Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison‘s Rockstars is set to depart from spinner racks and enter the bookshelf world.
Image Comics announced today that the first collection of the series, entitled “Nativity In Blacklight” will arrive in comic book shops on June 14th, followed by a wider bookstore release the following week.
Rockstars performed relatively well in the comic market, despite mixed critical reception. Review aggregator ComicBookRoundup has the series at a 7.4 overall aggregate score. It is possible that the series performs better in trade than it did in single-issue releases.
Unraveling rock ‘n’ roll’s secret histories and collecting issues #1-5
PORTLAND, OR, 04/13/2017 — Fan-favorite writer Joe Harris (SNOWFALL, X-Files) and mega-talented artist Megan Hutchison (An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp) will release the first trade paperback collection of their ongoing musical mystery series ROCKSTARS this June.
When a pattern of unsolved groupie murders from the 1970s resumes in present-day Los Angeles, nobody makes the connection except Jackie Mayer, a rock nerd with a strange connection to music’s urban legends and a mysterious ability to “see” what most people miss. Together with a muckraking music writer named Dorothy Buell and his loyal cat Skydog, Jackie uncovers an underground conspiracy involving a legendary band, demonic possession, and sacrifices to the dark gods of rock.
“This is the first in what I hope will be multiple volumes of ROCKSTARS as we explore rock ‘n’ roll mysteries and secrets over its many decades and genres,” said Harris. “While I love playing in this world between the colorful lines of music history, what I enjoy even more in digging out these urban legends and lost conspiracies is that they illuminate what’s timelessly common among bands and artists, and shared by different fandoms of whatever kinds of music they love and support.”
ROCKSTARS VOL. 1: NATIVITY IN BLACKLIGHT (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0190-0, Diamond code: MAR170832) hits comic book stores Wednesday, June 14th and bookstores Tuesday, June 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 1st.