Issue 6 - Out June 12, 2019

Image Comics’ Gunning For Hits #6: Surprise Cover By (In)famous Pop Artist Butcher Billy!

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Image Comics acclaimed crime and music mash-up, Gunning For Hits, will have a cover by internationally renowned pop artist Butcher Billy. 

Mash-ups are the Butcher’s specialty, frequently combining 80s music figures and comic book imagery, making him the perfect cover artist for the last issue of Gunning For Hits first arc. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, NME, Wired, and Vanity Fair. He’s exhibited in London, San Francisco, Miami, Lisbon, Chicago and Dubai. 

Created by noted music producer Jeff Rougvie (David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Big Star), Gunning For Hits has been praised as “dripping with authenticity.” Artist Moritat (Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex) and colorist/letterer Casey Silver complete the creative team.

An immersive experience, every issue of GFH has an exclusive background feature and Spotify playlist. The main character’s journals are being excerpted on the twitter account @MartinMillsHits, providing clues about his mysterious past.

From the publisher: Set in the shady New York City music scene of the mid-80s, GUNNING FOR HITS stars Martin Mills, a record company talent scout with an inscrutable past. Follow Martin as he attempts to sign a rock band that’ll conquer the world in this music business crime thriller. 

Issue 6: 29 pages of all-new story & backmatter! Brian Slade returns to the stage for a make-or-break worldwide TV broadcast, but not everyone wants him to make it through the show. Billy has that “one bad day” everyone talks about. 

Published: June 12, 2019

Diamond ID: APR190145 

Age Rating: M



ISSUE 5 - OUT May 8, 2019

COVER BY DAN VEESENMEYER

It all goes crazy.

It all goes crazy.

Publisher’s description:

“Things are working out pretty good for Stunted Growth’s career, but they’ll find a way to screw that up. Things aren’t so hot for Brian Slade, but he’s oblivious, and these are all Martin’s problems anyway.”

This issue has a great cover by Dan Veesenmeyer, former storyboard artist for the X-Men Animated Series, the Batman Animated Sub-Zero movie and currently the artist on many Lego DC & Marvel video games.

Pretty proud of this one - things are going wildly off the rails for Martin, setting up next issue’s climactic last-ditch attempt to save his ass from a myriad of forces conspiring against him. The ending of this issue is as shocking as the first, don’t miss it!

Reviews of #1 Are Pouring In - Thank You!

Thanks to all!

“a fantastic mix of words, pictures and great music” – Original Rock

“enticing and fresh” 92%/100 – Comicsverse

“seems like something that Shelly Bond or Karen Berger would have put together” – Twin Cities Geek

“a cleverly written book and I’m highly anticipating the next issue” – Comics Heating Up

Comic of the Week! “a Wolf of Wall Street style survey of the biz, before pulling out the big guns and flipping into noirish territory. Rougvie’s experience and candid sense of humour makes him the perfect tour guide, with Moritat’s gift for impish illustration giving the story a page-turning playfulness.” – Broken Frontier

“8/10” – Batman’s Bookcase

“A perfect first comic of the year for any music and/or gangster fans out there, and one that’s already setting a high bar to jump over for the rest of 2019. - 4/5” – Big Comic Page

“quite original – 9/10” The Brazen Bull

 “a compelling read -4.5/5” – Comic Crusaders

Multiversity Comics Interview

Quick, fun interview with Brian Salvatore of Multiversity Comics. We talk about the amazing Tsar and their frontman, Jeff Whalen, whose solo album is available through Pledgemusic here. Also, what comics are great and inspirational, the importance of sequencing and the pure awesomeness that is Moritat.

SUPER-LIMITED GUNNING FOR HITS TEASER PACKAGE RELEASED

Set in the shady New York City music scene of the mid-80s, GUNNING FOR HITS stars Martin Mills, a record company talent scout with an inscrutable past. Follow Martin as he attempts to sign a rock band that’ll conquer the world. Plus: each issue will include a background feature and a Spotify playlist.

Rougvie and Moritat handed out a very limited Gunning For Hits promotional jewel case with a mini-comic teaser trailer inside at New York Comic Con, 120 copies - most of which were signed.

Did you get one?

Read more about it here on Bleeding Cool.

The rear card of the CD-jewel box packaged teaser for GFH.

The rear card of the CD-jewel box packaged teaser for GFH.


JEFF ROUGVIE ON IMAGE COMICS NYCC PANEL

GFH author Jeff Rougvie will be a special guest on the Image Comics panel “We Believe In Vision” at 2:45 on Friday, October 5th at NYCC in room 1A24.

“Since its creation, Image has remained a bastion for creators to foster their biggest, boldest ideas. Join a vanguard of storytellers as they walk through their most daring projects and how they arrived there—including a surprise announcement. Join panelists Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, The Goddamned), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The DivineDie), Stephanie Hans (Die), Gerry Duggan (AnalogDead Rabbit), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Joe Casey (MCMLXXVJesus Freak), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder FalconExtremity) and special guests for an introspective dive into the comics defining the future of the medium.”

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