Gunning For Hits #4 coming in April! Martin makes two business trips and an important phone call, Cook tries to sabotage him, Slade spins his web, Diane & Billy fight, shots ring out, Melch drinks & speaks the truth. FOC Mon 3/18 Order Code: FEB190146
As Martin closes in on signing Brian Slade, Slade’s bodyguard threatens to torpedo Martin’s plans. Stunted Growth begins to record their debut album, but Slade is lurking with evil intent. Plus: don’t miss this issue’s background feature and Spotify playlist!
Thanks to everyone for all the great reviews and help spreading the word about GFH!
Where you can get it:
physical copies - use the Comic Shop Locator to find a comic shop near you!
digital copies to read on tablets, phones, etc
“Against his boss’s wishes, Martin jumps at a chance to make a comeback album with his favorite classic rock legend. But an unwelcome figure from his violent past is about to resurface… Introducing Melch and his amazing rat trap! Plus: don’t miss this issue’s background feature and Spotify playlist.”
Available at your local Comic Shop, or if you don’t have one nearby or would prefer to read on a tablet, it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon Kindle and the Comixology app.
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
Stop by Harrison’s Comics on Essex Street in Salem, MA between noon and 4pm on Gunning For Hits street date and Jeff will gladly sign your copy (or any Bowie stuff he worked on)!
See you there!
Street date is January 9th, 2019. Stay tuned for event announcements, signings and such.
I’ve never heard this story about Bowie’s fear of being killed at a gig in Ireland in 1987. Some of the paranoia came from the Troubles, but there was apparently paranoia lurking after Lennon’s killing 7 years earlier.
Check it out here
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.
Read about the NYCC panel where GFH was announced. The announcement was made by Sean Edgar of image and the panel featured GFH writer / creator Jeff Rougvie, alongside Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, The Goddamned), Gerry Duggan (Dead Rabbit, Analog), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Die), Stephanie Hans (The Wicked + The Divine, Die), Joe Casey (MCMLXXV, Jesus Freak) and Daniel Warren Johnson (Space Mullet, Murder Falcon).
Read about it here, thanks to out friends at the Beat!
Here’s a video interview with Jeff from New York Comic Con on the SYFY network.
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.
Ask at Artist Alley table C4, and pick up some great art and prints from Dan Veesenmeyer while you’re there!
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 Divine, Die), Stephanie Hans (Die), Gerry Duggan (Analog, Dead Rabbit), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Joe Casey (MCMLXXV, Jesus Freak), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity) and special guests for an introspective dive into the comics defining the future of the medium.”
The misadventures of Martin Mills, a mysterious record company talent scout in the mid 80’s New York Music Business.