If you collected comic books in the late 1980's to early 1990's chances are you are familiar with Rock N' Roll Comics. My brother and I collected this series for several years. Well, to my great surprise (and excitement), I received a press release from Wild Eye Releasing detailing the release of the documentary behind the infamous comic book series titled 'THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS'. This DVD will be available exclusive at Amazon.com April 24, 2012. It's going to f*cking rock!!!
Here's a little blurb from the official press release about the comic book series:
The unauthorized and often controversial comics featured biographies of music groups such as KISS, the Sex Pistols and Metallica. Loved by some (Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Lemmy of Motörhead) and threatened by others (Axl Rose, Skid Row, New Kids on the Block), over 300 issues of Rock ‘N’ Roll comics were printed, embracing all music genres: Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Punk and Pop and they quickly became instant collector’s items. In a strange twist, Loren is found murdered in his condo in 1992, making people speculate that he may have the first victim of ‘serial’ killer Andrew Cunanan, leading to an absorbing mystery that still remains, UNSOLVED today.
“THE STORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMICS” - Over TWO HOURS of extras including:
• 8 page liner notes insert • Liner notes from “Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” co-creator, Jay Allen Sanford • Liner notes from rock critic Rob O’Connor (Rolling Stone, Spin, Yahoo) • Vintage Musicade 60 second TV commerical • Vintage 30 second Musicade commercial • Cynthia Plaster Caster: Full uncut Interview • Unauthorized Sports Comics featurette • Mike Tyson Comic: TV News Story • Unauthorized Conspiracy Comics: E! News Story • KFMB CBS News report on Todd Loren's murder • Deleted Scene: Interview with Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics artist Robert Conte • Deleted Scene: Interview with artist/ collector Duane Dimock • Original Rock 'N' Roll Comics Cover Galleries (Over 100 covers) • Wild Eye Releasing Trailers