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Image Expo: Rockstars With Joe Harris and Megan Hutchinson

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, April 06 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Image Expo: Rockstars With Joe Harris and Megan Hutchinson

A new rock and roll mystery series. Almost Famous meets Supernatural.


Source: Image Expo

Tim Midura is reporting live from Image Expo in Seattle. We use the term reporting very loosely.

 

Joe Harris writer
Megan Hutchison artist
Kelly Fitzpatrick colorist

  • Rock and roll mystery series.
  • Supernatural connection to music.
  • Team up to hunt down rock and roll mysteries.
  • "Almost famous meets supernatural".
  • Supernatural investigation into music he loves.
  • Each story arc features a case from a specific era: punk, British Invasion.
  • First arc is about 70s Rock.
  • References to historical things while using fictitious riffs you'd recognize.
  • Musical background playing guitar in bands in his youth.
  • "Megan's art is detailed, a little gothy, and very sexy."

From Image:

Fan-favorite Joe Harris (THE X-FILES, SNOWFALL) teams up with artist Megan Hutchison for an all-new, ongoing series a la Almost Famous meets Supernatural called, ROCKSTARS.

ROCKSTARS follows a pair of young, rock 'n roll investigators as they uncover a mystery involving a legendary band, dead groupies, human sacrifice and a supernatural undercurrent connecting so many famous—and even more undiscovered—secrets, myths and conspiracies peppering rock music throughout the ages.

When a pattern of unsolved 'groupie' murders dating back to the 1970s resumes in present-day Los Angeles, nobody makes the connection except for Jackie Mayer, a young rock nerd who not only knows everything about music history, trivia and its myriad secrets and factoids, but also harbors a mysterious, almost magical ability to 'see' what most people miss, and determine and divine what's going unreported.

Joined by a music writer and aspiring investigative reporter named Dorothy Buell, and his loyal cat, Skydog, they soon uncover a vast mystery involving a legendary band's exploits, their mercurial guitarist's occult associations, demonic possession, and sacrifices to the dark gods of rock.

"Rockstars is a story I've wanted to tell since I was a little kid, flipping through old records, trading bootlegs with the older kids in school, sewing patches onto my denim jacket, playing guitar in bands, and absolutely surrendering my imagination to the majesty of rock n' roll music and excess, the crazy culture both within and behind it, and what it means and has meant to fans throughout the years. It's a supernatural investigation into the music I love, the kinds of genre stories I adore, and the kind of larger-than-life figures that always felt so suited to the comics medium."

Each story arc will feature a case sprung from a different rock n' roll era—British Invasion, Punk, 80s Heavy Metal, etc.—and draw on Jackie's unique connection, knowledge, and darkly magical associations to crack them.

The series will launch in Fall 2016.

 

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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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