Music and comics have a long history of influencing one another, whether it’s story titles borrowing lyrics, band names taken from dialogue, or that one time that Matt Fraction had a Britney Spears analogue punch a bear in The Order. Sometimes, though, that connection goes beyond nods and winks, and a band or artist releases their very own licensed comic.
It happens more often than you probably realise. It’s no secret that, say, My Chemical Romance have their own official comic. (A comic, lest we forget, featuring a villainous cravat-wearing Grant Morrison.) But there are plenty of other artists with comics you may have never even known existed. Artists like, oh, I don’t know…
Thrash metal legends Slayer have always been a band with a strong sense of narrative and storytelling, and their music is as evocative as any movie, TV show or graphic novel. Later this year, the band is making the official crossover into the realm of comis with a brand-new three issue miniseries from Dark Horse influenced by their most recent album.
I don't know about you, but for me, Valentine's day presents a pretty huge problem, in that I am only really comfortable expressing my emotions through Batman. Fortunately, America's thriving greeting card industry has addressed that very problem with their annual crop of Valentine's Day Cards...
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