Many times, the starting points of events are blurred.
In fact, it is a bit difficult to know whether the egg made the hen or the hen the egg, always speaking metaphorically.
Just as a musician can be transformed into a graphic novel.
Or a musician using an already existing comic book character to embody him on stage as his alter ego.
Another post-apocalyptic figure is that of Rob Zombie, who, among other things, managed to confuse the music awards security guards, who thought of him as homeless.
His multifaceted talent, however, found a home even in the cinema, in the role of horror film director.
And of course, he has created numerous comic books.
The protagonists are some of the strange characters of his emblematic directorial debut “House Of 1000 Corpses“.
Aside from the fact that they taught us the term Kawaii-metal, a combination of Heavy Metal and J-pop, they pulsate with grace, well paid by record companies.
Defining a product of pop culture combines an image with sound.
And a well-made comic is what it takes to further boost their image, but also a hot product to boost their wallet as well.
Their graphic novel is called “Apocrypha: The legend of Babymetal“.
Its plot revolves around the three teenage stars and the legend of the creation of their band.
If you want to “freak out” someone ignorant in the world of Metal, the reference to the American Cannibal Corpse is just what it takes to do it.
The Death Metal band, with only the covers of their 14 albums through their three decades of discography, can make a horrific illustrated album.
Their collaboration with the artist Vince Locke, has passed into the world of myth since it has been banned in many countries.
As a consequence, and continuation of this collaboration, a comic was a must!
As was the case with their 11th album “Evisceration Plague“.
Locke himself has made a series of comics about bloodthirsty zombies entitled “Deadworld“, suitable for fans of the band.
Of course, we cannot ignore the Kiss, who in 1977 began the dance of collaboration of music with the 9th art.
It all started with the 12th issue of Marvel’s “Howard The Duck“.
This was the beginning of a long series with the superheroes themselves in “A Marvel Comics Super Special! Kiss“.
They need an article on their own anyway, but a lot has already been written about them.
Glenn Danzig, a fanatical comic book collector, also created the publishing company “Verotik comics” (from violence and erotic).
His great and rather hidden ambition has always been to become the creator of comics himself.
He is currently signing the script in at least 20 titles.
My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way also created the “Killjoys” heroes.
With partners Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan, he set out on a series of adventures in a dystopian future.
The most characteristic combination of comics and Metal music is the one in Eternal Descent, which is also a real band.
Ok, not so real.
It is a Virtual Metal band, the intellectual child of Llexi Leon and his collaborators.
The release of this comic was undertaken by IDW and from its pages, they make “cameo” (“irrelevant” input that does not affect the plot), great Metal legends, such as Wayne Static.
Also, worth mentioning is the creation of Ian Scott of Anthrax.
A well-known comic book fan who contributed to the re-creation of the anti-hero of “DC comics Lobo, with his own pen and screenplay.
The lyrics of Dave Mustaine by Megadeth and his collaboration with “Chaos! Comics” come to life in a miniseries of four issues.
“Cryptic Writings“, as the band’s 1997 album is called.
Of course, the presence of Vic Rattlehead, the band’s mascot, was essential.
Rock ‘N’ Roll
The “Rock ‘N’ Roll” comic book series, published by Revolutionary comics, started in 1989 and unofficially hosted big names in Rock / Metal music.
Among them were:
- Guns ‘n’ Roses,
- Motley Crue,
- Frank Zappa and
Most bands accepted it with joy and a good sense of humor, others did not.
And when we talk about other bands, we mean the grumpiest of Rock: Guns ‘N’ Roses!
As usual, they sent a letter to the creators of the comics, forbidding any reference to their name.
The result was, of course, the series to be sold out as if they were hot rolls!!
The comic book titled “Pink Floyd” probably has nothing to do with the band unless their name comes from it.
Even musicians of the range of David Bowie and Arthur Brown have become the heroes of a graphic novel.
In general, there is still a lot to be written about the relationship between music and 9th art and maybe some of them have not been created yet.
As for Greece, there is a chapter here, which needs a separate article… As for comics about music, without the presence of well-known names.