GFH #6 Today! Contest! Letters! Trade! More!

WHAT’S NEXT? TWITTER ACCOUNT!

Super excited about the end of our first arc - but it’s not all over! The @MartinMillsHits twitter page will ramp up whilst I pound away on my forthcoming history of Rykodisc, “Big Enough To Matter, Small Enough To Care.”

PLAYLIST

Along with this issue we have our usual Spotify playlist update and corresponding liner notes, please enjoy!

BACKMATTER LYRIC CONTEST

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We’re also accepting entries for our contest. For those of you who didn’t realize, every issue’s Backmatter was titled, using a modified song lyric. Please enter your guesses via THIS FORM. We’ll pick a random winner from correct entries during SDCC. Win cool prizes!

One example of a backmatter title from Issue 2, collect ‘em all!

One example of a backmatter title from Issue 2, collect ‘em all!

LETTERS

LOL, none of ours came in the mail!

LOL, none of ours came in the mail!

Because we jammed SO MUCH into the last issue of GFH, there wasn’t room to print your mail, so we’ll be adding a letters page here, complete with responses, HERE. We will gladly post and respond to subsequent correspondence with our customary fucking good humor.

TRADE COLLECTION

The 160-page (!!!) trade comes in time for SDCC and we’re hoping to have a surprise at the con! Look for hard coverage about that soon!

We tweaked a few things in the trade, and for those of you who dig our backmatter, the trade will have loads of brand new backmatter (it has the story-specific stuff from issues 4/5/6 but NONE of the backmatter from #’s 1/2/3).

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!


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.