Friday, May 15, 2015

Selling Souls for Rock 'N' Roll


Paul Cornell and Tony Parker are teaming up for a tale that features black magic, classic rock and hilarity. The series is This Damned Band and the first issue hits stores on August 5. The work is being described as "Spinal Tap meets Ghostbusters" and is a documentary-style book. In 1974 the world’s most famous rock band thought they were “worshiping Satan,” only to find out they were actually…worshiping Satan.

Fans eager to hear more about the series can catch Cornell and Parker at Phoenix Comicon, May 28–31, at Dark Horse Comics’ signings and panels.

Full press release below.

CORNELL AND PARKER TAKE CENTER STAGE IN “THIS DAMNED BAND”!

THEY SOLD THEIR SOULS FOR ROCK ’N’ ROLL!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—From Eagle Award–winning, New York Times number-one best-selling author Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and artist Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation) comes a darkly hilarious adventure of black magic and classic rock!

1974: the world’s most famous rock band thought they were “worshiping Satan,” only to find out they were actually…worshiping Satan.

This Spinal Tap meets Ghostbusters miniseries presents a documentary-style thrill ride combining the dark arts and legendary musicians. This is The Exorcist…turned up to eleven!
This Damned Band #1 is on sale August 5 in comic shops everywhere! Preorder your copy today!

Fans eager to hear more about the series can catch Paul Cornell and Tony Parker at Phoenix Comicon, May 28–31, at Dark Horse Comics’ signings and panels!

Praise for Paul Cornell:

“Paul Cornell is no stranger to science fiction.”—Examiner.com

“Cornell lays out a bevy of complex issues, combined with identifiable, interesting characters and a mysterious central conflict.”—Major Spoilers

“British scribe Paul Cornell gleefully amps up the British slang and references to British culture at nearly every turn.”—IGN

“Cornell manages to bring it to life through the details—most notably the wealth of different character concepts.”—Comics Bulletin

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Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu steves@darkhorse.com
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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