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Guns N’ Roses, the comic book

[A report from Elisa F.G. – AC]

Immortality’s inevitable for rock gods as it is but to leave an impression as unique as a fingerprint–or a prick of blood from a fingerprint in order to create a custom-built universe, à la KISS in 1977 who publicly had their blood drawn, mixed and added to the ink used for the first issue of their very own Marvel Comic. That’s legacy level.

On October 11, rock icons Guns N’ Roses were inducted into the world of comic books via TidalWave Comics. The publishing company revealed the inclusion of Guns N’ Roses to its much loved series Orbit.

The 32-page comic book “Orbit: Guns N’ Roses: Expanded Edition” is available in digital and print formats, showcasing Michael Frizell’s masterful skillset, the lure and magic of illustrator Jayfri Hashim and renowned artist Noumier Tawilah’s badass take on the cover art design.

“I had the immense pleasure of working on the Guns N’ Roses project. I’ve been a lifelong fan of both GNR and Velvet Revolver, and I’ve had the privilege of witnessing both bands perform live on multiple occasions. When designing the book cover, I crafted a scene inspired by the classic album ‘Appetite For Destruction.’ While creating the Axl Rose illustration, I paid homage to the iconic video clip ‘You Could Be Mine’ from the original soundtrack of my all-time favourite movie, Terminator 2,” stated artist Noumier Tawilah.

Along with Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Kurt Cobain, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and Dave Grohl are among the legends brought to life in the series and its infinite catalogue of titles, which can be purchased in print on Amazon.

The collection is also available for download on DriveThru Comics, ComiXology, Google Play, Overdrive, iTunes, Kindle, Biblioboard, Nook, Kobo and other eBook retailers.

Alan Cross

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