Tuesday, March 10, 2009
New Comic from Famed Punk Musician Johnny X
It's not too often I can actually recommend a comic book that Danny hasn't heard of, so it is with humble pride that I TOTALLY TRUMP HIM by recommending the new series from punk hero/NJ statesman Johnny X, "The Life and Times of Savior 28." Johnny X is best known for his work in bands like Zero Zero, Sticks & Stones (a personal favorite - and former band of The World/Inferno Friendship Society's frontman Jack Terricloth) as well as his place in the lexicon of NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls (The Souls have a record called "The Johnny X Record"). Also he designed much of the band's artwork.
But on the printed page (and electronic page), Johnny X becomes not-so-mild-mannered Mike Cavalarro, the writer and artist behind the darkly whimisical 66kmph which expertly combines the major tenets of great comicdom: aliens, superpowers, punk rock, and New Jersey. He is also responsible for the bold two-part series "Parade with Fireworks," about 1920s war-torn Italy.
Samples of Mike's work are available for free online at ComicSpace but nothing beats buying it in print. The newest comic from Cavalarro is called "The Life and Times of Savior 28." Check out more here:
He is the first, and greatest, super hero: an American legend. But when tragedy forces Savior 28 to question the beliefs that have guided him for sixty years, his life unravels and his nation turns against him. By J.M.DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro.
St. Marks Comics in NYC is sure to have it so pick it up in print. Let your grandkids suffer in an all electronic megaworld, enjoy ink and paper before the government makes it illegal.