a news release. The document states that the band has partnered with entertainment company Incendium to launch its four-issue limited series, Tales of the Damned under Incendium’s Opus imprint.

The band is just the latest to delve into the comic book realm. Bands, such as Disturbed and Alter Bridge, as well as guitarist Joe Satriani have all journeyed into the comic book world.

Each issue of Tales of the Damned focuses on a specific song from Exodus’ catalog beginning with the title track from the band’s 2004 album, Tempo of the Damned. The lead issue was written by Ian Edgington (Aliens, Predator, 2000AD) with art by Luis Guaragna (John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night), letters by Jacob Bascle, and cover art by Ryan Christensen.

Front man Gary Holt spoke highly of the band’s new comic book and related action figure line.

“I’m super excited to see this project come to life,” he said. “Exodus and comics go hand in hand, and to see the ‘Organist’ come to life in book form and as an action figure? Totally awesome! I’m looking forward to reading Tales Of The Damned!”

Incendium CEO Llexi Leon shared Holt’s enthusiasm.

“Exodus’Tales Of The Damned is our bloody tribute to the Bay Area legends,” said Leon. “We’re all about Myths, Monsters, and Metal here at Incendium, so this unholy alliance has been a blast!”

Courtesy: Incendium

The story featured in issue #1 centers on a young woman’s search for her missing sister. The younger sister goes missing after hearing “The Wavelength” a mysterious signal coming from an unidentified radio station. The older sister’s search leads her to an uninhabited town where she figures out the mystery of her sister’s disappearance and the music behind the disappearance…The Tempo of the Damned. An action figure of “The Organist” will release alongside the lead issue.

Issue #1 is limited to 1,500 copies at a price of $16.66. It is available to order here. It will ship Oct. 31. “The Organist” action figure is available to pre-order for $29.95 and will ship in the first quarter of 2022.

In other news, the launch of Exodus’ new comic book and action figure line coincides with the forthcoming release of its latest album, Persona Non Grata, which is scheduled for release in November through its own label, Exodus Records and Nuclear Blast Records. An exact release date for the album is under consideration as the band’s drummer, Tom Hunting recovers from squamous cell carcinoma.

More information on Exodus’ new comic book, action figure, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://exodusattack.com

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‘Rainbow In The Dark’ To Start Publishing Worldwide Soon

Courtesy: Permuted Press

Audiences around the world will soon get to read Ronnie James Dio’s new autobiography.

According to information in a press release distributed Thursday, the book, Rainbow in the Dark, will start publishing in multiple languages starting Aug. 27 in Germany. Additionally, publications in Finnish, Bulgarian, Portugese (in Brazil), Japanese, Swedish, Italian, and Polish are coming, as well as in Hungarian in the first quarter of 2022, the document states.

Rainbow in the Dark originally published last month through Permuted Press in the United States and Canada, and through Constable in the United Kingdom. The autobiography collects Ronnie James Dio’s own notes that he wrote throughout his life for its story. The story starts in Dio’s childhood and runs up through his namesake band’s premiere at Madison Square Garden in 1987.

Co-written by music journalist Mick Wall and RJD’s wife Wendy, the book premiered at #12 on Publisher’s Weekly‘s Hard cover/Non-Fiction Best Sellers list last week.

More information on the book is available along with all of Dio’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://ronniejamesdio.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/OfficialRJDio

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‘Rainbow In The Dark’ Leaves Readers Wanting More In The Best Way Possible

Courtesy: Permuted Press

Ronnie James Dio is one of the most prolific figures in the modern history of music.  That goes without saying.  Dio fronted not one, not two, but three of the most famous and respected acts in the history of rock in Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and his own band.  While not a physically large figure on stage, his persona more than made up for that.  As his forthcoming autobiography, Rainbow in the Dark shows, his time with those bands are only a thumbnail of what is a much bigger overall career and life.  Set for release July 27 through Permuted Press, the 244-page autobiography is a rich look at the first part of Dio’s life.  The story featured therein serves as the book’s foundation and will be discussed shortly.  The story’s transitions add to the story’s appeal and will be addressed a little later.  The pictures that are incorporated into the story add a nice aesthetic element to the whole and round out the book’s most important elements.  Each item noted is important in its own right to the whole of the book.  All things considered, they make this book a welcome personal recounting of Ronnie James Dio’s life.  It will leave audiences hoping that his widow, who compiled Dio’s writings for the book, will eventually release a follow-up that completes his story.

Permuted Press’ forthcoming Ronnie James Dio biography, Rainbow in the Dark is a book that every rock and hard rock fan will enjoy.  Given, it is hardly the only biography or even autobiography ever released from any rock act, but is still fully enjoyable in its own right.  Its engagement and entertainment comes in large part through its story.  The story is told through Dio’s own words and starts in his childhood living in upstate New York.  Right from the outset, audiences learn that ultimately, Dio’s grandparents are really to thank for him becoming a musician and performer.  As he reveals here early on, they made Dio’s father and his siblings learn to play an instrument.  His own father did the same to him, too, repeating history.  If not for that, it is possible that Dio might have otherwise pursued a career in baseball.  It was this fateful event that would set Dio on a lifelong course that would eventually see him and his band mates in Elf record for Deep Purple’s own Purple Records.  Those recordings and tours with Deep Purple would eventually lead to the biggest part of his career.  The stories that Dio shares along the way are, at times laugh-inspiring in the best way possible, and at other times so dramatic.  Case in point is Dio’s recollection of the fateful night in which a crash involving a drunk driver claimed the life of one of his then band mates in Ronnie Dio and the Prophets and put his own life and that of another in jeopardy.    One of the funnier recollections shared along the way comes as Dio shares how he used his stage name (as it turns out, Dio is not his real name.  This will be left for audiences to learn for themselves.  He was in fact Italian by direct descent) at a gig during his formative years and almost got himself tied up in the mob.  Even later in the story, Dio shares another funny and albeit short anecdote about how he and Wendy Dio got used to living out of their suitcases while Dio was a member of Rainbow.  Again it is only a short statement, but still will leave plenty of people laughing.  Speaking of Wendy, she points out in the books preface that the story presented here culminates in her late, great husband debuting with his own band at Madison Square Garden in 1987.  It also opens at that point before going back to Ronnie’s childhood.  The whole story is so easy to read from start to finish because at no point do Ronnie’s notes try to be flowery.  He uses simple language that is accessible to everybody.  The result is that the story, which again spans 244 pages, can be finished in a day or two at the most.  That accessibility and the equally engaging and entertaining stories do a lot to make this (hopefully first) part of RJD’s life and career so enthralling.  The transitions that are used in telling his story play their own part in the story’s appeal.

The transitions that are used to help tell Ronnie James Dio’s story are so important because they are so clear and solid throughout the book.  That is thanks to the way that Ronnie started and ended each of his writings.  Those points perfectly connect the chapters.  Add in clear division points that involve blank pages and pictures, and the whole makes the story progress that much more smoothly.  Those blank pages and pictures are important because they feel almost like virtual commercial breaks within the story.  They, together with the solid wording connecting the stories, completely ensure readers’ maintained engagement and entertainment, showing completely, the importance of the story’s transitions.  Keeping all of this in mind, there is a lot for readers to alike about this story of Ronnie James Dio’s life and career.  It still is just a portion of what makes the story so appealing.  The noted pictures used between the chapters round out the story’s most important elements.

The pictures that are presented throughout Rainbow in the Dark are important because they honestly help to tell the story in their own right.  Case in point is an early picture of Ronnie as a boy with his parents.  Readers will note that Ronnie’s father is in a military uniform.  That might help to explain the sense that Ronnie explains he got of his father.  That sense in question is a determination to make sure one is one’s best self possible.  That is a value that the military does in fact instill in its personnel young and old alike.  A later picture of Ronnie with his band mates in Elf during the 1970s made them comparable to the look of bands, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and others.  Ronnie explains in the story that follows the story, a laugh-inducing anecdote about not wanting to cut those long locks, but seemingly having to in order to help market the band.  It is another way in which the pictures tie in to the story to help enrich the reading experience.  On another note, there is also a picture of Ronnie with Ritchie Blackmore in the early days of Rainbow backstage before a show.  It helps to bridge two other chapters in which Ronnie talks about that part of his career.  It is such a casual picture, clearly not staged.  Together with his own words, it showed how happy Ronnie was at that time.  Between these pictures and so many others, the pictures prove to tell the story here just as much as the story itself.  Keeping this in mind along with the impact of the smooth transitions, the whole of these noted items makes Rainbow in the Dark a fully immersive, engaging and entertaining story of one of rock’s greatest figures.

Permuted Press’ forthcoming presentation of Rainbow in the Dark is a wonderfully engaging and entertaining look into the life and career of Ronnie James Dio.  The story itself is told through Ronnie’s own words on pages up on pages of collected notes.  The stories are at times laugh-inspiring and at others heartbreaking.  Through it all, the stories are told simply, making the story fully accessible for readers.  This is in itself, reason enough for audiences to read this story.  The transitions that are used between the story[s chapters build on the appeal established by the story.  That is because of their fluidity.  The manner in which Ronnie ends and begins each story is the biggest part of that fluidity.  The blank pages and pictures used between the chapters also play into that fluidity.  That is because they allow readers a moment to take in everything before moving on to each chapter.  Speaking of the pictures, they do well as visual aids, helping to tell the story just as much as Ronnie’s own words.  In some cases, they add even more to the story.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of this book.  All things considered, they make Rainbow in the Dark a story that will appeal to a wide range of readers.  The book is scheduled for release next Friday, July 27, through Permute Press.  More information on the book is available along with all of Dio’s latest news at:

Website: https://ronniejamesdio.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialRJDio

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Hard Rock, Comic Book Fans Will Agree ‘Dark Knights: Death Metal’ Soundtrack Is Worth Hearing At Least Once

Courtesy: Loma Vista Recordings/DC Comics

One of DC Comics’ latest event series has gotten an extra push of sorts.  The company has partnered with Loma Vista Recordings to release a soundtrack for its Dark Knights: Death Metal mini-event.  The series ran from June 2020-January 2021 and was a “sequel” to the company’s 2017 series Dark Knights: Metal.  Both series are multiverse-spanning stories that largely center on one of DC’s most well-known heroes in Batman.  The soundtrack to Death Metal – which was released digitally Friday and is planned for a physical release July 16 — is in itself technically a sequel in itself because Metal also had its own soundtrack released in Sept. 2018 in the form of a six-song EP.  This musical companion to Death Metal is interesting in part because of the approach taken to its featured songs.  This will be addressed shortly.  The range of acts and musical styles exhibited throughout the soundtrack is also of note in the record’s overall presentation.  It will be discussed a little later.  The bonus content that will feature with the album’s physical release will add to the soundtrack’s appeal for the most devoted comic book fans.  It will also be discussed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of this soundtrack’s presentation.  All things considered, they make the record an intriguing presentation that comic book and hard rock/metal fans will find worth hearing.

Loma Vista Recordings’ soundtrack to DC Comics’ event series Dark Knights: Death Metal is a presentation that comic book aficionados and hard rock fans will find intriguing.  The soundtrack’s interest comes in part because of the approach that was taken to its very presentation.  Some of the record’s featured songs are works that have at least some tie to the Death Metal event series while others are far less connected to the story.  It is a unique approach because it makes the soundtrack one part actual companion to the story and one part just general compilation.  One of the most notable of the songs not connected to the story is Rise Against’s song, ‘Broken Dreams, Inc.’ The band premiered the song in September.  According to front man Tim McIlrath, the familiar punk rock opus presents a commentary about the growing class divide in America.  He said in a recent interview of the theme, “’Broken Dreams, Inc.’ speaks to today’s changing landscape of American society, the opportunities that are available to some but not to others, the people who are able to benefit versus those who get left behind, who suffer and end up as casualties.  How do we level the playing field so everyone can have a real chance at attaining the American Dream? One word, ‘disruption.’  You have to put power into the hands of the people, not business, you have to value people and community over profit.  You can’t have a shareholder-run country or a shareholder-run world, a world that values profit above all else, because profit above all else can result in dangerous repercussions for humankind.”  This all clearly has nothing to do with the Death Metal story line, but is still certain to engage and entertain audiences.

One of the most notable songs that is at least loosely connected to the Death Metal story comes early in the soundtrack’s hour-long run in the form of ‘Diana.’  Composed and performed by Chelsea Wolfe, this industrial, Gary Numan-esque composition seems to center on Wonder Woman (Diana).  The lyrics are somewhat difficult to decipher here sans lyrics to reference, but from what can be understood, it must be inferred that this song has some link to Wonder Woman’s role in the event series’ first issue, in which she learns the story of Perpetua through Wally West (a.k.a. The Flash).  If in fact that is the case, then the mood that the song sets would work well in fact with that moment in the story, considering what Diana leans about Perpetua’s role in DC’s “Crisis” events.  When this song and ‘Broken Dreams, Inc.’ are considered along with the rest of the songs featured in the Death Metal soundtrack, the whole makes for reason enough to hear this compilation at least once.  The mix of songs connected to the story and standalone songs is sure to keep audiences engaged and entertained in its own right. 

In direct connection to the approach taken to the soundtrack, the wide range of acts and sounds featured throughout the soundtrack adds its own appeal to the presentation.  As has already been noted, audiences get a touch of Gary Numan-esque sound in Chelsea Wolfe’s ‘Diana.’  She and her composition are just part of the diversity exhibited in the soundtrack.  Mastodon opens the soundtrack with its pummeling opus, ‘Forged by Neron.’  This song is a full on sludge metal composition that hits intensely right off the bat.  One could even argue that there is a touch of doom metal influence in the song’s chorus, broadening that diversity even more.  Also previously noted is the punk leaning of Rise Against’s ‘Broken Dreams, Inc.’ It goes without saying that these three songs are themselves quite diverse as are the acts themselves.  That diversity in the acts is not limited just to these three acts and songs, either.  Manchester Orchestra’s ‘Never Ending’ is a rich emo shoegazer style work that holds its own against the other songs here while the act itself is also unlike the others noted.  Between these acts and songs and all of the others featured throughout the soundtrack, the overall diversity exhibited throughout gives audiences reason enough in itself to hear the record, regardless of whether they are comic book fans.

The content presented in Loma Vista Recordings’ soundtrack to DC’s Dark Knights: Death Metal proves itself an interesting presentation because of its content, as shown here.  For all that the content does for the soundtrack’s interest, it is just one part of what makes the soundtrack interesting.  The bonus content expected to come with the soundtrack’s physical release adds to the presentation’s interest.  That bonus content in question is mostly content that will appeal primarily to the most devoted comic book aficionados.  Among the bonuses featured with the soundtrack’s physical release is a poster promoting the event series, a group of trading cards, and variant covers for the soundtrack on its vinyl pressings.  The variant covers will especially appeal to comic book fans, since comic books so often come in variant covers.  The trading cards will appeal just as much, if not to more casual comic book fans, too.  Sure the bonuses are basically aesthetic elements, but still add their own touch that audiences will appreciate regardless of the level of their fandom for comics.  When this is considered along with the record’s primary content, the whole makes this soundtrack a welcome presentation for the most devoted DC fans who are also hard rock fans.

Loma Vista Recordings’ presentation of DC Comics’ Dark Knights: Death Metal soundtrack is a presentation that will find appeal among a very targeted audience.  That audience in question is composed of the most devoted comic book and hard rock fans.  The record’s interest is generated in part through its featured artists and works.  The artists and songs featured in this soundtrack are diverse, ranging from the independent to the more well-known.  Some of the songs are also more directly associated with the event series than others, adding to the diversity.  The sounds in the diverse arrangements are themselves diverse, making for even more interest.  The bonus content that accompanies the soundtrack’s forthcoming physical release adds the final touch to the recording.  It is such that it will appeal primarily to the most devoted comic book readers.  That is because of its aesthetic appeal.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of this soundtrack.  All things considered, they make the soundtrack an interesting presentation that audiences will find worth hearing at least once.

Loma Vista Recordings’ presentation of DC Comics’ Dark Knights: Death Metal soundtrack is available now through all digital outlets.  It is scheduled for physical release next month.  More information on this and other titles from Loma Vista Recordings is available at:

Website: https://lomavistarecordings.com

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Details Announced For Second Issue of Joe Satriani’s Limited ‘Crystal Planet’ Comic Book Event Series

Courtesy: Incendium/Heavy Metal

Joe Satriani’s limited event comic book will see its second issue released next month.

Satriani launched the limited series, which is based on his album, Crystal Planet, in March. The second of the series’ five issues is scheduled to ship next month. An exact shipping date is under consideration.

The series’ presentation coms courtesy of Heavy Metal Magazine and Incendiary. Co-created by Satriani and Ned Evett, the new title is centered on lead character Satchel Walker.

Walker is caught between two factions vying for resources from a dying star. It is up to him to end the conflict and bring peace to the universe and time stream. The only way he can achieve the noted goals is through the use of music. Pre-orders for the second issue are open now.

Issue #2 picks up where Issue #1 left off. Walker has experienced a death in his family, and takes his first steps on the Crystal Planet. His lifelong friend Sarah Fortune joins him on his voyage in a banged-up old station wagon as the swarm is hot on the duo’s heels.

Satriani had the following to say of the second issue of the Crystal Planet comic book.

“Satchel Walker’s world is about to be turned upside-down in ways he could never have imagined, he said. “Issue #2 will bring his futuristic, battle-torn nightmares closer to reality and re-unite him with his father’s strange and powerful guitar.” 

The credits for the comic book are noted below.

CREDITS:
CREATED BY: Joe Satriani, Ned Evett
SCRIPT: Tony Lee
PENCILS/INKS: Richard Friend
COLOR: Carlos Cabrera
LETTERS: Jacob Bascle
EDITOR: Llexi Leon

Satriani’s new comic book will also feature a companion collectible figure of Satriani himself as an added bonus. The action figure features Satriani in a Tri-Driver suit from the comic book, along with his signature Ibanez guitar. The figure will retail for MSRP of $29.95. Pre-orders for the action figure are open.

More information on Crystal Planet is available online now along with all of Satriani’s tour dates in support of Shapeshifting is available online now at:

Websitehttps://www.satriani.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/joesatriani

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chickenfootjoe

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Sublevel Records Announces Release Date, Specs For Exodus Tablature Book

Courtesy: Sublevel Records

Exodus’ classic 1985 album Bonded By Blood is getting renewed attention.

Sublevel Records will publish a book featuring the guitar tabs for each of the record’s songs on Jan. 15. Pre-orders are open. The songs were transcribed by Exodus/Heathen live guitarist Kragen Lum and by Ernie Ball’s Match the Master award winner Evan Bradley.

The 170-page book is presented in two-guitar format. This will allow guitarists to learn the parts of Exodus guitarists Gary Holt and Rick Hunolt.

The book’s tablature is noted below.

Songs Included:

Bonded by Blood
Exodus
And Then There Were None
A Lesson in Violence
Metal Command
Piranha
No Love
Deliver Us to Evil
Strike of the Beast

More information on Exodus’ new tablature book is available along with all of Sublevel Records’ latest news at http://sublevelrecords.bandcamp.com.

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Kenny Wilkerson “Gets Cooking” Raising Awareness About Autism

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Nova Rex bassist Kenny Wilkerson has launched a new effort to help raise money for a nonprofit agency that assists people who have autism.

Wilkerson recently released a new cookbook titled Rockin’ Recipes for Autism Volume 1. The 127-page book features recipes from well-known rock and metal artists and acts, such as Stone Sour, Ozzy Osbourne, and Queensryche.

A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit the nonprofit agency We Rock For Autism. The organization, formed in March 2014, provides music therapy for those with autism, raises awareness about autism through concerts, and even provides sensory-friendly movie screenings for autistic audiences.

Outlets, such as Rachael Ray Magazine, Loudwire, and Autism Parenting Magazine have featured the recently released cookbook.

More information on Rockin’ Recipes for Autism Volume 1 is available at:

Website: http://www.rockinrecipesforautism.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RockinRecipesForAutism

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Sick Of It All Kicks Off “Live” Quarantine Performance Series

Veteran punk band Sick Of It All launched its live quarantine sessions performance series this week.

The band opened the series with a performance of its single ‘Alone.’  The performance is the first in a six-part series that the band has scheduled.  The song itself is taken from the band’s 1989 debut album BloodSweat and No Tears.

The band said in a prepared statement, that the sessions are a new way to entertain audiences.

“Quarantine gave us a reason (and an excuse) to dust off some of our favorite songs that haven’t been featured in our live set either in a while, or ever,” the statement reads. “ We wanted to rekindle their fire, and share them with our fans worldwide. So for the next months, we’re going to release one song every fortnight to try to keep the torch of hardcore lit through this drought of live music that’s driving us all crazy!  Please stay tuned for details and release dates,”

Courtesy: Century Media Records

The launch of the band’s quarantine sessions series comes less than three months after the band debuted its latest new single, ‘Bull’s Anthem‘ and its video.  The song is featured in the band’s latest album Wake The Sleeping Dragon.

Additionally, the series’ launch comes less than a month after the band published its new book The Blood and the Sweat: The Story of Sick of It All’s Koller Brothers.  The book, published through Post Hill Press, is available through Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Books-A-Million, and Amazon.

More information on Sick of it All’s new quarantine sessions series and book is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://sickofitall.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/sickofitallny

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/SOIANYC

 

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Microcosm Publishing Announces Release Date For New GG Allin Graphic Novel/Bio

Courtesy: Microcosm Publishing

Punk shock rocker GG Allin’s life and career is receiving renewed attention in a new graphic novel.

Microcosm Publishing is scheduled to release the graphic novel Rock and Roll TerroristThe Graphic Life of Shock Rocker GG Allin Oct. 13  Crafted by author/writer/musician Reid Chancellor, the 192-page graphic novel tells Allin’s story by examining his life on and off stage.  It tells the story of his traumatic upbringing to bring renewed attention to how that played into the man that he would become on stage.

As an additional bonus, the graphic novel will come with an activity/coloring book.  The adult publication will allow readers to draw Allin’s tattoos on him, color scenes of Allin and company on sage, and more.

The set will retail for MSRP of $14.95.

More information on this and other titles from Microcosm Publishing is available along with the company’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.microcosmpublishing.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/microcosmpublishing

 

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